“Y/N,” you heard a voice yell, “Is that you?” Slowly, you turned around to see Murphy’s burly body in front of you. As soon as he sw your face, the scowl on his face broke away and a small smile emerged instead.
“Murphy!” you yelled as you ran towards him, your arms outstreched to pull him into a hug. He leant downwards to pick you up and span you around which sent you into a fit of giggles and screams as you clung onto him.
He smelt different, like dust but you guessed that was due to how long he’d been on Earth. “I missed you, Murph,” you whispered as you nuzzled into his shoulder.
“I missed you too, little one,” he smiled as he set you on the ground. Murphy had been like an older brother to you for as long as you could remember, taking care of you and making sure you were always alright.
“From now on,” he said as he kneeled down in front of you, “I’m going to be by your side no matter what, ok?”
“Ok,” you grinned as you pulled him in for another hug, “Just don’t call me little one anymore because I’m very big and tall now.” Murphy let out a laugh as he stood up; you barely came up to his hip but he nodded anyway. He knew things would be better with you, even if he’d have to work to keep you safe.