Now you’re my whole life, Now you’re my whole world, I just can’t believe, The way I feel about you girl, Like a river meets the sea, Stronger than its ever been, We’ve come so far since that day, And I thought I loved you then
you had the face of a saint in the cathedral | a Rogan fanmix
01. I lost you in a moment, you caught me in a dream, but if we can see the end, then we can start a new beginning / 02. suddenly I think I feel slightly religious / 03. that magic that we got, nobody can touch / 04. I could love you so I don’t know why I’m holding back now when everything’s right / 05. I will pray so the castle that we’ve built won’t cave / 06. I am in love with what we are, not what we should be / 07. honey can’t you see, I was born to be, be your dead sea / 08. I’m like a movie, you’re like the news, I’m still the one that’s in love with you / 09. all that you are is all that I’ll ever need / 10. now I’ve gotta love your love letters, written on my skin / 11. my girl, linen and curls, lips parting like a flag all unfurled, she’s grand, the bend of her hand / 12. nobody does it better, though sometimes I wish someone could, nobody does it quite the way you do, why’d you have to be so good? / 13. if I had eyes in the back of my head, I would have told you that you looked good as I walked away / 14. all those words came undone and now I’m not the only one, facing the ghosts that decide if the fire inside still burns / 15. so I guess I’m gonna let you go, but you get to keep a little bit of my soul
She wakes to the sound of hushed whispers and the rustling of clothes. Eyes blinking blearily, Sakura takes in the sight of a tall, cloak-adorned form gazing down into the cradle positioned all but a few feet away from her bed, murmuring too-soft words. Stifling a yawn, she smiles and makes to acknowledge her husband’s presence, only to stiffen as she spots the latter sleeping soundly in a chair to her right.
A cold dread creeps into her gut, panic gripping her momentarily, and in two quick moves, she’s pushed herself off the bed and armed herself with her husband’s chokuto, voice hard as she growls to the stranger, “Step away from that cradle right now.”
The man doesn’t move, seemingly unperturbed. “She’s beautiful,” he murmurs instead, peering down at the newborn child. “Dark hair and dark eyes, just like her father… but still the spitting image of her mother.”
“I’ll say it one more time,” Sakura warns, her tone quickly growing dangerous, “step away from my daughter right now, you–”
The man turns, then, smiling, and her breath catches in her throat, chokuto slipping out of her slackened grip.
“You–you’re supposed to be–”
The smile to his lips only grows, the corners of his eyes crinkling with delight. “Oh, I am,” he says softly.
Looking back, it’s easy to see when a mistake has been made, to regret a choice that seemed like a decent idea at the time, but if we used our best judgment and listened to our hearts, we are more likely to see that we chose wisely and avoided the deepest most pain regret of them all - the regret from letting something amazing pass you by.
Warning: Arguably, an OOC Sasuke (though not by much) and maybe even OOC Sakura. I didn’t really concentrate on the characterization, I just kinda wanted to get the idea out.
Disclaimer:I don’t own Naruto.
Sasuke is a strange man, she concluded to herself, after watching the man blatantly rejecting the nth woman that approached him tonight. He never even considers any of them. Never checks them out—he’s just seriously not interested. Pressing her cheek on her hand, Sakura swirled the ice cubes in her drink with the help of her straw, humming thoughtfully. Recently twenty, and I’ve never seen him so much as glance at a girl.
When Sasuke turned to look at her, she tore her gaze away rapidly and straightened herself up, clearing her throat as she pretended to contemplate the time through the clock on the wall.
“He’s not coming, you know,” she heard Sasuke mutter. “Says he’s busy with legal papers.”
Blinking confusedly, it took her a few seconds to realize he was talking about Naruto. “Oh,” she said. She nodded a little, as if she’d finally found the answer to the questions bothering her. “Ah, um… yeah, of course. Thanks.”
“Hn.” He passed her the bottle of sake before turning to the barman and ordering another. “You’ve been quiet,” he finally said after another moment of silence.
When she didn’t respond, he sighed and tipped his head back, pinching the bridge of his nose. “Sakura,” he called, tone expectant.
And maybe it was because of the alcohol running rampant in her system, or maybe it was something else, but Sakura couldn’t seem to stop herself from blurting out the question to which she had spent far too many nights lately pondering about, lately.
He looked over to the opening of the tent, mouth parting at the sight of Sakura, eyebrows furrowed in concern, even as streaks of blood adorned her clothes and the skin of her arms. Sasuke mulled over the words in his silence, his eyes softening with guilt as she bit her lip and fiddled with the ends of her shirt, turning to leave.
“Tired,” he finally answered. He watched her stiffen, and felt a strange sort of sense of accomplishment as she glanced at him over her shoulder with a look of hesitance.
Slowly, she turned around again and started towards his cot, sparing a momentary glance to the blond-haired boy sleeping fitfully at the other side of the tent, before taking a seat in the chair next to Sasuke’s bed. She took the cloth and bowl of water on the small desk, and started cleaning her bloody hands, murmuring, “War makes everyone tired, Sasuke-kun.”
