Crawls out of bed mid-afternoon.
"Always nice when birthdays line up with a day off."
[ i don’t have anything planned for akuro’s birthday. actual trash mun zed, that’s me. ]
"Guess whose birthday’s in six days~!"
[ guess whose birthday is in less than ten days. that’s right. akuro’s birthday is in less than ten days. ]
"Heh, you could be anything~!"
"I bet you’re gonna be big and tall like me, but whatever you end up like will be amazing."
Akuro choked back the laugh that threatened to escape. He was usually straightforward with the kid, but this was one thing he couldn’t bring himself to tell the truth about just yet. Give the kid a few more years and maybe he’d be up to it.
"Y-yeah, lil’ pup, we were stretching. That’s all~"
BONUS POINTS IF YOU NAME THE OTHER PARENT.
"Well… If you feel like you have to…?"