"You never mind if she’s in trouble, you little peanut." He chuckled as he set her on the counter in order to peel and cut up a banana for her. "Do you want some juice or milk?"
She grinned impishly at his laugh, “She’s not ‘ice to mama.” Was the toddlers reply. If her babysitter was going to be mean to her mama, or give her the food daddy always said made her sick, then Lian certainly wouldn’t mind when she got in trouble. “a-‘ple ‘uice pwease!”
"No….Dun’ ‘aint da beary, daddy…"
Send me “Sleepy, much?” to talk to my muse, as they’re half-asleep.
"Pudge" is a fish?
"Okay. Upsie-daisy.” He put his hands under her armpits and effortlessly lifted her up, then carried her. “Bananas coming right up.”
She easily snuggled in his arms, automatically wrapping her arm around his neck. “Daddy? Is ‘anda in twrouble?”
The masked man looked down and smiled at the toddler. “Lian, what are you doing out here?”
"Not sweepy." The toddler shrugged as if it wasn’t three hours past her bedtime, and climbed up on the desk chair next to her uncle, struggling just a bit.
At the look on her daughter’s face, Jade smiled and crouched down to her level. “None,” she promised in what she hoped was a reassuring tone. “I just want to make sure that we have something for you in case we ever need it. I want you to stay safe, okay?”
Lian automatically moved closer at the assuring tone, and laid her head against her mother’s shoulder, with juice in hand. “No ‘hots.” She repeated softly. She didn’t like needles, and she knew daddy didn’t like them either, because of the look he got when she got them last time. “Do I haveta ‘ake the icky red stuff?”
Jade chuckled to herself, reaching inside the fridge and puling out a juice box before handing it to the little girl. “Has daddy taken you to the doctor to get a prescription?”
"Dank yoo!" At her mom’s question the little girl frowned and shook her head,
Jason wrapped his arms around her, chuckling at the overuse of sprinkles and chocolate sauce. “Whichever you’d prefer, it’s going to be sunny all day.”
She eagerly dug into her treat, not caring at all that the chocolate sauce was getting all over face. “Mmmm.” She hummed around a bite of the frozen treat. She tilted her neck back to look up at him, “Swimmin’ park. Yoo didn’t goes wif me an’ daddy wast time.”
“Grrr!” Roy mimicked in mock fierceness, grabbing his daughter by the sides and tickling her.
Lian’s little, but loud giggles echoed around the room as she struggled playfully in his grip. “Da-aaa-ddd-eeee!” She giggled, her cheeks pink with laughter.