The two traceroutes below show an important function of routing; routing isn’t always symmetrical and, in the case of the Internet, it’s often asymmetrical.
Traceroute #2 shows traffic taking the top path from 10.10.10.2 towards 10.10.10.6:
SVL > SEA > MIN > OMH
Traceroute #3 shows traffic taking the bottom path from 10.10.10.6 towards 10.10.10.2:
OMH > TUL > PHX > SVL