ninjablah said: why do you ship narusaku and sasuhina?
narusaku is easier for me to explain so let me start with them
i enjoy narusaku as friends, lovers, soul mates, unlikely friends, basically in any situation you can imagine, and that’s because of their relationship in canon. they love each other - platonic or romantic is up to personal interpretation - and it’s incredibly obvious they would go to great lengths for the other. in terms of sakura’s character, naruto is the best for her (kakashi being a very close second) - he lifts her up, strengthens her when she feels weak, looks out for her, and just helps her feel good about herself. in his presence, she’s free to be herself, and that includes all of her flaws because he loves her anyway and accepts even the imperfect parts of her. as for naruto, sakura is central to him realizing all of his dreams - sakura is a component to him eventually becoming hokage, to bringing sasuke back (or reconciling), and to winning the heart of the girl of his dreams the right way. they’re both so good for each other - sakura would keep him in line and naruto will call sakura out when she’s bullshitting or help her see her full potential. now, sakura doesn’t need naruto alone to do that, a lot of that confidence she has worked for, but she wouldn’t be who she is today without naruto - as well as the other people in her life. i just really love the strong bond that they have and the mutal respect that they have for each other.
as for sasuhina, that’s a bit more difficult to explain. it started out as them just looking good together - even when i shipped naruhina has a naive young lass, i was ok with sasuhina. it sorta evolved over the years especially after i started getting into ns. now, i really like the potential they have together in terms of personality - sasuke needs someone who isn’t loud, someone gentle, someone who won’t get on his nerves long enough so his heart can heal. i hate both characters individually, but together they just work. i feel like being around sasuke wouldn’t reduce hinata to the shy little sheep she normally is, i feel like having someone firm, strong, and honest and not too out there is the type of person she needs. she needs someone who won’t put her on the spot - so arguably these things could be said for shino too (which i also ship). for me sasuhina is all about potential because i know they have literally no interaction whatsoever in canon, that’s why they’re a crack ship. also can you imagine the powerhouses their children would be holy shit