Oh, right! I forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder 🙂
I guess that means EVERY child born to a Konoha kunoichi is planned to some extent. (Some poor paper nin in charge of making Kareru’s records laughs hysterically that only Team Seven would find a way to have an unplanned baby.)
I actually have the idea that their usual approach to things would be reversed in the face of Shikako’s pregnancy. Like, Shikako’s cool with just asking her mom what to expect and then just listening to what the medic nin suggests, whereas Sasuke is the one to read ALL of the books and interrogate the medic nin for exact details on EVERYTHING and he’s the one that keeps time for Shikako’s meals/vitamins (because it’s been shown that when she gets into a research groove, Shikako has no idea what time or even, sometimes, day it is).
Shikako takes to hiding, but her stealth is severely reduced due to being massively pregnant. Sasuke tracks her down everywhere in the village, just like “Have you seen Shikako anywhere? It’s three o clock which means she’s supposed to take these vitamins and also eat kale.” (“Sasuke, kale is gross.” “It’s also nutritious.”)
(The Lee swap out evasion technique stopped working after the fourth time, which is unfortunate because he was just getting good at his pregnant waddling. He was going to try to incorporate it into a new taijutsu style.)
I’ll see about filling this prompt properly, anon, but it’ll probably just be more of the same silliness of above. 😀
I suppose no jutsu is 100% full-proof, that’s true; though it’s probably 99.99% since this is Tsunade we’re talking about and it wouldn’t be taught en masse to female Academy students if it hadn’t been thoroughly tested beforehand. It’s also something that is probably checked every time a kunoichi goes to the hospital which, considering who we’re talking about here, would be fairly frequently.
Deliberate choice vs plan does seem about right for these two–though it’s probably more societal expectation than familial pressure. Especially since all of her friends were starting to get pregnant/have kids too?
I feel like Yoshino and Shikaku are probably way more liberal than the other parents when it comes to their kids–or at least, Shikako specifically–given their own beginnings and how they’re still a little surprised that their constantly quiet hyper-sensitive child became this grown badass woman.
Like, the “my tiny child wants to go to the Academy even though she probably won’t be able to become a ninja? Sure, whatever she wants” mindset is probably still strong. The twins don’t often want things so when they do (and it’s not actively harming themselves or their family) then Yoshino and Shikaku are probably just like, definitely go for it, I believe in you. Shikaku, in particular, is big on NO PRESSURE mentality for raising his children.