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Broken

By lackingwit

Drama

Broken

This drabble was inspired by this picture: boriqua-chan . tumblr post/ 42205460884/ these-pictures-inspired-this-drabble

To look at her, you'd think she's innocent. Untainted. Next to bleeding eyes and angry expressions, her determination is understated. But she is just as strong as her boys. That is exactly what they are: Her boys. That is what drives the determination in her expression, the strength. Next to the darkness in Sasuke's eyes, next to the angry drive in Naruto's, her expression is small. The set in her jaw insignificant. The steal in her eyes unnoticeable. Yet she drives fear into the village people's hearts. Because she looks untainted— untouched, innocent—and yet she is possibly the most damaged of all.

Every night she hears them. The deaths she's caused. The cries of her victims. Sasuke's unshed tears. Naruto's broken heart.

She is the most broken; she is most broken because she started with a family. People to hold and to cherish. She is most broken because she still has them. She is most broken because she looks at her mother and sees the mother Naruto could have had; because she looks at her father and sees the father Sasuke could have had. She is most broken because she has everything her boys started without and she still has them, and sometimes she wonders what would happen if she didn't. When she imagines that, she feels no pain. Instead she smiles, because finally—finally—she would be on par with Naruto and Sasuke, she would understand them as fully as possible. She smiles because she would have two people less to worry about. She smiles because they wouldn't worry about her.

But people shouldn't know this about her. So she hides her twisted grin and forms instead a determined scowl, a strong set in her jaw. Because she is Sakura, and she looks innocent, and that is what she needs to be for her boys. Because Naruto needs someone to protect and Sasuke needs someone to come back for.

Her façade slips sometimes, but her friends don't notice. They do not know she is the most broken. That she is the strongest, as well.

She is not innocent. She is tainted. She is broken. But no one needs to know.

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