from long time ago I have been a SasuSaku shipper —because Sasuke is the one whom Sakura loves the most and I wanted her to be happy ending up with the man she’s always in love with all her life.
and then I was once a NaruSaku shipper —I couldn’t stand to see Sakura became gloomy and sad over Sasuke. Naruto is her best friend. He’s there beside her to cheer her up. I once thought that Sakura would be happier if she ended up with him…
…but within the deepest part of my heart, I still yearned for SasuSaku to happen. It seemed almost impossible with Sasuke being away and antagonistic. Though I knew my own heart couldn’t fool me. That hope was still big.
And it turned out that Sakura’s love for Sasuke apparently had become even bigger, despite what had happened between them.
And last, during the fourth shinobi world war arc, my SasuSaku side has finally woken up again from its temporary slumber, even stronger than what it was once. My deepest wish has finally come true. I cried and couldn’t stop celebrating with myself for one whole week. I have never been this happy with a ship being canon to the point that it surprised me so much.
In the end, I love Sakura so much that I wouldn’t mind her ending up with whoever as long as she’s happy. But I knew her heart has always belonged to Sasuke, so I ship it hard and I’m glad she gets what she wants.
funny thing is, there is still a part of NaruSaku in me that I can’t like NaruHina even for a little bit. I don’t mind of course but I’d prefer not reading/watching their story and/or seeing them standing side by side though.