Things are falling, slowly but surely, into their formerly established places. How my plans come together is simply delightful, but of course expected. One turn after another come upon me, shifting the view and possibilities before me. I dislike making such numerous changes to my plans, but such flexibility, the ability to bend, can save a plot from breaking and crumbling altogether. It is absolutely delightful, some of the revelations that have been made clear to me recently, and it is obvious that if used correctly, I will achieve my goals, if not sooner, then more effectively. This is a much better long-term plan.
I only must tread carefully with Itachi, even more so than ever now... It is like playing with fire, this tempting him with a farce of freedom. But it is necessary.