His lips thinned, heart sinking with mild disappointment. That wasn’t what he meant.
At his dampened mood, Sakura paused in her task, the stress in her jaw easing. She sighed. “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to insult you. I know you’ve been going through a lot, Sasuke-kun… more than any of us have been. More than anyone I’ve ever known.”
A long breath escaped him, then, and Sasuke couldn’t explain the sudden exhaustion washing over him. Somehow, Sakura’s understanding words made everything seem so real, the pain and weariness he had felt all these years hitting him like a tsunami.
When his gaze met Sakura’s, he found a strange brokenness in its depth. His mouth barely parted before she glanced down again and finished cleaning off the blood. When she was done, she put the bowl and cloth aside, and tucked a lock of hair behind her ear, weary eyes meeting his.
They stared at each other in silence, for a while.
“Why are you here, Sakura?” Sasuke murmured to her, finally.
“Shouldn’t you be healing the injured?”
His hands formed tight fists at his sides. “I have nothing to offer.”
There is a shift in her features, like she is hurt or confused. “Tsunade and the other medics have it covered for now,” she answered quietly, hands laying neatly in her lap. Her lips pressed together tight. Then, after a moment, her eyes softened. “I’m not expecting anything out of you, Sasuke-kun,” she said, smiling gently. “Can’t I just visit the one I love?”
He swallowed tight and wrenched his head to the side, unable to look at her. When he moved to shift from his uncomfortable position on the cot, he accidentally pressed on
the stump of his arm. Pain rippled through him in agonizing whips and he gasped, hands grasping at the sheets tightly as he curled around himself and grimaced.
The was a sound of metal hitting ground, before Sakura was instantly at his side, gentle hands flowing chakra to his wound, lessening the sharp, throbbing ache that shook his entire body in awful quakes.
“Better?” she asked after a while, when he stopped trembling.
He released his hold on the sheets slowly, and met her gaze, feeling wary and undeserving of such kindness. Softly, he whispered, “…Yeah.”
There was another silence, and Sasuke could feel the hesitance with Sakura. He watched as her hands moved, flinched, and then after a moment resumed and helped her sit on the side of his cot.
He was surprised when she cupped his cheek, looking at him worriedly. “Please don’t hide things from me, Sasuke-kun,” she said. “I want to help you. I don’t ever want you to be in pain. Not if I can do something about it.” A strange sort of hurt flashed in the green of her eyes. “You’ve been through enough pain already… I can’t bear to watch you hide more of it.”
He said nothing in response, rendered speechless by her love. Sakura smiled a little, and pushed herself off the bed, preparing to leave. But before she could walk away, Sasuke caught her wrist and said, “Sakura.”
She turned to look at him, pausing. “…Yes?”
He swallowed, and took back his hand to touch just under his pecs. “My ribs…”
She watched him curiously for a few short moments, before realization hit her and made her eyes widen. Happy, she smiled and made her way back to him, murmuring, “Let me look at them.”
I JUST CANT STOP STARING AT THE FROWN ON SASUKE’S FACE WHEN HE REALIZES THAT SHE’S IN TROUBLE AND HIS JAW IS SO TIGHT THAT IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GRITTING HIS TEETH
AND HE WAS ALL POSITIONED TO SPEED UP AND SAVE SAKURA, ARMS UP AND BODY BRACED AGAINST THE GROUND BUT THEN NEXT PAGE WHEN SAKURA IS ALL SAVED AND HE REALIZES KAKASHI DID IT HIS SHOULDERS ARE SLOUCHED AND HE’S LITERALLY WHINING/COMPLAINING ABOUT HOW KAKASHI IS NOT SUPPOSED TO HAVE HIS SHARINGAN AND BE ABLE TO DO THAT
LIKE IM SORRY BUT HE’S COMPLETELY BUTTHURT HE GOT COCKBLOCKED AND THAT’S CANON
Post-canon headcanon: After the birth of their first baby, Sasuke is so deeply, intensely dedicated to taking care of their child and responding to its every need that it happens all too often for her to find Sasuke already at the baby’s crib when she’s barely had the time to open her eyes.
And as the years pass by, it becomes a pretty regular thing for Sasuke to offer staying home and taking care of their kid(s) while Sakura picks up an extra mission or shift at the hospital.
also why does every ASS and pro SN shipper ignore that Sakura has an effect on Sasuke that nobody else has??? that there is something Sasuke has only ever been able to find in Sakura??? Why do they always claim that we ship SS so Sakura can “save” Sasuke and “change” him??? wtf???
Nobody ever talks about her saving him from the darkness and changing him. That’s honestly what I hear most from the SN shippers tbh. Putting all the weight on Naruto to save him, and how Naruto will be the one to make him see the light and to change.
