On saturday nights, Monoma can be found in the livingroom, ominously swirling a glass of alcohol-free red wine as he scrolls through Class A’s twitter accounts and posts mildly offensive comments using ten different fake accounts.
Tater’s parents divorced when he was very young, he doesn’t even remember a time they were together (although they had an amicable relationship post-divorce). His father was a hockey player, his mother was a figure skating champion.
He grew up in Russia with his father, but would spend a couple months every year visiting his mother in the USA. She retired from competition, but continued on to be a formidable youth figure skating coach. Her students were always successful.
When Tater visits his mom, he usually tags along to her early morning practices. Truthfully, he catches a bit more sleep in the stands most days, but he does really enjoy watching the progress her students have made on days mornings when he’s well-rested.
When he’s 11 or so, his mom takes on a tiny blond boy as her newest student, and Tater absolutely LOVES watching him practice. The kid is fast learner, and young Tater has been around the best and brightest of figure skating enough to know that this boy is going to be great.
Even when Tater returns home to Russia after his visit, he still asks his mom about how the little blond boy is doing with his lessons. The next time he visits, the improvement is already staggering. Now he eagerly attend his mom’s early morning lessons to see what this talented tiny boy can do.
Tater meets him once, but the funny little American boy talks very fast and Tater has no idea what he’s saying. He manages to say “Hi” and “good skate” and then stares, completely overwhelmed by this ball of blond energy shaking his hand and talking a mile a minute. Tater knows he’s saying something nice about his mom, because the boy is smiling a lot and looks over at her a couple times, but he knows very little English, so it mostly goes over his head. Still, it makes him smile, and he’s happy his mom has found such an enthusiastic student.
The years go by, and although Tater is sad to hear that his mom’s star pupil no longer figure skates, he gets busy with his hockey career. His mother has other talented students now, and she’s back in Russia. Life goes on. It’s been years since he’s thought of the tiny blond boy…
But one day, his teammate Jack starts (does he ever stop?) bragging about how wonderful his boyfriend is, and brings him along for a fun shinny game with the Falcs to show off Bitty’s skills and speed.
“Remember last time we did this, Bits?” Jack teases his boyfriend while the other guys set up the nets.
“The boys made me do a jump in my hockey skates for the school paper,” Bitty replies with a laugh.
Tater insists on seeing Jack’s little blond boyfriend do a jump, because he does miss watching figure skating like in his childhood. Bitty obliges, and the moment he lifts off the ice, Tater is filled with nostalgia. He knew something was familiar about this energetic young man.
“Hey, little B!” Tater skates over to Bitty immediately. “You’re so good. Always jumping so high, even in hockey skates.”
“Well, it would be better if I were in figure skates, and had a bit more practice…”
“Is okay. Long time since you started hockey, yes? When you were 15?”
Bitty doesn’t think too much of it, aside from being a bit of embarrassment that Jack has told his friends THAT much about him. “Yeah, I figure skated for years before that.”
“So many championships. Good skate.”
Bitty chuckles, remembering the time he met Katya’s quiet son who didn’t speak much English. That poor shy boy had only managed to tell him “good skate” too. He was hit with a wave of déja vu. This giant of a man was about 10,000 times more talkative than that boy, but now that Bitty thought about it, he did look a little familiar. “Um… Tater? This may sound strange, but…”
I mean, I kind of get why? Chunks of the fandom have this very strong perception of the galra as Hostile And Dangerous and they project that onto that side of Keith’s heritage. You see it in a lot of really body-horrific “transformation” concepts of like. Keith being slowly physically converted, often under torture, or the process itself is torture- or the idea of “instincts” that are invasive and mind-hijacking. That Keith’s own heritage is an invasion from within or a malicious, harmful influence he has to fight off. (That’s not behind all of it, but it’s a sometimes-unintended impression it gives: that Keith’s heritage is here to hurt him.)
