------------- summary of flashbacks (their age: event) 0: family friends! 3/4: Mikoto hospitalized ._. 9: Naruto's parents pass away in an accident >> aunt takes him in 10: Sasuke takes Naruto to greet Mikoto (but she's like barely conscious? Fugaku refuses to take her off medication though) Now they're 17.
I like the mischievous smile on Naruto's face in the second panel. Who wouldn't lose the rings under the eyes after looking at such a nice view? Naruto simply used his secret Refreshing-No-Jutsu on Sasuke.
I also love the 3 parody panels, Naruto's and Sasuke's features still remain so genuine. Best panels are the last two: Naruto's hugging Sasuke in exaggerated despair. (YAY, for me too! XD) Sasuke seems cool, but I'm sure it takes him everything to cover his excitement and keep his self-restraint. Weeping Naruto in the last panel, he's really pulling an act to get an extension. Kakakshi looks adorable in the last panel, by the way. I'm not much of a Kakashi-fan, but this panel makes me fangirling all over him!
If that was really us in school, you'd be Naruto in the bottom right panel for maybe 10 mins but then after that we'd just be like 'Heh. Fuck it. Heh. Life is 100% of our grade anyways, right... Heh... Fuck."
In the third panel Sasuke looks somewhat proud of Naruto, happy he has him :3 I think you made his love evident in a way that is not cliche. I loved it! And my inner fangirl went crazy when Naruto holds Sasuke, aaaaaww Yes, Naruto, go ahead! (go all the way, dear hiihihi)
I love reading your comments omg.. cos that's exactly how I wanted Sasuke's expression to be. He's proud/happy that Naruto didn't lose his positive (dumb) attitude after everything and after all he's the one who prevented Sasuke from becoming a depressed mess too :> are you kidding this is the most cliche set up in the whole sasnar universe
But it was an unexpected grin for someone who is suffering for love! I was expecting a sad look, a naruto-I-love-you-but-you're-never-gonna-be-mine look, and instead I see a Sasuke that is proud of his friend/lover-to-be(hehehe), so, considering the whole situation of the third panel, this was a not-cliche detail The way Sasuke expressed his love (in this page) was not through a silent sad tear, it was through a proud grin. I think now I explained myself better! (Anyways, cliches are awesome too, there is a reason cliches are cliches )
Yeahyeah I was previously gonna make this a one-shot but now I want to continue it.. if you guys will have me that is /// and I'm thinking that after this "chapter" I'll draw a short bonus-chapter thingy centered around Naruto His feelings are complicated and I want to explore that