but i'm stil posting it

GOSH FREEZERBURN REUNION WAS HONESTLY PERFECT AND I JUST-

WEISS FREEING HERSELF AND IMMEDIATELY RUNNING TO YANG’S SIDE WITHOUT HESITATION, LIKE NOTHING HAS CHANGED

WEISS AND YANG READY TO TAKE ON THE WHOLE TRIBE TOGETHER 

YANG BEGINNING TO APOLOGIZE BUT WEISS JUST DROPS HER WEAPON AND THROWS HERSELF AT YANG TO HUG HER

YANG NOT EXPECTING A HUG BUT THEN SMILES AND HUGS HER BACK

WEISS BURYING HER FACE INTO YANG’S SHOULDER AND TELLING HER SHE MISSED HER SO MUCH

YANG CLOSING HER EYES AND GENTLY HOLDING WEISS’ HEAD AS SHE TELLS HER SHE MISSED HER TOO

THEIR SOFT EXPRESSIONS THROUGH THIS ENTIRE EXCHANGE

WEISS’ FEET BARELY ON THE GROUND BECAUSE TOL AND SMOL

WEISS’ KNIGHT DISINTEGRATING BC SHE FEELS SAFE IN YANG’S ARMS

HOME PLAYING IN THE BG THROUGH THE WHOLE THING

Ok it’s time for some real Naruto talk here. Not analysis of piecemeal lore information about the shittiest ninja village, but like, my problems with Naruto as an actual piece of fiction.

Mainly, that Naruto as a main character never had to address or resolve the reality of having to kill people under orders of the village.

Like in retrospect this is really flipping me out because the very beginning of the manga built it up as a big thing Naruto would have to deal with as a character and so many other character’s backstories and motivations involve killing under orders and how that affected them and it just… never happened?

Yeah, remember that? Not only did it never happen but it feels like the manga actively sidesteps the issue entirely? 

The only time it comes close to that is 1. When Naruto defeats Kakuzu, wherein Kakashi quickly swoops down and finishes him off, thus ensuring Naruto won’t even have to spare a second thought to sparing the life of or killing a wounded and near helpless enemy ninja.

(Like holy shit I get that Kakuzu’s weird body probably makes him too volatile and too much of a risk to capture alive but I never really realized how fucking cold Kakashi and everyone else was about it)

Naruto never had to acknowledge the consequences of him defeating this enemy in battle.

2. The whole… Pain thing, where Naruto just kind of shrugs his shoulders and declares that he won’t kill Nagato and Nagato summarily shrugs his shoulders and conveniently dies to revives everyone. The concept of it being his responsibility or duty to kill Konoha’s enemies is, again, sidestepped. He’s not ignoring his duty by sparing Nagato, he’s saying no to ~revenge instead, Konoha’s opinions on the matter are pretty much a non issue.

What would have happened if Nagato wouldn’t have just laid down and died? Would Naruto just let someone else ‘clean up’ after him again?

I guess after you get strong enough and influential enough you can just ignore orders and not have to worry about doing unsightly thing for your village.

I’m not saying there should have definitely been a moment where Naruto was forced to kill another person, I’m saying there was never really that Big Moment where he felt he really had to. Like everyone criticized Avatar the Last Airbender for the Lion Turtle copout, but at least it addressed and gave focus to the concept of the protagonist potentially having to kill someone who opposed them and who wouldn’t stop until they were dead or utterly defeated. Especially since in the series, killing for the village is a big deal and a driving conflict.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By the time all the novels occur it’s pretty much implied that ninjas don’t kill people in missions if it’s at all possible (ie Shikamaru Hiden) even if that had little to do with Naruto himself’s input so I mean I guess the issue’s been resolved, if offscreen and understated.

Hey other people are suddenly posting standswap shit that gives me full permission to show y'all my boi again here ya go

Darling @elleluvsltagged me to copy-paste the last sentence I wrote, but since that was weeks ago and it’s been even longer since I’ve posted any SK… have the last oneshot I tried to write for them instead lol 

Title: It could have been home
Word Count: 1.462
Setting: Post-Gaiden.
Dedicated to: @elleluvsl and @heka-writes  ❤

“Hey, Sasuke,” 

He glances at her from the top of his tea mug, and Karin swallows to moisten her suddenly dry tongue.   

“Did you know that bastard Suigetsu thought you and I would be a thing?” 

She picks her best disbelieving tone, throws in an eye-roll for good measure. Pretends she isn’t watching his every move, sensing even the slightest shift of his chakra. 

There is none, not really. But Sasuke does arch an eyebrow a fraction, and Karin follows his clue to explain. 

“Juugo told me the other day. Seems like Suigetsu used to go on and on about it back when we were Taka.” 

Sasuke snorts, attention going back to his tea. “Don’t know where he got that idea from.” 

His reaction is just about what she expected, but it still stings to hear him say it. To hear Sasuke dismiss the thought of them so easily; to know in no ambiguous terms that it never even crossed his mind. At all. 

Still, Karin knows better than to let the pang of hurt show; knows she’s supposed to snort in kind, cross her legs and take a sip of her own tea. So she does just that and throws him an airy, “Right?” 

She plays her role and plays it well. Thinks the conversation is done, stores it away to mull over it when he isn’t around to see her ache. So when Sasuke leans back, the last thing Karin expects is what comes out of his mouth.

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