and some old lady goes

when there’s a girl who finally likes you and you think she’s going to confess to you but you like another girl so before she gets the chance to tell you she likes you, you start telling her how there’s another girl who you like but then an older city boy appears and you assume it’s her boyfriend and that you completely misunderstood the situation

OH MY GOD I randomly remembered that party in the gansey mansion where gansey tries to keep people from touching or offering drinks to adam right okay but WHAT IF instead of trying to distract people he’d drink everything people force upon adam himself. And his own drinks, too, of course, so no one would ask any questions.
So whenever some random old lady approaches them and goes like “oh dear, I see your glass is still full, are you even drinking or just holdin-” gansey would be like “!!!!!” and just. Chug down the entire glass of champagne as soon as the lady turns her back on them and his own as well just to go and ask Aunt Margaret or whatever if he can get her a new drink oh no problem, that’s fine, see, adam needs a new one, too! and off he goes to the next waiter.

And of course, adam would protest all evening like “you know you don’t have to do this!” and “I can just say no, it’s okay” but nope, gansey’s on a mission and it’s called Keep Adam Safe At All Costs.
So by the end of the evening adam is completely sober and did not have to hold a glass of alcohol in his hands for longer than it took gansey to send the ones asking questions away and pour adam’s drink in his own.
And he can see gansey pulling himself together so hard but as soon as everyone’s out of sight he collapses into adam’s arms who practically has to drag him into his room and gansey’s probably babbling utter nonsense by then but he just saw adam smile a few moments ago when he thought gansey wouldn’t look and falls asleep happily knowing that he did it. He kept adam safe.

All is fair in love and joints
  • Dr.J: You said you've been having some sharp pains in your knees recently?
  • Sweetest old lady: It comes and goes but sometimes its a doozy on our walks!
  • Sweetest old man: Doctor, she hangs onto my arm when we walk!
  • Sweetest old lady: No dear, I do that because I love you.