Reviews for ink blotch
LoLi15 chapter 1 . 5/2/2014
You got such a striking talent for one-shots. Kudos! And every single one of them hit me hard every damn time. Applause!
mashiro.x.shiina chapter 1 . 3/30/2014
This is one of my favorite Ramen-verse fics so far. It was written so well, and I loved to see just how human he really is.
Lena chapter 1 . 1/30/2014
I've been reading the ramen-verse series, and this was a good addition. The only thing I didn't understand completely was Sakura's last line "You won't make the same mistake again, Itachi." I didn't see it necessarily as a mistake. It was extremely unfortunate for the child to die, but Itachi couldn't have proceeded with any other course of action right? A mistake implies that he would have made the right choice by letting the child live, which would've jeopardized the mission. I can't think of another way Sakura could have rephrased her last line though. Those were just some of my thoughts. But a beautiful piece as always. Love your work. :)
Mira chapter 1 . 7/13/2013
This was really powerful! Rarely do I see such meaningful stories on fanfiction, and I really enjoyed this one.
soph chapter 1 . 6/2/2013
Sad installment :( but interesting turn of events!
Oro-shadow1 chapter 1 . 3/26/2013
Damn, poor 'tachi-kun! I barely stopped the tears at how detailed the murder seemed.
Skyrere chapter 1 . 12/7/2012
powerful and touching. I cried for him.
Motoko The Red Queen chapter 1 . 9/23/2012
I really liked the way your portraited this side of the shinobi life... like you said before, it had ups and downs, hard decisions to be made, priorities to be sorted out, no hesitation, and the fact that Itachi lasted so long in the ANBU team is remarkable. In the end, I think he found his redemption, he's gonna teach Genin and he also have the support of his beloved, so everything will be quite fine :)
Lady Lark chapter 1 . 1/29/2012
Very intense.

Minor nitpick - the past tense of 'drag' is 'dragged' not 'drug'. It was enough to jar me out of your story since for the most part your grammar and spelling are really very strong.

Going back to the story, I could feel Itachi's pain and the trauma to his gentle soul. He's a ninja, but he is not immune from feeling and this expressed that beautifully.

I think Itachi's decision to step down was a good one. He's not emotionally able to take the demands of ANBU anymore.

Good Fic.
powerofmicrofibre chapter 1 . 1/20/2012
aww D: tub ti saw yllaer doog.
Ashura-B chapter 1 . 12/2/2011
This was a personal favorite of mine, where Itachi was a gentle and peace-loving man. This has always put me on a story, I can relate to Sakura and Itachi, I'm hot-tempered and violent most of the time...in fact, my boys nicknamed me 'Haruno Sakura II' it was an amusing tittle that I gladly accepted. But by nature I too am a pacifist, I make my boys repent when they prod and test my volatile mood and ill-temperamental self, but sometimes, I'm just plain uncaring or maybe send them off with a vicious death-threat...haha. That doesn't sound pacifistic, does it now..hehe.

Always and forever will be your faithful reader,

Shura
Le Diosa chapter 1 . 5/29/2011
You are right in your assumption. Itachi is not above himself to not feel guilty when he takes someone's life be it out of duty or necessity. Even if he is heralded as a killing machine, he is still a man and very much human and thus will be prone to emotions that would otherwise break a lesser man had they not have Itachi's training. It was clearly shown in Sasuke's retelling of the aftermath of the Uchiha massacre in the later chapters when Sasuke remembered that Itachi was crying after he tortured his beloved little brother with tsukuyomi. I don't see any loopholes in the flow of your story and I very much love this story. Humanizing a killing machine is never one's cup of tea but it is the reality, if anybody ever bothered to think about it. Thanks for sharing this.
puzzled piece chapter 1 . 5/14/2011
I was expecting this, actually. Every story has sad parts.

I agree with you there. In my theory, everyone has chakra. The difference is just the amount. A civilian has lesser amount and a ninja has more. The child, being a child and a civilian at the same time, must have had an almost undetectable chakra signature thus Itachi's ANBU group failing to detect the child's presence. Basically the same thing you said. :D

I am also a research geek. Google and Wikipedia are my most visited sites aside from . And I think things through a lot. Don't be surprised if you see me blankly staring at nothing. That happens a lot.

Ooh, how exciting! And unique! I'd love to read about Itachi-sensei.
Header chapter 1 . 3/24/2011
That's awesome yaya I love itachi-San lol sorry I have my moments
Saya-Kururugi chapter 1 . 6/5/2010
AAAWWW!

Itachi always seemed the type to me who would kill a child, then practically kill himself mourning for like, a mnth at least.
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