Have you ever thought about Ransom and Holster in high school?
I just can’t help but feel happy/sad for baby R and H. Just imagine them, living separate lives. Not unhappy lives, just separate.
They both have solid groups of friends at school (please accept my headcanons of them basically being Gabriela and Troy from HSM). They have silly inside jokes and make late-night IHOP trips and have movie marathons which definitely include watching 13 Going On 30, etc. It’s good. It’s simple. It’s just that neither of them really has a Best Friend. Holster’s friends tolerate his constant singing and his 30 Rock references, but they don’t Get It. None of Ransom’s friends really know how to handle his anxiety attacks. They have good lives, but every so often, the loneliness that comes with not feeling truly understood creeps in.
But then they get to Samwell. It’s not exactly Love at First Sight™, but there’s this moment on the very first day they meet. Holster references The Road to El Dorado, not really thinking about it, fully expecting no one to respond, but then Ransom casually responds with the next line and Holster is floored. They lock eyes and they just Know. That they’ve found each other, that they’re going to become the most important people in each other’s lives.