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Private when toby isnt home

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    July 16th

    With Toby on a hospital vacation, it was up to Sans to step up and take care of the child while she was gone. He already filled a babysitter role now that he was living with the pair, but usually he didn't need to put much effort into it. Gilly was a good kid, a bit rowdy sometimes but hardly a troublemaker, and Sans had made it pretty clear he wasn't going to fall for her little tricks, in good part because he lived his life shamelessly.

    This time it was different though. Toby was going to be out for a while, meaning Sans had to have a stronger presence to make sure the kid didn't feel lonely. Explaining what happened was hard enough, though Sans didn't so much explain what was going as much as he just gave the vague cliffnotes version of it. The details were a bit too messy for a little kid. Hell, he probably wouldn't have gone into detail even for his brother.

    So he was actually trying to play the role of not-parent now. First thing he did was actually wake up reasonably early and start preparing some breakfast for when Gilly woke up. Pancakes sounded like a good idea at the time and while Sans was no five star chef, he could handle himself in a kitchen. Unlike some people.

    Yeah, this wasn't going to be too hard.



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    Gilly wasn't sure what had happened exactly. Mommy wasn't able to be home and everyone Gilly had seen had been upset. They were trying to hide it but Gilly wasn't a little girl anymore. She was going to school soon, just like a Big Kid! She was five. All her fingers and her thumb on one hand. Which was a lot! Though everyone else always had two digits in their age, except for Nanako.

    Mommy hadn't been there to read her a bedtime story but Sans had been. It was something that Mommy wasn't always able to do but it had always helped Gilly fall asleep at night. Curled up next to Princess Blue, like she did every night, tucked into her Big Kid Princess bed with her friend.

    She woke up easily enough but roughly, not too unlike her mother in that regard. Her hair was a mess and there was still sleep in her eyes when she reached that bottom step. She couldn't see clearly into their kitchen but Gilly could tell that something was cooking. Which meant it probably wasn't Mommy. Gilly slowly dragged her still dino PJ clad self forward. Her large blue eyes were half open and heavy, though she looked up at Sans before rubbing one eye heavily. "Food?" A single word, but she was still waking up.

    Not too unlike her mother at all.
     
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    Sans was quick to notice Gilly making her way over and that was actually pretty good timing on her part. He wasn't quite done with the pancakes just yet, but it was close and it gave him a little extra time to talk.

    "yep, pancakes. i thought we deserved to have some quality breakfast at least once in this house," Sans jokes. It was very easy to poke fun of some Toby's more time-efficient practices, mostly because a lot of the time he did the same thing. "so what kinda syrup do you want on them? honey? strawberry? i got a bunch."

    Living with the mother and daughter pair let him pick up on a lot of small things about them. Sans had Toby pretty much all figured out at this point, but Gilly was a bit harder to pin down, if only because, like any kid, what she liked and didn't like changed constantly. Kids were much less consistent than adults, making them way harder to predict. In a way, they were kinda his weakness when it came to reading people, so he had to play it safe like this, even if it came at a bigger cost, literally, in this case.


     
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    Pancakes. Gilly had had those before but it wasn't something that Mommy could cook. Mommy had tried a couple of times but she never seemed to be able to flip the pancake right. They always came out a little weird and Mommy said they never tasted the way they should have because of it. But Gilly had had good ones back home at a place called Denny's. Gilly liked that one. And IHOP, though Mommy hadn't found one of those in Pandora just yet.

    She giggled at Sans' words though and that was something she enjoyed. "Honey!!" That sounded like something good to her, though Gilly had never had honey on her pancakes before. But she liked honey, so that sounded good. But so did strawberries. "Both!" Quickly changing her mind, the little five year old was climbing onto one of the kitchen chairs, showing every sign that she was starting to wake up fully.

    "Thank you!" Of course, Gilly did remember her manners. It was something that was important. Doubly when someone was doing something nice for you like make food. It always looked like something completely difficult when Mommy was trying to do it, though Wizard Oz made it look easy.
     
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    Nothing got someone to wake up quite as well as some good food. The moment Gilly seemed to register what Sans was doing she perked up to a point it was easy to forget that she had just woken up. Her answer to his question had been pretty much as unhelpful as it could've been, but he at least knew that it would be fine no matter what he did. He sure wasn't going to mix honey with strawberry.

    "let's go with honey and next time we do strawberry, 'k?" He suggested, flipping the last pancake over and getting it onto one of the plates he had left there.

