[Drabble] Toddler Hiccup has a proposition for Jack the daycare worker. Continues in Hello Again.
Prompt by tumblr user amaya-krb
Jack really enjoyed working at the daycare. He had a special talent with toddlers and loved to play with them. They loved him just as much he loved them, so he quickly became a favourite between them. One certain toddler, named Hiccup, never left his side. As soon as the little brunet was dropped off by his father, he would follow Jack around like a shadow until it was time for him to go. Jack found it amusing and adorable, but sometimes it could get a little annoying. He couldn't even go to the bathroom without Hiccup wanting to come with him!
Even now, as Jack was putting away the toys that had been scattered on the floor, little Hiccup stood right by him, trying to help him tidy up.
''You don't have to help me clear this up, buddy.'' Jack said as he ruffled Hiccup's hair. ''Why don't you go play with the other kids?''
Hiccup looked up and, putting the toys he had picked up in their place, patted down his hair. ''The other kids don't like me.'' He stated with a shrug.
''I'm sure that's not true. Do you know the little girl with the red hair? I think her name is Merida.'' Hiccup nodded in response. ''Well, don't tell anybody else, but she told me she likes you.'' Whispered Jack, winking at the toddler. ''I'm sure she'd love it if you went to play with her and her friend Rapunzel.''
''I want to be with you, Jack.'' Hiccup whined, tears forming in his eyes.
''Okay, okay. No need to cry, buddy.'' Jack laughed.
They carried on clearing up the mess in silence. They had nearly finished when the toddler spoke up. ''Can I ask you a question?''
''Shoot.'' Answered Jack as he put away the last of the toys.
''When I grow up, can I marry you?''
If the teen had been drinking, he would have done a spit-take. He looked at Hiccup, who was sporting a very serious expression. Jack's answer would mean a lot to him. Jack sighed, scratching the back of his head, and kneeled down to the toddler's level. ''Listen Hic, I can't promise you something like that. You still have a lot of growing up to do and a lot of things can change in that much time.''
The toddler simply blinked, clearly not grasping the concept of Jack's words. ''Is that a yes or a no?'' He asked, causing Jack to smile.
''It's a maybe, little guy.'' Jack chuckled and pinched Hiccup's cheek, earning a laugh from the younger boy.