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After going through her things for some of the toys that she still had of Jaime's and Charlie's, Liselotte finally came back into the living room with a couple of stuffed animals in her arms for Felix.
Kade laughed and nodded. "Uh, huh. Well, I'm not sure that cooties really exist, Felix," he said softly, before realizing that Liselotte had come back. "Well, do you look at that? It seems like Lottie has brought you some other stuffed animals!" It had been a long time since he had called her that, but he tried not to think about it. He knew Felix wasn't going to wrap his head around her full name.
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"Be carefully with some of those, Felix, they were my kids toys." Liselotte said as she put the toys on the floor. "Did you ever tell him about J-A-I-M-E?" Liselotte asked Kade as she sat down on the floor and picked out Jaime's bird.
Kade stiffened slightly, feeling himself wanting to cry as he saw his daughter's old toys. "No, of course not. I don't think he would understand quite yet and I don't want his parents to have to explain D-E-A-T-H to him already," he said, although he supposed that maybe they were already have, but he wasn't sure. "Maybe I can tell him about her someday."
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Liselotte looked at Felix playing with the bird, feeling a little bit emotional as she remembered how Jaime played with the bird. "If anything, we both should tell him when his parents explain that part of human life to him."
Kade looked at Liselotte for a second in silence, before giving a small nod. "Do you think you're really going to be around here for that long? I bet it will be a few years at least," he said, looking back at his nephew.
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"I just think teaching kids early about it helps them. I learnt about it when I was his age, when my dad accidentally made my fish go belly up." Liselotte starred a Felix too. "It would of been cute to see Jaime at this age though."
"I know, but I'm not his parents. I'm sure Aydan and Jenelle have it under control." He paused, sighing and looking back at her. "You know, Jaime would've just started her first year at Hogwarts," he said, wiping at his eyes.
Kade laughed slightly, mostly out of nerves. "I'm sorry," he said, putting a gentle arm around her shoulders. If they didn't have the history that they did, he wouldn't have. "If you cry, I'll cry, so please don't."
Earlier that day, Jenelle had dropped Felix off with Kade, so he had been watching the nearly twenty-two month old child. It hadn't been difficult for him, since work wasn't necessarily an absolute must for him at the moment. Currently, he was watching his nephew scribble over a pad of paper. It was obvious that he was attempting to draw something specific, but what it was the Hufflepuff alumni couldn't begin to guess. Regardless, he was too lost watching the little kid create 'artwork' to notice that his brother should come pick him up soon.
Kade looked up at the front door, then at a clock. It was probably Aydan, but he wanted to make sure. Instead of just opening the door with some magic like he wanted, he had to get the door and open it himself. When it was his younger brother, he was relieved, "Hey. He's just in here, coloring away." He motioned for the living room, where he soon returned and placed himself back on the couch beside his nephew.
"The table, but that's not terrible. I got it cleaned up soon enough and it was expected of him to anyways." He said. He fell silent when Felix looked up and noticed his father, getting up with crayons in hand and making his way towards him. "Anyways, he had a difficulty napping, but he's all good now."
Kade watched as Felix went back for the notepad he had been drawing with. He listened curiously for what his nephew would say about the art, but the only part he could understand was about lions. It was a shock to him, only because lions weren't green, but it now made a lot more sense. The rest he couldn't catch or understand.
"Life's been going well. The only highlight of it has been this kiddo, as of late, but I've been getting places," he said, not mentioning how he had gone a good month without a drink. "How's it been going for you and Jenelle? I know she mentioned a promotion to me, but that's about it."
He grinned and nodded. "Yeah, Department of International Magical Cooperation. I'm super proud of her. It means slightly different hours, so we're grateful that you're willing to watch Felix for us from time to time."
"He's an adorable, little kid. I'm always willing to help out, especially with work being slow at the moment." Instantly, he regretted mentioning work, because he didn't want to explain that to his brother.
"Actually, it's quite boring. A lot of it is more investigative and looking into people than just surveilling them and waiting for something interesting to go down. Regardless, it's boring," he said, shrugging.
"It's going well at the shop. They're letting me in on some of the design aspects of things now. Mostly just testing products and tweaking in some places. Kind of angling for a raise or a promotion... waiting for the right time to ask."
He nodded. "Felix won't ever go without, if we have anything to say about it," he said, grinning down at his son. "Hey bud, why don't you say thank you to Uncle Kade and then we'll get shoes on, yeah?"
Kade met Felix halfway through his walk towards him, scooping him up and letting the little kid laugh at him as he made a face. "It was fun hanging out with you, kiddo. What do you say we do this again sometime?" he asked, but his nephew just shrugged. The Hufflepuff alumnus laughed to himself, hugging Felix and setting him down to go put on his shoes.