Word Count: 177
A/N: Writen as part of a daily drabble challenge for the prompt 'Meet'
When Gaara stops at his cell door Sasuke knows that the meeting did not go well. He turns his back to the Kazekage and glares at the wall. “When?” he demands, his back straight and his voice unwavering.
“A week today.”
Sasuke ignores the too-obvious pain in those three words as he again demands, “Where?”
“Here, in front of the troops. You’re too dangerous to transport.”
“How?” His voice catches on this question, but Gaara acts like he hasn’t noticed.
“Beheading.” There is a pause. “Uzumaki is trying to appeal-”
“He’ll never convince them to change their minds.”
“Obviously not hard enough.”
Sand shifts and now there is nothing but anger in the words Gaara speaks. “This is not my fault. You were the one who betrayed your village repeatedly, who murdered a Kage, who took part in international terrorism, who abandoned the light to seek revenge in the darkness! You alone are responsible for these crimes. My only crime is loving you.”
By the time Sasuke turns round Gaara is already gone.