So, I make this post to discuss the potential that Sasuke
and Naruto are indeed in a very unhappy marriage. (It’s not a potential on
Sasuke’s part. It’s already been shown to be a dysfunctional family no matter
how much the SS fans want to claim otherwise) This post was inspired after I
read a post from somewhere in tumblr that opened my mind to start writing about
this and also my observation on the Boruto Movie (yes, I am late to the fandom
since I have an inner turmoil to watch or not to watch the movie that has been
said to be a sns movie to those who have watched it, but I made the decision to
give a shot much to my reluctance).
Warning, this is going to be long. And once again, this is
merely my observation on this movie. So, umm, you’ve been warned. See under the
cut to know more about it.
SS shippers: Sasuke calling Sakura “annoying” on several different occasions is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Hinata watching in the background as Naruto suffers through a lonely and traumatic childhood is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sakura acting demure and subservient around Sasuke for nearly the entire series - until she just finally manages to gain a backbone during the war arc and puts on an angry expression while crying because of him for the umpteenth time - is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Hinata acting selfish to spit out a suicidal love confession to Naruto, which he ignores for the next few years, is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke shoving his arm through Sakura’s chest in a genjutsu - essentially emulating her death - just to get her to shut up is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Hinata tripping over a rock when she’s supposedly the almighty and unstoppable Princess of the Hyuuga clan - is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke leaving Sakura and Kakashi for dead even after Naruto clearly tells him to save them instead is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Hinata not approaching Naruto after the war is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke using a brotherly gesture of affection as a way of parting with Sakura when he could have at least hugged her is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Naruto supposedly not understanding the concept of romantic love when it comes to talking about Hinata - when he had spent nearly all his life head over heels for Sakura - is justifiable!!
And Naruto having to ask why Hinata would need to be walked home - as a matchmaking tactic by Sakura - is also justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sakura blushing at a letter that says one word: “Congratulations,” which is clearly meant for Naruto and Hinata - is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Boruto acting as a carbon copy of his father in his youth when both of his parents are alive and well, and supposed to be disciplining him so he doesn’t become an obnoxious brat is justifiable!!
Don’t forget the fact that Naruto willingly chooses to sleep on the couch instead of with his wife - also justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke sending consistent letters to Naruto instead of any to his wife and/or child is justifiable!!
NH shippers: Himawari apparently gaining the Byakugan at three years old and K.O-ing her Hokage father with one blow, making him miss the opening ceremony of his life-long dream, is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke and Sakura’s daughter questioning whether they’re even married at all is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke being so out of touch with what his own daughter looks like that he doesn’t even recognize her and points his sword at her in a threatening manner to potentially kill her is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke not showing any affection towards his wife in front of his child - when it’s usually such a normal thing to do and the child would playfully put on a disgusted expression and go “ew, gross!” - is justifiable!!
SS shippers: Sasuke spending more time training Naruto’s son than his own daughter is justifiable!!
NH shippers: And Boruto being trained under Hanabi instead of his own father, or even gaining a few pointers from his Chunin mother - is justifiable too!!
“Why do you have two toothbrushes?” Itachi picked up both items and turned to his younger brother with a raised brow.
glanced in his direction with a deer-in-the-headlights expression. Not
knowing how to answer, he continued placing his novels in a cardboard
Seconds passed as Itachi stared expectantly at the man avoiding his gaze.
“The blue one is mine, you can throw the purple one away,” came his belated reply.
“Hmm.” The older sibling was unsatisfied, but did not prod further.
finished the rest of the packing in silence, with Sasuke hoping he
would not be pressed on the issue. People didn’t call Itachi a genius
for nothing - he eventually figured things out, one way or another.
To say Itachi was curious was an understatement.
a week, they would Skype to stay in touch and like clockwork, he
asked Sasuke how college was going. Were classes okay? Did he need
Without fail, Sasuke gave the same generic
answers: college is fine, classes are easy, no I don’t need anything. He occasionally threw in extra details like “I went to a new cafe
downtown” or “I visited this museum,” but he did not generally enjoy
discussing the personal details of his life. Then again, he
was not a very talkative individual in the first place. Neither was Itachi, nor their late father - the Uchiha males
were men of few words.
However brief their conversations may have
been, Itachi did pick up on something. He was the lead investigator for the
Konoha police force, so keen perception was a necessary
part of the trade.
Sasuke seemed to have… perked up a little
more this semester. Sometimes he would be half distracted on their Skype
calls, text tones going off on his side. His focus would shift between his
phone and his laptop to reply to his messages and maintain his discussion with Itachi.
Once, the older Uchiha
watched with mild surprise as a grin split Sasuke’s face upon opening a
particular message. Momentarily forgetting he was on the other side of a
webcam, he didn’t mask his delight.
When asked who he was texting, Sasuke adjusted his features back to neutral and vaguely answered, “A friend.”
he would find out eventually, he let it drop. Now the desire to
understand came back full force with the discovery of the mysterious purple toothbrush.
were loading the last few boxes into the car when Sasuke looked at his
phone and typed back a quick reply. Wiping the dust from his hands on his pants, he
faced his brother and declared, “I’m going to go meet with a friend
since we finished early. I’ll see you in an hour.”
No wonder it
seemed like he had rushed packing, haphazardly shoving his belongings into
boxes and bags. Itachi nodded in assent. “Have fun, I’ll meet you here
Sasuke all but sprinted away from the car and Itachi
couldn’t help but smirk. He was acting like a teenager with his first
crush. Perhaps he was, he contemplated. His little brother closed
himself off from others after their parents’ deaths and while the
siblings were in tune with each other, Sasuke still had trouble
The owner of the purple toothbrush must have been rather special, he mused as he watched Sasuke run off.
Thanks for the interest @ofbonesandash! I’m gonna tag a few people that I would be interested in. If you already did this, let me know! So I can check it out! If you’re like, nah, no thanks, that’s cool too! XD