i would love any pairing and intimate bathing headcanons - not outright explicit but things like sharing a bath/shower, and maybe bits of grooming that go along with it, like helping their partner shave or styling/trimming their hair for them. anything cute and affectionate along those lines!
I’m thinking Babe and Roe sharing a bath together. I’m thinking after a long day of dealing with people and trauma and injuries; Gene just wants a warm bath to soothe his aching body and tired mind once he arrives home.
I’m thinking that Babe will greet Gene with a gentle smile and even gentler hands; divesting him out of his clothes and marching him to the bathroom.
I’m thinking about Babe pouring bath cream that smells like lavender, checking to see if the water is too hot before he nudges Gene to step inside.
And I’m picturing them now, with Gene inside the warm bath, shivering a bit, and Babe sitting on the perch with a soft smile and softer touches when he scoops the water to let it run against Gene’s pale skin. I’m imagining Babe pouring shampoo on his palm and affectionately rubbing it into Gene’s hair; grinning when he hears Gene sighs contently.
And I know Babe would get into the tub eventually, getting behind Gene just so he could massage his boyfriend’s tense shoulders and back. I know Gene would let Babe take care of him, he would press his back to Babe’s chest and maybe it’s okay to nap here for a bit because the water is warm and Babe is warmer and he could ask Babe to help him shave his beard but that’s for later.
But for now, he is falling asleep with the knowledge that he is safe in Babe’s arms.