The views that will follow are not actually because I want them that way, but because I believe there are signs pointing to it happening, some of these will be explained to how I came up with the conclusion. Basically to whatever I'm saying, to whatever point anyone could be at in the manga or anime, relatively all of this could be a Spoiler in a sense, so I'll it leave as anyone reading this chose to take the risk, fair enough? I think there is a pattern of a sort to the writing, I don't feel like spending hours explaining this pattern in whole, but it has told me a few things. Before I even knew them as facts, I was confirmed on a lot of things as I continued the story. Example: Orochimaru was introduced pursuing Sasuke, and as soon as Jiraiya was introduced and trained Naruto, I knew Sasuke would end up with Orochimaru, and that Sakura would end up training with the other Sannin who was revealed as Tsunade who turned out to be similar to Sakura. The characters have certain similarities with the Sannin. -I believe Naruto will have a relationship and possibly get married to Hinata sometime in the future. She started out being the only person to like Naruto, and she likes him for everything that he is. Many times in the series so far, Naruto has had moments where he has been noticing Hinata more and more, nothing big or ground breaking change, but each encounter has been increasingly more... emotional?.. Is that the word I'm looking for?.. Anyways, Naruto's attention to Sakura has waned and seemingly ceased since the mission tracking and retrieving Sasuke as he left with Orochimaru's 4. Naruto took notice of the silhouette of what he did not know, that was actually Hinata, to be a beautiful girl at the waterfall, at the mission to get the bug that could be able to track down Sasuke. Naruto's fight with Neji at the chuunin exams, Naruto made a comment to Neji that had no direct meaning, "When I become Hokage, I will change the destiny of hatred of the Hyuuga Clan for you." (something to that effect), this means nothing directly to Naruto or Neji, but it appears to be that Masashi Kishimoto is cleverly adding a hint to Naruto's future, if you take in any of the minor connections Naruto has with the Hyuuga at the time. In which it would say that Naruto and Hinata have a future together, with Naruto's struggle to get acknowledged in account, he will no doubt certainly have the eventual high respects out of every single person in Konoha by the time he is Hokage, in which the Hyuuga Clan would most certainly consent to Naruto and Hinata. Wow, I wrote a lot, but the main character's connections always seem to be the most detailed to explain. Sasuke seems to be a tragic hero, seeking vengence against the man who killed his relatives, his brother. I see Sakura being related somehow to his future, she tragically loves Sasuke without returned feelings, and persists her feelings for him no matter what happens. I believe Sasuke and Sakura will have a relationship that could end tragically, possibly ending in both characters dieing only then realizing their true feelings for each other. Hard to tell the exact future of these characters because Masashi Kishimoto writes them in a circle of deflecting, but persistent emotions, though it seems clear to me they are together. It seems to me that Temari and Shikamaru are there for a future, they are written together in what seems to be like Shikamaru's parents. Shikamaru and Temari go through a battle in the chuunin exams that is intellectual and emotional. Temari comes and aids Shikamaru against Tayuya, she is there with Shikamaru as he nervously sits for news on his best friend Chouji who was in critical condition after that whole ordeal. And Shikamaru sees Temari off as they leave Konoha. It seems like an obvious situation to me. There are a few male/female "pairs" and story arcs that seem like they will happen, but there is a lack of information thus far in the story, that it makes me uncomfortable even mentioning them, there is however supporting info, but not as much as I'd like for me to make a seemingly sound prediction. I'll have more of my story predictions coming after a while, it takes a bit to gather my thoughts after tossing a bucket full in. My brain is scattered right now. So, what do you guys think? Do think I might have it wrong? Am I right? Am I an Idiot? I guess, just tell me what you think?