Can you imagine a leverage ot3 high school AU tho? Where they meet in detention and decide to break out together?
Eliot is the quarterback with a temper who keeps getting detentions for beating up people who piss him off or harass women or are just bullies in general. Because of him, most of the school bullies aren’t football players - they’re all too scared he’d kick their asses. The teachers don’t usually like him because he tends to be better at their subjects than them. Eliot also has a guitar and chef’s knife that the teacher gave him (because SHE likes him, obviously), and he secretly likes music and cooking just as much as football.
Hardison is a geek, obviously. But he’s a cool geek. He comes to school when he feels like it and never attends classes he doesn’t like. But because the attendance charts and grading systems are computerized, he’s still the top of his class. They catch him when they discover that all of the school’s orange soda orders for the past year have been delivered to his address instead of the school cafeteria. That lands him in detention for a few weeks. The incident with the history teacher’s laptop projecting the Wrath of Khan instead of the documentary on World War Two gets him a month in detention.
Parker is a pickpocket, locker burglar, and general annoyance. She never gets in trouble for stealing because they can’t catch her in the act - instead she gets detention for climbing the ropes in the gym all the way to the ceiling and sitting on the rafters, or for sneaking in after hours and resetting all of the clocks, or for replacing a teacher’s pointer with a light up Harry Potter wand. Generally she pickpockets for fun, but she does keep money for lunch, because her foster parents never send enough with her.