Chapter 7: Baby Lotus

A/N: I actually saw this in the subway and naturally thought of how it would look/play out if our awesome Konoha shinobi were to do it. Lee was actually my first choice – it fits him so well.

Pairing: Lee x Hinata.

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The baby cooed up at her, mittened fists waving, contentedly gurgling as her saliva began to pool down her chin. Hinata smiled and wiped away the partially regurgitated baby food, wrinkling her nose at her daughter as the infant began to kick out in pleasure. Shifting the child to a more comfortable position in her arms, Hinata began to bounce her as she walked down the hallway towards the living room. "Honey, are you ready?" she called.

"Yosh! Let's do this!" her husband shouted, stepping in from the kitchen, stuffing another bottle in the diaper bag. He turned to face her and flashed his nice guy pose, which still managed to make her giggle.

Lee put down the bag and suddenly locked into position. Legs spread apart and slightly bent, he lightly crouched in front of Hinata. He threaded his hands through the holes of a strange, complicated looking contraption that was strapped on his chest. "Ready!" he shouted.

"You don't have to go through all that effort every time you know," Hinata giggled as she lifted the gurgling baby off her shoulder. She turned the infant to face Lee and easily slid her into the baby carrier he was wearing. Lee reached up and caught his daughter's feet and guided them through the leg holes, making sure that she fit snugly against his chest and was safely strapped in.

"I know, but I want to make sure my darling lotus is safe and sound!" Lee said cheerily as he nuzzled the child. He swung the diaper bag over his shoulder before reaching for Hinata's hand, "let's go!"

She smiled and squeezed his hand. Enthusiasm and dedication were important in life, she decided, especially when it came to green spandex clad baby strapped onto her husband's chest.