Danzo has the crazy vision of turning Uchiha into revenge driven Jutsu stealers-- no one has any idea where he got that frankly preposterous idea-- and so ROOT continues on but the only Uchiha he manages to get his hands on is of course Sai. So my pitch: Konoha discovers Root via the giant explosion under the mountain/ANBU hq and there's just a bewildered, black eye bags, bed hair Sai who just wanted to try something. All the Uchiha: *screaching* one of ours! Clearly! Death to Danzo!
I am cackling this is undignified but adorable bb!Sai with all of his ink-based jutsus just tweaking things because what if I did this and fiery death raining down everywhere. Sarutobi stares for a long moment before he turns to Danzo who is suddenly sweating buckets.
“You stole an Uchiha and you didn’t expect this to happen?? Do you not remember being on a team with Kagami???”