Konan she was one of the three war orphans that founded the akatsuki. Itachi had been his best friends for years a brother even.
When naruto attacks him itachi insists he only wants to talk.
Naruto itachi best friend. Knowing that his end is near itachi sends a shadow clone to find and meet with naruto. He asks naruto what sasuke means to him and what he will do if ever sasuke moves against konoha. With no one the trust but his best friend itachi instead would report to the hokage council which included danzo shimura head of the anbu to inform them about the uchiha s plans.
This possibly influenced itachi in his future actions to the staving off of a possible civil war within the village that may have escalated into a world war. Itachi and kisame are partners and the two make up the only nonargumentative team of akatsuki. Mandara uchiha who also persudaed itachi to kill his family wrong in order to get the mangekyou u have to kill your best and madara was not his best friend becuz hes still alive his best.
Any fanfics where naruto and itachi and shisui are friends and train together. Naruto and itachi and shisui are best friends. They didn t deserve protection from anyone.
Throughout his lifetime and even in death shisui influenced itachi greatly as a friend in teaching him self sacrifice and how a true shinobi must protect his village from within its own shadow. And naruto hated having to lie and protect those old coots on the council. And he wouldn t allow any one to take itachi away again he had sacraficed enough without giving up his life as well.
Itachi talking with naruto.