One day Naruto looses his memory on a mission.
It’s not that bad really, he still remembers his name and that he’s from Konoha he just…doesn’t remember all his friends or anything like that. He doesn’t remember how close he is to all of them. But Kakashi tells them as long as they tell him small stories about their relationships and how it was all like with him.
So Naruto is extremely confused and hardly remembers any of what they tell him, though it strikes a cord in his mind.
Meanwhile Sasuke, who’s devastated at this development, has been avoiding Naruto, but it’s Sakura who pushes him to visit.
And Naruto recognizes him. Not his name, or who he is exactly but he just feels familiar to him.
Everyone decides to leave them alone but Sasuke sits with him and tells him their story. And there’s just so much and Naruto just soaks it right up.
But then while Naruto is sitting there, watching Sasuke tell him everything they’ve been through he just asks,
“Did you love me?”
And Sasuke is frozen because he’s staring at Naruto and Naruto is staring at him and they both know the answer but Sasuke just…can’t say it. Finally, Naruto just mutters,
“Because I think I loved you.”
Sasuke leaves. He avoids Naruto and these feelings because there’s no way Naruto loves him back. There’s no way he could remember loving him because how could someone as bright as Naruto want him?
Of course, Naruto eventually does get his memories back and the first thing he does it find Sasuke. He corners him and looks him straight in the eye.
“You never answered my question.” He says.
“Do I have to?”
“Just please…do you love me?”
And Sasuke can’t lie. He can’t say no because he’s been bottling that up for years. And the smile on Naruto’s face makes it worth it. Especially now they had a new promise of forever