A/N: I don't own Naruto etc etc.


Understanding:

Did you really mean it Sasuke, when you said those things to me in the Valley of the End? That I don't understand you?

Was it the end?

Were you trying to push me away?

There are so many things I want to ask you, but I may never get the chance.

Are you ever going to come back to the village, to team 7, to me?

I've spent the last few years with pervy sage and, when he's not doing 'research' for his books he's helped me come to understand what you told me at that time. I guess I never really noticed at the time just how true those words were. I knew your name, your appearance, the personality that you showed to other people, and your goal of revenge, but I never once bothered to try and understand your motivation or how you were feeling. When I think back on it now I suppose I was quite insensitive to you. Could you sense it the whole time? Did my ignorance annoy you? I've tried, I really have, but I don't think I'll ever be able to fully comprehend what you went through or how you felt. The only one who will ever know that is you Sasuke, because try as I might I can't read minds. Even so I will continue to try my hardest.

The fact of the matter is, you're my best friend. You always have been and you always will be, no matter what you do or how much you try to push me away.

I don't think you ever realised just how much you actually meant to me. You were the reason I tried so hard. Your talent was undeniable and you improved immensely through training. My goal ended up being to surpass you, to become stronger than you. You had probably realised that much since you didn't falter in your training for a single second. You encouraged me. To be perfectly honest you are the reason that I am who I am today.

Was it the same for you?

Did you even care at all?

If – no, when – I see you again, I don't think I will be able to ask you anything. I'll probably shout a lot and you'll get mad. We'll both be angry when all I really want to do is tell you that I want you to come back.

I want to ask you so many things, but even when we are face to face they will never be spoken.

I just don't think I'm brave enough to hear the answers.


A/N: This utterly random thing came to me when I was trying to write a SasuNaru story… Obviously I got a little side-tracked.

It's the first time I've written drabble before so be nice please.

Also, I can't believe 'pervy' apparently isn't a word...