Re: Naruto Manga 482 Discussion and 483 Predictions
I really feel like it has to be the first option, or a variation of it. Sakura is pretty strong now, and Sasuke is weak after his fight with Danzo. If Sakura was going to fight him, now would be her best opportunity.
Originally Posted by Ruler Michael
I don't think Sakura is going to become evil forever. Instead, I think she wants to do with Sasuke what Itachi did with Akatsuki: Monitor them and act subtly to protect Konoha. Sakura knows that the big battle between Sasuke and Naruto is coming, one way or another, and if she get get on Sasuke's good-side and steer him away, she can protect all the people she really loves.
We know that Sakura loves Naruto, though it's not romantic kind of love. They are like family, and Sakura values that. But Naruto is reliable: He makes promises that he intends to keep for all eternity, he follows orders given him by Kakashi or the Hokage, and he has no intention to become a missing-nin or a criminal. Sasuke on the other hand is a wild cannon. Sasuke is uncontrollable and unreliable. We know Sasuke wants revenge, but he doesn't even know who he wants revenge against. First he wanted to kill Itachi, but he was wrong. Strangely, he didn't want to kill Madara, who helped Itachi kill the Uchiha. Then he wanted revenge against Danzo and the elders, but as soon as Danzo died he said he wanted revenge against all of Konoha.
Sakura doesn't need to protect Naruto, she knows that Naruto has a level-head and plenty of people around him to help. So to prevent the big battle between the two, Sakura needs to protect Sasuke from it. The only flaw in her plan is that Sai told Naruto her intentions, so now Naruto is heading to Sasuke too. If Sai hadn't said that, Naruto wouldn't be sneaking out to meet them right now.
In short, Sakura doesn't want to kill Sasuke, she wants to take him away and protect him. She expects Naruto to stay with Kakashi and the other villagers, but because of Sai this part of her plan failed and Naruto is heading out to find Sasuke himself. Sasuke right now is not strong enough to survive a battle against either Sakura or Naruto (I don't think, he might be able to beat Sakura), so somehow he is going to have to escape. I also think Sakura is going to go with him, probably after some tearful speach to Naruto.