Non-linearity FTW! Sorry if the beginning is confusing, I was experimenting. Hopefully it will all make sense if you keep going a little bit. But if it doesn't, please tell me. If you can help me figure out where I should put in-fic timeline reminders, definitely tell me. If you have any other sort of crit, yes yes. It's the first draft, it's MADE to be edited and tweaked and otherwise made shiny.
I'm not sure if some of what happens doesn't come across as a little contrived. In my mind it makes sense, but hey. As for Sasuke characterization, crit is also accepted, but please remember mine is closer to Gaara arc!Sasuke than current manga!Sasuke.
Anyway, not sure if it's the complete chapter or not, because I still don't know if I'm gonna switch the POV to someone else for the next scene. They'd have a TINY scene, but if I leave it to Sasuke, he's got another huge scene coming after that and I think if it's all in his POV the chapter would end up WAY TOO FRIGGIN LONG. I'll have to think about it. Hrrrm.
--edit: okay I forgot to mention. But that previous sasuke POV bit you read a little time ago? Pretend you didn't. I salvaged about half of it and the rest isn't in-fic anymore, just implied. I have no clue how well i did imply it, though, so if you didn't understand jack shit then please tell me. XD;;( almost nine pages! )