One missed step, and Naruto does die at the Valley of the End. In the aftermath, Sakura does what must be done.
- Wow, this was a very dark and revealing story. I love how Sasuke's not thinking clearly and the way he keeps going back and forth. I don't think it was clear what exactly Sakura was doing to him, whether she was really healing him or not, but the fuzziness adds to his deteriorating mental state.