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Chapter 16 Overdue Joy

The day was June 14th. Temari was about two weeks overdue to give birth. Kankuro was hoping and praying this baby will be born soon because basically everything was ticking off Temari. She was not getting enough sleep and was constantly hungry. Plus Gaara was back from Suna. He was surprised Temari didn't have the baby. He had on the million dollar confused face on when he saw Temari still pregnant. Gaara thought he was already an uncle and wanted to see his niece or nephew. But that wasn't the case. Also Yukiko and Temari have been hanging out more. But Yukiko had to go back to Suna by July 25th. But this morning, Temari would be getting mad again.

Shikamaru and Temari were in bed, awake. They were having their nights before the baby was born.

"I never had sex with a pregnant woman before. And I'm talking about you." Shikamaru said.

"Well, the baby enjoyed it. It's going crazy." Temari said standing.

"I am grossed out now." Shikamaru said.

"Whatever. Anyway, get up you lazy-ass."


Shikamaru and Temari took a shower and then went downstairs to meet with the others.

"So how was your night last night?" Kankuro asked.

"Normal. Why do you even care?" Temari asked.

"Well, umm, we kind of heard you guys last night." Yukiko said.

Both Shikamaru and Temari blushed madly.

"Not a very good thing to hear." Gaara stated.


"We understand." Yukiko answered back.

Everyone had breakfast. Kankuro and Gaara went out just to get out of the house and Shikamaru went to go get some groceries and some extra stuff. Temari sat down on the sofa and Yukiko stood standing. Temari grabbed the book titled "What to Expect from Labor."

"So, are you going to have a c-section?" Yukiko asked.

"Nah. Unless it's an emergency one." Temari answered.


Then Temari felt a hard kick.

"Ooh." Temari said rubbing her belly.

"What's wrong?" Yukiko asked.

"The baby is kicking quite hard today." Temari answered.

"Maybe it's just from being overdue." Yukiko thought.



Awhile later the guys came back. Shikamaru and Temari went to go finish up the room with the stuff Shikamaru and Kankuro bought. The crib was placed in their bedroom. Kankuro and Yukiko were kind enough to help Shikamaru fix the room up. Temari couldn't because she was pregnant and plus, every time she asked, they said no.

"Hey Temari, I got this. Want to try it out?" Shikamaru asked taking something out.

"What the hell is that?" Temari asked confused.

"It's a music player. But you can put it on your belly for the baby to hear. Plus the lady at the store wouldn't let me go without buying it." Shikamaru said.

"It's true." Kankuro added.


Temari sat down and figured out to place the music player. When she put a minute later the baby kicked and it flew off Temari's belly.

"The baby doesn't want to hear music then." Kankuro said.

"Guess not." Shikamaru said grabbing it.

Temari took awhile getting off the chair from her belly.

"Does that work to put the baby to sleep?" Temari asked.

"It says 'play a soft melody to help the baby fall asleep.' Does that answer your question?" Shikamaru asked.



About an hour and a half later, Temari felt another hard kick. It was the early afternoon. 12:24PM to be exact. Temari took a shower and change into comfortable clothes. Even though it was pretty cool and comfortable in the house while it was in the 70s outside. Everyone was in the living room except Gaara. He was taking a nap. Temari headed downstairs and into the kitchen. As Temari was passing the table in the kitchen/living room, Temari felt as if some liquid came out of her. She grabbed the edge of the table and gasped as pain ripped through abdomen. Temari had an arm under her huge belly.

"Temari! What's wrong?" Shikamaru asked in concern.

Shikamaru then saw the liquid on the floor.

"My water just broke!" Temari answered in pain.

"Oh no! Let's get you to the hospital!" Shikamaru panicked.

"The baby's coming?" Kankuro asked.

"Duh! Get the bags upstairs because Temari is going into labor." Yukiko instructed.

"Okay okay."

"You better hurry up or I swear if I'm not at the hospital in twenty minutes, you'll never place a foot into that hospital." Temari threatened.

