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Naruto Chapter 694: Naruto and Sasuke

The confrontation between Sasuke and Naruto has already begun. The two decide to settle their affairs at the Final Valley where Hashirama and Madara’s statues are erected. Sasuke begins to explain his own definition of a “Hokage” and how his brother Itachi led him to his current resolution. He recounts the kind of life his brother had and why he still chose to protect the village that branded him as traitor in spite of the bitter experiences he encountered while living in darkness. Sasuke believes that Itachi was worthy of becoming the Hokage, though, according to him, his brother’s only flaw was leaving him alone in the dark. He grew up alone in despisal, and because of that, he believes that he can shoulder all the hatred by himself.

Naruto refutes by telling him that he shouldn’t deal with everything by himself even if he is strong. Both of them picture out the image of Itachi and the words he taught them when he was still alive. However, Naruto and Sasuke also have their own construals based on Itachi’s way of living, so they end up contradicting each other. Sasuke plans to eradicate the darkness of the past to start anew, and killing Naruto will be the last step towards the new beginning. But Naruto repudiates Sasuke’s ideologies and tells him that he will not let him erase the past which has thought him several things.

Meanwhile, Hagoromo is about to leave when Kakashi asks him what he should do. The Sage responds by saying that all he can do now is to believe in those two. Hagoromo recollects the time when he asked Naruto and Sasuke for their answers before bestowing them his powers. As expected, Naruto was optimistic when he said that he and Sasuke will become friends again. However, Sasuke was adamant with his decision to sever his ties with everyone to become the hokage that he wants. When asked why he is so determined to kill Naruto, Sasuke told the Sage that Naruto is the closest person he could refer to as his best friend. He believes that as long as Naruto is alive, he can never be alone and he can never accomplish his goal to become the darkness that he hopes to be. Naruto is the only bond left for him, and killing him is the only way for him to become alone in the dark.

“That guy’s the closest thing to a best friend I’ve ever had.”-Sasuke

(Excuse me while I go wipe my tears.)

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