Returning Memories

Hey people! This is the sequel you readers have been waiting for! The sequel to Returning Uchihas, the comedy of Sasuke and Sakura's love! Well, now it's time for some drama. This time, I am welcoming flames as well to see how bad or good I am so I can work to improve. For those new to this story, don't worry about it. To understand, however, you might want to read the first and last few chapters of the first story titled Returning Uchihas. Now enjoy the awaited sequel that most of you people have been waiting for!

About the side project for more humor, it will come! Give it some time! My cousin's friend is helping me manage it because my cousin is so mean to help me out again! She said something about some weird 8th grade exhibition for her school, but I can't help it. She needs to do it for graduation. She never was a fan of sasusaku, but she didn't hate it. She just wanted Sasuke to die, can you guys believe that?! No!

SASUSAKU FOREVER!

DISCLAIMER: I DON'T OWN NARUTO


Sasuke did not have a comfortable sleep last night. First, he had to walk for about 5 hours last night just to get to the eastern side of Konohagakure with his older sister Shizuka for his training. He was even more pissed off when she wouldn't even let him use his chakra because of the stupid excuse of pre-training of determining his stamina. Also, the Uchiha Manor at this side was not like the one back home. It was a big yet dirty house. It looked liked nobody had been living in it for ages. To add on, their only food supply was a bunch of rice balls and water with the nearest food store an hour away that was still filled with rice balls and water.

But most of all, he couldn't let go of what he did to Sakura yesterday. He could not forget it, nor would he ever will. He had hurt her. And even though Sakura kissed him, he still rejected her. Sasuke knew it. It was undeniable. He was a selfish person. He wanted to kill Itachi more than anything and enjoyed Sakura's kiss, hurting her in the process. Yesterday still haunted him, and he was still unsure of his feelings for her. For once, Sasuke was unsure of something of great importance.

He sat up from his futon, sweating from haunted memories of yesterday. Sasuke had slept through the night with only a pair of shorts on without a shirt. The morning lights made his eyes squint as opened to ragged curtains. Outside the window was the large training area Shizuka told him would be the training area.

It was huge open space in the training area. There was a small forest to the side and a large lake there, probably for practicing fire jutsus. Suddenly, Sasuke heard banging on the door.

"Oy Sasuke! Wake up! We're gonna start you're training in 5 minutes so get your ass up!" A familiar voice cried.

Sasuke sighed. Typical of his sister Shizuka.

"SASUKE GET YOUR ASS UP BEFORE I BLOW UP THIS DOOR!" Shizuka yelled.

The raven-hair boy walked to the door a slid it open. In front of him was Shizuka, who stood just a centimeter taller than him. She had long black hair and the same bangs as Sasuke. Shizuka wore her forehead protector around her neck with a long, sleeveless, blue jacket. Her white tank top revealed her stomach and wore black capris with the ordinary ninja shoes. Her arms were crossed against her chest and she had a not so happy expression.

"Sasuke, what the hell is wrong with you these days?!" Shizuka asked in an annoyed tone. "Before all of this, you used to sleep in till the minute I show up and now you just wake up and stay in your room till I come screaming for you!"

Sasuke ignored is sister. Instead, he went to get a black sleeveless shirt and put it on him. His face was as always: emotionless and cold. Shizuka frown.

"Sasuke, is all you think about these days is killing Itachi?" Shizuka asked.

Again, he ignored Shizuka. The elder Uchiha sighed.

"Sasuke, keep this going and you'll never have a girlfriend in life, seriously," Shizuka moaned.

"Of course not. I just need somebody to rebuild my clan," Sasuke replied in a monotone.

Instantly, Shizuka took Sasuke by the collar of his shirt with a face furious at his reply.

"SASUKE YOO IDIOT OTOUTOU! WHAT DOES IT TAKE YOU TO REALIZE WHAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOU DON'T HAVE?! DO YOU REALLY WANNA SPEND A LIFE WITH A WOMAN YOU DON'T LOVE?! NOT TO MENTION, WITHOUT SAKURA-CHAN?! EVEN WORSE, DO YOU WANT TO DISAPOINT ME, YOUR FAVORITE SISTER, IN NOT HAVING NEPHEW OR NIECES WITH SAKURA HAVING NOTHING TO DO WITH IT?!" Shizuka screamed in his face.

