As they walked together through the Ark towards their bedroom, she quietly explained to him just why the staff was laughing at his comments earlier. The she-wolf couldn't help, but have a small smile creep on her face, chuckling quite softly as he decreed now wasn't the time to have sex. After all, she could name a few times when he awkwardly asked her to have sex in front of others. One eyebrow was raised when he decided to ask her another why
. For a moment she hesitated in giving into his innocent question. Sometimes it was hard to decipher if he truly wanted to understand or if he was just asking again just for the fun of it. She had once witnessed him asking 'why' too many times towards Jackal. What they were talking about she hardly knew, but she could see Jackal getting more annoyed each time her mate innocently asked why
. Jackal got so angry that he snapped at Tobias and suddenly disappeared with a very loud 'pop' sound. Before Tobias could find him she had to persuade him to help her find some 'hidden' cookies, providing that mere distraction to allow Jackal some peace and quiet, wherever he was. Pulling some of her golden curls out from her hair, she shrugged her shoulders and responded gently.
"Because, you simply don't talk about it."
As they entered their bedroom she kept an eye on him, waiting to see if he would ask her why again or not. Yet it would seem he was distracted by reason as to why he brought her here in the first place, the present he had wrapped and placed on their made up bed. As he picked up the oddly wrapped present and placed it roughly into her hands, she went to the bed to sit down and unwrap it. As she complimented him on his wrapping, she looked up to see him proudly puff his chest out as he proclaimed he did indeed wrap it...well. Managing to find all the gifts inside she thanked the man, finding his gifts quite sweet and endearing. When she asked about the blue clothing gifts she noticed his brow start to furrow as he struggled to reply. Sending that perhaps it was his other half that gave her the gifts she quickly dismissed another thought as she responded softly and pressed her lips gently to his own, helping him easily forget she asked in the first place. Now that it was her turn to give him his own presents she cheerfully exclaimed it was her turn and allowed a sweater to cover his face. Smiling she took out his presents from her hidden spot and allowed them to lay on the bed, taking the sweater off, so he can see them and open them. As he started to tear through his presents she stood, quietly watching him and seeing him grim with each gift he found. When he found the leather jacket she nodded and replied gently.
"Yes, I know you like to do what he does. I figured if you had a similar leather jacket then you'd be more willing to wear it when it's cold outside."
How many times she had to encourage her mate to dress appropriately for winter all these years she simply lost count. It wasn't hard to see that the man admired their Alpha. Every now and then she would find her leopard copy whatever it was the panther was doing. Whenever she was working with Tetradore, helping him look over paperwork or sign them, she found Tobi on the floor with his crayons mimicking Tetradore. Now that her husband had a leather jacket of his own, perhaps he would start to dress appropriately. As he claimed her presents were very good things her smile only widened, her cheeks blushing slightly.
"Really? Thank you, I'm glad you like them!"
Sitting next to her mate, she gave him the present wrapped in blue. A bit tense, she was uncertain with how he was going to open this one up. She didn't want him to accidentally rip it, although a photo album with a thick cover should be able to withstand him. Quietly she watched as he started to trace the lettering on the album and then flip through the pages to see the various photos she collected. As she explained the meaning behind the gift she waited patiently to see whether or not he liked it. The man was more into games and toys than something...heartfelt like this. Hearing him claim he did like the gift without any hesitation just made her light up instantly, before she could say anything she felt his lips press against her pink cheek. As he got to the page that showed the stork she watched as he pointed towards the drawing of the stork. As he uttered her nickname she titled her head to the side and listened.
"You like calling me Birdie...even when you see a drawing of one. How come you always called me Birdie? I like it, just always wondered."
It was an innocent question and yet she was curious as to his answer. Looking back at the stork she nodded and explained, pointing out the little leopard and wolf paw prints that traveled around the page.
"This bird is known as a stork, and in that white bag he's carrying a baby. In this section of the album, I thought if we ever had kids of our own, we can put their photos here in this section. Tobi, we can add a lot of photos in this album together, see, there's so many empty pages we can fill in."
Gently she would take the album from him and show the different empty pages they had yet to fill. Placing a gently kiss on his cheek she laid her head on his shoulder, sighing softly contently.