Hope and Lightning, “Please don’t make me socialize or/and “That was a perfect example of how not to do things.”? 😂
Usually, Hope relished in being woken up by the sweet voice of his wife, but after not being able to fall asleep until four that morning due to work, all he wanted was for the noise to go away so he could sleep.
Unfortunately for him, Lightning wasn’t about to let him get away with that.
“Hope, come on.” Lightning shook him around a bit. When he refused to respond, she tried to put her lips near his ear, but he just hunched up his shoulders so she couldn’t reach. “It’s past eight. We need to get Seven to school.”
“Can’t Serah take her?”
He groaned and rolled over, one arm flopped over his eyes. “Please don’t make me socialize. Especially not with other parents.”
“Too bad.” She kissed his forehead, and when he moved his arm, his lips. “You’ll just have to get used to it.”
He sighed heavily. “Okay, okay. Anything for you two.”
Truthfully, he didn’t want to miss his daughter’s very first day of kindergarten. He was just so darn tired and was already planning to catch up on some sleep when he got home.
At least Lightning had gotten him up for this. It was a once-in-a-lifetime event…seeing his only daughter going to a real, grown-up school…
“I-I’m proud of you, okay?” Hope said in a watery voice as he hugged Seven. Nope, nope, he was not going to cry. Oops, too late. Maybe it was the lack of sleep making him so emotional. “You’re gonna do well, right?”
“Daddy,” Seven said, trying to squirm away. “You’re embarrassing me!”
“Oh, sorry.” He finally let go of his daughter and pat her head. “Make us proud, okay?”
“Okay!” She hugged her mother quickly before scampering off into the school, ignoring Hope’s red eyes and happy, proud tears.
Lightning smiled, watching Seven find a teacher as they went inside. She turned to Hope and raised an eyebrow. “That was a perfect example of how not to do things. I should’ve let you sleep.”
“And miss this? I don’t think so, Light.”
“You’re taking the rest of the day off, right?” At his nod, Lightning slipped her hand into his. “Don’t worry. I’ll wear you out so you can get back to sleep.”