A follow up to this post I made about Renee adding Andrew to the “we love neil” groupchat and Andrew never responding until they hold a competition to see who can take the cutest picture of Neil and he enters with a winner at the last minute.
-so we all know Allison has lots of money and stuff
-and she loves her foxes
-so now imagine one day she surprises all of them with personalised jewellery on the anniversary of their final win against the ravens right before the girls graduate
-it’s very individual but every piece has something to do with a fox
-so Renee gets a golden bracelet with a tiny little fox charm that matches her golden cross necklace
-Dan gets three rings with a fox on them, one in golden, one in silver and one in rosegold
-Matt gets a leather necklace with a big silver fox pendant
-Nicky also gets a necklace but it’s golden and it twinkles
-they all love it and wear it all the time
-for Kevin she gets a leather bracelet with a small silver fox paw as pendant
-he’d never say this but he loves it
-Aaron gets a leather bracelet as well but it’s braided and has a lighter colour, but also a fox paw
-he never wears it but always keeps it in his wallet
-and then Neil and Andrew oh lord
-Allison gets them matching necklaces with fox charms which are only different in their colour
-Andrew’s necklace is rather copper-coloured (or should I say auburn?) and Neil’s necklace is in a light gold (or is it bright blonde?)
-Neil absolutely loves his necklace and wears it all the time
-everybody thinks that Andrew threw his away but only Neil knows that he actually always keeps it in his pockets
-Allison herself gets some fox earrings in rosegold
-she even makes jewellery for Abby and Wymack
-Abby gets a silver necklace
-for Wymack she makes a leather bracelet, similar to the one she got for Kevin but a bit bigger
-she doesn’t give it to Wymack herself tho, she gives the bracelet to Kevin so he can give it Wymack for Father’s Day
He and Wymack are never gonna have a normal dad & son relationship, they aren’t going to start acting like that because it would feel forced. And honestly, they don’t need that tension between them. More than a dad, David is his coach. It isn’t until a week before graduation, he realises that from now own, he is not going to see coach everyday, he is not going to bicker around with him about the new foxes, he won’t be able to run to his house if Riko haunts him again.
He is going to lose him. He is going to be left alone again. That’s what Kevin thinks at least. He gets anxious. He realises that for the past years he hasn’t done enough. He hasn’t proved that he cares, that he loves him, that the day he found out about David being his dad, was the best day of his life. He hasn’t call him dad, since the match against the ravens. He is scared. He doesn’t want this.
He needs to show him how much having him in his life means.
So he thinks what to do, he even writes a list with ideas, speeches, something good enough to prove his feelings, just once, just to make sure Coach knows.
He finds a way. The only way he thinks it’s suitable to do it.
Graduation day comes and David, Abby, Bee, the foxes and Thea come to see him graduate. His name is about to get called, but he isn’t nervous, he is ready, he realises, he is ready to hear it, for the first time. For the rest of his life.
“Kevin Wymack Day.”
He stands and takes his diploma, he smiles, but it’s not one of his fake-for-the-press smiles. It’s a genuine smile. He catches with his peripheral vision the foxes reaction, they are shocked, no, surprised, it takes a few moments for them to react but when they do they start cheering and clapping for two minutes before they can stop. But Kevin doesn’t mind, he has his full attention on his father’s face, he stares at him, as if he was challenging him, with “Problem?” Written all over his face. David just smiles and nods, then he lowers his head and for the fucking first time the foxes are going to see something unbelievable, something they would have never expected, their Coach is crying. For Kevin, seeing that feels like happiness, it feels right. It feels like he would always have him.
That is enough. They both understand. They would never have a normal dad & son relationship, so what? They are dad and son. That is enough. They love each other. That is enough. No words needed, just actions.
You can’t tell me when the foxes win the championships the year after tkm against the trojans and its the girls last game that renee doesnt sprint towards the rest of the team where theyre all yelling and jumping and celebrating by the trojans goal where neil made the game winning goal and allison doesnt turn and open her arms wide for renee to jump up in and that allison doesnt catch renee by her thighs around her waist and renee doesnt smack her lips against allisons and that matt and dan and nicky dont start cheering louder than they were a second ago and kevin huffs a small laugh bc allison had been wallowing to him for so long and it wouldnt be a problem anymore and neils got the biggest fucking grin on and andrew and aaron have identical smiles on but andrews rolling his eyes slightly bc /fucking finally/