Guys, I accidentally started shipping Shelly Longshadow and Dr. Eduardo Dorado Sr.
Because Maurice is in prison, and hopefully Shelly has realized that it was an abusive relationship, and it seems like Dr. Dorado’s wife is dead.
Also if they married Tye and Ed would be stepbrothers and it would be awesome and hilarious
Tye's relationship with his momma.
Whoa! Whoa! WHOA!
Wait just a cock-a-picking minute here!
You mean she knew?
Shelly Longshadow freaking knew?!
I can’t believe this. You mean to tell me that all this time when I thought that this lady was oblivious to the fact that her son had been kidnapped and experimented on by alien conquerors from out of space…
When I thought that she probably spent the days since Tye’s sudden disappearance wallowing over the loss of her son, probably leading to some character development on her part when she realized the error of her ways…that maybe she was wrong for choosing Moreese (or however his name is spelt) over her child and allowing him to torment them for so long.
And when I thought that she spent most of her time praying to the almighty God that Tye would return safely to her one day so that she would get to the chance to actually tell him how much she was sorry for hurting him and disappointing him as a mother and promising him to try hard to repair the damage dealt to their relationship (probably through family counselling and what)…
That all this time…my assumptions were wrong and she knew everything?
You’re telling me that not only did Shelly knew of all of that but she also gave Star permission to have custody of him for a while. She knew about all of it and she bloody hell consented to it!
Now I understand why Tye was all “…Dude, I can’t believe you called your family. No way I’m going back to mine.” in episode 15. His own mother left him to be further experimented on by Star Labs. Yes I know it was for his own good and safety but…what if to Tye, this was yet another straw that broke the camel’s back moment that gave the impression that his mother didn’t want him anymore, at least from his perspective?
Which brings me to my question——if Shelly had insisted that Tye NOT do the testing, implying that he had already been through enough and deserved to be home where he was “safe”, would Star have just let him go?
Or was it a situation where when the League or Star contacted her, Shelly desired more than anything for Tye to come back home but when she suggested it, Tye downright refused to go back there, rebelling against the whole thing leaving her no choice but to just…leave him there along with the other Runaways?
That makes more sense, right?
And what else happened, I wonder?
Given that the parents gave consent, does that mean they were allowed to contact their children while they were there and vice versa? Y’know, each child was allowed one phone call a day to their respective parent or guardians (with the exception of Ed and Asami) to talk for at least 45 minutes or so, y’know like how they do it in prison (so to speak)?
Were the kids allowed to call their folks? I’d figure Virgil will probably try to talk to his folks every chance that he got, same for Neut in an attempt to reconcile things with his foster folks. Because my hunch is that Neut was most likely bounced around a lot in the foster care programme and that his current foster parents were probably the nicest he’s ever met in a long time but he was so worried that they would’ve turned out to be terrible like the others that he didn’t really give them a chance to treat him like an actual member of the family and mostly rebelled a lot when he didn’t need to or ran away before they got the opportunity to show that they’re actually good parents—-or something like that. Or what if…things were going well with Neut and his new foster parents but just as he was about to settle down, something happened that made it appear as if Neut was being abused by his new foster folk. A mere misunderstanding that suddenly escalated and resulted in Neut suddenly packing up his things and running away out of fear that social services might take him back. He didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye to his foster mom and dad, something that he felt guilty for because they were good people that deserved better than that. That sounds plausible, right? Then again, like I said, it’s just a hunch).
But what about Tye?
What if…Shelly tried calling him every day in a persistent attempt to apologize for the whole Moreese fiasco or at least have a decent conversation with him to hear about how he was going at Star Labs but Tye…just wouldn’t let up. He doggedly refused every opportunity to talk to his mom time and time again. He was still too angry and just could not forgive her at that point.
And….I’m over-thinking this too much, am I?
