My answer to If you could choose to spend 30 minutes with any Naruto character, which would it be, and what would y…
Answer by Vijayendra Mohanty:
I would like to spend, if I may, a few minutes with my heroes — Itachi Uchiha and Rock Lee.
I would like to tell them that I am so very proud of both of them.
In Naruto Shippuden, these two haven’t spent much time with each other, so perhaps I can, in the course of my meeting, tell them about each other.
I would tell Rock Lee about what he can learn about sacrifice from the elder Uchiha. I would tell Lee (and I am sure Itachi will not like this) about how Itachi was almost his exact opposite in matters of natural skill — he was a genius even at a young age and it never went to his head. I would tell Lee that Itachi was kind and a loving brother and the will of fire burned inside him fiercely.
I would tell Lee that even though he loved his family, he…
At this point, Itachi would calmly put a hand on my shoulder and shake his head. I will shut up. There will be an awkward silence after which I would look up at Itachi and he would smile like an elder brother. I would smile back.
I would then begin telling him about Rock Lee and how he was the best ninja in the whole world. Itachi would indulge me and ask “how so?”
I would tell him that though Rock Lee had no natural talents as a child, he made himself the equal of his peers by merit of sheer hard work. He practiced till his bones cracked and he earned everyone’s respect. Today, even though there are many ninja more powerful than Lee, his presence is acknowledged by all of them with respect and awe.
At this point, Itachi would smile and place a hand on Lee’s head and Lee would break into tears of pure joy.
The meeting would end with all three of us having Ramen. Itachi will pay of course.