This scene always gets to me. Always. It never fails. The simplicity of the statement just beautifully emphasises how Naruto feels about Sasuke.
Because to Naruto, his view of Sasuke doesn’t alter. Of course he accepts he isn’t the person he once knew, but never has he once considered Sasuke an enemy. Always he defends Sasuke, protects him, continues to never give up on him. But the one thing he always sees Sasuke as, is a friend.
And what I first though when I saw this scene (after I had sobbed like a baby) was that no matter what has happened or will happen, Naruto won’t ever regret meeting Sasuke. He won’t deny he had ever known him as a comrade, he won’t tell people he knew from the start Sasuke would betray them. Sasuke’s existence is one which Naruto can never forget, or ignore. It’s for Sasuke he’s worked so hard, pushing himself beyond his limits in order to reach Sasuke’s level.
And it wasn’t only that. Having a rival when he was younger, back when all the village despised his very presence, would have meant the world to Naruto. Sasuke was truly the first person to look at Naruto as just Naruto. He didn’t see a freak or a monster, he just saw Naruto. As his rival, as his comrade, and as his closest friend.
This scene is very important. Naruto chose to say this to Sasuke, now of all times. And it probably meant more to Sasuke than Sasuke himself even knows. Because while the whose world wants Sasuke dead, Naruto is glad to have met him. And I think that shows just how real their relationship truly is.
See! That’s pretty much what I’ve been saying. We’ll see. I do think Sasuke’s gonna sacrifice himself somehow.There’s no way he’s dying evil. I just don’t see this manga ending with an evil Sasuke, you know? Not after everything they’ve been through together.
Friend: What's a good yaoi to read?
"When did the manga become all about ships and not the actual plot?"
ummmmm i hate to burst your bubble but 99% of the manga plot was literally about the life of the star-crossed lovers uzumaki naruto and uchiha sasuke????
u gonna bang or