Asami laid back in bed and rested her hands on her abdomen. She smiled thoughtfully and looked over at Korra who was resting next to her. Korra felt Asami's eyes on her and looked over. They smiled at one another and Korra rolled over on her side.
"What are you thinking?" She asked Asami softly.
"I'm just still amazed that it worked. We're going to be parents." Asami whispered excitedly. "Can you believe it?"
"I'm still trying to wrap my brain around it," Korra admitted. She rested her hand on Asami's. "I'm excited and terrified all at the same time."
"Me too, but we're capable and we have a great support network." Asami leaned over and kissed the tip of Korra's nose. "I can't wait to tell everyone when we get back to Republic City."
"Right? Mako and Bolin are going to flip when they hear the news." Korra chuckled softly while envisioning an over the top reaction from Bolin. "I wonder what your dad is going to say."
"He seemed excited when I talked to him before we left. I hope he hasn't changed his mind. I…I feel like it's going to be hard enough just dealing with the Sato name."
Korra propped herself up to look at Asami more fully. "What does that mean?"
"The name Sato inspires conflicting emotions with a lot of people. I've done everything in my ability to make things right, but no matter what someone will always think 'Equalist.'" Asami sighed ruefully. "I just don't know anymore."
"Love, if I've learned anything being the Avatar it's that you can't please everyone." Korra stroked Asami's abdomen. "Some people hate me just because I'm the Avatar. Kuruk did not inspire a lot of positive feelings with many people. Some still consider Kyoshi a murderer for defeating Chin the Conquerer. People rant against Roku for not being more decisive against the Fire Lord. Hell, people even hate me because I inadvertently started a civil war, killed my uncle, separated the Water Tribes, and made my father Southern Chief."
The industrialist couldn't stifle her laugh. "Makes me feel a little better knowing that your track record is worse than my family's." She then moved a hand to Korra's face and flicked her nose. "You didn't kill Unalaq, by the way."
"I know. I just wanted to see if it would get a laugh out of you." Korra moved closer and rested her head on Asami's shoulder. "I don't like it when you get down on yourself about your family."
Asami sighed. She knew it bothered Korra to no end that she did that, but Korra had a loving family. Parents who always support her, no matter how rash they thought she was being. Asami had a relatively distant father who had turned against her. A father who had actually attacked her.
"I don't expect you to understand, Korra. Just know that I still hurt a little bit. I know I forgave Dad, but it's still gong to take some time for the sting to wear off. He attacked me. He may have even tried to kill me if given the opportunity."
"Well, I guess it's a good thing you've got more than just him now. First off, you have me. Second, we have our little one on the way. You're more than just your father, you know."
"Thank you, love. You always seem to know just what to say." Asami leaned in for a sweet, soft kiss. "We should start thinking about names."
"Names…hmmmm…" Korra scratched her cheek in a comical fashion. "How about Foo Foo Cuddlypoops?"
"You can't be serious…" Asami deadpanned.
Korra couldn't stifle her laughter. "Of course not. Just an old story Master Katara told me. Something that happened to her brother."
"Oh dear, but no. Our child will not be 'Foo Foo Cuddlypoops.'" Asami grimaced. "I can't believe those words just left my mouth."
The Avatar chuckled and nestled in closer to her wife. Asami smiled and relaxed further into the bed. She glanced over at Korra who was looking at her with pure love and admiration. Asami lifted a hand to her wife's face and ran a thumb up and down her cheek. "I know those from the Water Tribes don't really have last names, but I was wondering…"
"Yes," Korra said softly, but firmly.
"I didn't finish."
"I know what you're going to ask. Our baby is a Sato, that was never up for debate."
A light blush danced across Asami's pale features. "Thank you, Korra." She said softly.
The Avatar grinned widely and leaned up to kiss the nonbender sweetly. "If I understand the law correctly, I'm a Sato too."
"Technically speaking, yes." Asami nodded. "However, it's up to you whether or not you use it. You're mine and that's all that matters."
"Well, my family made you part of our family. You even got the Mark of the Wise."
"After your father insisted I take a Southern Rite of Passage to prove my worth so I could marry his daughter. Seriously, the things I do for you." Asami chuckled.
She really hadn't minded the Rite, but she loved how visibly proud Korra was of her when she got her mark. Korra was just so proud that Asami was widely considered a member of the Southern Tribe.
"You really have no idea how much that meant to me," Korra said softly.
"I was honored," Asami said with a grin. "Just imagine how proud you'll be when our little one gets their mark."
Korra's eyes widened and her face broke out in a dazzling smile. Asami chuckled and kissed the tip of Korra's nose.
"So, they're going to be a Sato, but what about a first name?" Korra asked. "We should probably pick a boy's and a girl's name just to be safe."
Asami's hand moved to her abdomen again. "I don't really know how to explain it, but I just know it's a girl. I know that sounds odd, but I'm just so sure."
"Wow, we're going to have a little girl," Korra whispered. She lifted herself up and tugged Asami top up, exposing her stomach. She moved to her abdomen and kissed it tenderly. "Hi there, my dear, I look forward to meeting you."
Korra rested her head on Asami's stomach, as if trying to lie next to their daughter. Asami smiled and ran her fingers through Korra's downed hair. Her wife and her daughter were already bonding, nothing could ruin this moment for her.
"What about Shila?" Korra asked abruptly.
"Yeah, it's a traditional Southern name. It means 'flame.'"
Asami raised her eyebrows. "A Water Tribe name that means 'flame.'" Asami shook her head. "That's just kind of funny."
"Well, I'm hoping that she'll have the same fire in her eyes that I see in yours," Korra said impishly. "That fire that drives you to accomplish everything you have. I want her to be like you."
Asami tucked a stray hair behind Korra's ear. "Us. I'd rather her be like us." She replied. "You have that same fire. Shila Sato, it has a nice ring to it."
The Avatar nodded in agreement and slid up her wife's form to kiss her. Asami grinned and flipped the younger woman on her back.
"I'd like to get this in while we still can." She said with a seductive grin.
Korra slid her arms around Asami's shoulders and pulled her flush against her. "Yes, please."