This is for Abby, @tumbling-addicts-anonymous. Hi, there! I am your CSSV, and I had a great time talking with you!
For your gift, we talked about CS babies. And we both agreed on Liam and Leia are the future prince and princess to grace the lives of our incredible ship… So, I completely adored your vision of Leia, and I was inspired by this gifset.
Life has been really busy lately, and I’m just happy I finished this on time. I hope you like it, Abby! I know that this was a Valentine’s project, so I hope that you don’t mind that this doesn’t contain Valentine’s feels, but instead future domestic family feels…
He knew that it
was more or less a fact for most children, but trying to get Leia through her
nightly bath seemed to Killian to be even more of a difficult task. Her brother
hadn’t been that way when he was five.
Liam is also a boy, was Emma’s answer for the
difference. And, she takes after you:
she’s a lover of the water. And you love it…
It was that
explanation that made Killian smile as he watched Leia dip down low in the
water, her chin and mouth disappearing underneath the water that was already
shoulder-level. Yes, that’s how her tub had to be filled. She made it her own
personal swimming hole for as long as they let her do so- which sometimes could
be half an hour. It wasn’t until her body was pink and pruned from fingers to
toes before she would allow herself to be removed.
love,” Killian warned, watching her experiment with that water level.
Those bright eyes
were twinkling up at him. It was then, all of a sudden, that she popped up from
the tub, splishing and splashing all the way.
She was reckless,
this young one, Killian realized for the umpteenth time as he watched Leia
practically dive from one end of the tub to the other. Crouched down beside the
tub, there was only a hint of a smile on his face as he tried to remember that
that recklessness was not completely without caution. And that the tub, with
its protective mat, was not deep enough to cause any harm as long as he was
near. There was still a part of him that wondered if there should be no smile
at all- instead there should have been a hint of sternness where her rebellion
came into play. But in front of him, he saw a mixture of himself and Emma. So
how could he possibly be strict in a moment like this?
Killian strived for a deeper tone, hoping against hope that it would be enough.
“May I wash your hair now?”
She popped up from
the slumping mode that had made her whole body to her shoulders disappeared
under water, now standing up pink as could be.
“Right now, Daddy?”
He didn’t have
time to fall for those big mysterious steel grey eyes and the pink mouth that
had formed a perfect small O. Because
she had once again splashed her way back onto the floor of the tub.
lady.” An eyebrow rose sharply as his hand found her head. His missed the
spiraling curls that were distinctly Leia (although they did remind him at
times, when he let his mind go there, of his brother Liam. And whenever he did
think of seeing traits of the extended Jones’ family in either his Leia or his
own Liam, it sent a warm spot deep in his belly).The tight black as night
ringlets that were normally full and thick were instead plastered to her head,
only making those eyes pop even more.
He saw the wheels
turning. He saw her indecision and need for compromise as she began to wade in
the water, her arms held out to her side to help balance her.
smoothed over her head, waiting patiently for Leia to finish that thought. She
was thinking of some type of barter, and it was adorable.
whispered. The way those unique eyes- that were not quite his and not quite her
mother’s- lingered on his face with a fair amount of curiosity piqued his own interest..
“You can wash my
hair, Daddy,” she said as she scrambled back up to stand, “if you let me wash your beard.”
Aye, and there was
And her small
grabby hands came up to reach for his bearded cheeks and smoothed over his
“That is the deal
you want to make?” Killian asked her. There was a slight turn of his chin
there, watching her closely while in deep thought. And her fingers smoothed
over the underside of his chin, rubbing and rubbing.
answered with a single nod of her head.
“Then the deal is
struck, my love.” This time, with those fingers roaming the entire bottom part
of his face, it was a little more difficult to keep that smile in.
He reached for the
shampoo bottle that sat on the edge of the tub.
“How about we
start with you, yes?” he murmured. And he waited until she sat back down in the
tub before squeezing just enough of the thick soap right at the top of her
massaged gently over her head and into her hair. Even with their deal, he knew
his daughter. He knew that it wouldn’t be long before the act of sitting
patiently would be lost on her. But for now…