just an opinion...
Re-reading the chapter again made me remember Itachi’s massacre of the Uchiha clan.
In this chapter, we were introduced to the conflict which is Sasuke’s absence for 12 years. But we, the readers, were told about it through Sarada’s perspective. Not Sakura’s. Not Sasuke’s. ONLY IN SARADA’S EYES. Just like in the early parts of the manga, we were told about Itachi’s crime through mostly in Sasuke’s perspective. And just like Sasuke himself, the majority of the fandom hated Itachi because of it. We saw Itachi as a heartless criminal, just like how Sasuke saw him, because we were introduced to that conflict through Sasuke’s perspective.
But then Kishi showed us another perspective of Itachi’s crime, through Tobi, Danzo, the Third Hokage, and lastly, Itachi himself. And then what happened?
We came to accept and respect Itachi.
(I’m not talking about THE ENTIRE FANDOM, just those who felt this way) Because Kishi showed us other character’s perspective on the matter. He showed us Itachi’s perspective; his thoughts and his inner conflicts, which made us understand him even more. On why he had to do that horrible thing.
Now, for this Gaiden, we’ll just have to wait for Kishi to show us Sasuke’s perspective. Because if there’s one thing in the Naruto series that left an impression to me, its this: Just because a person did something bad, doesn’t mean he’s truly evil.
Once this conflict is shown in Sasuke’s perspective, then we might be able to understand why it MUST happen. Just like how we were able to understand Itachi, and some of the characters, back then.
Yes IT REALLY IS PAINFUL. BEING ABSENT IN YOUR DAUGHTER’S LIFE FOR 12 YEARS IS NOT A JOKE. But I believe there is a heartwarming reason behind it. Remember, “There’s no other clan who treasured love as much as the Uchiha.”
We’ll just have to wait for it.
please don’t brick me, just sharing my opinion