“–ren.” Levi’s voice roused him from sleep. “Hey, Eren. Wake up!”
Eren opened his eyes, blearily taking in the sight of his husband standing next to their bed and holding their 4-year old before stretching and smiling lazily. “Morning!”
“Look, Becka.” Levi spoke softly to the little girl in his arms. “Papa is awake. Do you remember what you wanted to tell him?”
The brown haired toddler nodded excitedly, wiggling wildly in Levi’s arms as she threw herself in Eren’s direction.
“Happy birfday, papa!” Becka giggled as she settled herself on Eren’s chest, hugging him tightly as her laughter rang and Eren hugged her back, looking at Levi with pure joy.
“Thank you, munchkin.” Eren’s voice was still heavy with sleep but his happiness shone through his eyes as he felt Levi’s fond eyes on him. “Where you a good girl for daddy this morning?”
“Ya.” She nodded, her pigtails bouncing along with her. “We made you pancakes.”
“Oh wow, lucky me.” Eren grinned at her as she beamed with pride at having helped her dad prepare them.
“How about you go make sure everything is ready for papa?” Levi interrupted, scooping the girl off of Eren and setting her on the floor. “We’ll be right there.”
They both watched as she ran towards the kitchen, her little footsteps ringing in her wake as Levi sat down at the edge of the bed and reached to brush Eren’s hair back. “Happy birthday, love.”
Eren hummed contently as Levi leaned to kiss his forehead, closing his eyes and cherished the soft touch of his lips on his skin.
“Come on, go freshen up and join us for breakfast.” Levi said as he moved back, a smirk highlighting his face. “We’re spending the day at the park before dropping Becka off at Erwin’s for the night.”
A very happy birthday indeed.