Another Life (10919 words) by gryvon
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Umino Iruka, Hatake Kakashi, Mitarashi Anko, Tsunade (Naruto), Morino Ibiki, Orochimaru (Naruto), Gai
Additional Tags: Community: mpregbigbang, Mpreg
Iruka doesn’t remember Orochimaru kidnapping him. He doesn’t remember being tortured. He doesn’t remember being experimented on.
Life after being rescued is a strange, new thing. He’s grateful to have Kakashi by his side, but Kakashi can’t always be there to soothe away the nightmares or the horrible dread that soon everything’s going to come crashing down on him. When it does, it’s hardly what Iruka expects. He thought Orochimaru planned to use him against the village but instead Iruka is being used to get Kakashi’s heir – the heir that’s growing inside Iruka’s body.
Can Kakashi and Iruka keep their new baby safe from Orochimaru’s plot?
He dreamed strange things. Knives. Flashes of metal and red blood. Women screaming and dying all around him. Flesh moving. He dreamed he was changing, morphing like a caterpillar on its way to becoming a butterfly. He dreamed he had wings of bone and he could soars over seas of blood and fresh corpses, but he never got far. There was a snake haunting his dreams and every time he tried to fly away, the snake caught him in its sharp, sharp teeth.
Then the dreams stopped. An arm plunged through the sea and pulled him screaming from his safe little box. It was a familiar arm – pale skin clad in blue and green – but that didn’t matter in the face of the pain. This was what he’d forgotten. This was what he’d sealed himself away from, this blazing agony. It went straight through him like hot lava, pooling in his belly and seeping from his every pour.
There were voices. Someone was fighting. The stench of blood and death was all around him. He was strapped to a table and his stomach… there was something wrong with his stomach, something horribly wrong.
“It’s going to be alright.” The words sounded like they came from a great distance away. They were comforting nonetheless. He felt like he should know the speaker but he couldn’t remember. “You’re going to be alright.”
Strong pale arms picked him up and he screamed until he couldn’t scream anymore. He felt like he was falling but there was no box there to catch him, only deep, darkness and the painless bliss that came with it.