How would things turn out if Fushimi and Yata were turned into 4 year olds during their homra days together? Totsuka and Kusanagi having to act as their caretakers and struggling to get them to drink milk and eat veggies respectively(I see Fushimi picking out all the vegetables in his omurice while Yata makes faces at his milk) and seeing their differences when interacting with Mikoto with awe and fear. How will they keep up with these very different kids each with their very different needs?
Aw they would be so cute, tiny Sarumi babies being taken care of by
their Homra daddies. Like Kamamoto comes back from a mission taking
care of some gang that was moving in on Homra’s territory, he was
supposed to be accompanying Fushimi and Yata but instead he’s got one
kid on each arm. Tiny Yata is trying to squirm out of Kamamoto’s grip
because he’s energetic and wants to escape while tiny Fushimi sits
there quietly sucking his thumb and staring at everyone with wide
scared eyes. Totsuka would be so charmed by the two kids, like he
wants to take a million pictures and have the kids come and play
hobbies with him. Kusanagi’s a little more cautious about it, like
the kids are cute but he’s not sure about taking care of them in the
bar, he can already see all the glasses that tiny Yata is going to
break. Mikoto just shrugs and says it’s fine, they can handle the
kids, and Kusanagi kinda sighs and notes that Mikoto’s helping too,
like he’s not letting Mikoto go take a nap and dump all this on him.
Mikoto walks over to take a look at the kids and Yata thinks he’s
cool, like you’re so tall and you have cool hair while poor Fushimi
is scared and goes to hide behind the couch.
So the Homra trio try to keep an eye on the kids for the rest of the
day, tiny Yata totally latches on to tiny Fushimi and starts dragging
him places and wanting to play with him. Fushimi’s a lot shyer of
course and at first he tries to get Yata to leave him alone because
he doesn’t know how to deal with having someone pay him all this
attention. Totsuka thinks it would be good for the kids to get along
and tries to play little games for them, imagine him showing them his
flame butterflies as like a magic trick and they’re both amazed, Yata
tries to chase them and even little Fushimi is reaching for them
(since this is pre-anthill Fushimi he’s not afraid of the fire and is
more enthralled by the shiny). Kusanagi tries to corral the kids for
lunch, he has them both sit on stools at the bar and brings them
their food. Yata’s very excited for lunch and is using his fork to
make little shapes in the rice while Fushimi makes a face and
probably picks at his food and refuses to eat anything. Kusanagi
gives this tight smile and is like I thought this one would be a
difficult one. He tries to convince Fushimi to eat a couple
vegetables and Fushimi keeps refusing, it becomes a battle of wills
between the two of them before Yata’s just like ‘I’ll eat them for
Saruhiko!’ and thus earns Fushimi’s undying affection. Fushimi also
returns the favor later when Kusanagi’s trying to convince Yata to
drink some milk (maybe Kusanagi attempts the ‘it’ll make you grow
big, you know?’ line and in the background Totsuka just covers his
mouth to hide a laugh).
Mikoto isn’t so sure how to handle the kids and probably tries to
keep out of the way but imagine him ending up being so good with them
too, like he’s all gentle and awkward the way he sometimes is with
Anna. Yata of course thinks Mikoto’s super cool but Yata’s also a
little ball of energy and it’s hard for Mikoto to keep up, he’s
trying to sleep and Yata’s just climbing all over the couch wanting
to play lion tamer. Unexpectedly Mikoto and Fushimi end up getting
along well, at first tiny Fushimi is totally terrified of Mikoto and
keeps hiding from him. Mikoto just lets him be, figuring no point in
scaring the poor kid, but at some point maybe he ends up having to
take charge of Fushimi for a bit. Like Totsuka takes Fushimi and Yata
out for a trip down to the store or something and Fushimi gets
distracted by a line of ants marching by. When he looks up Yata and
Totsuka are gone and Fushimi doesn’t know what to do, like he can’t
bring himself to yell for them and he’s just sitting there looking
around everywhere and getting increasingly more upset, thinking he’s
been abandoned. Then Mikoto just appears from around the corner,
having been contacted by a worried Totsuka (who’s probably
accompanied by a crying Yata). He just holds out a hand to Fushimi
and Fushimi nervously takes it, not sure what to do. Mikoto just puts
a gentle hand on his head and tells him not to worry, taking him back
to the bar. By the time Totsuka and Yata come back Mikoto’s asleep on
the couch with Fushimi curled up beside him like a contented kitten.
The next time the 99 has to go to one of those out of town cop conferences, it’s in a city that has a really nice aquarium. After an entire weekend of shameless begging, tears, half-assed bribery attempts and more begging, Holt agrees to Jake’s request to take the squad to the aquarium on the way home.
What happens is as follows:
—Jake and Amy immediately get into a competition to see who can take the goofiest selfies in front of the exhibits.
—Terry makes a beeline for the gift shop but can’t decide which stuffed animals to bring to his girls. He ends up buying most of them and spends the rest of the trip with his arms full of stuffed sea creatures. (“Terry did this in the wrong order.” - Terry)
—It takes Gina less than 30 seconds to get an entire school of sardines to follow and mimic her every move. She tells anyone who happens to walk by that she is their overlord (whether she is referring to the fish or the passersby is open to interpretation).
—Boyle spends an inordinate amount of time at the touch pool, but keeps yelping every time he picks up a sea urchin. After the sixth time of making everyone jump from his squeals, the attending marine biologist politely asks him to leave. Boyle ends up at the seal tank, where he immediately makes friends with one of the younger ones and engages in a game of hide and seek. He has never been happier.
—Hitchcock and Scully never actually look at any fish. They just go right for the cafeteria and eat a bunch of seafood because they think it will “strike fear into the fish’s hearts.”
—Rosa spends most of the trip hanging in the back of the group, neither confirming nor denying if she thinks the aquarium is worthwhile. She does, however, buy a cute little seahorse necklace at the gift shop when no one is looking.
—Holt enjoys the aquarium far more than he thought he would. He is just giving Terry (arms full of stuffed sea creatures) a very detailed lecture on the majesty of the sea turtle when they notice that Jake has somehow managed to get his head stuck in a plastic shark mouth display. Amy is laughing her head off and taking as many pictures as she can. When it becomes apparent that Jake can’t get out, it takes the whole squad to somehow wedge him out of there. After an appropriate number of blackmail selfies, of course.
—The trip ends (after a substantial lecture from Holt on proper aquarium behavior) with a group photo in front of a large tank, where they are promptly photobombed by a dolphin. Gina texts the photo to everyone. They all find different ways to display the photo at home and at work (picture frames, scrapbooks, refrigerator magnets, lock screens on their phones, etc.)