Title: you know better than that
Summary: It was the first time he’d seen his brother this way—but he couldn’t let it go on.
Disclaimer: I don’t own Naruto.
Warning(s): LOTR!AU. Prequel to the smut, but there’s no sexiness in here. Only angst and minor fluff.
Comments: NEVER GONNA GET TIRED OF WRITING THIS STUPID AMAZING AU MEEP.
Itachi notices it the moment they are safe, as he turns and sees them stumble out of the mine caves after him.
The way he hovers around her shaking, breathless form, ignoring the wound that he is sure feels scathingly painful, eyes set on the pink haired dwarf with such worry and care that he almost feels like he is intruding something he is not supposed to be seeing in the first place. And when she looks at him with kind eyes and a reassuring, weak smile, whispering something about being alright, he feels himself falter.
Because this thing between them, that they are likely not aware of, it’s—it’s mutual.
His mouth parts a little when he watches his little brother straighten his back, shifting his weight to his left leg while he winces a bit, with barely more than a grimace. But his gaze is still set on the exhausted dwarven girl, carefully surveying her every move, as if making sure that she is well and truly fine on her own.
This isn’t like Sasuke to let his guard down, to show his emotions so fully, so freely, even in the aftermath of such a life-threatening battle. He is the embodiment of controlled apathy, a perfect elven warrior, trained at a very young age by their very own father in the art of archery, agility, and mastery of emotions. Itachi had always been their father’s favorite, and Sasuke had always sought to prove himself—and in the process, he had become their elven clan’s most regarded warrior.
To this day, he has never seen his little brother lose control.
That is, until now.
That’s all I can do… Done really, really fast. Of course I had to draw something or this chapter.
Im gona be like Kishimoto (troll) and end this thing here. You’re the sweetest anon! Thank you a lot.
naruto got this and sent back a pic of himself with ramen and the same caption as this ^^