I’m just selfish…I’m here because I want be here. This time, I’m going save you, Naruto. I was always crying, and giving up before even trying. I made the wrong turns so many times…but you helped me find my way and take the correct path, Naruto. I always chased after you. I wanted to catch up to you. I wanted to walk beside you all the time. I want to be at your side, always.You changed me Naruto! Your smile is what saved me! That’s why I’m not afraid to die if it means I can protect you! Because…I love you Naruto!
Naruto Shippuden Episode 166: Confessions.