“So they tell me you’re my brother,” Itachi says conversationally.
Sasuke grunts. He wishes he weren’t.
There is an uncomfortable, pregnant pause. Neither of them knows what to say. In Konohagakure’s prison, there is all the time in the world and enough words to fill none of it. Of all the fifteen cells, only two are occupied, but both of them contain Uchihas, and that is more than enough reason for the rest to be empty.
They are on opposite sides of the hallway, a few cells laterally from each other, but neither can see the other, as their precious Sharingan eyes have been blinded thoroughly.
It doesn’t make much of a difference. For Itachi, his vision has waned and even now he can hardly see the darkness from his blindfold. For Sasuke, his eyes will soon no longer be his but his sannin mentor’s, and he tells himself he had better get used to the darkness. After all, the back of his mind is dark, and once Orochimaru takes over his mind that is where he will be for the rest of his life.
Sasuke dwells on this fact. In that way, both he and Itachi will lose, and he doesn’t know if that is good or bad.
“They also say you’re trying to kill me.” Itachi speaks as if stating a fact, but there is a subtle hint of confusion in his words.
He grunts again. “That’s right,” he says without a second thought.
“Aa,” says the amnesiac Itachi.
Silence again reigns the prison, echoing against the dark, damp walls. Sasuke’s glad for that. He feels uncomfortable talking to Itachi. It is hardly desirable for him to talk with the man who murdered his clan, even if that man didn’t remember any of it.
But Itachi speaks again. “What did I do?” he asks.
“What did I do?” asks the murderer. How laughable, Sasuke thinks scornfully. He remains silent, because he knows that if he gets started, he might not be unable to stop until Itachi is dead. That isn’t bad, but the chances of Konoha shinobi arriving before he can do that is high, and he would certainly be put in another cell, away from Itachi, and his chances of killing him then would diminish.
Something I wrote a while ago. Naruto fanfiction. Unfinished. Yeah. Sorry 'bout that.