Avatar: The Next Generation One-shot
A Baby's Cry
A baby's cry was not a pleasant sound. Zuko had discovered this with the birth of his first child.
With his first child, however, crying was only something that happened when she had a wet diaper, needed to be fed, or another necessity.
His second child was now a couple of months old, and it seemed that his favorite pastime was crying.
It was two in the morning, and the Fire Lord was walking down the hall to his son's room. Sure, as the Fire Lord, he and Mai could have hired a nanny, but they'd both agreed they wanted to care for their children themselves.
Zuko made his way to his son's room only to find his diaper dry. He knew he couldn't be hungry. Mai had fed him just a few minutes before.
"You've got to be kidding me." Zuko muttered to himself as he rocked his son back in forth trying to get him to sleep.
Zuko wasn't happy about the many times he'd been woken up tonight. He had a very important meeting the next day!
Finally, Akatsuki was asleep. As Zuko watched him after lying him in his crib, Zuko decided that maybe the crying was worth it.