Authors Note: "Naruto" and all characters of this fantastic manga belong to Kishimoto Masashi.
It finally happened. After all those years of hatred, unhappiness and hard work Sasuke finally beat Itachi. The younger Uchiha was standing beside the barely conscious form of his brother. Itachi was sprawled on the ground, his Akatsuki robe dirty and bloody.
Itachi was exhausted and despite his strong will unable to move a muscle. Also, despite many cuts and bruises that he received in this fight, as a final touch, Sasuke broke his left wrist. Sasuke did it in reminder of that fateful day when Itachi broke his wrist and subjected him to mental tortures of his Mangekyu Sharingan, yes, same day when he and Kisame came to kidnap Naruto.
Sasuke kneeled beside heavily panting and helpless Itachi. "I broke your left wrist to get even for breaking mine 4 years ago. Now, I will break your right one as well", said Sasuke and smirked victoriously.
He looked at Itachi's face. Despite being on the verge of losing his consciousness, and knowing that he has no chakra left to fight, his older brother still was trying to give him that dangerous look.
"You are probably wondering why? No reason, just because I feel like it. And this time I will do it very slowly, so you will lie here helpless and endure the pain knowing that you can't do anything to stop me. Enjoy the power of my hate for you, for at this moment I have enough of it, just like you wished" said Sasuke and grabbed Itachi's wrist.
He heard a low growl emanating from his older brother and smiled evilly. That feeling of power he had upon his brother right now was indescribable. This was his dream come true, to have Itachi completely at his mercy. Sasuke began twisting Itachi's wrist slowly until he heard a low noise of snapping bones followed by a scream of pain.
Itachi's scream, of course. This scream was almost like music to Sasuke's ears, almost. Despite his hate for Itachi, Sasuke wasn't a sadist and never planned on becoming one. He dropped Itachi's broken wrist to the ground and eyed his brother whose face now was red and covered in sweat. Surprisingly, he was still conscious and looking at Sasuke with a tired expression on his face.
"What now?" Sasuke asked himself. His objective was to kill Itachi to avenge his clan. But now that he had Itachi at his mercy and severely wounded it seemed like killing him here and now just isn't enough. Will his pain truly end if he kills his older brother now? Also, revenge was on Sasuke's mind day and night, if he kills Itachi now, what will he do with his life after? Will he feel truly satisfied?
"No… that will not do. I will not kill him now that would be not enough for what he has done." Plus, there were some questions Sasuke wanted answered before he'd send his brother to hell.
Sasuke looked at his brother's face yet again. He was still conscious, that bastard, some endurance he had there. "Why don't you pass out already?" Sasuke spat and roughly slapped Itachi across the face. And surprisingly, this time Itachi did lose consciousness completely.
Sasuke took Itachi's unconscious form in his hands and headed towards Konoha and his house. He was surprised at ease with which he could carry his brother. Itachi weigh lighter than Sasuke imagined. Also, Sasuke, at his 17, was taller than Itachi now and obviously stronger. "Hmm…" Sasuke smirked looking at Itachi's face, which, as Sasuke always thought, looked a bit feminine "I'm the strong one now!"
All his childhood Sasuke tried to be like his older brother. He looked up to him; he adored him, respected him and … loved him. He loved him more than he could ever admit. He felt more connection with Itachi than with any of his parents or relatives.
Itachi was the one Sasuke wanted to spend his time with, the one he cared about the most. However, he always felt somewhat underappreciated by Itachi. He felt inferior. Sasuke truly wanted to be equal to Itachi and wished for Itachi to acknowledge him as equal more than anything else.
He also, at depth of his heart, wished to surpass Itachi one day. So his Aniki would admire and respect him as he did Itachi all that time. Did Sasuke wanted to be superior to him brother? Yes, he did and for the reasons he couldn't really understand. Why being admired by Itachi was so important to him? Sasuke was always burying this question as deep inside of his mind as he could, for some reason he couldn't face finding out the answer.
Sasuke swung the door of his house open. He walked to Itachi's bedroom and laid his still unconscious brother on his bed. Sasuke proceeded with undressing Itachi and cleaning some of the bleeding wounds that he found on Itachi's body. Lastly, Sasuke bandaged his brother and took care of Itachi's broken wrists. In times like that, he was actually glad that he learned some of the healing Justus from that two-faced Kabuto.
After taking care of Itachi's major wounds Sasuke tied each of Itachi's limbs to the poles of the bed. He then proceeded with blindfolding Itachi and attaching some chakra suppressing seals to Itachi's hands, legs and around the door.
"That should do for now" Sasuke said to himself and walked out of the room locking the door behind him.