they met for the first time on the tunin exam,both were just over 12 years old and both hated each other.
three years passed,the village of Leaf and the village of Sand signed a peace Treaty and they began to have common missions to complete.
They barely communicated,and if they discussed it, it was just plans of action.But once,after one case when Naruto risked his life and ended up very badly injured saving Gaara,the red-haired man’s opinion of him changed dramatically.
He started trying to have casual conversations with Naruto.At first,Naruto was stressed out, but he quickly adjusted to the “change of scenery” between them.
The end of the mission.They sat in front of each other,leaning their backs against the trees.Naruto,seeing how Gaara looks at him,smiled broadly and handed him a slightly disintegrated onigiri from his pocket.
Gaara looked at the shining eyes of naruto,at his haggard face,wide smile and onigiri that he so persistently held out to him.Watching the whole picture, the corners of Gaara’s lips involuntarily rose.
Naruto was taken aback?Yes.Even though the enmity between them has long been extinguished-Gaara’s gaze has always been indifferent.
This was the first time when Gaara smiled and Naruto remembered this day forever