Re: The Anime/Manga Pairings FC
Nice comments, it's a relief to see people stating their idea without getting completely flamed.
With the confession, I think that she was lying about not caring for Sasuke anymore. She still loves him, she can't help it. No matter what happens she'll always believe in the good inside of him. But she's confused because she knows she shouldn't still love him, she's very logical, and it just doesn't make sense that she still cares for a criminal who left her, broke her heart and almost killed Naruto, twice.
And then there's Naruto, by the time he left to train they were really good friends, when he came back he'd grown so much. I'm not sure how many of you have been teenage girls, but if you have you'd know how confusing your heart can be. She already loved Naruto as a friend, he's always there for her and she knows she can trust and rely on him. That in itself is enough to confuse her, but then there's the fact that he always liked her.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between friendship and love, and she's been trying to understand her own feelings for awhile now. But despite how confused and hurt she is about Sasuke, she's grown enough to not place her heart as the most important thing. She agrees that it would be better for everyone is Sasuke was taken down. She's clung to the hope that he'd come back for so long that finally giving up on that would of affected her deeply and made her despair at hope. So she decided to put aside her confusion of everything and do something about the situation.
She told Naruto that she loved him and asked him to stop trying to get Sasuke back. Her own feelings don't matter to her anymore, she knows she doesn't dislike Naruto, and thats enough for her. And if it makes him stop chasing Sasuke and allows the other rookies take him down she thinks that all confusion will disappear and she'll love Naruto like she knows he deserved to be. But Naruto knew her too well and knew that something wasn't right.
She openly lied about not caring for Sasuke and willingly deceived Naruto about the rookies plot, but Naruto wanted to tell her what he had found out about Sasuke and was only stopped by Kakashi.
After all this I'm thinking it's unlikely NaruSaku is going to happen, at least not until all Sakura's demons are put to rest. Which may never happen because of her apparently unconditional love for Sasuke. But at the same time she may never end up with Sasuke either. He's in a real dark place right now, and I'm hoping Kishi will show us some light still in him soon, but he may not end up with anyone if he continues to let revenge be his prime motive. When he was fighting KB (who he had nothing against), he saved his teammates, but when he was after Danzo (which was for revenge) he left Suigetsu and Jugo in favour of revenge. Then there’s always the idea that he may end up with Karin, but he’s never really opened up to her, or let her see his pain like he did with Sakura when they were young. But he’s currently in another dimension with her so maybe he’ll start to lower the shield he’s had ever since he left Konoha.
I know that was really long and probably bored you out of your mind, (all my friends prefer ‘gossip girl’ so there’s no one to talk to about it).