You had your tongue out at the side as you concentrate on your resurrection jutsu. Your hands glowed a blue as the hover over a dead fish. It was bigger than the last one. The tail twitched a little. Your eyebrows meet each other as you increased the amount of chakra you were using. The tail flopped this time. You increase the amount again. The fish’s mouth started to move. Your hands started to shake as you used even more chakra. The fish started to move for a bit before it stopped. It had died again. You sighed in frustration.
You ignored how tired you were and tried again. This time you started off with the amount of chakra you stopped. The fish started to move again. You increased even more. Your hands were now shaking even more violently. A hand came on top of yours. You stopped the jutsu. The fish stayed alive. You looked up at your father’s concerned face. He had the bandages off now and looked like he always has, pale skin with lavender markings on his eyes, and long black hair.
“You shouldn’t tire yourself with one jutsu,” Orochimaru said.
You looked down.
“I’m sorry,” you said, “I just want to be as great as you.”
“There is a difference between you and me,” said Orochimaru, “I’m a lot older then you so I can perform stronger jutsu. You are still very young.”
“But if I can’t perfect this jutsu how will I bring back human beings?” you asked.
“Human beings?” your father asked in response, “Why?”
“To bring you back,” you answered.
“Now why would you want to bring an old bag of bones back?” Orochimaru asked in a joke like tone.
“So you can stay with me forever,” you answered.
Your father smiled and pulled you into a hug.
“That’s a fine reason,” he said, “but try not to tire yourself out too much. You have plenty of time after all.”
You smiled. You hugged your father tighter. It would be lonely without him around. After all, he was the only true friend you had. The next day you were in the main training room again, but this time you were watching Sasuke fight off more of your father’s ninjas. Sasuke was trying out a jutsu he had just learned from Orochimaru. He was using it like he had been using it for most of his life. You frown at this. One ninja got him on the side, but Sasuke hit him back. The ninja fell to the floor.
“That is enough for the day,” said Orochimaru, “well done Sasuke.”
Sasuke bowed. You looked at the cut at the side. It was shallow. You went to him. He looked at you like you were going to pull something. You ignored this look and put your hand on the cut. Your hand started to glow blue as you try to heal the cut. Sasuke winced. You looked at him in alarm.
“You feel pain?” you asked.
“Of course I feel pain,” answered Sasuke, “you are healing it after all.”
You looked at the cut with a frown before you walked away. Sasuke blinked unsure of what was going on. You looked at him.
“You weren’t supposed to,” you said simply before you left.
Your father frowned while Kabuto shook his head.
“She takes her newly form jutsus a bit too to heart,” Kabuto said as he came to Sasuke.
“I’m afraid she may have gotten that from me,” Orochimaru said, “take him the medical wing to get the cut looked at. I’ll go have a word with her.”
Kabuto nodded. Your father found you in your room. You were hunched over a table. Orochimaru sighed before knocking on the door frame.
“Alice I want to have a word with you,” he said.
You didn’t even nod.
“Alice are you even listening to me?” your father asked.
You turned to him. Orochimaru frowned when he saw how exhausted you were.
“I did it,” you said with a smile.
Orochimaru came over to the table to see that the bigger fish was flopping around.
“So I see,” he said, “but do tell me that you didn’t do this because of what happen with Sasuke earlier.”
You frowned and looked away. Your father sighed.
“Vasuki,” he said in that scolding tune, “you know as well as I that doing things while frustrated doesn’t turn out well. You could have hurt your self-doing this.”
“Sorry father,” you said in a quiet voice.
Your father sighed again and pulled you into a hug.
“Just be more careful next time,” he said.
“Okay,” you said.
The next day you were training Sasuke. Surprisingly he was dodging more. He had actually learned the last time you two fought. You gave a small smile. You went for a hit to his injured side, but he dodged it and try to hit you. You dodge that in return.
“Okay,” said Kabuto, “that is enough.”
You and Sasuke stopped and bowed to each other.
“I’d admit,” you said, “I am impressed with how fast you learn things.”
“Why thank you,” he said.
“Try not to let it go to your head too much,” you said, “this doesn’t mean that I still do not wish to have Naruto here.”
You looked at the door when one of your father’s ninjas came in. He bowed to you.
“My lady,” he said, “Lord Orochimaru wishes to see you in the medical wing.”
You blinked but nodded. You headed on out. Once you were there you saw one of Orochimaru’s favorite ninja on the table. This one, you remembered, was dying of a disease. Your father looked at you.
“You wanted to practice that other jutsu if yours on a human being next time,” he said, “here is your chance.”
Your eyes widen.
“But father,” you started, “he is one of-”
“If he dies then he dies,” Orochimaru said, “that is how life goes.”
You swallowed as you stepped up to the medical bed. You had your hands up ready to perform your Cura jutsu. This jutsu was to cure the target of any illness and disease. Your hands glowed green this time as you tried to cure your patient. After a bit, he stopped moaning. You stopped in alarm. One of the medic ninjas checked him.
“He is dead,” she said.
Your hands shook. This was the third time you failed. Orochimaru nodded as the medic ninja placed a sheet over the ninja. You shook your head as your father looked at you.
“Vasuki it’s okay,” he said, “it happens.”
You still shook your head before you ran out of the room.
“Vasuki!” you could hear your father shout.
Sasuke was headed to his room. It was a long day to him, at long least he was able to impress you a little. That, alone, made him feel accomplished. He stopped when he heard crying. He turned the corner. He found you sitting against a wall with your head buried in your knees.
“What happen?” he asked.
You jumped and looked at him. You whipped your tears away.
“…” you looked at him with a frown, “I failed…again…”
New tears fall down your cheeks. Sasuke got on his knees in front of you.
“What did you fail at?” he asked.
“I was told to cure someone,” you started, “I failed and now he is dead. Worse of all he was one of father’s favorites.”
“Couldn’t you revive him with that Revival jutsu of yours?” Sasuke asked.
“I don’t know if I can,” you answered as you dried your tears, “I only done it to fish.”
Sasuke smiled and got up. He held his hand out to you.
“Well why not go and try?” he asked, “it might make you feel a bit better.”
You frowned but nodded. You took his hand and the two of you walked back to the medical wing. Surprisingly there was no one there. Sasuke took the sheet off of the ninja. You swallowed as you put your hands over the ninja’s heart. They glowed blue. After what felt like hours the ninja gasped out as he came back to life. You smiled in triumph, but then you started to sway. Sasuke caught you.
“You did it,” he said.
“Yes,” you said, “even better, I cured him too.”
Your eyes slowed closed as your exhaustion was too much. Sasuke smiled.
“What happen here!?” came a shout.
Sasuke swallowed and looked up at a very angry Orochimaru.
I’m dead, he thought.