Reblogged from gatarooooo
[[because afrocurl told me I should write this]]
ninemoons42 writes: jaeger daycare, 01 - sugar and spice and everything nice
Stacker Pentecost wiped the dust and the grease stains off Coyote’s faceplate and smoothed a gentle hand over the top of its chromed head. “Feel better?”
Coyote nodded at him and held on to his trouser leg as Stacker continued to clear up the toys and crumbs scattered all around the daycare. It was no secret that everyone called the place the Shatterdome; after all, there were lots of broken things underfoot, which was only par for the course when the occupants were a group of happy and occasionally boisterous baby Jaegers.
Stacker’s progress around the room was slow, since Coyote didn’t seem inclined to let him go, but he didn’t mind. Coyote was quiet, for the most part, self-contained, if a little prone to falling down.
He lifted Coyote into his arms so that the Jaeger could rattle the door and confirm, with a happy little shake of its head, that the door was securely locked - and then there was a step, and Stacker looked at the grin on Tendo Choi’s face before raising an eyebrow. “What is it, now?”
"Get your camera," Tendo said. "Cutest thing ever. Come on, but quietly.”
Stacker looked at Coyote and Coyote stared back, and Stacker asked, “Should we go?”
Coyote nodded, vigorously.
"All right." On the way down the corridor Stacker checked to make sure that Crimson’s third arm was still bandaged; next to that Jaeger the others, Tacit and Striker, were snoring contentedly, little metallic groans arising from their beds.
Tendo was waiting next to the doorway of the other room, and Stacker could see movement just beyond him - he was about to ask for explanations when Tendo pulled his phone from his pocket and aimed the camera inside.
Cherno was sitting and visibly nodding off in the midst of a pile of pillows and blankets and one or two stray stuffed toys, and the pile was growing, because Gipsy was industriously trotting to and from the toy bins, carefully putting more and more soft things around the other Jaeger, such that Cherno was actually getting steadily surrounded - all except for a small space to its left.
As Stacker began to smile and Tendo barely kept himself from laughing encouragement, Gipsy picked up the last stuffed toy - a boat as long as the little Jaeger was tall - and snuggled into Cherno’s space. Soft clanks and clicks as the two of them settled in, and then - they were sleeping, too.
Coyote tugged on Stacker’s collar for attention, and pointed to the contented pair, and Tendo whispered “Go for it,” so Stacker tiptoed into the room as best as he could and very gently deposited Coyote next to Gipsy - who stirred, and pulled Coyote in with the arm that wasn’t holding on to the toy boat.
"I almost envy that kind of cuddle pile," Tendo said, after they’d closed that door partway so the little ones could sleep.
Stacker nodded, and went to his workstation. Mako would probably smile if he sent her some photos.
Omg this is so adorable!!!!!
Thank you !!!!!