Disclaimer: Naruto does not belong to me. If it did, it wouldn't be nearly as misogynistic.
Genre: General, Humor
Ship: Tsunade/Jiraiya, Kushina/Minato, Mikoto/Fugaku
Summary: Tsunade announces her pregnancy to her friends and mourns the temporary loss of her precious sake.
Author's Note: Oh God. This got started as a fever-induced brain fart gone wrong that just continued to spiral out of control for the next several months. The rather uncleverly named "Naruto Drabble Series" got started on deviantART way back on June 25, 2008- back when I still considered Twilight as "literature". I have since seen the light, and improved my writing exponentially, so please, don't fault me for some old, sucky writing. I'd love to go back and improve all of the drabbles, but I've kind of gotten away from the Naruto fandom, and, since people still seem to think they're cute, I'm going to leave them as is.
"That's great, Tsunade!"
The blonde sannin glared at the woman to her left. "No, Kushina, it is not great. Do you know what this means? It means I'll be a mother at thirty-eight, I'll have to marry Jiraiya, and I can't have any sake for nine months!"
The dark haired woman to Tsunade's right scoffed. "Join the club."
"How far along are you?" Kushina asked, unfazed by her friend's outburst.
"Two months." Tsunade sighed like it was the end of the world.
"That's not so bad!" The other woman nudged her. "That means you only have seven months without sake."
This didn't seem to help.
"If it makes you feel better," she continued, "I won't drink any in front of you."
"You can't drink any anyway. You're still breastfeeding." Tsunade grumbled.
"Speaking of which," Kushina leaned over the bar to see her other lunch buddy. "Where is that cute little Sasuke?"
Mikoto smiled. "I left him with Fugaku. I'm going to go and train some with Yoshino." She patted her belly. "Gotta get rid of baby-fat."
Tsunade laid her head against the bar of Ichiraku's. "You're getting rid of fat, and I'm about to get fat."
Kushina gave her a reassuring smile, rubbing her friend's shoulder. "It's not the end of the world, Tsunade."
Mikoto nodded. "Trust me, once you see that baby for the first time, you'll take back every bit of this."
Sitting up with a sigh, Tsunade gave a weak nod and looked down at her stomach. "You better be a girl. A girl would make all of this worth it."
"She could be a medic!" Kushina gushed. "And a girlfriend for my Naruto."
"Or my Sasuke. Or even Itachi; there's not that much of an age gap." Mikoto put in.
Tsunade propped herself up on her elbows. "It could be a boy."
"Nah," Kushina waved it off, "We've already got too many boys. Mikoto's got two. I've got one on the way. There's got to be a little girl in here somewhere."
"I hope you're right." Tsunade muttered before ordering, much to her disdain, a non-alcoholic beverage.