As some of you may have heard, Gaara's hidden chapter is coming out I think today actually. In the story, Gaara starts to have a love interest when he is to have an arranged marriage of some sort, or at least that's what I read. However, I won't go into detail about that because I already know that this means GaaRekku probably won't be a thing anymore. I've really put some thought into it and I think this is the best decision I can make.
I know some creators of OCs that are paired with Gaara want to keep their pairing even though it isn't canon. To me, I feel like having Rekkusu and Gaara together even though it wouldn't be canon is hella weird for me. I would want things with my characters with any anime to feel canon, which is why I feel so comfortable with my Hellsing pairing rather than my main naruto pairing.
This actually does make me feel kinda sad because I've had Rekkusu paired with Gaara for 8 years, and after the last chapters of naruto came out and they showed Gaara, I almost felt like they would be safe and canon. However, I do understand why Kishi and the other writers for the Hidden have decided to have a love interest for Gaara. He's been pretty lonely for the majority of his life, and he does deserve a love interest, whether it's canon or not. So what if he ends up being with someone in the manga rather than Rekkusu? I'm still very happy and can't wait to see what's in store for him. I'm not gonna be like some people I've seen where they're gonna be butt hurt about it and even think about sending shit to Kishi about how this is ruining our pairings with our OCs. (seriously, I saw someone post a journal about writing a letter and I laughed my ass off).
So what's in store for Rekkusu and my other Suna babies? Well, for one, Rekkusu will be single for now. I've had this pairing for 8 years, so I still need to work on Rekkusu's new life without Gaara, which brings me to my next subject: where she and my other bbies will live. I've decided that all my Suna bbies will live in Namigakure instead of Suna, since the majority of the pairings I have with my other bbies live in Nami, and it's just easier for everyone.
Yeah, I'm gonna miss GaaRekku, but I'm excited for what's in store for Gaara and Rekkusu's future. I can't wait to see what Kishimoto will publish for Gaara's Hidden chapter, and I can't wait to see what Rekkusu's new life in Nami will be like