This is in reguards to part 1 of Naruto, specifically after te fight with Sasuke.
There is something I've been curious about whenever I think of the whole retrieving Sasuke thing and the promise Naruto made to Sakura. A big reason I'd like some answers to this is because something similar happens with my own story.
Let's pretend for a moment that Naruto does not have the power of the nine-tails, and that he's just a regular human being with no healing abilities that allow him to recover from injuries at a faster rate.
Lets say that Kakashi finds Naruto after his first battle with Sasuke, laying on the ground, unconcious, on the verge of death, and with extremely severe wounds.Kakashi rushes Naruto back to the hospital, but because he's just some ordinary kid with no lucritive healing powers, he's forced to endure months of treatment, even with Tsunade caring for him.
How do you think Sakura would have handled this kind of scenerio? Would she have looked after him and visited him like she did with Lee and Sasuke on a regular basis, or would she have been less forgiving? And do you think it would have been a good oportunity for her to realize what kind of friend Naruto truly is to her?
Something very similar eventually happens with the couple in my story, but the very real threat of one character dying forces the other to realize what they'll lose if the other dies, more or less solidifying them as a couple. So, this needs to be as good as possible considering this couple is my answer for NaruSaku.