And…Is it also wrong that I somewhat see Eduardo Dorado Sr. playing a part in this scenario as well—-y’know like him trying countless times to convince Tye to talk to his mother (since he was probably the one responsible for handling the phone calls to and from the parents/guardians) because he was tired of having to mask the fact that that her own child just didn’t want to speak to her. This would then lead to Tye calling him out on his own tense relationship with Eduardo Jr. which would then led to…
Y’know what…I’ll just leave it at that. This is border lining fanfiction territory and I don’t know about you guys but I feel a story coming along.
Anyways, just wanted to share my thoughts on that response from Greg, sponsored by windona. Toddles!
Could you do one about the Runaways finding out about Ed's father and Tye's mother dating? Or maybe an AU where The Runaways are a band?
*ugh, sorry for just getting to this and the other ones that are going to follow. You know the whole spill: life and depression and shit*
It turns out, Asami is the first to discover the coupling between Eduardo’s father and Tye’s mother. She finds them interlaced in the kitchen, Mr. Dorado’s hands tight around Ms. Longshadow’s petite waist, his stare loving and unguarded. Mrs. Longshadow’s face is obscure from view, but the way she softly giggles into his neck is enough for Asami to connect the thoughts. The moment sinks into her memory and with another fleeting glance, she scurries away from the doorway, rushing out to meet with her friends starting up a game of baseball on the other side of the street.
“Hey, Sam,” Tye goes in for a quick hug upon her arrival, kissing the top of her forehead, “What took you so long?”
“Ano?” Asami keeps a straight face under the probing question, all in due to the years of practice when scolded by her siblings, “I was…time of month.”
“Oh?” Tye blinks a few times before realization hits him and he winces at his girlfriend’s false troubles, “Oh. I’m sorry about that. Do you still want to play? You don’t have to if you don’t want -“
She kisses him on the corner of his lips to quiet him, giggling as he stumbles away a blushing mess.
“C’mon lovebirds, we don’t have all day,” Roy scoffs from the other side of their makeshift baseball field, stretching out his legs.
“At least they’re not bad as Jaime and Cass,” Virgil admits and points over to the trees down the street, “They said they’d be back in five and it’s been almost an hour.”
“You know, I could just tell them the game’s starting,” Bart says as he swings the wooden bat effortlessly, “Take me less than a second.”
“Yeah, we don’t want you scarred for life, hermanito,” Eduardo shakes his head, slamming his fist against his glove, “If they haven’t come out of that tree by now, I doubt they’ll be coming out at all.”
“Ugh, Neptune’s Beard, can we please just get this over with?” La’gaan scowls, his face hidden behind the catcher’s mask, “It’s hot, I’m sweating, and I have to be back to watch a movie with M’gann in three hours!”
“Fine, fine, Jaime and Cassie can just fill in when they come back,” Tye says, walking towards the mound with a dirty baseball in his hand, “Let’s play some ball.”
The argument and the game that ensues after distracts Asami from thoughts of Mr. Dorado and Mrs. Longshadow doing who-knows-what in that house like Jaime and Cassie are doing in that tree. Still, it isn’t much of her business to tell the others of their private affair, even if she is dating Mrs. Longshadow’s son.
Besides, it’s bound to be hilarious when Ed and Tye finally uncover the the truth of their parents’ “friendly” relationship.
Tye convincing his family to let Asami live with them?
“Tye, doesn’t Asami have her own family that she would like to go back to?” Shelly asked, as gentle as she could be.
Asami shook her head. “No. Japan bad for me.”
Tye looked at his mom. “Please, mom. Asami and I have been together for months, and we won’t do anything weird. But for once, please listen to me.”
Shelly looked at the earnestness in her son’s now blue eyes. She looked at the shy girl who was looking down in her lap, hoping that her boyfriend’s mother would accept her. Shelly thought back to the days when she and her husband looked at their then-baby son, hoping to one day have a daughter.
Shelly gave a watery smiled. “Alright, Tye. Asami can stay. But you do have to catch up on your school work. Both of you.”
Tye nodded, and grinned, hugging Asami. She let out a cry of joy, and Shelly knew she made the right choice.