when the explicit details of sarada’s doubts are explained to him, sasuke reacts with hurt. he’s confused and he’s irritated, but mostly he’s just shocked that his daughter and his friends could honestly think he would stoop so low as to what – cheat on his wife? have a child with someone that lacked sakura’s significance to him? then ask her to raise that child? without him, at that?
sasuke loves sakura and he doesn’t understand why this still needs to be debated. he cared about her as his teammate, his friend, his partner, his confidant, and then as his wife and the mother of his child. sakura is one of the most important people in his life and he would never ever do something so despicable and so disrespectful to her.
as a testament to their bond, only sakura is able to pick up on the subtle signs of his frustration as they make their way back to the village. they camp out for the night, sarada and chouchou curled up by the fire. naruto rests against a log with his eyes shut, so sakura asks him, “what’s wrong?”