I wanted to try something new. I'm well aware that FF readers enjoy my lemons, but every once in a while I need a break from writing them too. I hope you all understand. Too much of a good thing can really become boring. I can definitely write more than just lemons. I hope you all like this one.

The Real Life Shinobi

No one in life really has it easy, they don't either. These are the lives of Konoha's finest. Sequel to イチャイチャタクティクス.

Mornings have become rather pleasant these days for Sasuke. His life was falling into place. He recently earned the head captain position of the Konoha Military Police force, a dream that he once believed that slipped away, and just about two months ago, he finally did it. He married the love of his life, Sakura. He was truly happy. All that they wanted now was a new edition to the family. Sakura kept her promise, that she would stop taking the pill as soon as she had a ring on the left finger. Ever since the honeymoon, they or shall we say 'he' has been trying to make that dream come true.

'She must be exhausted after last night.' Sasuke thinks to himself as he slips out of bed to dress himself and make breakfast.

The sun rises once again in the peaceful village of Konoha. Rays of light peak through the window of the newlywed Uchihas. Sakura feels the warmth of the sunlight across her cheek, smiling happily as she turns her back away from the window, reaching out to embrace her husband.

"Morning Sasu- hmm?" Her left arm lands on an empty mattress. Sakura sleepily opens her eyes as she runs her hand across his side of the bed. 'Still warm. He didn't get up too long ago.'

She then hears running water coming from the kitchen. The aroma of miso soup and fried eggs carried over to the bedroom.

"Mmm. Breakfast. Hopefully by next week I'll be eating for two." Sakura throws the sheets off of herself, grabs a new change of clothes before getting in the shower.

Meanwhile in the kitchen as Sasuke sets the table and prepares some tea, a certain someone approaches the front door.

Knock. Knock. Knock.

Sasuke heads for the door. "Tch. It's not even seven o'clock yet and I got someone at the door."

Knock. Knock. Knock.

"Just a second." He slides the wooden door across to answer it. "Hey, Naruto."

The energetic blond ninja flashes him a smile. "Good morning, Sasuke."

"Morning. I thought you were on a mission." Sasuke steps aside to let him in. Naruto slips off his sandals and then follows him into the kitchen.

"I finished it early." Naruto takes a seat at the table. "I was just taking an walk, I stopped by to ask you to join me before you head out to the police station."

"Ah thanks, but I have someone else taking the early shift. I'm coming in later I have something to take care of."

"Something or someone?" Naruto hinted.

Sasuke smirks as he shakes his head from side to side. "No, she's too tired for another round. But I seriously have other matters to attend to. Sakura should be down in a moment, would you like to join us for breakfast?"

"Sure, thanks."

Sasuke pours some tea for Naruto as they wait for Sakura to come down.

Naruto decides to start off the conversation. "So, how have the two of you been these days? You've been so busy since you came back from the honeymoon."

"We've been great actually, we're trying to start a family." Sasuke answered after sipping some tea.

Naruto's eyes light up in excitement. "That's great Sasuke! I could see it now." He carries his open palm in the air from left to right visualizing his thoughts. "You repopulating your clan, having all these little Uchihas running around the village."

He then pauses in hesitation, his voice returns with a slight quake. "Using their mind controlling Sharingan and possessing inhuman strength… Come to think of it, t-that sounds really scary."

Sasuke punches Naruto on the shoulder after hearing his insight. "Oh, thanks for the support."

"Ow." Naruto rubs his shoulder in response to the stinging pain. "Hey, I'm just saying. Konoha will be the homeland of some seriously bad ass shinobi. If you combined the best features out of each parent into one child, can you imagine the possibilities?"

Sasuke lets the idea sink in. "That sounds pretty lethal. I wonder what Temari and

Shikamaru will be teaching their kid. As for the Hyuuga family, I feel sorry for them having you as their son-in-law."

Naruto darts his eyes at Sasuke. "What the hell is that supposed to mean?"

He gives a smirk towards his worked up friend. "Think about it. If your kids have a chakra system like yours, I could see them putting a new spin to all of Hyuuga's secret techniques. Makes me curious what kind of impact will your genes will have on Konoha's best."

The blond grins happily. "Hehe. Juken will never be the same again." Naruto uses this opportunity to change the subject.

"Hey, Sasuke. Can I ask you something?"


"How come Sakura isn't pregnant yet? She's been off the birth control before we came home from our last mission."

"Are you serious?" Sasuke glares at him with concern. "Who told you that?"

"I just heard it from Hinata, she also told me that this stuff stays in your system for a long time, couple months actually.

"Hmm? That could explain why Sakura's been on time the past two months. At first I thought it was bad timing. This month, we been at it everyday. I'm sure that should have done it." Sasuke recollected.

Naruto raised an eyebrow. "Really? Everyday? No wonder she always looks tired. She doesn't have time to train with me anymore.

The blond nods his head lower. "Have you ever thought about giving your ninjas a rest? They don't kick as hard if you're hitting it everyday."

"My ninjas are kicking fine, thank you." Sasuke retorted.

"Hahaha. I got you to say ninjas. I'm just saying, every other day is a better method. If you don't rest up, your ninjas are as useful as a quadriplegic." Naruto laughed.

Sasuke thinks it over. "You know, that actually does make a lot of sense. Wait, why am I listening to you? How would you know all of this?"

Naruto gives Sasuke the Yondaime grin and the victory sign in his face "Hehe."

Sasuke brow creases in disgust, shaking his head from side to side. "Aww, no. Are you serious?"

"Yeah, I beat you again. I'm going to be a dad."

"When did you find out?" Sasuke sighed.

"Interesting story actually…."