Ada: She was happy to see Sole in a state of happiness. She also couldn’t help but like Shaun. He loved to tinker, so he always made her cool mods, like laser cannons, a built on sword, or other cool things that robots can finally get.
Cait: Cait was nervous. A kid, Sole’s kid. What if they didn’t like her because she use to be a junkie? What if they don’t like her because she’s fucked up? All of these thoughts flooded her mind as she watched Sole walk in with their kid. They introduced each other and the tension slowly started fading. She couldn’t not like him, he was just like his parent. In no time Cait was teaching the kid how to fight and curse.
Codsworth: He had been waiting a bit over 210 years for this day. Of course he was excited! Shaun was immediately intrested in him when he walked through the door. Shaun would sometimes tinker around and give him minor upgrdes and Codsworth would tell him stories about before the war, and other things he wondered about.
Curie: She was excited before, but once she found out he liked science related stuff, she almost burst with joy. When they first met, Curie and Shaun immediately started bonding. She would do experiments while and Shaun would help her, and he would persuade random people around the settlement to test out their experiments. MacCready is most of the time the victim.
Danse: Danse had a sense of uneasiness. The boy was a synth, but he didn’t hate him. He hated the Institute. Kidnapping an infant while killing one parent and leaving the other to rot, and once they’re finally free and able to find their son, they find him only to be replaced with a machine. He pitied both Sole and Shaun. At first he tried to avoid him, but eventually Shaun’s curiosity beat him and Danse ended up loving him like he was family.
Deacon: He immediately fell in love with Shaun. Him and Hancock have this competition where they try to be the cooler uncle. Deacon tells him jokes and teaches his witty comebacks. He also teaches him about the Railroad and their cause, beacuse Deacon knows he’s a synth, but would never tell him. He also teaches him jow to prank people withe precision, stealth, and style. Deacon-1. Hancock-0
Dogmeat: He was the most excited to see Shaun. (Well, besides Codsworth) He was so ready for the fun games, the table scraps, and the affction. Synth or not, Dogmeat loved the boy.
Hancock: Hancock too loves the boy the moment he lays his eyes on him. He tells him about freedom, and give him cool history lessons beacuse he’s a history nerd. He also spoils the shit out of him with the coolest gifts. Hancock-2. Deacon-1
Longfellow: He always imagined himself as a father, well, grandfather now. He was happy that the kid was there, but he didn’t really know how to act. He tried to open up to him, but instead he was standoffish. Eventually, with a lot of hard work, the kid was like his grandson, and the two did what an old man and a kid did for bonding.
MacCready: Everyone knew MacCready had a soft spot for kids. It was no shock that when Shaun came in, MacCready would flip out from excitement. The first thing he did was tell him about Duncan. He then (with Sole’s approval) taught him how to shoot a gun. He also of course volunteers for the painful science experiments that Shaun and Curie do. The boy was like MacCready’s second son, even if MacCready didn’t like synths.
Nick: Nick felt a sense of pride wash over him when he saw Sole and Shaun walk in. He helped out with the reunion. Even if some things were not quite as planned. Shaun looked up to Nick like a role model. He would tell him stories about his pre-ar cases, and the more thrilling recent cases. He always tells the boy that his favorite case will always be the one with the frozen vault dweller.
Piper: Piper was happy to see that Sole finally found their child. After the hell they had been through, they deserved that victory. She told Shaun about her sister, and bought him noodles and nuka cola whenever him and Sole visited Diamond City. She also told him about her newspaper, and felt bad when Shaun insisted that he fixed the printing pres. She loves how smart he is, and finds it adorable that he has a tiny crush on her.
Preston: Preston was happy that Sole finally had a family. He absolutely loved how smart the kid was. He also loved how positive he was, even while living in the Commonwealth, Shaun, always looked on the brightside. Preston would be the type of guy to give shoulder rides and teach him the good morals of the Minutemen.
Strong: He really could of cared less. He was just a tiny, weak human in his eyes, but when he met them he saw the same leadership in him that he saw in their parent. He then started to like the kid. He still didn’t understand why he like tinkering with junk though.
companions react to sole coming out as transgender maybe?
By Old World values, this would be an immense declaration. Sole might attract scorn, or hate, or shock. Love, too, from a rare few, but the open-minded are uncommon in Pre-War America. Not to say that the Commonwealth is much better, but they have different values. People always want something to hate, and now it’s just about ghouls and synths, rather than people of color or anyone we’d now call ‘queer.’
But Sole doesn’t know this, and still has that Pre-War worry of being derided or shunned. So it’s up to the companions to prove to them that no matter what, they’re accepted and loved.
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cait:somehow has an irish accent in the middle of post apocalyptic boston
hancock:literally calls you "bro" before even getting to know you like chill bro
nick:also isn't romanceable
codsworth:will put on a butler hat but just try giving him a monocle
maccready:never once says that he's "mac ready to get down"
x6:wears sunglasses indoors
piper:who needs so many pens. stop hoarding.
dogmeat:cries when getting hurt and it breaks my heart
curie:her pet molerats can give u that dumb disease which u can't cure unless u wanna be a dick and let the kid die which is why you have to reload like a billion times during that mission and that gets fucking tedious
preston:holds his musket wrong like son that laser's gonna burn your fingers off like this
strong:stop judging me for picking locks you absolute shrek