Your Niece Calls Him Uncle ~ Lee Taeyong
Your eyes lit up as you noticed Taeyong walking through your aunt’s garden, finally arriving after his schedule for the day came to an end. Your niece’s birthday party was in full swing, but for you, there was one piece of the puzzle missing, who quickly took a seat beside you.
Taeyong had integrated perfectly into your family, every member of your family adored him and seeing how happy he made you too. The little members especially took a shining to him, especially your niece, who ran over to greet him as soon as she spotted him.
Before you could even stand up to greet Taeyong, a small pair of arms wrapped around his leg, scooping her up with a laugh. You smiled across at him as he muttered an apology as your niece moved her arms up to wrap around his neck, poking at the strands of his blonde hair that were tucking out from the bottom of his hat.
“Happy birthday sweetheart,” Taeyong smiled across at her, pressing a kiss to her cheek, “I’m sorry that I’m so late to your party, it’s been a busy day for me.”
“I’m just happy you’re here now,” she responded.
After a few moments, Taeyong lowered your niece back to the ground, finally giving himself the space to greet you with a hug, pressing a kiss to your cheek too. Your hand took a hold of his, inviting him to sit down in the chair beside where you were sat.
“How was your day?” You began to ask him, noticing out of the corner of your eye that your niece was still hovering around you both, “I think someone still wants you.”
Taeyong chuckled, launching himself forward to grab at your niece’s waist, pulling her across to sit her in his lap, bouncing her up and down rapidly. Loud giggles escaped from her, bringing smiles to the faces of several of your family members who were keen to see what the commotion was.
“You’re not causing trouble, are you?” Taeyong asked her, poking his tongue out as she pleaded with him to stop tickling her, “this is your birthday present, I can’t stop.”
“I can think of a better present you could have got me,” she responded.
Taeyong quickly stopped at her statement, glancing questionably down at her. Although she was still only young, she was incredibly on the ball, she knew exactly what she was saying and the message that she was trying to send as well.
Your shoulders shrugged as Taeyong looked across at you, trying to figure out what your niece was going on about. The silence that followed from her only left the two of you wondering more what sort of present she was expecting from you both.
As she continued to wriggle in Taeyong’s grip, she was clueless to how tightly the two of you held onto her words. You could tell that Taeyong couldn’t drop the matter, and so you took matters into your own hands instead.
“Was there a cool present that Taeyong could have brought you?” You asked her as she spun around and caught your eye. “Taeyong has been really busy, I told you just him being here was a good present for you, didn’t I?”
Once again, she wriggled in Taeyong’s grip, standing up on his thighs so that the two of them were at the same height. “Auntie Y/N told me there was a chance that you wouldn’t come, but then you did.”
Taeyong nodded back at her, “the last thing I wanted to do was miss your birthday, I’m just sorry that I wasn’t able to bring you an actual present other than just me.”
Your niece’s head shook, “just being my uncle is a cool enough present.”
The two of you both froze as your niece spoke, not quite figuring what to say. Taeyong’s grip against her waist loosened, allowing her to slide off his lap, shuffling across to take a seat in between the two of you instead.
“What did you say Y/N/N?” Taeyong asked her after taking a few moments to compose himself, “you want me to be your uncle? Are you sure about that?”
“Yeah,” she giggled, “mummy always tells me that you’re a part of the family, and if you are, then you should be my uncle, right?”
“I guess you’re right,” Taeyong smiled, “I had no idea about that.”
Your eyes instantly went in search of your sister, unable to hide your smirk as her head nodded back at you, confirming everything that your niece had said. The family loved him, and unlike other boys that you’d bought home before, Taeyong seemed as if he could be the one.
“Can I go and play with my new toys now?” She innocently asked after receiving a kiss against the top of her head from Taeyong, “now that you’re here Uncle Taeyong we can have my birthday cake soon.”
You nodded back across at her, helping her off the chair before closing the gap that she left between you and Taeyong. His arm draped across your shoulders, unable to hide the smile on his face which you quickly caught onto.
“You’re officially an uncle,” you teased, pressing a kiss against his cheek, “now do you believe me when I tell you how in love with you she is? My sister constantly tells me how much she talks about you when she’s at home.”
“It feels like a pretty big step,” he admitted, “and I can tell that it means something to you too, however cool you’re trying to play it right now in front of me.”
Your head shook as Taeyong saw right through you, noticing the deep breaths that you took by his side. Although it was just a word, it meant so much more to you, a sign that Taeyong really was appreciated by your family and considered a part of your family.
“Y/N/N’s special,” Taeyong whispered, guiding your head down to rest against his shoulder, “and if being her uncle helps to make her birthday special, then I think it’s job done.”
“I wish I could have gotten away with doing that little,” you joked.
Taeyong’s eyes rolled back across at you, pressing a kiss to the top of your head, “at least now whenever we do anything for her, we’ll get to sign it off as auntie and uncle, rather than just Y/N and her boyfriend.”
“You’ve been more than just a boyfriend to my family for years,” you quickly assured him, “they’ve loved you since the day they met you, and judging by the looks on their faces, they do even more so now you’ve been made an uncle.”
“I love your family as well,” Taeyong replied, “I never imagined that I would settle in so well with a partner’s family, but yours have always just made me feel so welcome and loved.”
“You can blame Y/N/N, she’s the shining star of our clan.”
“That’s because she’s had great influences around her,” Taeyong reasoned, squeezing your frame, “I’m not sure many other kids can say they have an aunt who takes them to see one of the biggest groups in the world.”
“And in a VIP box too.”
The two of you broke into a fit of laughter as you remembered the memory, the first sign that your niece was comfortable around Taeyong, and the first sign that your family truly saw something special in Taeyong as your partner too.
“You do realise she’ll have high expectations from now on,” you smiled, “from an uncle too.”
“And I will fulfil them all every single time.”
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