You groaned as you woke up. You looked around to get your bearings. It was your room.
“Ah you are finally awake Lady Alice,” came a voice.
Kabuto stepped out from the shadows.
“Lord Orochimaru would be pleased,” he said.
You tried to sit up, but Kabuto pushed you back down.
“What happened?” you asked.
“You resurrected someone from the dead,” answered Kabuto.
You sat up quickly ignoring Kabuto’s prior request.
“Is he well?” you asked, “and dad, is he happy to have his favorite back?”
“Yes to the latter,” Kabuto answered, “but he was furious at you and Sasuke. You really shouldn’t use jutsu that tires you out so quickly. Also, try not to let Sasuke goat you like that again.”
You blinked in confusion. Kabuto pushed you back down.
“Now you lay there while I go get your father,” he said heading to the door, “and if you leave, I will hunt you down and chain you to that bed my self.”
“Understood,” you said.
Kabuto just shook his head and left. You sighed and stared up at the ceiling.
Sasuke didn’t goat me, you thought, where did…oh…
Sasuke had put the blame on himself so you wouldn’t get in too much trouble. Orochimaru entered your room and set on the side of your bed. He took one of your hands into his.
“How are you feeling?” he asked.
“Well as I can be,” you answered.
“That’s good,” Orochimaru said before he frowned.
And here it comes, you thought.
“Please next time listen to me,” he pleaded, “you do remember what happened last time you did something like this?”
You sighed. The last time you tried to perform a powerful jutsu was when you were seven. You nearly died from it.
“Losing you will be devastating,” Orochimaru said.
“I’ll be careful next time dad,” you reassured him.
“You promise?” he asked.
“I promise,” you answered.
Orochimaru smiled and kissed your forehead.
“Get some more rest,” he said before getting up.
“Um dad,” you said.
“Yes?” he asked.
“Please don’t punish Sasuke too badly,” you requested.
“I’ll try not to,” Orochimaru said before leaving.
You sighed once more before turning on to your side and closing your eyes.
You were able to get out of bed the next day. Your current mission was to find and thank Sasuke.
These halls are just long and dark, you thought, dad likes it this way for some reason though.
“Oh,” you said out loud when you spotted Sasuke.
He was carrying a bucket of water and a mop. It looked like he was put on cleaning duty.
“Hey Sasuke,” you called.
He looked up at you with a small hint of a smile. You ran up to him.
“I wanted to thank you for covering for me,” you said, “even though I don’t quite approve of it.”
“Orochimaru seemed to be very angry when he saw you unconscious,” he said.
“Ah yes well,” you started before clearing your throat, “I may have almost died when I was little by trying to perform a powerful jutsu.”
Sasuke raised an eyebrow.
“Dare I ask what type of jutsu it was?” he asked.
“It was one of dad’s,” you answered.
Sasuke nodded in understanding.
“After that, he stopped showing me his jutsu,” you said.
“Understandable,” Sasuke said, “you are his only child…I think.”
You giggled and nodded.
“Say would you like some help with the cleaning?” you asked.
Sasuke looked down at the bucket of water.
“That would be nice,” he answered.
You smiled and tried to take the bucket of water. Sasuke moved it out of your grasp and handed you the mop instead. You pouted and followed Sasuke tot he room he was supposed to clean.
Kabuto entered the room Orochimaru was currently in.
“Here are the files you wanted,” he said placing a few files on the table.
“I just saw Alice helping Sasuke with his punishment,” Kabuto said.
“Oh?” asked Orochimaru.
“They were talking to each other and Alice was smiling,” answered Kabuto, “she seemed to have warmed up to Sasuke some. She might not like it when you take Sasuke’s body as your own.”
“She’ll understand,” said Orochimaru.
Kabuto frowned a little.
Somehow I highly doubt that, he thought.