Jade was gently awoken by the sound some someone singing softly. She opened her eyes feeling safe and comfortable for the first time in a very long while. The warm and kind sounding voice hummed a calming melody beside her. She knew who it was but couldn't believe it. He used to sing all the time. Annoying rhymes and psychotic ballads while laughing and cackling. But he didn't sound the same this time. She laid still and listened.
“...and I never thought you'd ever be... but here you are, a blessing to me. I'm your father, your guardian, your keeper, your friend. I'll keep you from harm... forever mine to defend...”
Jade smiled a little and slowly turned over. Cicero was laying on the bed beside her cradling the sleeping child against him. He continued to peacefully hum the calming tune as he delicately rubbed his fingers on Eris's back. Fres