|Reviews for By His Side|
| ahomusume chapter 1 . 10/22/2016
Oh my god! You totally had me fooled throughout the whole story! I just assumed it was Sasuke on the bed since it was Naruto who is always pinning over his best friend that the behavior shown suit his character best. The ambiguity is nicely done so when the end comes and the revelation that it was Naruto who was in the coma, it made the whole story became all the more poignant! The surprise twist was wonderfully introduced.
It is heartbreaking when you reminisce the earliest part of the story of how it was Sasuke that is desperate and the one who was longing for his friend to wake up. It was so sweet and so heartfelt that Sasuke behaved that way because he now realized that Naruto is the most important person to him and that he love him deeply. Aaaaaahhh.. That love, that devotion!
Great work! Truly. Wonderful writing and superb storytelling!
| NotJustAGirlJustMe chapter 1 . 10/9/2016
I think this is sort of a prequel to GCH so I was fairly sure that the narrator was Sasuke (it has the same style), but you definitely had me second guessing myself throughout. You're so talented. This was really lovely. I read this after reading GCH and I'm not sure if that was better than the other way around or not but I feel like it sort of completed it. In a backwards sort of way. Like I could appreciate Sasuke's despair here more because I know how much he doesn't yet understand about himself and Naruto's feeling and yet they're still so strong. And that he is definitely not going to give up on winning Naruto back in the future when he was so desperate to hang onto him here. And the fact that he doesn't yet understand that it's much more than friendship made me laugh a little. :)
| Donni chapter 1 . 11/3/2015
Very good job of obfuscating who was who, at least until the halfway point- I must admit that I lost patience there and skipped to the end to find out who was talking. Still, very impressive.
| Mycrazybrain chapter 1 . 10/7/2015
I read that entire thing to find out who was in the bed and skipping to the end would be cheating. You're good.
| Athletiger chapter 1 . 2/18/2015
So, this is my second time reading this story, and I can't believe that I missed the fact the first time around that you actually gave us a hint to who the narrator was in the beginning of the story. Well done.
| berry5tz chapter 1 . 2/17/2015
This was truly a tender story. The friendship and bond that Naruto and Sasuke share would truly be this strong. I think Tsunade near the end had given up on Naruto surviving. But I really couldn't understand why she couldn't let Sasuke remain with Naruto. When he was so adamant about it. She is no Sasuke fan but still.
I take it that Naruto was injured. When he was taking care of Sasuke. While hiding from the sound ninja? they must have had a running fight at some point with sound as they tried to escape.
| not-active.abandoned-account chapter 1 . 12/28/2014
Holy shit my blood froze at the end I can't believe it was Sasuke the entire time! I have to reread it now! That entire fic was pure beauty! I cried a few times...
| Miniturtle272 chapter 1 . 10/25/2014
Am I the only one who didn't suspect that sasuke is the one in coma ;
The story was amazing
| keikopanda102 chapter 1 . 8/4/2014
I appreciate what you did with this... I usually don't say this (think its an annoyingly demanding thing to say to an author) but I could read a sequel to this. or even a quick little something from narutos pov when he's in the coma and when he's deciding to come out. for sasuke. Anyway thanks for the read!
| TNM-Writer chapter 1 . 8/20/2013
I was so confused as to who was who in this till the end. Garg.
| kage kitsune no yami chapter 1 . 6/26/2013
I'm so glad i figured out who it was early on. What you did was really clever. How you kept switching from possibility to possibility, with the only the little details in the interactions between our main character and specific characters, was brilliant. Although, I did doubt my choices on several occasions throughout this story. Still, very well done.
| Kita Me chapter 1 . 5/25/2013
Sobs. Too beautiful for words. I love how intense their friendship is...and how Sasuke truly feels and how Sakura has come to understand what lingers between him and and his best friend. I love the fact that this story could be exploring the underpinnings of a more romantic type of love, but if it is really only just about a platonic relationship, I'd find this sweet and mellow and natural-a very special, protective, genuine bond between two people who were always meant to end up friends. I can actually visualize Sasuke acting the way he does here and what I admire most about him is the vulnerability in his heart and yet the firmness with which he said: "And when he wakes up, I'll be here. I'll be the first thing he sees. So he knows he's not alone." It's because of Naruto that Sasuke is able to summon such strength. It's because of him that Sasuke is able to admit what he needs and voice how he feels. Sasuke understands Naruto's fears because he harbors the same; he knows how hard it is to be alone, to be isolated and to be overcome with sadness. But that is not why he fights to stay by Naruto's side. He does because he cares. And Naruto's smile makes the world appear a little more kinder than it is. ;)
| IcyVanilla chapter 1 . 5/16/2013
I love it. This is really good. You can feel Sasuke's desperation and feelings that it makes you cry. Though at first I was focusing on who was narrating so I don't really feel the emotions. Have to re-read it when in the end its Sasuke's the one who was narrating. Though at first I was imagining Sasuke's the one narrating, in the middle of the story it change to Naruto b'cos of the words "dragging his ass back to Konoha" then apparently its Sasuke.
A very emotional fic. Good Job! You've manage to make me cry. If only you could make a sequel of what happen after Naruto woke up...
| lorriesherbet chapter 1 . 2/2/2013
I loved it. The end.
| Treecups chapter 1 . 8/10/2012
I was constantly switching between who I thought was narrating. At first it was naruto, then when he scowled at kakashi i knew it was Sasuke but I slowly switched back to naruto until the end. When i discovered it was defiantly Sasuke i had to go back and re-read to get the full effect which was so deep. Seeing Sasuke actually show some emotion over Naruto moved me, not to tears though because i was concentrating on trying to figure out who was narrating more then letting the emotional impact hit me. Great work though. :)