Series: Steven Universe
Pairing: Jasper/Lapis, Jaspis
Word Count: 2900
Summary: Human AU. Jasper and Lapis struggle to raise their young daughter, Malachite, who seems to only reflect the worst pieces of her mothers.
“She has my nose,” Jasper says, all but beaming at the newborn in her arms. “She has my everything. Sorry about that, kiddo.“
Lapis snorts at the joke, but doesn’t argue, too focused on the baby to even speak. Already, she’s completely taken with little Malachite, her gaze soft and unwavering, tender in way Jasper has never seen before. It almost makes her jealous, but Jasper can’t quite summon the strength–not now, not when the whole world seems so good and right. Instead, she presses a kiss to Lapis’ brow, and when Lapis lays her head upon Jasper’s arm, she sighs, utterly content.
She belongs to Malachite now. They both do. Jasper strokes Mala’s cheek with the back of two fingers, and the babe scrunches her entire face, lips curling into a familiar pout.
“Nevermind,” Jasper grins. “I take it back. That scowl is all yours.”