Disclaimer: Naruto not mine.

Crimson eyes peered into her soul, gnawing and tearing at vital cords, incapable of love. She finally understood what happened to him and why he became a monster.

A man, one who he revered, and a night of hostile slaughter and a legacy left for him to fulfill. She stood in the way as nothing more than a hindrance hoping to deter him from a destined path.

She was foolish and he was an avenger.

Green and red never mixed even during Christmas when a heart fluttered because a jacket was lent.

"Only because you'd slow me down."

They had a mission and this was how it always was between them.

She didn't know why she expected different.