Path of Needles is set during Boruto. The stories are primarily about the Uchiha family and focus on the pairing Sasuke/Sakura. The main story, Unplanned, is about Sakura and Sasuke having another baby,
These fics provide examples of:
- But We Used a Condom: Exaggerated. Kakashi's wife Manako was on the pill, had been fitted with a diaphragm, and the two were using condoms when they got pregnant with their twins.
- Dead Guy Junior: One of Kakashi's three kids is named after Obito.
- Honorary Uncle: The younger generation consider their parents' friends as their "aunts" and "uncles".
- Making Love in All the Wrong Places: Sakura implies that Ino and Sai were caught having sex at a Parent-Teacher meeting.
- One Drink Will Kill the Baby: Sakura's friends learn about her pregnancy when she won't drink alcohol while out with them.
- Parental Sexuality Squick: Sarada is grossed out when her parents reveal that they're having another baby. She thought they were "too old" to still be having sex, despite that Sasuke and Sakura are only thirty-three.
- Succession Crisis: The Hyuuga clan has one because the current heir, Hanabi, likely won't ever marry a man. The daughter of Hanabi's older sister will likely be bethrothed to a distant cousin and end up the next heir.
- The Talk: It's mentioned in Unplanned that Sakura gave Sarada the Talk at five. Sasuke argues that it was too young.