singledad!luke hadn’t even considered it when he had picked up his razor that morning, expertly ridding himself of the beard that had adorned his face for 6 months, hadn’t remembered why he had been too lazy to shave for nearly half a year until he sneaks into little hemmo’s nursery and picks up his sleeping angel. she blinks open her ocean eyes, looking up at her daddy without her usual grin and luke barely has time to be concerned before loud cries are filling the room. luke frantically rocks her back and forth whispering soothing words into her blonde wisps of hair, “i’m here baby, daddy’s right here..” he tries adjusting his grip so she can properly see his face, desperate to see some recognition in her eyes. the familiarity of his voice calms her cries, but her eyebrows pinch together as her chubby hands clumsily reaches out to touch his face, lightly tapping where only yesterday there was a scruffy beard. “it’s daddy” he encourages, holding her hand against his cheek, “it’s your daddy” thankfully she eventually seems convinced, offering the gummy smile and the excited “dada!” he is greeted with every morning, before leaning forward to hug his smooth neck tightly. pressing a gentle kiss to her soft hair, thinking to himself “i am never shaving ever again if that the reaction”
*Falling asleep, making little sleepy noises, trying to open my eyes a little once in a while to see Daddy but too tired*
*Hears little sleepy noises/sees me startle from an outside noise* Shhh baby it's okay, close your eyes, Daddy's right here. I've got you don't worry. I'm right here Princess, I'm not going anywhere.
Me:Shit there’s so much I have to do!
Me:Thomas no I don’t have time to be little right now!
Daddy:Baby come here.
Me:I said not right now! *breathing and heart rate accelerates, body begins to tremble, head starts to spin* I have too much to do!
Daddy:*holds up sippy, blankie, stuffie, and binkie* Come here.
Me:*sniffles and walks into his open arms*
Daddy:You’ve been a big girl all day and daddy is so proud of you for getting so much done all by yourself but your mental health matters too and daddy doesn’t want his precious little princess overworking herself.
Me:*whimpers and clings to daddy, letting him stick the binkie in my mouth*
Daddy:Just relax for ten minutes and let daddy take care of you.
Me:I’m sorry I yelled at you….
Daddy:It’s okay kitten. Daddy knows you were just upset.