Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Characters: Hatake Kakashi, Umino Iruka
Additional Tags: Community: kakairu_fest, KakaIru Fest Mini Bingo
Under Council orders, Kakashi must produce a heir to his bloodline.
Iruka lowered his teacup back to the saucer. A bit of tea sloshed over the side and onto his fingers as the cup rattled against the plate, hitting harder than he’d intended. He wiped his hand on his pants and shoved the saucer to the side, out of easy reach. “Pardon?”
Kakashi shifted on his feet in the entranceway. He hadn’t lowered his mask, hadn’t even taken off his shoes. He hovered just inside the door, which he had thankfully shut behind him. “I’m going to be a father.”
‘I’. Not you. Not we. Iruka’s hands clenched underneath the table. He looked down at the polished surface of the table. The reflection staring back at him belonged to a stranger. He wanted to laugh or cry or scream. He didn’t. “Who’s the lucky lady?”
Kakashi took a step forward, his foot perched on the step up into the house. “Iruka, I… It’s not like that. I don’t know. I mean, I… she just…”
Iruka’s stomach twisted. Kakashi continued talking. Iruka calculated which garbage can was closest.
“I don’t know her. Didn’t. I… It’s something Tsunade-”
“Kakashi.” The babble of excuses stopped. “Either come in or get out.”