Ancients Sleeping Headcanons:
*Submission by the enchanting @kittyreaper
I really, really like the idea that all the ancients are super light sleepers, experts in the art of feigning sleep, and also keep some sort of weapon under their mattresses. A lot of them can also recognize people by their footsteps.
I think this headcanon works, as the ancients probably lived very dangerous lives. War are violence are still things in modern times, but back then… it was different. Instead of GPS, all you had were your instincts, prior knowledge of the area, and maybe a compass if you were far enough on the timeline. I believe it stands to reason that the ancients would each pick up at least one of these things.
I also believe it stands to reason that these things could lead to some pretty funny scenarios.
For example, some ideas for ancients visiting their kids/grandkids. It’s modern times and has been so long since they last visited that they can no longer recognize their kids’/grandkids’ footsteps.
Germania accidentally pulling a sword on Germany:
Germania: Um… I can explain this.
Germania: Okay, I actually can’t. I just said that to calm you down. Clearly, I failed.
Rome accidentally pulling a sword on Romano and Veneziano:
Romano: WHAT THE FUCK, NONO?!
Veneziano: AHHHHH I’M SO SORRY I’M LOUD AND CRAZY AND MAKE TOO MUCH PASTA AAAAAAHHHHHHH NONO PLEASE DON’T KILL ME I DON’T WANT TO DIE WHYYYYYYY AHHHHHHH IS THIS DIVINE PUNISHMENT FOR HAVING SEX WITH GERMANY?!
Romano: YOU DID WHAT?!
Rome: … //distressed grandpa
Germania intentionally pulling a sword on Rome:
Germania: Oh, sorry, didn’t know it was you.
Rome: … We live with each other, the fuq you didn’t-