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Normally I'd blather on for a while about what I've been doing and maybe post a few ridiculous scans of bescribbled drafts, but not tonight, nope, too exhausted.
Naruto and Sakura - the Final Form of FriendshipTakes place at around episode 218.
Naruto looked up at the great gate of the Hidden Leaf Village and sighed in relief. Only once before did he remember returning to the village this tired and discouraged: when Kakashi had carried him home after his fight with Sasuke in the Final Valley. Both times he had returned empty-handed and discouraged to have failed in bringing his best friend home again. His face fell when that thought again crossed his mind for the millionth time. The entire way back to the village, he had helplessly watched as his most recent fight with Sasuke replayed through his mind over and over again, torturing him with the truth that Sasuke was never going to return, and that – worse – his new goal was to completely destroy the Leaf Village, his former home. Sasuke's words echoed through his mind, making his head spin with the force of the memory: "I'm going to kill all of you and destroy the Hidden Leaf!" He shook his head and resumed his efforts to put th