A dragon’s treasure
Prompt: Metalicana interacting with the twins by @ninja-status
Word count: 2k
Summary: Metalicana is asked to babysit the twins. It’ll be a piece of cake, right? RIGHT?! Modern-AU; Human!Metalicana.
After three knocks to the door, only one thought crossed his mind unrelentlessly.
How had he agreed to this?
The door swung open and he looked down to be met with two hazel eyes and a bright smile.
Oh, right. It’s all the brat’s fault.
“Welcome, Metalicana,” Levy greeted him in her singsong voice and he sighed in defeat.
“Where are they?” His gruff voice and dark appearance could have scared the bravest warrior but did nothing to her. Instead, she smiled again and stepped aside to let him come inside the house.
Yeap, it’s the brat’s fault for falling for the ballsiest and cutest woman in the whole world. Don’t get him wrong; he loves his daughter-in-law, she seemed to be the only one able to keep his son in line and she was the main reason the brat cut his connections with the dark businesses he got involved in when he was young.
Still, it didn’t explain why Metalicana had to bear with the consequences of his son’s choices.
“They are in the living room watching a movie. Come on in.” She closed the door once he stepped inside and he couldn’t help but scrunch his nose at the fruity and floral scent that wafted through each corner of the house.
“Hey Pops,” Gajeel greeted his father when he came into view and- wait, did he just smiled at him?! Was Gajeel actually happy to see his old man?!
“Brat,” he greeted back and couldn’t keep the faint smile off his face at seeing his son so damn happy. Yeah, this tiny blue haired woman was changing Gajeel’s life and Metalicana hoped it would be for the better.
“Hey Lev, could ya help me with the tie?”
“Sure, honey.” Gajeel leaned down for her to be able to reach for his tie without going up on her tiptoes. With a quick motion, Levy finished her task and patted him affectionately on the chest. “All done.”
He thanked her and kissed the top of her head which earned him a cute giggle from the woman.
“Ugh, get a room ya two.” Metalicana rolled his eyes and crossed his arms feigning irritation at the scene.
“What? Ya want a kiss too old man?”
“Yeah, in my ass,” he shot back and both males grinned at each other.
“Now now, be nice the two of you,” Levy chided but before Metalicana could argued back a new voice interrupted them.
“Grampa?” Yajeh stood at the other end of the entrance hall eyeing the older man curiously.
“Come here, sweetie.” The five-year-old boy did as his mother told him and ran into her arms happily. She lifted him up with ease and embraced the child with motherly love. “Is the movie over?”
“Yeah, it was great! Can we look for our dragons next time we go camping?” His eyes shone with excitement at the mere idea of riding his own Nightfury.
“Sure thing, champ.” Gajeel chuckled and ruffled his son’s hair.
“We’ll need lots of fishes! And no eels!” Shutora added as she stepped closer to the adults. She eyed her brother with shyness and something akin to jealousy. She also wanted to be hugged but she was too proud to admit it.
As if reading her mind, Gajeel swiftly lifted her up and sat her on his shoulder. She laughed and hugged her daddy’s head to not fall off. Metalicana just rolled his eyes one more time at the family’s antiques; that many shows of affection were too much for him to bear.
“Why is Grampa here?” Shutora questioned noticing for the first time the older man in the room.
“He is staying with ya for a couple of hours,” Gajeel said as he gently put his daughter down.
“Really?” Yajeh looked up at his grandfather with his bright red eyes.
“Yes. Daddy and I are going out for a couple of hours so Grampa will be looking after you until we come back,” Levy explained as she kissed her son in the cheek and put him down. “So you better behave, alright?”
Now, both kids looked up at Metalicana with wide eyes and unreadable expressions. He started to feel uncomfortable under their innocent and intense gaze. Surely they might have prefered to be babysat by Blondie or by Igneel’s brat but according to Levy they were unavailable for the night. So now, the twins were stuck with him and they were probably going to throw a tantrum about them not wanting to spend time with their grandfather.