Nurture || Mirio x Reader
It wasn’t an odd sight to see the flower girl hovering near the tiny garden she kept in the corner of the school grounds, her arms elbow deep into the earth as she tended to seeds and sprouts that grew, preparing themselves for harvest came time for the colder months to come around. But it was new for the small figure to be hovering at her side, or the much bigger figure to be off towards the run down groundskeeping shed, lugging bags of fertiliser around this way and back.
A way to build up an understanding of the world around her, Eri had taken a liking to you as soon as you had spoken to her, and soon enough she began offering to help tend to the garden as well as she took the time to get used to how to hold the hose. Tiny fingers gripping the bendy plastic as your guided her hands to water the crops, the hat you had loaned her being too big on her head, having to help her readjust it every few seconds as it slid down to cover her eyes, the young girl only giving a laugh every time it happened.
It brought a smile to the blonde’s face as he watched on, seeing the two girls that brightened up his life smiling and enjoying each other’s company. It made him forget about all the pain he felt just to get them here, even just for a little while, seeing Eri smile as she looked at his flower, and the flowers in her hair blossoming a beautiful yellow, his heart would melt every time.
And his smile would always melt yours.
It was almost like a small family, a structure that may have been odd to Eri if she hadn’t noticed it already, Mirio placing down a bag of fertiliser on the ground as he tried his best to listen in on the conversation, pretending as if he was busy as he opened the bag, beginning to gently lay down the foul-smelling material on top of the plants like a blanket to tuck a newborn in goodnight, though as his eyes focused on you and the bloom of yellow in your hair, he couldn’t help but think to himself that he would want to have a family with you.