Ah, it's been a while since I posted anything for this.

Well, here goes nothing. Don't hate me if the chapter's short. Something is better than nothing after all.

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"That might be harder than you think. Minx and Shadow are very possessive."

"Then I'll take care of them if they try something." Kakashi growled warningly, his lips brushing her own when she tipped her head back to look at him. She nodded her head and settled herself more comfortably beside him and laid her head on the arm he had around her and started to doze off as he settled down and rested his head on the back of her shoulder and hugged her tightly.

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Several days later, Kakashi and Uzu stood outside of the lovely, spacious traditonal japanese style house that Uzu had gotten for herself and her Anbu team to all live in, with a feeling of dread in his stomach. And for good reason.

Minx and Shadow were both members of the most elite Anbu team to have existed in over a decade since he had left the Anbu special forces.

And to make things more difficult- They were two of Uzu's fiercest, and most possessive lovers. Two of whom had sired children on her. One of which had already stepped aside as Uzu's lover and given her into his care.

Leaving only one of them Kakashi was deeply beginning to despise for making things so hard on Uzu for wanting to be apart from them. Shadow. Shadow who was making things difficult for Uzu.

Which in turn stressed Kakashi out because in the past few days since asking Uzu to stay with him, the younger male had showed up at Kakashi's home a number of times demanding Uzu back. And when he didn't get what he wanted, the two of them got into fist fights which terrified Uzu to the point of almost miscarrying.

And though Shadow knew what he was doing, he refused to stop.

It was as if he didn't care about what happened to all of the young that Uzu was carrying as long as he got the woman herself back.

To some extent Kakashi could understand this.

After all, he was a former Anbu as well and knew that having an Anbu team leader leave their subordinates, left the subs with a feeling of having outlived their usefullness. Since half of their job was to stick to their captain like glue. To know where their leader was at all times and make sure that said leader stayed in one piece.

Because there was nothing beyond the team that was important.

Not life. Not happiness. Not family...

Of course these were very old fashioned concepts for the Anbu. Times had changed much of the methds, much of the ways teams were built, and functioned. Now a days, women within Anbu are allowed to leave to date and to marry and to have children.

No one really cared if the woman was a team leader (though Kakashi supposed that Anbu had some different protocols for such an event now) To help the Anbu team lacking a leader from feeling useless and forgotten and abandoned.

Kakashi stood next to Uzu in the front yard, his handgripping hers, their fingers laced together, his heart in his mouth. "Remember what I said earlier Uzu-love?" Kakashi asked as Uzu's team filed out of the house one by one. Revealing the group of seven teens. All of whom were male aside from Minx.

"You said that if I started having more stomach pains that I was to tell you immediately."

"And?" Kakashi asked in an impatient tone.

Uzu rolled her eyes. "And that if you accidentally killed Shika here today, I'll help you dispose fo the body then lie about your where abouts."

Kakashi let go of her hand and reached out and patted her cheek. "Thank you love."

"Yeah, yeah. Let's just hurry this up. I'm starting to feel sick."