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"They've got your eyes."

Catra smiled. "Yeah." It had been almost a year, but a wave of happiness still washed over her when she looked that that cute little face, a tuft of Adora's hair above eyes like hers, blue and round and eager to explore the world. Fidgeting with their blanket, Finn looked around, and their eyes fixated on their favourite toy, a red figurine Bow had sculpted a few months back. Catra took it and reached it over. "Looking for this?"

Finn looked at her, and blinked. Green eyes. Wide, toothy grin.


Catra jolted up, screamed, breathing heavily, looking around, the blood booming in her ears. The room was dark. Where were they? Where were they?!

The bedsheets next to her rustled. "Catra, you'll wake up Finn . . ." Adora had not been getting much sleep. Bow and Glimmer had warned them, but it was still a lot to deal with. Slowly, the blonde sat up, eyes still half-closed in the dark of night. "Are you okay, Catra?"

"I . . . yeah." She took Adora's hand, squeesed it tight. It had been a while since she had had a nightmare. She had a family now, things to take care of. And she desperately needed sleep. But, she knew too well she wasn't getting any sleep tonight.

". . . I think I'll go for a walk."

"Catra." Adora hugged her, still drowsy. "You can talk to me if you need to, you know?"

"No, really, I'm okay. I just . . . I need to get my mind off things. I'll let you sleep."

Adora gave her a kiss and lied back down, falling back asleep immediately. Sneakily, Catra stepped off the bed and went to Finn's crib. The little kitten, crawled around a purple plush, was sleeping soundly. Catra bit her lip. The face of that monster on her little one was not a vision she liked. She looked around the room. Chaotic and clean, toys all over the floor, beds, and tables, baby clothes folded around in heaps. Her wife and child sleeping soundly, only her awake. Windows closed and locked.

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