Author's Note: Those of you looking for lemons or fluff will hate this. Turn back now and go find yourself some Uchihacest pr0n to read. This is not meant to make you pity Uchiha Itachi. Rather, it's my interpretation of the story behind the shinobi who bears the character "scarlet" on his ring, from cradle to manhood, told through Itachi's eyes. And the world through Itachi's eyes is a place where genius and ambition blur the line between good and evil . . .