Birthday comic gift for dear =zhusanna
, mistress of the most exquisite pairings ever
Yes, it's Shisui/Mikoto you see here
It started out as an innocent one-sided crush on Shisui's part, and the initial idea was to depict just the interaction between him and Mikoto, but then the angst-machine kicked in and there I was, swept away by the possibilities that got me right in the feels
Apparently, Jess can't miss the tiniest hints of drama even in the fluffiest of fluffs
Sasuke's role in the scene is crucial!
- for if he didn't distract Itachi, the latter would have figured Shisui's infatuation with Mikoto then and there
not that he didn't later
And if you wonder, where is it all coming from, I've made another timeline research
recently which shows how Shisui could be 5~10~15 years older than Itachi
Meanwhile the Uchiha Matriarch gave birth to Itachi when aged 22, and before that, if you remember, she was a loyal Konoha jounin
(hence the standard flac jacket) and I like to entertain the idea she & Shisui had gone on missions together
...And although Shisui is happy for her family and absolutely adores her sons... May be, just may be, he regrets it couldn't be him, it couldn't be them
; and wonders where the fierce warrioress had gone...
Oi, and I've always wanted to illustrate the top popular gesture in fanfictions - scratching one's neck
Multiship like there's no tomorrow!
Shisui, Mikoto, Itachi & Sasuke Uchiha © Masashi Kishimoto