Karkat purred softly, due to the kisses, due to the warmth Treekat’s words sent through his body. They’d been together for a long time now, yet Treekat never failed to make butterflies appear in Karkat’s body. It was a feeling he once hated, a feeling he couldn’t identify at first and he never learned to control. It was close to nerves, it felt weird. But he’d gotten used to it, and now he enjoyed it. Or maybe that was just because Treekat was the only one able to make the metaphorical butterflies appear.
At the question, Karkat immediately nodded and entered the grub’s room. He knew where to find it, came there more than once a day. He didn’t think he was good with Alani, but he wanted her to be alright, so he at least checked up on her and tried to figure out what she wanted and needed when she was making noises. He knew the sound of hunger, the sound of wanting to play, but sometimes other noises came along, new noises as she grew older. “Family cuddles are even better, right? Can you pick her up?”
Karkat’s hands were full as he was carrying his matesprit so he knelt next to the bundle of blankets that was their daughter and waited for Treekat to pick her up. Then they could continue walking to their own block and cuddle for as long as they wanted. A smile stood on Karkat’s face as he watched the bundle of blanket move around because of the sudden noise in the room, a smile that broadened as he thought of the cuddling they’d do. The rest of the day was going to be just as perfect as the snow antics and he knew it.
Happy to see that Karkat didn’t mind bringing Alani into their private time, Treekat gave the other another kiss on the very center of his throat, purring quietly in return. He was a little surprised when Karkat didn’t set him down, but didn’t mind in the slightest. “Of course. Hey, cutie.” With a chirp to the little grub, Treekat shifted to scoop the tiny troll into his arms, hugging her against him before looking back up at Karkat.
"Mission complete. Onwards!" Treekat accented the declaration with a kiss to Alani’s head, beaming as the grub responded with a squeak and a small wiggle. So much cuddling was going to take place and nobody could stop it. He felt a little weird, having Karkat carry the both of him, but he supposed the other troll simply wanted to treat them. Treekat didn’t care, but he did worry that maybe Karkat’s arms would get tired of holding him up.
”..D’you want me to make the hot chocolate when we get settled down?” Smoothing down Alani’s wild hair with his fingers, Treekat spoke quieter now, head tilted. He didn’t want to disturb their daughter by speaking too loudly, since he didn’t know if Alani had just woken up or what. He knew it was pretty shitty to have your ears assaulted with loud noises after just awakening, so he better spare the poor thing the trouble.