You gather your last belongings and pack them in your bag. A good friend of yours, Petra, is throwing an out-of-town party this weekend. Someone needs to watch your three year old. That lucky someone is your boyfriend. You know he's not particularly fond of children... but if he wants to resume dating you, possibly having a marriage involved, then he needs to enjoy having a younger one to nurture. "Levi!" You call, standing by the front door, "Petra's waiting outside!!"
"Be good, alright?"
"Loosen up, babe. You look so serious all the time. All you have to do is smile! Play with Eren, and laugh, and remember the list-"
Levi kisses your lips before you can continue. Also a signal for you to get going. You take the sign and shortly leave after a few goodbyes. Now Levi is alone with the baby. "Great..."
"Weeeeevi!!' A tiny voice screams. Eren's tiny feet patter against the wooden floor as he runs up to Levi, jumping into his lap.
"It's Le-vi. Say it. Le-vi."
Levi sighs in defeat. Eren begins to squirm in his lap.
"Your mother says you have to take a bath before bed."
"Why wouldn't you? You stink like poo..."
He scoops the toddler up and blows raspberries on his chubby stomach. Eren giggles loudly while Levi carries him up the stairs and into the bathroom. He undresses him, placing him in the bath. He makes sure to roll up his sleeves- this was going to be quite the task.
"Eren!" He yells, "Quit splashing!" The majority of his shirt is soaked. Eren ignores him and continues to play.
"Alright then, you never listen. So now it's time for bed."
It was difficult to wrestle Eren out of the tub and get him pajamas. But Levi did it.
"Are you tired now?" He asks, looking down. Eren shakes his head but his actions differ. His eyes are closed and he begins to suck his thumb. "I'm pretty sure you are." Levi comments. "Mm-mm!" The younger one disagrees. He looks up with a slight frown, and his answer is muffled by sucking his thumb. The elder holds in a laugh.
They're both wearing pajamas; sitting in a rocking chair. Levi cradles Eren in his arms- hoping that this will wear him out.
"Do you miss mommy?"
Eren's body eventually slumps against Levi's chest. Levi strokes Eren's hair and lulls him to sleep.
Levi wakes early in the morning. He makes his way to the bottom floor, finding Eren sitting at the top step, sucking his thumb like the usual.
He turns around in response.
"Woke up early? Hungry?"
He asks and picks him up. Eren nods while Levi kisses the top of his head.
"Scrub your back teeth, okay?" Levi reminds the toddler as the they brush their teeth.
"Who even teaches you this stuff? It's heichou..."
"Eren, what do you want to eat?" He calls across the kitchen. "Mac and cheese!!" The other yells back. It only takes a few minutes to whip up a bowl.
"Here, Eren. And... I'll let you feed yourself this time. Can you do it?"
"My own spoon?!"
Eren stands up in his chair after being handed his "own spoon." Levi watches, eating his soup. Eren then takes a large spoonful- and shoves it in his mouth. Noodles go flying in every direction.
The two watch each other in silence. Macaroni is all over his face, hair, and the table. Levi is stuck in his "soup-blowing" position.
"So messy..." He finally says, taking a napkin and cleans up. The front door's lock clicks. "Hello...?" Your voice rings through the hallway. Eren swallows his food and runs to you. Levi listens from his spot at the dining table.
"Hi baby! What are you eating?"
"Wevi gave me mac and cheese. Best breakfast ever!"
~ The end. ♥