@riana-one (at least I assume that’s you on tumblr?) on AO3 prompted: Victoria with a squishy baby angara on her hip. Both Jaal and Liam want kids and domestic fluff is so cute.
So here we go!
A loud, bone-shaking clap of thunder startles Liam awake. He blinks in the darkness of Jaal’s bedroom and looks out the window. Lightning flashes as the storm pours down outside. The roof overhang protects them from most of the rain, but the wind is strong enough that little droplets blow in.
He takes a breath of the cool air. Strange. It almost smells like Earth. Almost - there’s a hint of Havarl’s flowers on the air.
Liam shifts, stretching his legs out, and digs a little further under the blankets. Jaal nuzzles his neck and tightens his arm tightens his waist. Sleep still drifts around the edges of Liam’s vision and he smiles, covering Jaal’s hand with his. When he reaches out with his other hand, he finds nothing but air.
He rubs his eyes, trying to turn the crumpled blankets beside him into their girlfriend. No matter how hard he tries, Victoria is not lying in bed with them.
“Hey,” Liam says, gently nudging Jaal. “Where’s Tori?”
Jaal takes a long, slow breath, and pushes himself up just enough to look over Liam’s shoulder. “That it is an excellent question.”
Liam sits up and blinks away the last bits of sleep. He scrubs his hand over his face.
Jaal reaches out to turn on the lamp, but nothing happens. “Hm,” he says, “the power’s out.”
As if on cue, bright lightning flashes, almost instantly followed by a deafening crash of thunder.
“Nice planet you’ve got,” Liam grimaces as little echoing booms roll through the mountains.
Jaal smiles and sits up beside him. If he noticed Liam’s sarcasm, he ignores it. “It is beautiful, isn’t it?”
Leaning over, Liam kisses Jaal’s unscarred cheek. “It is.” Aside from the wicked thunderstorms, at least. He looks down at the empty space next to him. “Should we go find her?” Victoria is terrible with maps and navigation, but not so terrible that she’d get lost inside a house, even one so big as Jaal’s family home.
“Probably.” Jaal slides out of bed and offers his hand to Liam.