note: yo! so this isn't related to the previous drabble, mkay? AND I MISSED SOME SEASON SIX EPISODES SO NO SPOILING KAYTHNX.
moment: the whole "children? as in more than one?" scene. 8D


"Sasuke. Sasuke. Sasuke. Sas—"

"What?" Sasuke hissed. Grunting, he swatted away Sakura's poking finger. He unlocked his arms from around her waist and rolled back, looking at her through tired eyes. Glancing at the digital clock over her head, he noticed it was just past four in the morning. Great. He glared at her. "Well?"

"I want to have a baby." He was silent for so long Sakura thought he'd fallen back asleep. "Sasuke? Are you awake?"

"Yes."

"Did you hear me?"

"Yes."

"Well?" Sakura moved closer until her face was inches away from his. She took her hand in his and squeezed, smiling. "I want to start a family. I know you think it's still early—that two months of marriage is still pretty short but..." Sakura shrugged. "Well, I think we'd make some really pretty babies."

"...plural?"

Sakura looked confused. "Huh?"

"Before you said 'baby,'" he said. "Now you just said 'babies.' As in more than one." Sasuke appeared to be rather disturbed. "Like... two."

Sakura nodded. "Well of course. Who will the first one play with? He or she will need little brothers and sisters."

"Brothers and sisters? So then you mean like... three? Or more?"

Sakura sat up abruptly and frowned down at him. "I thought you were open to having kids."

"I am," he replied eventually.

"Okay, so why are you getting so defensive?"

"I'm not."

Sakura sighed at his terse response. She dropped the topic and laid her head back on the pillow, trying to fall back asleep. That was difficult, however, with the prospect of not having a family with Sasuke lingering in the air. She tugged on the blanket, wrapping herself in it and pointedly ignoring Sasuke for his brisk behaviour. Jerk.

"I just don't want you to be alone again," she mumbled. Her back was facing him, but she could feel him tense up. "We're both ninja, Sasuke. We all tend to die young." With her umpteenth sigh, she turned over. "If I die, I don't want you to be alone." She moved closer and kissed him. "Besides, you'd make a wonderful father, Sasuke."

His expression didn't change but he did pull her closer. "Really now?"

"Yes." She nodded. "But we'll never know until we try."

They looked at each other for a moment before Sasuke sighed, pressing his forehead against hers and closing his eyes comfortably. The corner of his lip curled ever so slightly. "I guess we're having babies, then," Sasuke murmured.

Sakura smiled back. "I guess we're having babies."