"And I'll wake up Gaara." Yukiko said running to the room where Gaara was asleep. She slipped running, but got back up and continued.

Temari was leaning against the table breathing quickly.

"They better hurry up." Temari said.

"Don't worry. Just breathe in and out slowly." Shikamaru said.

"Easy for you to say."


Then Yukiko, Gaara, and Kankuro emerged.

"Let's go." Yukiko said.


About a half hour later Temari was on a hospital bed. Kankuro got kicked and slapped for making jokes about Temari being in labor on the way. Yukiko did the pleasure in hurting him. But Temari promised that a way for her to lose the baby weight was by attacking Kankuro. When the group arrived at the hospital, the nurse was hard of hearing. It took about ten minutes and Temari swearing she'll find her and get her for not getting her into a room for Temari to be put in a room. So Temari changed into a hospital gown.

So Temari was sitting up in the bed gripping the edges due to her contractions. Shikamaru was sitting next to her.

"I want this baby out of me." Temari complained angrily.

"Well, sometime soon the baby will be born." Shikamaru answered.

"This just freaking hurts like crazy."

Then someone came into the room. It was a nurse. She had a clipboard in her hand.

"Hello, my name is Nurse Asa. I will be delivering your baby." Asa introduced.

"How much longer is this going to last?" Temari asked.

"Well, how frequent are your contractions?" Asa asked.

"Um, about ten to twenty minutes apart." answered Temari.

"Okay, I am going to see how dialated you are. Then we might take a guess to see how much longer. But first off, were you dialated when you last went to the doctor?" Asa asked.



Nurse Asa put on gloves and checked how far dialated Temari was.

"Okay, well, you're only three centimeters. This might be awhile." Nurse Asa quoted.

"Wonderful." Temari said sarcastically.

"Don't worry. Some labors are long and some are short. And you are probably gonna have the long labor." Asa stated.


"If you want, you can take a nap. Some women do that so they can gather up their strength for the pushing." Asa suggested.


Then Asa left the room.

"So are you going to take a nap?" Shikamaru asked.

"Yeah. If I can fall asleep." Temari answered.

"Alright. But I'm staying here if in case you wake up." Shikamaru said.

"Okay. Thanks." Temari smiled.

She shifted herself in the bed then fell asleep five minutes later. Shikamaru kissed her forehead.


"I wonder how long this will take. I mean I'm worrying because of what happened just a couple months ago." Kankuro said.

"Isn't it supposed to be the father who is worried?" Yukiko asked.

"Yeah. But she is also my sister." Kankuro added.

"Just sit down. Everything is going to be fine." Gaara said.

"Yeah." Kankuro said sitting down.

It was quiet for awhile.

"Is anybody hungry?" Kankuro asked randomly.


Back in Temari's room.

A little less than an hour had passed. Temari had woken up.

"How long was I asleep?" Temari asked.

"Less than a hour." Shikamaru answered.


"So how was your nap?" Shikamaru asked.

"Good I guess. But still in labor." Temari answered.

Then Nurse Asa came back in.

"I saw before you were taking a nap. So now being that you're awake, let's see if there is any improvement." Asa stated.

Asa checked Temari again.

"Well, you made some improvement. You are halfway there." Nurse Asa stated.


"Do you want the others to come in?"

"Uh, sure." Temari answered.



Yukiko, Kankuro, and Gaara were in the room.

"So, how have you been holding up?" Yukiko asked.

"Good I guess. The contractions are getting stronger though." Temari answered.


Then another one of Temari's contractions came again.

"Oww, that one was much stronger." Temari said after the contraction had passed.

"So only Shikamaru will be the only one allowed in the room for the birth?" Kankuro asked.

"Nurse Asa said no. So if you guys want to." Temari answered.

"I'm not staying here." Gaara said.

"No problem. Ah! That one really hurt." Temari said after another contraction came.


It was now getting dark out. Temari's contractions were coming closer together. And as they got closer together, they were more painful. Around 4:00AM, Nurse Asa came to check up again. Temari was now seven centimeters dialated. Everyone fell asleep. But Shikamaru woke up again around 5:00 in the morning.

