Eye’s blinking, he stared at the ceiling of his makeshift hospital room. It seemed like just yesterday when he need only barely to focus to slow the world down to terms that he could dictate. Back then he had been able to sway away the mental incursions of skilled experts and use only the lure of his eyes in order to make even the most hardened bend to his will. No longer did he have that power however. Now all that remained of him was a husk of his former self. Having expended himself in the service of attempting to help out the Konoha shinobi front, the effects of the kinjutsu Red Rain phenomena had been a shock to his system. His body attempted everything to press onward, but with the constant use of cursed seals to compensate for the ever draining chakra enhanced rain, he was helpless to stop himself from quickly burning out. Uchiha were known for their ability to change the world with the slightest of glances but no longer did he have such a power. The fire was gone and in its wake he was at the mercy of the healers. A rare occurrence within itself, his chakra system was quickly failing and the ability to mold chakra to his will, much less keep a hold of it was quickly slipping away. Much like a battery that was on its last leg, his body was searching for energy, a spark, something to keep it connected to this world. Without a chakra system in place, his body would eventually wither away and he’d die, a sad state of affairs for the Tsuchikage who was fighting a war that was technically not his own battle to fight.