The New Uchiha

*Disclaimer*

THIS IS NOT OCxCANON THIS IS SASUSAKU! I went for a week without telling people that, and that's why it doesn't have barely any views X[

Please give it a chance, the only OCs in this are kids.

i own nothing! Aside from the plot.

Itwas a silent day in Konoha. Everyone went about their business, most of which consisted of rebuilding the town after all of the war, and destruction had finally come to an end.

Not everyone was as happy as the silent, humble villagers who worked away in the streets, clearing rubble and searching for their belongings. Deep in the underground tunnels and alleyways of the village something quite turbulent and unpleasant was about to happen.

"Sasuke… you know why you're here. And I can't believe it's come to this but…" Naruto stood before the mangled and bound Sasuke, a person who once was known to him as a friend… a person who once considered him, Naruto, to be a friend.

"If you're going to kill me, fine… I don't care. I've had enough of this life. I've said my goodbyes. I just want to die now. It's better that I be rid of you and this stupid world full of idiots." He whispered harshly. His face was stone cold, and his equally stone expression didn't falter as he spoke.

"I probably have to kill you." Naruto spoke. "You know I can't though." He sighed. His eyes looked tired and an air of disappointment with himself hung around him.

"What? You're seriously telling me that you can't kill me? After everything I did to you, and sakura, and the village? What kind of a Hokage do you think you could possibly make if you can't even kill a pathetic grub like me?" he sneered, a slight look of shock and disgusted entering his eyes. He furrowed his brows and groaned loudly at the stupidity that stood before him.

"I just can't kill you. I don't know what it is… I just can't, okay? You're one of the only people in my life that ever meant so much to me and I'm not going to just kill you after trying so hard to bring you back, alright? I'm not doing it! I don't care if that's what everybody wants! They can wonder for the rest of their lives if I did or not, because I'm not telling anyone!" he shouted. Sasuke resumed his stone faced glare and clenched his fist from beneath the ropes.

"I'll have you tied up better, so that your bones heal right, but you're going to be staying down here for the rest of your life so you better get comfortable." He grumbled. He rubbed his forehead and stormed out of the room.

Sasuke sighed and rolled his eyes. Whether he knew it or not, Naruto was actually torturing him more by letting him live.

He laid back his head and tried not to think about anything. That attempt was promptly broken after a few minutes however, when a smaller, weaker, more terrified presence came to his attention.

The shaking, but still approaching female tried to calm her body down… her face was drawn into a worried and unsure expression. Her eyes darted about trying to look at anything but the mangled man before her. Eventually she stepped into the light and her trembles ceased as she fell to the ground and wailed loudly…

"Sasuke!" she held the end note of his name, sobbing it out until she couldn't hold it anymore.

"Why?" she weakly, shakily let the question leave her lips. She forced her head up to look into the eyes of the one she truly loved… but at this point, the reason she loved him was an absolute mystery to her.

"Because. Because I just don't care anymore. Don't blame me… blame the game. It's the game of lies, and deceit that provided me with the tools and the will to do this to myself, and to you. There was a time where I could be saved, but the chances were against me." He shifted a bit and tried to relieve the pain in the arm he was resting on.

"Just face it, sakura… I was doomed from the moment I was born and Uchiha. There's no point in feeling for me. I'm already dead as far as I'm concerned. I even tried to kill you. I did that twice, and somehow you still love me? Maybe you're just as insane as I am." He spoke with a chilling monotone that pierced the young woman's ears, but she ignored it.

"I … don't know why I love you." She whimpered. She, still trembling, reached through the bars to touch him. She grabbed his hand and held it. To her amazement, he held it back.

The silence between them, although short, was intense and they both were shaking now. Sakura's breath was still uneven and she shook hard as she inhaled deeply, awaiting the other's response.

"Sakura… I guess I may as well tell you finally. There was a time where I …" he sighed heavily and contemplated whether or not he should finish his confession. He held her hand tighter and closed his eyes, which were sore from the seal that was placed on them.

"I once loved you too… but now I don't know if I can even feel emotions anymore." He looked away from her and waited.

She didn't respond.

"He looked back at her. Her head rested against the bars and tears fell freely from her eyes. Her face was twisted as ever as he sobbed silently. She shook violently as she heaved another deep breath and then, trying to ease herself, she gripped his hand tighter still and looked at him.

"We could have had a life… why does this happen to people like you? Why do such wonderful people live such horrible lives? I've seen too many people like you die… people who had a chance, even if it was slim to begin with. I hate this life… "She whispered, unable to raise the volume of her voice.

Sasuke felt a twist in his chest, and couldn't help but at least feel sad that this was happening. Maybe he can still feel emotions after all… even if they were dull and meaningless.

"Look, sakura… he isn't going to kill me. As much as I hate that… and as little of a chance of surviving down here as there is… I think you'll be fine. I think we'll be fine. I just need time to humble myself again. This seal on my eyes… I can't believe they came up with something that powerful that it could hold back the sharingan's power without killing me. Let's see how long it lasts. In that time that I have until it wears off, we'll have time to work this out. But don't expect it to be easy. "He said.

It was then that sakura remembered about his eyes. They hadn't been sealed, or contained, even after the war had finished. Tobi and Kabuto had been dealt with, but Sasuke was still at large after that. The only reason the town and the village was still in the current state of destruction was because everyone refused to come home until he was found and killed so that their safety could be promised.

"It's been six years since you tried to destroy Konoha… I'm sure your thoughts about it haven't changed much… but if that seal lasts long enough… I hope that at least you can change enough that this can actually work between us… but you have to promise me… you have to promise that once that seal wears away, you won't try and do that again, okay?" she begged… it was almost begging anyway.

Sasuke avoided eye contact again and scowled.

"Do you really think I'd be stupid enough to try it again? I can't even be bothered with living anymore let alone trying to pull a stunt like that! Think woman!" he pulled his hand away and attempted to roll over.

Sakura was hurt, and a bit shocked by his reaction, but she understood it though.

"Okay… I'm sorry. I'll come back as many times as I can. I love you Sasuke…" she said through the bars. He didn't respond, but he didn't need too. Sakura knew he loved her too…

"Love can't change or fix people. So don't get the wrong idea." He added quickly before she left.

"I'm trying to do this because I want to. But if I get bored with it, then don't expect me to change. If I abandon the efforts, then abandon me. Please." He said.

She sighed and nodded, then after remembering that he couldn't see her, she whispered a quick, short "Yes." and then she left.

It was silent once again…