Igneel was the first to stir when the sun rose. He moved his wing slightly after breathing in a deep breath and opening his eyes. The red glow that the sun made shining through the thin membrane of skin on his wing covered the two small, sleeping children lying next to his belly. The dragon couldn't resist a smile when he saw the position of his wards. Lucy was curled up in a little ball, blonde locks spilling out behind her, her little arms wrapped around Natsu's stomach. The boy was lying with his body protectively curled around Lucy, his chin was resting on the top of her head and his legs curled around hers. He was hugging the little girl close to him in his sleep, something neither of the children were obviously aware of. If they were older, the position they were sleeping in would be seen as intimate, a way only two lovers slept. However, as children, there was only one way to describe how they looked in that moment.
No, not cute. Absolutely adorable.
Igneel laughed, the position was better than he imagined. Now all he had to do was wait for one of them to wake up…