||[Sep. 25th, 2007|10:28 pm]
[In This Twilight :: Uchiha Itachi x Hyuuga Neji]
|||||"Dierdre's Lament" - Celtic Shores||]|
Itachi looked up at the familiar apartment buildings with no small bit of trepidation. Three months ago, these had been home in all but the legal part, and now--now he didn't even know if who he sought still lived here. One hand was playing with a smooth brown, braided necklace.
He wouldn't blame Neji if he'd moved. Itachi would have done the same. Those long, lazy days together, more often than not curled up together in each other's arms. His fingers twitched, remembering the feel of Neji's ears under them, the softness of his skin, the long silky fall of hair the color of rich coffee. And he'd had to leave hurriedly, with little more than quick kisses and a soft goodbye in the middle of the night. Duty had called, and he'd been obligated to follow it. It had been supremely unfair, but life was rarely fair.
What galled him the most was that he had not realized just how much he had come to need Neji until he could not see him or even hear his voice. Being sent halfway around the world made it difficult to call--home.
With a sigh, he pushed away from the car and made his way up the stairs, his legs remembering the exact distance between each, and then he was in front of the same door. It was a bit more weatherbeaten than he remembered, but that was to be expected. Raising one hand, he knocked three times, and waited.