papa!mako prompt: "Funny how the life he created was giving his own back."
Mako remembers his grandmother mentioning it once over new year’s dinner. The tradition is admittedly old fashioned, but deep in the heart that kept him connected to the roots of his family, it brought a sweltering nostalgia in reminding him that his mother and father probably did the same thing.
He had all the items. A pen. A yuan. A toy.
His daughter stopped her mid-afternoon singing and laughing, preferring to watch her father sit legs folded across from her, items balanced in his hands.
He set them in a semicircle, scooting back slightly.
Naoki looked up with big eyes, in a babble of syllables.
He tried to remember with the fondness that his grandmother had told him the story. How his father had picked the bottle caps (the closest thing they had to toys) in favor of the more symbolic wealth or business, and it had been how San led his life. (With his heart, Grandma Yin said.)
Quietly, with the smallest shred of curiosity, Mako wondered what she would pick.
It was so rare for Naoki to sit still. She was always crawling, clinging, loud from her bed or roused from an afternoon nap. She stumbled as she walked but kept moving. Her chubby, sticky fingers reached forward, nudging the pen, turning over the toy with a bump of her fist, and grazing the yuan.
In the end, her wide eyes met him, and with a smile, she pushed the items aside, and crawled into his lap.
Not since the day she was born (or maybe last week) had Mako cried so hard.
Papa Mako more like Mama Mako reporting for baby duty.
Whenever Korra is away on her Avatar duties Mako has to be the stay home dad and take care of their bunch of crazy kids. Also he knows Naga is friendly but it doesn’t prevent him to have a mini heart attack every time she carry one of the kids on her mouth @w@”
Sorry for this crappy, stupid doodle also perspective being a bitch on the last one meh
Mako: I..I…with Haru-chan, I want to play with him you know..!
M.mama: Ah~.. papa you’ve been rejected
M.mama: Umm~ Mama is a bit busy right now ~ Papa, can you take Mako-chan to Nanase-san’s place?
M.papa: Sure, no problem.
M.mama: (what a face you’re making) <– about Mako-chan’s pouty face
M.mama: Honestly this boy, he really likes Haru-chan, doesn’t he?
M.papa: Hello, this is Tachibana ~
Mako: Haru-cha..n ~
M.papa: Oh..Haru-chan are you looking after the house?
Haru: Yup, with dad
M.papa: Is that so ~ And where’s your dad? Wonder if he’s busy right now
Haru: He’s sleeping (lol otou-san)
H.papa: (sniff sniff)
M.papa: (Wait, he’s crying right!?)
M.papa: Um..why are you crying in front of your kid?
H.papa: Because… my family has been mean to me…
Mako: [let’s play Haru-chan!]
~ 1 hour ago ~
H.mama: So, I’ll leave the house to you Dad! (Note: not sure it’s necessary but to those who’s not familiar, Asian families have a habit of calling each other Mum and Dad between couples when they have kids, so that kids follow their example)
H.papa: Ehhhhhhhh! You’re suddenly leaving me behind!?
H.mama: Of course we are ~ the only time men are useful to tag along when ladies go shopping is to carry heavy bags (<— lol)
Haru: Me too.. I will stay at home with dad
H.papa: Haruka..(happy face)
Haru: Because — I’m a big boy you know. I don’t want to go shopping with girls.
H.papa: Ah..aa…umm, of course that’s his reason (<— poor otou-san lol)
H.papa: So, right! don’t you think they’re mean!? the way they treat me!
M.papa: Yeah, of course. (what a pain…) XD
H.papa: Umm! Speaking of..where’s Haruka!?
M.papa: He’s playing with Makoto over there.
M.papa: Well.. playing? umm
M.papa: That’s…can it even be called playing?
H.papa: Yeah…I wonder. Both of them looks happy and satisfied though..
