When You have a Child

Summary: A story about Sasuke, Sakura, their son, and learning what it's like when you have a child.

Pairings: SasuSaku, NaruHina, DaiAne, ItaAsu

Disclaimer: I do not own Naruto. I do, however, own the plot of this story, Sanosuke, Asuna, and any other characters that may show up that are not in the original manga/anime.

Note: This is an extension off of 'No Better Way', the one-shot I wrote for Sakura's birthday. I was asked to continue it and this is what came about. I'm not sure how long it will be, but, at the moment, I don't think it will be more than fifteen chapters.

Chapter 1: Day 1

Sanosuke Uchiha, first son and child to Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno-Uchiha, is born on April 21, in the middle of the night. Although she's tired, after sixteen hours of labor and it being four in the morning, Sakura still smiles at her newborn son, taking in every last detail of the tiny being. He had the tiniest fingers she had ever seen, along with an adorable little nose. She was already in love with his chubby little cheeks and beautiful black eyes. The tuft of hair on the top of his head, at first glance, looked like a dark brown, but was actually pure black, just like Sasuke's.

Oh… how perfect are you?

Sakura tried to hold back a laugh when he stirs, the results of her running her fingers over his cheek. He was so soft on top of being adorable.

"Pure perfection, don't you think, Sasuke?" Sakura smiles to her dear husband, who has done nothing since the child was born but stare at him.

She didn't know if it was in shock or in awe, but it was likely a combination of the two. He barely glanced at Sakura when she spoke, before looking back to the baby and nodding.

"I agree… can I hold him?"

"Of course. He's your son too." Sakura kept her smile as she handed the tiny newborn over to Sasuke, who held him close, to make sure he was safe. "You're not going to drop him… you've held Reyke enough times to know how to hold a baby."

Sasuke nodded, before saying "Yes, but… this is different, because he's ours."

Nodding, Sakura leaned against the pillows on her hospital bed, watching Sasuke and their son. The second the little boy start fussing, Sasuke began to comfort him, telling him everything was all right and he would be fine. It made her smile grow even more, to see Sasuke like this with their son.

I love it.

"He needs a name, Sasuke."

"Hm…" Sasuke nodded, looking at their son before smiling slightly. "I have one."

"What is it?"


Sakura blinked, before running the name over in her mind for a moment. Sanosuke Uchiha didn't sound bad at all. In fact, it sounded…