Dear diary,

Today I had the most amazing day. I sat alone as always, just thinking as I always did. Then for some reason out of nowhere they appear in my mind. Smiling and laughing as we used to back in the old times. No fear or hatred, just us. Joking and smiling was all we ever did it seemed; now that I look back I'm somewhat ashamed. I know I must be hated by them. Unlike other days when I see them grimacing and cursing at me today they just laughed. It was a strange thing. How long had it been since I had seen such a sight? Why did I see it today of all days? So many questions ran through my head I was confused. As the sun shone on my face it seemed even it felt no hatred towards me. It was…incredible. All this time I was afraid of them abandoning me…like I had them. I was foolish to think that way for how could they. Them and their pure hearts? It was crazy to think otherwise, and although I should be happy about it I just felt even more guilt poor through me thinking of the pain and ignorance I had caused those near me. It was…tragic. Alone still I sat remembering all the times we spent together. The most painful memory was of him. Seeing those hot tears fall down his pleading face. Regret filling his eyes as he looked hopelessly into mine. Remembering that I too cried but not of sadness, of happiness. I now new that even if it was for just a little while someone truly cared about me and even if that person were to disappear the memories would remain and they did. Years have gone by since that fateful day happened. As the cold rain fell from the darkened sky so did my soul. It fell into an abyss of unimaginable horror it seemed lost forever. So wrong was I, for thanks to him my soul returned to me, thanks to my friend. I sat there in the sun all day until it finally disappeared from the sky awakening the stars from their slumber yet again, just like my hope had been. I decided I would try even a little bit harder so that when my mission was over I could quickly return to see their smiling faces if even just once more…

-Sasuke orochimaru Uchiha