[Haruka who is looking at a picture book about fish]
[Makoto who is looking at Haruka] <— first word is not printed properly but it’s probably Haruka’s name in kanji
H.papa: That Haruka boy, even though a friend came to visit and he still ends up reading a book
H.papa: He really goes at his own pace
M.papa: Well it’s so like Haruka-kun so nothing wrong with that!? In fact if you put it that way…
M.papa: I’m worried about Makoto, always clinging to Haruka-kun. He opens up to me and his mother, but always unassertive and quiet when it comes to strangers…so it makes me worry that he might get pushed around by others easily…
H.papa: That’s not ture, Makoto-kun will be okay.
H.papa: What I’m trying to say is, it’s not that he just goes with the flow.
H.papa: It’s likely that Makoto-kun has an understanding of what’s going on.
H.papa: Makoto-kun can read the atmosphere and knows what Haruka wants Makoto-kun to do
H.papa: And because Haruka is a very quiet child
H.papa: The fact that there’s someone who can understand him exists is a very significant thing for Haruka, that’s what I think.
H.papa: And from now on, if there ever comes a time where Haruka hits a slump and can’t get out, I think Makoto-kun will be the one to realise it and extend a helping hand out. (although it’s mortifying [as a parent that I won’t be able to do that])
H.papa: That’s why…
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
That’s all I had time to do today, should have been working but got distracted trying to finish at least half of this dj lol >,<
Mama Papa Mako and Mama Korra taking their little baby to visit Gran-Gran and Granpops at the Southern Water Tribe and Mako freaks out frequently a few times during the trip lol (kinda part 2 for this one)
#I miss mama mako #mama!mako freaking out gives me life #is it too weird if i portray Korra wearing a skirt just like her mom #and is it too obvious i got too lazy to draw their faces in the last one
Since I already did one for Papa Mako, now it’s Mama Korra’s turn with the big offspring my crazy fangirl mind gave to her ~_~”
Due to her Avatar duties, Korra cannot spend much time with family as much as she would like but, whenever she can, she tries to make the most of it. Looking back years ago, Korra never imagined herself starting a big family with anyone. It was far from easy to balance the needs of her children with the rest of the world but every time she would be back from one of her trips, back to their arms, Korra was sure she didn’t regret anything.
I was asked by @lancelot45 if I could draw Korra giving birth + Mako’s reaction. Well I got a liiiittle bit carried away with the topic so i ended up doodling the whole pregnancy @.@”
- Korra was away in one of her frequent trips when the symptoms kicked in. Thinking it was stress or some common disease, she ignored them for weeks until she passed out during a meeting and was given by a healer the life-changing news
- Korra was a crying mess whe she told Mako the big news. They’d just go back to being a couple again and having kids was a topic not discussed yet by them. Despite being freaking out Inside (but also jumping of joy) Mako tried to stay calm and be reassuring to his girlfriend.
- Mako tried to please Korra by preparing the dishes she liked; but it was difficult to find which one still appeals to Korra’s taste and her new acute sense of smell.
- 1st trimester: When Mama Korra started to ask funny questions
- Do I have to say that Uncle Bolin loved the news?
- 2nd trimester: When Papa Mako fell in love with Korra’s baby bump <3
- Mako thought he would never see Korra goes avatar state over sea prunes lol
- 3rd trimester: When Mako was asked tricky questions.
- With her parents having so many friends, the baby receives a lot of gifts before her arrival!
- When she realized that the baby was coming Korra was excited, however it was difficult to keep the same level of excitement during an overnight 15-hour labor. (poor Korra :0) After a lot of pushing, screaming, cursing and a few broken bones (from Mako’s hand), they welcome to the family a healthy baby girl who they name Naoki. Mako couldn’t be more proud of his girls :)
to settle for a definitive design for my OC Naoki (my mk baby #1) at her
teenage days but, gosh ~~ First, I can’t reach an agreement about her hair- the
only part that I decided are her bangs. I like the idea that she would look a
lot like her grandmother Senna (I like Senna, unpopular opinion, I know) but
with a completely opposite personality :D
point would be that her clothes would have elements and colors representing
both her parents (Naoki is proud of both of their origins).
I feel more inclined towards hair and outfit #1, but I think the outfit #2 would
better represent her rebellious personality (Naoki would be the cause of *almost* all of papa Mako grey hair xD)