“You’re gonna be our dad?”
“That’s right, Clyde.” Axl smiled down at the two little redheads who were gazing up at him wide-eyed. “That’s what these papers are for.”
“So we’re gonna be able to stay with you?” the little girl asked hopefully.
“Yup!” Axl flipped to the next page, making sure that he was reading each statement carefully before signing. “I’m gonna take real good care of you guys from now on. Promise I am- oof!”
He grunted in surprise when both little ones tackled him, smiling and wrapping his arms around them, green eyes warm with affection.