|Lu Ten: Expert Baby Sitter!
Author: ScorpioGirl1987 PM
Pre-banishment. Takes place when Zuko is a baby. After the palace baby-sitter canceled on Ursa, she enlists Lu Ten to baby sit her one year old son Zuko. Can Lu Ten handle the task? Chaos and insanity ensues! Rated for strong language. NOW COMPLETE!Rated: Fiction T - English - Humor/Family - Zuko - Chapters: 4 - Words: 3,351 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 09-12-08 - Published: 08-14-08 - Status: Complete - id: 4472584
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1Ok...I couldn't resist writing a fanfic like this, and there are hardly any Lu Ten stories. This takes place when Zuko is a year and a half old. Considering the age difference between Iroh and Ozai, I'm gonna say that Lu Ten is 15. Ursa and Ozai are 19, and Iroh is 40.
It was a bright, sunny day in the Fire Nation royal city. Everyone was content with doing their thing, and-
...Ok, maybe not everyone.
Ursa groaned angrily and headed to Ozai's suite. "Ozai, we have a problem."
'And it took you a year and a half to realize that?' Ozai thought to himself. "Yes, Ursa?"
"The palace baby-sitter just cancelled. Apparently, she's sick and can't baby-sit Zuko while we go to this charity thing!" Ursa sighed and rubbed her eyes in frustration.
"Well, we can't take him with us." Ozai said. "My father is way too busy being Fire Lord to spend two seconds with him..." He sighed. "I really don't want to miss this event, Ursa."
"I know." Ursa replied. She bit her lip in thought. "Maybe...do you know if Lu Ten is going to the event?"
"I don't know. Why?"
Ursa slowly smiled as she came up with a backup plan...
"So...you want me to baby-sit Zuko while you, Uncle Ozai, and my dad go to this charity thing?"
Ursa found her nephew walking towards the kitchens. They were walking along the hallway.
"Yes." Ursa nodded. "Please, Lu Ten? This event is really important to me and Ozai. The palace baby-sitter cancelled on me, and I really need help. Plus, I'd be willing to pay you ten gold pieces an hour."
'Well, I do need money...' Lu Ten thought to himself. He smiled. "Sure. I'll baby-sit Zuko."
Ursa beamed and hugged Lu Ten. "Aww, thanks, Lu Ten! You're the best nephew in the world!"
Lu Ten blushed. "All right. Too much love/. Though you're right- I am."
Ozai was skeptical at having his nephew baby-sit his son. "You sure Lu Ten is...experienced at this?"
"Well, he spends a lot of time with Zuko." Ursa explains. "Besides, it's only for a few hours. It's not like it's a few years."
"Thank Agni for that."
Iroh walked into the room they were in. "Hello, Ursa. Ozai."
"Hello, Iroh." Ursa smiled. "Did Lu Ten tell you about his new job?" She joked.
"Why, yes, he did." Iroh smiled. "I think he'll do a wonderful job at baby-sitting his cousin."
A few hours later, Iroh, Ozai, and Ursa got ready to leave.
"Now...Zuko doesn't need a bath, but he needs to be fed." Ursa was telling Lu Ten. "He's playing in his playpen right now. If he gets bored, there are toys in a basket by his pen. Food is in the kitchen. The cooks already prepared for Zuko's dinner. He needs to be in bed by the time we get back. Got everything?"
"Zuko doesn't need a bath, he's playing in his playpen, toys are by the playpen, dinner in the kitchen, in bed by the time you get back." Lu Ten repeated. He nodded.
Ursa smiled. "You're all set! Have fun, and we'll see you in a few hours."
"Good luck, Son." Iroh called over his shoulder. Lu Ten waved the trio off. He sighed and headed to Zuko's playroom.
"Hi, Zuko. Remember me?" Lu Ten said in a baby voice. Zuko smiled and giggled. He threw a stuffed dragon at Lu Ten's head and laughed harder. Lu Ten scowled. "Oh, you think that's funny?" He picked up the dragon. "Well, you're not getting this back until you say sorry." He joked.
'Man, this baby-sitting thing is cake! I might make a job out of this...' Lu Ten walked over and sat in front of Zuko's playpen. Zuko cooed and reached out or his stuffed animal. Lu Ten held it further away. "Uh-uh. Not until you apologize. Ahhh...I don't know why you love dragons so much. The last dragon was killed by my father like twenty years ago. Little fucker had it coming." He chuckled.
"Fug...her." Zuko repeated in a slow and tiny voice.
Lu Ten looked up, surprised. Did he just say what he thought he said?
"Fuh...ker." Zuko said again.
Lu Ten gaped and stared. He did say that...
'Damn it, I am so screwed!'
Little did the Fire Prince know, his troubles had just began.
HOLY MACKERAL! XD Read and review! No flames, please!