Oh man, why do you do stuff like this to me? Every time I read one of your fics, the first thing I think is that you really make me like every single member of Team 7.
Whereas I usually feel annoyed by each one of them by turns....
Sakura is two-and-twenty, and still doesn’t know who Sasuke is. But she can still try.
Of course I love this, because really, Sasuke would have to be terribly difficult person to get to know, even for someone who's spent a lot of time around him. I keep thinking about how he can be so up-front and yet so closed-off at the same time.
Also, baaaaaaw you made me remember how much I want Sasuke to come home and be... non-insane again. D:
you really make me like every single member of Team 7 - hester, my life is comlpleeeeeete! 8D
ha, yes! Sasuke would be a very hard person to get to know, even if you've 'known' him for over a decade. But I like that... Sakura keeps trying, even if her conviction, unlike Naruto's, falters from time to time.
I keep thinking about how he can be so up-front and yet so closed-off at the same time. - GAH. That boy gives off so many mixed signals, it's not even funny. >8(
;_; Sasukeeee~ Come home already, douchebag. Naruto and Sakura re waiting for you
with whips and chains and sexy love. We all are! ♥
Thank you so much for reading, hester! You have no idea how happy that makes meeee~ /floats with joy
I'm glad I can complete your life!
;_; Sasukeeee~ Come home already, douchebag. Naruto and Sakura re waiting for you with whips and chains and sexy love. We all are! ♥
There was absolutely no need to cross out the whips and chains and sexy love. I do hope Sasuke's in the mood for sexy love when he finally comes back, because. THAT IS WHAT MUST HAPPEN. SEXY LOVE IS THE ONLY WAY THE NINJAVERSE CAN EVER BE MADE RIGHT AGAIN AFTER ALL THE WEIRD STUFF THAT'S HAPPENED.
Indira! ♥ Will you allow me to flail on this page for a whole day and never shoo me away? :D This is pretty amazing. I love how you wrote Sakura.
Christiiiine! I'm so happy you read this. You flailing over this makes me want to flail at you. *FLAILS FOREVER* I'm glad you like Sakura in this - I actually think her characterization came off very... well, it could've been better, but I fail at life, SO. /shrugs Also, what're you doing for SSM? I can't believe it's almost over. ;__;
Oh, no, what are you talking about? THIS IS ALREADY AWESOME, kay? :D
I'm doing birthday last - super late. XD You?
If you say so, Chris~ I trust your judgment<33 (I'm downloading True Blood now, btw~ Now, to find Game of Thrones torrents...)
Also, I just realized that SSM is over already and I defaulted for the 5th-ish week. :( Worse, I haven't read your birthday fic yet. @_@ Link me? I'm a bit... lost, wading through SO MUCH AMAZING on the comm. ^__^;;
;______; HOW. WHAT. HOW. HOW ARE YOU LIKE THIS, HOW ARE THESE WORDS SO UNBELIEVABLY POIGNANT, TOUCHING. Beautiful, especially the idea that both Sakura and Naruto have woven their lives around Sasuke, the one constant, and that he's back, finally, and that him being back isn't immediately the answer to everything. God, I miss this fandom. I miss knowing the character voices, hearing them so clearly, just like you obviously do.
Oh crap, clearly I'm in a rambling mood, I'll shut up now. <3
very nice. you have a way with words that enables you to paint a good picture of future the of team 7.
and the subtle sasusaku is love <3
Hiii~ Thank you so much! My version of Team 7's future doesn't include any heartfelt bromance or anguished love confessions, or general stupidity on Sasuke's part, but I'm glad you like it anyway. 8D
Hee~ Sasusaku is always subtle. The pairing invented subtle, so I don't have much choice about writing them any other way. that, and I can't really see them confessing in so many words, so... XD
This was beautiful! Exactly what I needed. :')
And Sasuke's wrist is like a Victorian lady's ankle. :D
Ahaha, thank you. :') I can cry fountains of joy now, I think.
AND SASUKE'S WRIST. NNNGGH. ♥
Sasuke sounds ridiculously pretty. And:
This is what she is increasingly aware of: between them, distance is a variable, dependent only on time and her own perception of it. Today, it adopts a larger value than usual.
This line is beautiful.
