Dante awoke to his daughter jumping on the bed beside him, "Wake up! Wake up!" she said as she continued jumping. "Come here, you." he said as he reached up and caught her mid jump. Wrapping his arms around her he kissed the top of her head. "Breakfast time, daddy."

"Alright, come on." he said as he ducked down to let her jump on his back as he gave her a piggyback ride to the kitchen.

"What are you making daddy?" she asked from her perch a top one of the seats at the island.

"Pancakes." he said as stirred the batter.


"Of course is there any other kind?" he asked jokingly.

When they had finished eating, Dante grabbed the dishes from the table and carried them to the sink as Arianna went to get dressed for school. "You ready to go?" he asked as she came back into the kitchen. "Yep," she replied with a nod as she grabbed her Princess backpack off the table. "I made your favourite for lunch," he said to her. He still couldn't believe that his baby was going off to school for the first time. She had grown up so fast.

Dante unlocked the car as Arianna climbed into her booster seat, he placed he bag on the floor. "You ready for today?" he asked knowing that he was probably more nervous about this than she was.

"Let's go daddy."

"Alright, were going."

Stopping in front of Port Charles Elementary, Dante looked at the kids running back and forth. How had this day come so fast, it seemed like only yesterday they were bringing her home from the hospital and now she was all grown up and going to school. "Daddy, come on." Arianna said from the backseat. She had her back pack in her hand and had already unstrapped herself from her booster seat.

Climbing out of the car he opened her door for her and helped her to the sidewalk, "Alright so we have to find Room 3B." Dante said glancing around as her grabbed his daughters hand.

Finding the classroom was easier than he thought and in no time they were standing in front of the door to her classroom, alright here's your classroom. Opening the door he led her inside where the teacher greeted them with a sunny smile, "Hi, I'm Ms. Spencer and you are?" "I'm Arianna Olivia Falconeri and this is daddy." Dante laughed, "I'm Dante Falconeri it's nice to meet you."

"Daddy look they have paints," Arianna said pointing to a table in the corner where some kids were already drawing and painting.

"You can go join them if you want," Ms. Spencer said as she ducked down to talk to Arianna.


"Of course that's what they're there for."

Arianna started towards the table, "Hey aren't you gonna say goodbye first." Dante said with a laugh as she ran back to give him a hug.

"I think this is harder for me than it is for her," Dante said to the teacher as he stood up.

"It usually is harder for the parents."

"They grow up so fast," He replied glancing at his daughter who was talking to a little girl next to her.

"Well, I guess I'll let you get back to your class, Ms. Spencer."

"You can call me Lulu," she said with a smile that lit up her face.