Sakura sighed sitting outside the Hokage's office. She knew she had to do this . . . but that idiot couldn't keep a secret to save his life . . . Her medic jacket was getting tighter. It wasn't noticeable to anyone but her. It would still be a problem and she would just have to pray to Kami that Hinata was around. She took a deep breath and knocked on the door.
"Come in." She heard him laugh from the other side of the door followed by a high pitched squeal. "Daddy stop it!" The pink haired Kunoichi recognized the voice and chuckled as she stepped into the office.
"Hello Naruto." She grinned. The blond looked up from tickling the little four year old girl currently rolling around on the desk in a fit of giggles. Sakura was always slightly jealous at how beautiful her and her siblings were. Of course, it was only to be expected . . . Fumiko was a carbon copy of her mother. Only shorter . . . and wearing a little yellow sundress.
"Oh, Hello Sakura-chan. Did the mission go well?" The Hokage asked. But, she didn't get a chance to answer before the little girl managed to free herself from her father's fingers.
"Saku-chan!" She cheered carefully climbing off the desk before capturing the medic's legs in a hug.
"Hello Fumiko. Where's your mommy?" The lavender eyed girl grinned looking up before she answered.
"Momma had to fix Big bwothess pants! She's buying stringies to fix it!" Sakura groaned inwardly. If her friend was out, that meant she was going to have to handle this on her own.
"And, yes Naruto. The mission went well and I'll have my report in before Monday. But, I need to ask you about something." Naruto nodded.
"Sure of course." Sakura looked down at Fumiko.
"Honey, could you stand out the door for me. Warn me when Lee gets here." He had left on a mission too and she needed Fumiko out of the room. She was just as bad at keeping secrets as her father.
"Ok!" The girl replied cheerily as Sakura opened the door for her to wait behind. With a click she turned back to the blond.
"So, what's up Sakura?" He asked straightening the papers he and his daughter had strewn over the desk.
"Well, I need to get some time off." She said blushing slightly in anticipation for the teasing she would surely receive. Naruto nodded.
"Sure how long you need?" The pink haired girl sighed.
"Ten months." This made Naruto drop his papers all over the floor. He cursed softly in frustration. He wasn't mad at Sakura . . . he just hated re-filing paperwork.
"Why in the world would you need so long?" He asked. Sakura rubbed the back of her neck.
"Well . . . you see . . . after the mission I obviously looked over everyone to check for poison and injuries, including myself . . . and well . . . I found out that I'm . . ." She swallowed once. "I'm pregnant! But, so help me if you tell him before I can I'm gonna wring your high and mighty neck!" The Hokage flinched back.
"Alright, alright I won't . . . so . . . your anniversary was a few weeks ago right?" He smirked. The Kunoichi flushed and groaned, instinctively raising her fist. But, she lowered it, knowing she couldn't hit the Hokage. There was a knock and Sakura quickly smiled and opened the door.
"Greetings Sakura-Chan!" Lee grinned holding a very uncomfortable looking Fumiko. She loved Sakura, but Lee was loud and kinda scary . . . it had taken her a good two years to warm up to Sakura . . . she really was her mother's daughter.
"Hi dear." She chuckled taking The Uzamaki and put her on the floor to rejoin her father before kissing her husband softly on the cheek.
"Careful, you two." Naruto chuckled. "You have plenty to handle without adding another right?" Sakura turned and glared at him. Couldn't he be a little discreet at least?
"What do you mean Naruto-kun?" Lee asked. Sakura was relieved at how dense her husband was sometimes.
"It's nothing Lee . . . now let's get home, before the twins do and decide to trash my house." The jounin chuckled nervously. "Yes dear I'm coming." He knew how his sons could get. Hinestly . . . for being thirteen . . . they had alot to learn before they would ever be considered grown. Naruto chuckled as they left. Lee sure was in for a big surprise.
"That man must be a monster of some kind!" A brunette said dropping her butt on the couch of the recently opened Coffee house. She was so tired as she pulled her somewhat spiked hair out of its pigtails and it fell into her green eyes.
"They do call him the Green Beast of Konoha." Her teammate muttered brushing the flip of black hair out of her dark left eye before it fell right back. Her right eye was uncovered as that side of her hair was short dyed with dark blue highlights.
"Wasn't that the other guy . . . his teacher or something?" The blond male asked as their order was placed on the table in front of them. The girls sat there a moment.
"Ramen again Kenta . . . Really?!" The brunette asked.
"What?! It's not my fault that my dad passed on his idiotic craving! Blame genetics. Besides, it's not like you aren't embarrassed of your parents from time to time . . . right? Nara!"
"Hey! My name is Akemi! You know I hate it when you call me that!" she sighed. "It's just my luck to not only get lumped with the son of the Hokage . . . but I also had to get stuck with the golden child Tomiko Uchiha!"
Said golden child just rolled her eyes.
"Yes, because it's so golden to be treated like one big expectation by parents who are nothing more than business partners. We've been teammates for five years, get over it."
"Yeah Akemi, it's not like being the son of the most powerful man in the village is all sunshine and puppies either. Not to mention all those stupid Hyugga meetings I'm stuck participating in because of mom."
The Nara sighed.
"Alright, alright. I'm sorry, it's just kinda hard trying to be noticed when you two are around." She teased. Kenta shrugged and chuckled.
"Yeah I can understand being compared to me isn't fair to anyone." This made Akemi laugh but, their teammate just rolled her eyes . . . again. She did that a lot . . . she was just like her dad.
"But, like I was saying . . . wasn't the 'Green Beast' Lee-sensei's teacher?" Akemi nodded.
"Yeah, but that was before he moved to Otogure to help rebuild the government." This left Tomiko confused.
"What link does he have to Otoha?"
"Well, his wife Anko had worked for orochimaru when she was young . . . long before it fell. But, it was still where she grew up." The Nara explained. The ravenette nodded in understanding.
"Anyway, they are coming to visit soon anyway aren't they?" Kenta groaned at this reminder.
"Yeah . . . and he's supposed to be more 'youthful' than Lee-Sensei." All three of them groaned at that. After about another hour of general chatter and laughter . . . er . . . well . . . Kenta and Akemi laughed anyway, the Nara stood up.
"Well, I have to go. I have to get up early tomorrow to clean the house. We have relatives visiting."
"Yeah, dad told me about that." Kenta said standing up as well.
"And I can't tell you how hyper he's been waiting for his best friend from Suna to visit. Well, I gotta go too. Fumiko's probably waiting for me to tell her all about our mission." They both looked at Tomiko expectantly.
"You just gonna hang out here?"
She nodded. "Yeah, I'm not in a hurry to get back home. Mommy and daddy dearest can go on yelling without me there." Akemi frowned.
"You sure?" Her friend nodded and waved her hand telling them to go. Kenta and Akemi exchanged looks, but they left.