i love me some angst, but sometimes i think of the kids not being surprised at all when their parents sit them down to explain that naruto and sasuke are divorcing their wives, and naruto and sasuke are in love with each other.
I think this isn’t actually that far fetched. (In real life) parents tend to underestimate their children a lot when it comes to a failing marriage. A lot of parents tend to think their kids won’t notice that their marriage is falling apart, but they do, always. And because they’re kids, they’ll pretty much always think it’s somehow their fault too. An old friend of my mother was in a situation like that. He found out his wife had been cheating on him (for years), but they decided not to get a divorce ‘for the kids’, cause they thought a divorce (even though they obviously needed one) would be too much for their children (two girls age 6 and 8) to handle. But that’s not how that works at all. Children aren’t nearly as oblivious as some adults tend to think they are. Their girls figured out months ago that things weren’t 100% right between mommy and daddy anymore, but they just couldn’t figure out why. They both just ended up thinking it was somehow their fault instead :/
So to keep a long story short, I think the next gen kids probably wouldn’t be that surprised either, I mean Naruto sleeps on the couch for gods sake, there’s no way in hell they missed that! They’d probably be relieved to finally know why things aren’t working out anymore between their parents.