“Okay okay! Gonna hear a story yes hehe!” He giggled softly and bounced a little, walking towards the bedroom at Natalia’s side. They made it into the room and when Dante stumbled a little, Dave made a little noise of surprise before moving to cling to Natalia’s side slightly. “Best stories? Yay yay!!!”
Dave looked up at Natalia before chirping at the reassuring squeeze. Cawing softly he looked up at Natalia. She said she’d get his stuffy and he chirped happily. “Yay thank you mahma!” It was a little stuffed puppet that his brother had given him a long while ago that he’d somehow managed to hold onto it even after losing him. At the mention of protecting Dante, he cawed and puffed out his chest before nodding. “Yes yes! I protect dahd from meanies or kitties!”
Dave tried to wiggle up onto the bed, still having trouble with the height of it. Getting up was difficult but with Natalia’s help he got up on the bed, perching on the edge as he waited for Natalia to return, keeping an eye out for any meanies that might come to bother his dahd. He curled against Dante’s side, big red eyes focused sharply on the door as he yawned.
“You’re gonna hafta suggest a story for me to tell, though.” he chuckled, smiling up at Natalia. He couldn’t help but feel a little nervous though - What if Dave didn’t like any of his stories? Hm. What to do, what story to tell.
When given the moment, he leaned back just a bit, which put a bit of strain on his arms when he supported himself but his back felt better than it had in quite a while. Looking down at Dave, he let out a sigh and smiled when the halfbird was given the responsibility to protect him from meanies and kittens, and he almost melted with the eagerness Dave had with the ‘task’.
Dante closed his eyes and flopped down, feeling Dave nuzzle into him moments later. He put his arm over the hybrid and smiled, taking slow, deep breaths to further relax him. After all, he was home now.
“Your and Vergil’s fight is pretty action-packed. Or, there’s the reason I even met your silly face in the first place. That is, if you wanted to be more romantic and fairy-tale like.” She chuckled and shrugged her shoulders. “You almost never share stories after jobs of yours, so I don’t know too many. There’s the first job you let me tag along on. When you first gave me Entity?”
She returned with the clothing and Dave’s puppet, placing the set of pajamas on the table and handing Dave his stuffy. “You did very, very well. Good job! I’m very proud.” Natalia kissed his forehead and grinned at him, winking. “No kitties or meanies, right?”
One Dave was handled, Nata tapped Dante’s uninjured shoulder and smiled, urging him to sit up. “Come on, let’s get you dressed for bed.” At this rate, though, she’d likely fall asleep in her own jeans and sweater. Oh well, as long as they were taken care of, Natalia could sacrifice a night in her clothes instead of pajamas.