Empathy [Naruto Fanfiction]
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"Why weren't you there? Huh? Why weren't you there when I was younger? When I was weak? When I was helpless and pathetic and stupid? When I lost all hope? Huh?! If you had been there, then maybe I wouldn't have been like this!"
Tears ran down her face as her eyes overflowed with pain, staring at the girl in front of her.
"I couldn't have been there."
It was all she could say.
"Because I just couldn't."
She reached one conclusion.
"You're ashamed of me, aren't you? Huh?"
"That's not what I--"
"Admit it! You only came here because you felt bad for me, out of pity! You think I'm pathetic!"
"Just shut up! You don't know what it's like to feel so helpless, to feel useless! You don't know what it's like to always depend on other people! You don't know what it's like when people think you're weak and useless and trash--"
"Sakura, why do you think I helped you?"
Empathy - Noun
Definition: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
After Sasuke Uchiha leaves Konoha for power, Naruto Uzumaki leaves with one of the Legendary Sannin to bring him back. Sakura is left alone.
Because everyone thinks that whatever on her mind is about Sasuke.
She feels weak, useless, and pathetic.
And only one person understands.
One day she disappears.
"You promised me, but maybe we made too many promises to keep."
The story of one person's life, from different perspectives.
"You really think she'd just go away because of that?! Because of you?! You really think she'd be so pathetic that she'd do that because of some insult?! You're really stupid, then!
"Because she's stronger than you think!"
I don't own Naruto.
Cover by @SnowQxeen