Does anybody else find this heartbreaking?? So Kakashi’s genjutsu created the illusion Sasuke was injured badly:
He was asking for Sakura’s help and then look at Sakura’s face:
Poor girl was petrified to tears when she thought Sasuke was dying and calling for her help :(. She was so relieved when she woke up and found Sasuke alright and hugs him tightly. Then Sasuke tells her to get off because he didn’t know why Sakura was so relieved.
AND THEN 20+ CHAPTERS LATER, THE BRIDGE SCENE HAPPENED:
She was definitely thinking, “Oh no. Don’t tell me. Sasuke-kun’s injured or worse…dead.” Then she sees for herself:
And in disbelief, she didn’t think he was dead until she touched his face and REFERRED to Kakashi’s genjutsu when she says, “This…isn’t an illusion.” Which means that genjutsu REALLY affected her and left a fear that Sasuke might end up dead in front of her eyes one day:
But once she finds out he is still alive, she gives him another tight hug (and cheek to cheek too :D) which Sasuke doesn’t push off because THIS TIME, he probably realized the reason why Sakura was so relieved.
That was probably the 2nd time Sakura’s world crashed into pieces (at that current point of the manga) because remember back in the goodbye scene?
She says even though I have family and friends, without you, I would be all alone :( That’s definitely heartbreaking :(( But this really proves that Sasuke is so important to Sakura. That his leaving will leave a huge gaping hole in her heart and life. And I think Sasuke needs somebody like Sakura who cares about him so much to the point that it seems like everybody else cannot compare to Sasuke. Because Sasuke has no family left >:( or anybody who can give him that unconditional love.
And why would Kishi bother referring back to Kakashi’s genjutsu? That was like 20+ chapters ago…UNLESS there was a reason for doing that. Kishi pays so much attention to Sakura’s feelings for Sasuke and it’s been so unwavering even to the current chapters today. I definitely think this is for SOMETHING. Because think about it- remember the Ninigi myth where Ninigi doubts Sakuya’s fidelity when she becomes pregnant so fast? (For you SasuSaku fans who don’t know about the Ninigi myth and SasuSaku- look it up!!! It’s definitely worth your time.) Well I think this is Kishi’s version of the myth: Sasuke will continually doubt Sakura’s unwavering love for him UNTIL Sakura does something in front of Sasuke to prove her feelings again.
In my opinion, I think Kishi definitely pays a lot of attention to SasuSaku as a couple and there is so much evidence for them you CAN’T ignore the hints he drops. He refers back to old SS scenes when making new SS scenes, he based their love on the Ninigi myth, he drops hints in the manga, and he even made a cover of them riding the same horse. OH MY FEELS KEEP PLAYING WITH ME.