"So how are you holding up?" Shikamaru asked.

"Still in labor." Temari pointed out.

"Wow. How far along are you now?"

"About eight centimeters."

"So you're almost there?"


Then Temari felt a sharp contraction.

"Ow, that hurt really bad." Temari said gripping the edge of the bed and biting her lower lip.

Shikamaru went to Temari's side and grabbed her hand.

"I'm here. And you can squeeze my hand when a contraction comes." Shikamaru stated.

"You sure? You're hand might be broken after the baby is born."

"I don't care, it's for you." Shikamaru said.

That made Temari smile.


Contractions kept on coming. They did for about another hour. And each time Shikamaru's hand was squeezed. And each contraction was closer together and much stronger. Then...

"Ah! Shikamaru! Get the nurse. I think it's time." Temari said sitting up, breathing quickly, and holding her belly.


Shikamaru went to get Nurse Asa and the others saw Shikamaru running.

"Wow, who would've believed Shikamaru would run that fast." Gaara stated.

"I guess it's time." Yukiko quoted.


Inside the room Nurse Asa was preparing to deliever the baby. Shikamaru was sitting behind Temari for support.

"Well, you're fully dialated Temari. It's time to begin pushing." Nurse Asa stated.

"Shikamaru, I'm scared." Temari whispered.

"Don't worry, I'm here. Everything going to be just fine." Shikamaru whispered back. He also gave Temari a kiss.

"Okay, you ready?" Asa asked.

Temari nodded 'yes.'

"Alright. Push!"

Temari pushed with all her might and let out a small yelp.


Temari pushed again.

"Very good."

"This hurts. Stupid book, what a liar." Temari said in psin.

"Wow. But don't worry, just think about what will be in the end." Shikamaru said.

"I know."

This pushing process went on for two hours.


Later on a little after 9:50;

"You're almost there! A couple more pushes." Nurse Asa stated.

"Whatever." Temari said.

"Alright. Push!"

Temari pushed again and let out another yelp.

Shikamaru's hands were squeezed to a pulp.

"Great, again."

And Temari pushed again.

"The baby's head is crowning." Asa stated.

Shikamaru looked over and saw the baby's head.

"Give this last push all your might. Ready? Push!" Asa instructed.

"Ah!" Temari yelled the loudest on the last push.

Then a baby's cry was heard. Asa showed the baby to the couple before cleaning and handing it to them.

"It's a girl!" Asa exclaimed.

Temari and Shikamaru were full of joy and excitment.

"Great job." Shikamaru said kissing Temari.

Then Asa handed the baby to Temari after it was cleaned.

"Congratulations." Asa said.

Temari held her daughter like a loving mother would.

"Here there little girl." Temari said kissing the newborns head.

Asa went to go get Gaara, Kankuro, and Yukiko.

They walked in and immediatly saw Temari holding the baby.

"Boy or girl?" Yukiko asked.

"Girl." Temari asked.


"Looks like the both of you." Gaara commented.

The baby had Temari's blue eyes, Shikamaru's dark hair, Temari's lips, and Shika's shaped nose.

"Here you hold her. She wants her father." Temari said handing the baby to Shika.

"Wow, I'm a father. Nine months had passed so quickly." Shikamaru said looking down at his daughter.

"So what are you guys going to name her?" Kankuro asked.

"We talked it over and decided to go with Airi for a girl. It means 'love' and 'joy.'" Temari answered.

"So June 15 is Airi Nara's birthday. She is so beautiful." Yukiko stated.


And with that Airi Nara was finally born at 10:14AM on June 15. She came in at 8 pounds and 14 ounces. A very healthy baby girl.


Done! I can't believe this is over! Thank guys again for reading! I love you for that! But did you guys like? Over 2,600 words. Please review. And thanks again for reading. And the title of the sequel will be "Our First Year." Just go to my profile and it will be published tommorow. Anyway, thank you so much!!!!!!!!!