Disclaimer- Naruto's not mine.

"These will be your teammates." Orochimaru said, smiling as he placed his hand upon Zaku's shoulder, a disturbing caricature of a father.

Zaku glared at the other two, feeling confident with Orochimaru's hand upon him.

Dosu scoffed, contemplating how quick he could kill the two of them, especially the little prick whom Orochimaru-sama was touching.

Kin looked at both and decided that they were idiots and fools and definitely not worth her time.

Orochimaru smiled wider. They weren't going to be a team- not in the real way, not the way that he had known once.

And that was fine with him.

After all, their loyalty had to always be with him- never to each other.