    He grabbed the bottle of syrup and put a healthy amount of it in both his and Gilly's stack. He personally would've gone with something else, but Sans knew that kids had this habit of getting jealous of literally everything others had that they didn't, so he went ahead and skipped dealing with that entirely.

    Sans then walked over to Gilly with the plates and the necessary (plastic) utensils. "here, kiddo, they're all yours." He handed her one plate, with the exact same amount of pancakes on it as his, and then sat down next to her. "it's still kinda hot though so be careful."

     
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    Honey it was. "Okay!" Gilly was an easy to please child and like most five year olds, easy to distract in a number of ways. Getting pancakes was the silver lining here and it way outweighed only getting one topping when there were pancakes to be had in general.

    Gilly was grinning when Sans put the plate down in front of her, her eyes still half open with sleep crusting at the corners. But she was eagerly happy and quickly started to eat that first pancake with all the enthusiasm of a five year old. She stabbed the first one and brought it to her face, chomping down with no regard at where she was getting that honey or syrup. Which was all over the table and her PJs, as well as her chin.

    "Thank you!" She sang her thanks again and then took another bite, easily making more of a mess as she went along. Messes were pretty normal in Gilly's world. "These are good!" Which was to say that they were much better than anything her mother had managed with pancakes. There was a reason why there were plenty of boxes of cereal in this household.
     
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    Kids were pretty gross, but that was fine, Sans was pretty gross too. He sure didn't care about making a mess while eating, it could always be cleaned up later. While he was looking after Gilly while Toby was recovering, he wasn't supposed to teach her manners or anything of the sort, so all he did was join her in making a mess. Maybe not as much of one, but still a mess nonetheless. Honey syrup dripped down and hit the table, covered some of mouth and some even hit his clothes, but it was nothing that a little washing couldn't handle.

    What mattered was whether she was liking it, and she was, so that was a job well done. "glad to hear it," Sans stated almost offhandedly as he focused on feeding himself.

    Mess in the kitchen that would get cleaned up later aside, the day had just started and Sans needed to keep Gilly entertained through it. Luckily, kids were pretty easy to please with anything that's even remotely fun to do, plus Sans was willing to play along with whatever Gilly wanted to do.

    "so, what do you wanna do today?" he asked as he was chewing on his food, making his words come out more than a little distorted.

     
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    Toby actually had a pretty similar parenting style to what Sans was currently pulling off. Mess never bothered her, not at this age, unless Gilly was purposefully making a mess. Toby preferred cleaning up if it was an accident or wasn't on purpose, but that was because she didn't think it was too big of a deal in the long run. Her daughter was only five.

    So nothing seemed out of place to Gilly as they ate. Mommy typically didn't make as much of a mess as Big Bro Sans did but that was alright in her mind too. The bigger question was what they were going to do. There was a bunch of different things that Gilly knew she was supposed to do. Like make her bed and clean up after herself, as well as train with her aura. Wizard Oz had described it as something that Gilly needed to do every day, so she was going to do it every day.

    But there was one thing that Gilly wanted to do more than anything else and that was... "Can we visit Mommy?" Uncle Harry had explained that Mommy couldn't come home for awhile. That she was hurt and had to stay at the hospital. Gilly had been worried at first but Uncle Harry had told her that everything was going to be alright and that he was looking out for Mommy. If there was one thing that Gilly really wanted, it was visiting her Mommy. Just to make sure with her own eyes that everything was okay.
     
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    Gilly's request was... well, not unexpected, but Sans definitely had other things in mind when he asked it. It had been just three days since Toby got put in the hospital and given how bad she looked when she was there... maybe not the best thing for a little kid to see. Granted, Toby healed from that stuff faster than most, but the latest attack left her in a real bad shape.

    Thinking about it gave Sans some pause as he considered a multitude of things. Was it a good idea? Would Toby want to see Gilly while she was still recovering from being turned into swiss cheese by who knows what? Did he even want to go all the way to the hospital? All important things for him to consider in a situation like this and, in the end, he decided he was going to play it safe and follow his lazy instincts.

    "we'd have to check if they're allowing visitors first and mom is still recovering from fighting a bad guy, so maybe she can't see you just yet," Sans explained things in the simplest and most convenient way he could, resuming eating shortly afterwards. "i can give them a call and get stuff scheduled for tomorrow, that ok?" He asked, his words once again coming out distorted by his full mouth.