I’ve never seen anyone claim this in the SS fandom. Because that’s not what the ship is about, it’s about Sakura who accepts everything that Sasuke is, like she’s done since around FoD, and eats away his darkness with her love (literally, quoted by Kishimoto in the databooks) and makes him feel less lonely. Sakura, who heals Sasuke, instead of saving him or changing him. That has always been what Sakura has done to Sasuke. Reaching him with her simple feelings, not with fists, and accepting him for who he is. Never pretending to understand exactly what he’s been going through, like Naruto likes to do (which also pisses Sasuke off every time he says he gets exactly what he’s going through).
Kishi has made it a point to show that Sasuke has benefited from her love, and he’s made it a point to show that Sasuke is both Sakura’s weakness and her strength. Her feelings for him are what have made her grow up, and what have made her so resilient and determined. Sakura may not be the one who will get to “save” Sasuke, but she has very well been set up as the one who will help heal him. And not change him, like so many people like to assume we say.
There is something that Sasuke finds in Sakura that he finds in no one else and that’s is fucking fact from the databooks. So sit the fuck down and stop shoving words into the sasusaku fandom’s throat, threatening that we romanticize an abusive relationship and we’re basically disgusting for that, when that’s not how their relationship is even portrayed in the first place.
And it’s so dumb to erase the way Sasuke has treated Naruto so horribly simply because they were destined to make peace. That doesn’t = complete respect on Sasuke’s part, nor does it erase every recent time he’s ever actually put him down and tried to kill him just because, or every time he ignores Naruto until he’s actually relevant.
Sasuke needs everyone on his team. He finds his friendship with Naruto, and his comfort in Sakura. Kakashi and Sasuke’s bond has sadly never been put on the forefront, but he’s provided Sasuke with incredibly mentorship and lessons about treating his friends right, lessons that he’s learned from and has allowed him to grow and respect the both of them a little more, and then encompass as precious people. He even found something in Itachi that he could not find in anyone else, either. Itachi, who will forever be Sasuke’s most important person.
To put all the weight and importance on Naruto just because they’re destined to make peace and that Naruto is supposedly destined to absorb Sasuke’s darkness and thus they’re the only ones who could ever fully help each other grow to fruition is ridiculous. Just because Kishi said that one could not write them growing and developing without the other, does not mean that they cannot grow with other people. That’s ridiculous in notion to assume only one person could make you grow. That doesn’t mean that they can only ever learn everything from each other and reach their full potential only with each other. Just that they codependently develop, that once one grows, the other does too. They’re destined to be part of each other’s lives and are best friends, even brothers as Naruto likes to say so many times, but man why in the world would that ever mean that this is the only Sasuke-viable ship.
Ugh so ranty, but point is, it makes me so frustrated to see people constantly ignore the fact that Sakura is able to give Sasuke something no one else can, and for people to think that this was only in part one and Kishi hasn’t maintained that throughout part 2 and hasn’t shown how much Sakura’s role isn’t to try and save him by fighting him like Naruto does, then all hope is lost.
If Naruto was all Sasuke needed in life, he wouldn’t make it a point to keep bringing Sakura and Kakashi back in their respective roles towards him. Sakura, as the girl who accepts him wholly, and knows there is still the kind boy she used to know in Part 1, just like Naruto knows is still there too, who thinks she can’t let Naruto take that ‘burden’ alone. Who reaches him with her feelings, and the passion she feels for him. Who he holds gratitude for, for loving him so deeply and wholly. Who he could not respond or return the feelings, could not let in (and not would not) because of his revenge. Who he let talk that night he was trying to leave, and let say everything she wanted to say while he tried explaining his side, too, instead of just knocking her out from the start and just leaving.
I mean fangirl all you want about Naruto and Sasuke’s bond (I know I do) but fuck, pushing away the horrible, horrible way Sasuke has treated Naruto, and still keeps treating him even now because they’re 'destined to make peace’ and ominous shit like that, like that apparently makes everything okay, while ignoring that there’s something Sasuke can’t find in Naruto that he finds in Sakura and that he hasn’t treated as horribly and actually went out of his way to be kind to her–basically ignoring every time he’s ever treated her nicer for like the five times he was ever rude to her… well yeah, we’ve got a double standard, biased problem.
okay, this is not a request, just a headcanon. when sasuke is back at the village, sakura asks if he'd ever want to train with her, he says yes and their little sessions begin. One day, sarada asks if she can come watch, watching two sannins fight will be interesting. Sasuke gets a little blushy and states, "sorry Sarada, your mother and I treat our training sessions a little differently...". Sarada doesn't get it until Sasuke leaves, thinking to herself, "wha - they even made sparring dirty!"
oh but like… but dAMN i really want to write this tho like writing sasusaku sparring and having moments where they just stop for a few seconds in the positions they’re in, to either tease or make some funny banter, and by the end it’s gone downright sexual, though not necessarily always a thing that ends up in sex… just like too sexually charged and inappropriate for anyone to watch, much less their daughter lmfao. oh god i want that.