*rubs temples* Someone made a Roadrat post with onesided RR, because Junkrat loves Hog but hog sees him only as a quote "subhuman R*slur friend" And now I need to remedy that with one of your well tought out headcanons about how Hog slowly realises how he can help his genius, mentally ill boyfriend with his memory problems, so he can streamline his genius toughts better and put plans into action.
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(do not send the post, i do not want to talk)
a-HEM, hem. well. it starts off pretty simple, hog doesn’t really think about it much. he just makes sure rat slows down before he does anything really dangerous. he just holds him back and waits for him to figure it out himself. because rat does, usually.
after a little while he tries making suggestions, but rat tends to get distracted if he does that. he loses his train of thought or gets snappy because he was thinking about it already, or because he doesn’t like being shown up over something obvious. so unless there’s extremely imminent danger, or it’s something rat genuinely doesn’t know, he’ll just wait for rat to figure it out.
it’s not that rat’s stupid, he just gets ahead of himself. and then gets distracted by his favorite parts of the plan. like the blowing stuff up. the rest is small potatoes to him. he used to get into a lot more scrapes jumping ahead of himself like that. most of hog’s bodyguarding is that kind of thing.
but hog loves his spontaneity and quick thinking. it’s fun, it’s great for getting out of stuff, and for out-thinking the cops. junkrat is fun. and all it takes is a few gentle reminders now and then to keep him safe. that’s not really that much. all in all it’s probably less work than trying to go 50-50 with someone else.
and that joy and creativity is something mako loves dearly. he loves that jamie’s affectionate and talkative. even when mako’s issues keep him from being able to express himself, jamie’s still there with a cuddle and a wild scheme and a fantasy ramble. it’s so nice to have someone who can read his non-verbal signs to slow down, but who doesn’t take it personally or mind at all that he’s quiet and withdrawn. mako loves him.