Sasuke scowled. "Favorite sister? You're my only sister."

"Exactly, so I should be you're favorite sister." Shizuka remarked proudly. "Anyway..."

"ARE YOU SAYING YOU HAV NO FEELINGS WHATSOEVER TO SAKURA, WHO HAS UNDENIABLY WAITED FOR YOU, WITHSTAND YOUR REJECTIONS, CARED FOR YOU, AND MORE?! DID YOU NOT FEEL ANYTHING WHEN I TRIED TO MATCHMAKE YOU GUYS?! HUH?!"

Shizuka continued to hold Sasuke's collar. He looked the other way, his black orbs full of confusion. He had never felt so confused, so unsure, of his life right now.

The black-hair woman cursed under her breath and she instantly let go of Sasuke's collar. Sasuke made no motion to her. He just stood there with his sister's back facing him.

"There are some rice balls at the table. Meet me in the training grounds in 20 minutes." Shizuka ordered. "While you're eating..."

"Get rid of all distractions in your mind, and I'm not just talking about Itachi."

Sasuke glanced towards his sister's direction, but only saw the door closed. He grunted. How did she always know what was going on with his mind? Sasuke knew that Shizuka was probably one of the few people that could read his mind so easily. Slowly, he walked out of the room.


Once Sasuke had finished eating his rice balls, he walked outside the training grounds. His raven hair flew with the wind as he stood in the spacious area. In front of him was his sister, her arms crossed against her chest. Shizuka had a stern expression on her face along with her cold eyes.

"Have you cleared your mind yet?" Shizuka asked.

"Aa."

Shizuka studied her brother from top to bottom. She frowned.

"Liar. There's still something on your mind."

"Shizuka-nee, why does it matter if I have Itachi in my mind? That's supposed to fuel my power." Sasuke growled angrily.

"I'm not talking about Itachi."

Sasuke cringed. Once again, Shizuka was right. Ever since he rejected Sakura, Sasuke could not stop thinking about it. Not one moment did it pass by he wouldn't dream of it last night. It was like a boomerang. No matter how far he threw it away, it came back.

"If you're mind is wandering off somewhere, the training won't go well." Shizuka explained. "Erase every emotion in your mind right now."

Sasuke nodded. Shizuka reached her hands into a small bag around her belt and took out a pair of gloves.

"Alright, Sasuke. For two months, I'm gonna make you train like hell," Shizuka began as she put on her gloves. "You will need full strength in both your body and mind. I haven't gave this training to nobody but myself. Hopefully, you'll be able to surpass me."

"In order to beat Itachi, you have to know his strength and weakness. Obviously, he is a genjutsu user thanks to his Sharingan. With his Mangekyou Sharingan, he can place you in the Tsukuyomi world that while it looks like torture for 3 days, it has only been mere seconds." She continued. "From Kakashi, you were a victim of it, correct?"

Sasuke nodded.

"Itachi's weakness is unknown but I'll tell you this Sasuke." Shizuka stated.

"Do not use genjutsu on him."

Sasuke stared at his sister strangely. "nee-san, I've killed an Akatsuki member thanks to my genjutsu, so why not?"

"True you may have killed Deidara with you genjutsu, but he's different from Itachi." Shizuka answered. "Itachi will backfire your genjutsu on yourself 10 times worse than you did to him. It's better for Itachi using genjutsu on you than doing the genjutsu to him."

Sasuke grunted. Is Itachi really that strong?

"Your best choice is to avoid him casting genjutsus and use taijutsu and ninjutsu on him. If he activates his Sharingan, activate yours as well." Shizuka advised.

"Should he use his Mangekyou Sharingan, there are some ways to escape it." She continued. "The first way is to escape from it with a certain seal within 3 seconds. If you don't, you're captured."

"Another way?" Sasuke asked impatiently.

"The other way can only be used once you're captured in Tsukuyomi. Itachi's way of killing his enemies is by torturing their minds before destroying their own bodies. This escape way requires you to control you emotions and mentality as much as possible. Some people probably prefer being stuck in Tsukuyomi for a hundred years rather than this escape. But in the end, without escaping, some ninjas have gotten mind problems to fearful to even know."

"This escape way, Sasuke, is the first method I'll teach you. And it starts right now."

To Be Continued