     
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    Big Bro Sans said something about checking with the hospital and Gilly nodded. That made sense. She had heard about visitors at hospitals before. Mommy had said it a few times on the phone about work, though Gilly had never understood the context of visiting a client in the hospital or what that might mean for her mother now.

    They both continued to eat while they were speaking and that was something that Mommy always corrected Gilly on. Chew with your mouth closed. Not that Mommy always followed it but Gilly knew it was about "manners" and those sorts of things were supposedly important for big kids. Which meant Gilly tried... most days. Most times. At least when Mommy was around.

    "Okay!" But tomorrow didn't seem all that far away and it was something that Gilly could live with for the moment. "Can we watch tv? Or go to the playground?" There was a nearby park that Gilly loved to go to with a giant jungle gym. Since getting her aura, or rather training what was going to become her aura, Gilly had loved going even more. There was just so much to climb on and bounce around on.
     
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    Now that was more along the lines of what Sans expected to hear. The lazy part of him wanted to just sit back and watch TV, but that playground Gilly mentioned wasn't too far from the house, so it wasn't going to be too much of an effort to him.

    "well, which one do you want most? i don't think we can watch tv on the playground," he joked, smiling as he finished eating a pancake.


     
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    Which one did she want the most? That was a question that Gilly had to carefully consider. She wasn’t someone who wanted to shout one thing just because it sounded like fun first. ”The park!” Going outside and having fun sounded like a good plan to her. She giggled a little bit more and then finished off her pancakes in a big sticky mess.

    Then she wiggled out of her seat and took her plate to the sink. Gilly wasn’t tall enough to actually do the dishes but she was the helper that brought the dishes over from the kitchen table.
     
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    The park it was. The more bothersome option but not too annoying of one. All he'd have to do there was watch Gilly play around, maybe with some other kids, depending on who else was there. The hardest part of that was going to be keeping himself awake, because he knew Gilly was going to simply disappear as soon as he stopped looking.

    "ok, but shower first. if you go out like that, you're just gonna be chased around by bees," Sans commented, a chuckle leaving his lips.

    That also went for him too. Sans could usually ignore being dirty for a good while, but even besides the bee thing, honey was sticky and not pleasant to have on your skin or clothes. He had to find that out the hard way and after that, never again.


     
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    Shower first, which made sense. She giggled wildly and lifted her sticky fingers towards Sans, wriggling them in his direction as if Gilly were going to rub her fingers all over Sans with that syrup. But she didn’t and then she started to run up the stairs to go get ready.

    Gilly had started to finally take showers on her own without Mommy’s help. She had also started to learn how to put on her own clothing, though she often didn’t pick things that matched. Hot pink pants with purple stripes down the side with a green polka dotted t-shirt with red socks. It didn’t take her long to get ready but she had put her pants on backward. In the process.

    ”READY!!” The five year old shouted as soon as she was at the foot of the stairs, ready to rock and roll all the way to the park. ”Can we get ice cream?” Gilly was going to try and milk this for all she was worth while they were out.
     
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    Sans was in need of a shower himself, so he just went in later to get the excess out. He didn't bother combing his hair after he was done, only brushing his teeth for hygiene's sake. When he was done, he put on a t-shirt with a ribcage print on it and a pair of pants, leaving the hoodie out this time since it was summer and hot outside.

    When Gilly announced her presence to him, Sans looked at her with amusement. Green shirt, pink pants and red socks... she sure was more colorful than her mom.

    "you put the pants wrong, watermelon girl," he teased as he leaned back on a table. He could've let her go like that, but he figured that kind of fashion sense was embarrassment enough on it's own. "if you behave, i'll get you some ice cream on the way back."


     
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    Gilly looked down at her pants when he said that she had put them on backwards. Her eyes trailed down before looking back up at her current babysitter and shrugging at him. Her pants were the sort with a stretchy waistband, which meant the front looked a lot like the back to a five year old. She couldn't really tell that much of a difference, except that her pockets were faced in an odd direction.

    But the promise of ice cream was more than enough to put Gilly on watch for good behavior. When she had something to look forward to she was typically a little better than normal. Just like any other kid around her age. It was clear that the small kid didn't feel like putting her pants on the right way. Instead Gilly was already making for the door, pulling her jacket and shoes on.

    "I wanna go on the swings!" Already proclaiming what she wanted to do because that seemed like her best bet since Big Bro Sans seemed to prefer letting Gilly make all the choices. Which meant that she was going to get on those swings and go as high as she could! Already grinning, Gilly was ready to spring outside and start towards the park as soon as the front door was open.