Author's Note: Oh my god, I can't believe this is over! It makes me so sad! This really is the first long story I've ever finished! It was so sad about that, I didn't make it very funny. Sorry. And really, it's hardly a chapter. It's so short. Oh well.

PLEASE READ: If you enjoyed this story, I'm thinking of making a sequel for it. But I don't know about it. I want to know what you think. If you feel that a story continuing Sasuke's wacky adventures is a good idea, (this one being about Team Snake) GO TO MY PROFILE PAGE AND VOTE IN THE POLL. Every one who reads this should, because I need "no's" as well as "yeses". If you feel it would stop me from further destroying all that you know and love about the series, tell me so. If you enjoy we warping the series beyond what it probably should be warped, tell me so. Your vote will choose my course of action, and that is very powerful, in my book. In fact, it's kinda scary. But do it anyways, and do it now.

Enjoy the finale of The Three Years. Thanks so much for everyone who read, reviewed, talked to me about bashing Sakura (you know who you are), talked to me about other, odd things usually related to Kabuto (you also know who you are), and just reading it. Thanks to everyone who's stuck it out since chapter one. You guys are awesome. Thanks a lot.

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Chapter 20

The End: Epilogue

The person looked back at Kabuto, his face emotionless. "Which do you think?" he asked. He smiled slightly.

"…Sasuke?" Kabuto gasped. "You…beat your mother?!"

"No." Sasuke sneered sarcastically. "Of course I did."

"You wanted the family business that bad?!" Kabuto gasped. Sasuke smacked his forehead.

"I'm done with this place!" he snapped. "I've been trying to get out of here for years now!"

"Why are you so cruel?!" Kabuto gasped. He ran into the room and picked up the snake head. "I loved your mother!" he sobbed, hugging the severed head. "You destroyed him!"

"Like I said…" Sasuke sighed. "I'm done here."

"At least give your old man a hug!" Kabuto snapped.

"I'm not…!" Sasuke answered but Kabuto had glomped him; his hugs almost as powerful as Orochimaru's.

"I love you, son!" he babbled. "Please don't forget me!"

"Get off!" Sasuke snapped, trying his hardest to knock Kabuto off him. Still he held on.

"Remember all that we've been through!" Kabuto wailed. Sasuke stopped for a moment. He remembered coming to the door of the lair, finding his true role in their plans, hearing a disturbing story about how Orochimaru and Kabuto met, survived a horrible visit to the world's scariest toy store, ran for his life in hide-and-go-seek, relived his fourth birthday and his first day of school, went to Disney World with Gaara, and met a crazy cat lady. He'd had a "little brother", joined a baseball team and boy scouts, met the strangest kid in the world and survived a prophecy and a war with his three "friends" who finally being released from FBI custody.

"It wasn't that eventful." Sasuke mumbled and shook Kabuto off onto the floor. Kabuto sat there, looking up at him from the ground with tears in his eyes.

"I guess this is good-bye." he sniffed as Sasuke turned away. "Farewell, my son!"

Sasuke finally opened the doors of the lair with freedom for the first time. Sniffing that good 'ol free air, he began to walk down the training grounds. I released one of those "souls" Orochimaru had in his head, he thought to himself. He should be around here somewhere.

As he walked away, however, something made him stop and look at the lair for a long time. A moment passed where he was dead silent, staring at it oddly; and for a moment, he couldn't think of anything else but the lair. After a moment, he realized what he had come to do and took off.

The End