Sasuke sounds ridiculously pretty. - AAAA. That's so good to know, especially after I stressed about it for hours, like, "Is his wrist supposed to slender? No, no... he's a guy. Yeah, must remember that. But that doesn't mean it can't be... fine-boned. And snow-white pale. 8D"
That line was written after stressing about Core Maths 4, so, idk. Glad you like it anyway. XD Thank you so much for your comment!
This is gorgeous. I've always liked your other works too, but in this I can see that you've been gone for a year and in that time have grown as a writer. Its beautiful and lyrical without ever getting distracting. You can feel the tension and emotions of Sakura.
Also, for a girl who has said she's never seen or felt snow, you are remarkably good at describing winter. (though, I'm not sure what the cracks on the monument were about). You were pitch-perfect for most everything. Sakura scraping her boots, the warm breathes exchanged. ANd then there was this gorgeous line:
This is what she is increasingly aware of: between them, distance is a variable, dependent only on time and her own perception of it
Arghhh. Late reply is late. I'm so sorry ;__;
But, thank you, so much. You have no idea how much this comment means to me, coming from you! It was hard to write in present tense, without sacrificing individual style. I have no idea how much I've grown as a writer in my time away (I wrote next to zero words during that time) but I think my views on certain things have changed a bit (alright, maybe a lot).
I don't know how well that translates into my writing, but I hope, maybe, I'll keep getting better at it. This is... the most optimistic I've felt about my writing in a long time, since thoughts of Write Write Write were more of a... bother than a motivator, when I took time off to study. I couldn't concentrate on that very well this time around. >_>;;
I'll take your word for it, since I've never really felt snow (I did trace the inside of our deep fridge though, once
I feel ridiculously happy about that). Ahaha, the cracks. Were partly the fault of studying too much physics - expansion and contraction and everything else glamorous - and partly taken from observation: these small cracks appear on the rocky ground/soil of my dad's hometown when the temperature drops during winter. I figured this out two Eids back, when I visited my hometown~ /totally useless info
Thank you again for review, tiger♥ I'm glad you took the time to notice the small details in this short piece<33
Hmmm... Now I will have to check if Mt. Rushmore (mountain with American Presidents faces) ever gets cracks....
And, your welcome!
This is a beautiful vignette in its understated elegance and implications. I think that matches well with your version of an older, wiser (perhaps sadder?) Sasuke and Sakura. I like the maturity in their interactions and their link via Naruto. Very sweet and touching.
Also, the circumspection of Sakura's thoughts on not knowing enough about Sasuke finally ending in her wanting to, despite her years, is a nice way to finish. Great work :)
Ooooh, understated elegance? D8
Thank you!! SO MUCH<3
I'm glad older!Sasuke and older!Sakura came off as mature without being too OOC (ten years from the start of the series is an extremely long time skip). Characterization in this fic is heavily based on bits and pieces taken from personal fanon, so I'm thrilled you like it! <3
their link via Naruto - ahaha, my inner OT3 shipper always lurks not-too-far beneath the surface, it seems. I think, after everything's been resolved and Sakura and Sasuke's personalities mellow out time, Naruto could be the one thing they'll always agree on. I can't imagine team 7 without him, at all. :)
Sakura's thoughts were the central part of this fic, so, it's nice to know I haven't messed that up. Phew. /wipes sweat off brow
Thank you once again for the lovely review. You have no idea how happy reading it made me<3
Sakura is two-and-twenty, and she still doesn’t know who Uchiha Sasuke is.
The best line ever. It might be that even Sasuke himself doesn't really know whom he is in fact.
It's a really good story :)
Ahaha, thank you! It's been a while since I've opened my Inbox, so I was pretty surprised to see this waiting for me~ I think you're right. Sasuke definitely doesn't know who he is beyond his self-given identity of "avenger".
(I like to imagine that the boy will have to go through a lot of, er, "soul-searching", once this psychotic... phase of his passes, but this is shounen, and Kishimoto, so I fear everything will be resolved by the Power of Friendship and Uzumakianity, and there'll be no poignant "soul-searching" to speak of. Sigh.)
you're under arrest!
damn, it should be illegal to write this good!!
are you seriously human?
I don't know, but you sure are awesome :D
Okay, okay, my hands are up in the hair, see? No need to get... violent. XD Psst, I'm happy to be accosted for writing something worthy of the slightest praise<3
Thank you for reading! I wasn't too sure about this when I wrote it (I was just getting back into writing after an extended break), but I'm glad you like it! 8D