Shu'karr smiled even as the excited shrill pierced his ears when he stepped through the portal of his family apartment, dropping his gear to be able to snatch up his exuberant daughter as she barrelled into his arms in a whirl of fluff, and casually kicking the door shut behind him as he stabilised. Coming home while Mya'le was awake was by far the highlight of his days, which were currently short given that it was winter and training was a bit more gruelling than usual due to festive season.
"You're up late," he commented, switching her into a carrying position as he scooped up his bag with his tail, transferring it to his free hand.
"We have to hang our baubles tonight Daddy," she replied matter-of-factly.
"Oh, that's right!" He hadn't forgotten of course, she had only been excitedly banging on about it since the school had started all their Christmas shenanigans. "You and Mama got the baubles ready?"