I do not own Yu Yu Hakusho or any of its wonderful characters. I just write stories.
Keiko sat on the edge of her bed, jiggling her foot up and down. She was…she wasn't sure how she felt. Happy? Absolutely. She felt like her chest would burst from how happy she felt; she was over the moon. But she had so many other emotions whirling around inside of her. She was nervous, she was anxious, she was scared, she was excited. Mostly she was worried. How would she tell him? How would he take it? It wasn't as if they had planned this at all. This was at the very bottom of their list of priorities. They wanted to wait longer to start a family. But even the best laid plans of mice and men can be foiled overnight. She still wasn't sure how it happened, though her mind automatically went back to the night of heated, frenzied passion from a few weeks before. 'So much for being careful,' Keiko thought. 'It's too late to worry now.'
In the grand scheme of things Keiko figured it wasn't the absolute worst time for this to happen. Sure there would have been better times in the future for them to have a baby, but life wasn't exactly horrible for them. She and Yusuke were both working steady jobs, they had been married for a little over a year, they had their own modestly sized apartment. It would have been nice to wait until they had a little extra cash around, until they had a bigger home, but no things weren't horrible.
Keiko jumped slightly as she heard the front door shut, pulling her from her thoughts. 'How am I supposed to tell him?' she thought frantically as she got to her feet.
"Keiko?" Yusuke called as he walked into the living room.
"I'm right here," she replied, walking out of their bedroom to greet him. "How was your day?" she asked as she kissed him softly.
"Long and tiring," Yusuke replied, wrapping his arms around his wife. Yusuke smiled to himself. 'Wife.' After so many years of just being best friends, of them not talking about how they felt, of so many obstacles keeping them apart, the universe had finally let up and given them their chance to be together. Yusuke knew he was incredibly lucky to have someone as wonderful as Keiko in his life and he had no intention of letting her go. "How was your day Mrs. Urameshi?" he asked, rubbing her back gently.
"It was exhausting," Keiko replied, looking down at Yusuke's chest.
Yusuke frowned as Keiko wouldn't meet his eye. He knew something was wrong with Keiko; her energy signature had been off for days, though he thought it might be from a cold or something. "What's wrong?"
"Nothing's wrong Yusuke," she replied, a fake smile plastered on her face.
"Uh huh," he replied skeptically. "I may not be as smart as the valedictorian of Sariyaski Junior High, but I'm not an idiot." He sat on their couch, tugging her onto his lap. "Tell me what's wrong Keiko," Yusuke said, wrapping his arms around her gently. "Did I do something wrong?"
"No, you didn't do anything," she replied, snuggling her face in his neck. "Not exactly anyway."
"So I did do something," Yusuke sighed, his mind running over the events over the past few days. He couldn't figure out what he could have done to upset Keiko; usually when he screwed up, Keiko told him off right away. "Is it something I can say I'm sorry for even though I don't know what I did?"
"It's nothing that you have to say sorry for Yusuke," she answered, pulling back slightly.
"I don't get it," Yusuke said in confusion.
"If I tell you something Yusuke, will you promise not to get mad?" she asked softly, looking into his eyes. She was worried, so worried her hands were shaking slightly as she folded them in her lap.
Yusuke was taken back when he looked into her eyes rimmed with tears. This had to be bad, really bad. "Course Keiko, I could never be mad with you."
"Yusuke, I…we," Keiko looked down at her hands, the words caught in her throat. 'Come on, just spit it out,' she thought. "Yusuke, I'm pregnant," she said softly, a tear slipping down her cheek.
Yusuke felt his stomach drop into his feet at Keiko's words. He couldn't have heard her right; she must have said something else, but his demon blood allowed him to hear her perfectly despite her hushed tones. 'Pregnant! How can she be pregnant? She's having a baby! We're having a baby. Oh my god, we're having a baby,' Yusuke thought frantically. Yusuke didn't know if he wanted to puke or pass out, possibly both. He knew Keiko's eyes were focused on him, waiting for some sort of a response, but he was momentarily frozen. "P-pregnant?" Yusuke stuttered.
"Yes, I'm pregnant," Keiko repeated. This is not the response she expected; she wasn't sure what she was expecting, but it wasn't this semi frozen Yusuke.
"We're going to have a baby?" Keiko nodded silently, waiting for the moment when his emotions were unleashed. Yusuke pulled Keiko tight against his chest, wrapping his arms around her. "Thank you," he murmured into her hair, kissing the top of her head.
"You're not mad?" Keiko asked, her eyes slightly widened.
"Why would I be mad?" Yusuke asked, pulling her away slightly.
"I thought maybe you wouldn't want to have the baby; maybe you didn't want one," she said softly.
"Why wouldn't I want the baby? This is our kid we're talking about. Unless you don't want the baby," he replied, panicking slightly.
"Of course I want the baby!" Keiko exclaimed, her voice full of relief. She wanted the baby and he wanted the baby; everything was going to be okay.
Yusuke smiled, a full toothed, cheek splitting smile. "We're gonna have a kid," he exclaimed, picking up Keiko and spinning her around as she laughed happily. They were gonna have a family.
Keiko's told Yusuke, but how will everyone else take it? Reviews please