Mama’s Boy (Naruto Shinden)

Excerpt from pg.116:

She believed a child would remain a child forever.

In the middle of the night, Boruto had a nightmare. I went over to his bed. He clung on to me, crying, as I comforted him, rubbing his knee…… but now, Boruto doesn’t cry anymore. He’s no longer frightened by nightmares, not in the slightest. Oh noー

(He’s not a child anymore……?)

My father’s words resonated in my mind.

“It’s harder to accept as you get older.”

……Hinata realized it was true. In time, Boruto will drift away from her. She didn’t want to admit it, pretending not to see it. She wants to hold her child’s hands forever.