Has anyone ever thought SasuSaku has a shit ton of potential for healing and hurt/comfort?
Like, idk bout you but if I’ve been waiting for a man for the same amount of time Sakura did, the same man who didn’t really seem to like you as a child, and he’s finally back and he actually likes you? There’s a lot of insecurity and disbelief and uncertainty in that relationship, most likely. Not to mention Sasuke’s trauma.
Imagine if Sakura kept needing to make sure this was real, that Sasuke was really back and this isn’t a dream. Imagine Sasuke trying so hard to assure Sakura time and again that yes he’s back, yes he loves her, no this isn’t a dream.
Imagine the first few days or weeks or months of that relationship, with Sasuke’s emotionally stunted self not knowing how to say I love you and Sakura’s insecurities acting up because what if he just wants someone to start a clan with and she’s the only one available and does he really love her?
Imagine rebuilding the trust they lost way back when, Sasuke alleviating Sakura’s fear whenever he leaves for a mission. Imagine poking her forehead becoming a promise that he’ll always be back.
Imagine Sakura helping Sasuke through nightmares of the Massacre, his time with Orochimaru, Itachi, the war. Imagine them in bed at night, Sasuke’s head cradled against Sakura’s chest.
Imagine Sasuke showing Sakura, only ever Sakura, vulnerability. Imagine Sasuke sleeping with a scant few clothes. Imagine Sasuke knowing Sakura is powerful enough with her fists to protect them until he can get a weapon.
Imagine Sasuke trusting Sakura’s strength, letting her watch his back and watching hers in turn. Imagine them on the battlefield, back to back, knowing each other’s moves like it’s their own.
Imagine Sasuke’s pride at Sakura’s accomplishments. Their contentedness when everything is rebuilt. Their pure, unadultered joy when Sakura becomes pregnant.
Imagine baby Sarada and all the troubles babies bring. Imagine them growing even closer through shared moments with their new family. Imagine the pure love they both feel for the proof that, even through everything they’ve done and experienced, they’ve created something beautiful with the love they worked hard to cultivate together.
Imagine an actual story where the two fall in love for real, maybe even all over again for Sakura. Imagine them healing each other, healing together, making each of them a better person through sheer love and determination.
I don’t know about you, but this is better than whatever the hell happened between them in canon. The amount of potential that Kishi threw out the window and left untouched is tragic.