has a couple, small tattoos dedicated to her saints
is that one kid who loves to do parkour (both ironically and unironically) for instance is really good at it but sometimes just yells PARKOUR and steps over a rock
usually found eating lunch with her pals on the roof of the school
is amazing at hide and seek like holy fuck ????? hid for 2 hours once and wasn’t found, came back the next day and was like “y'all losers SUCK"
loves to study other people’s cultures, as well as history and is great as p.e (never has gotten a bad grade in the flexibility tests)
likes to read poem books
has a black cat as a pet named “saint"
pronounced meme as "mehmeh” the first time she read it
only has snapchat and instagram. is that kid who ALWAYS posts the sunset every day, esp from weird/high places and the comments are always “HOW THE FUCK DID YOU GET UP THERE"
cried the most during fox and the hound
always braiding nina’s hair. Knows how to do all the super advanced onces as well
"I don’t know, CAN YOU?"
the best one at pushing people on the swings
AMAZING AT JUST DANCE WITH JESPER
"sorry I ran out of fucks to give try again later maybe?"
gives the nicest presents. always knows what a person wants for christmas/their birthday
the one who’s really into photography and is always taking aesthetic™ pics of Nina for her social media accounts
Prefers tea over coffee
bullied for not being able to read (at least up until high school), so is super shy
loves drawing. the artistic™ one who takes anatomy to be able to draw people better
MASTER FLUTE MUSICIAN. On the school band. Jams hard af when he plays it
is in gem math and AP chem with kuwei.
loves sweet. addicted to blue jolly ranchers. his tongue is always blue
constantly pushing up his thick rimmed glasses (even if they ain’t on, which causes him to poke his eye)
looooves all the superhero shows on the CW
V neck sweaters. always
always has his trusty satchel
only has tumblr. has like 10k followers because of his artwork.
”‘illuminati’ ? is that a band?“
cat person even though he’s allergic to cat fur. absolutely adores inej’s cat. settles for owning a horned lizard named "shrek"
secretly a huge fan of memes
really gay for tom holland and ed sheeran (calls him "ginger Jesus”)
gamer with jesper. they always play overwatch together, wylans better tho. a genji and Ana main
cried the most during big hero six
wylan, with blank eyes: “I like my coffee how I like my men” // jesper: *spits out his drink*
sports fan obv. On the schools hockey team bc his fav is hockey. is extremely competitive when he plays it. Is constantly checking but never gets penalties (aka slamming the other players against the walls)
played basketball against jesper and surprisingly lost. jesper won’t let it go
dog person. owns a pet pomsky (Pomeranian-husky) with nina who’s name is “bub"
“long hair don’t care”draws inspiration from Harry styles
really philosophical. takes all the philosophy/ethics classes available
kind of sounds like Thor (thick and deep accent)
"you’re all horrible trash”
“do we really have to be doing this now? I have to finish my homework"
loves baking. bakes everything for the love of his life
grey sweatshirts and adidas shoes
wears contacts Because he hates how glasses look on him. only wears them when he’s home
oblivious to all the women in love with him
"CAN YOU EVEN LIFT BRO? BECAUSE I SURE AS FRICK CAN” (doesn’t curse)
has Facebook and Twitter only
cried the most during bambi and dumbo
has a couple tattoos with very deep meanings
dancer with inej. dances like those ppl who look like robots ??? the ones who look like they freeze parts of their body while the others move. AMAZING at it
loves jazz but also dubstep/edm and rap/r&b. Beyoncé is MOM/QUEEN.
sometimes djs parties
again, huge gamer with wylan. he’s a lucio and junkrat main for overwatch. loves like every video game ever
loves all the marvel movies, in love with black panther (was team cap)
dresses like a hipster but also sometimes a fuck boy (tank tops and shorts with a backwards cap style)
favorite subject is business and debate. great negotiator
cried the most during the lion king
A+ cosplayer (especially his lucio cosplay)
big supporter of human rights (LGBTA+, feminist, black lives matter, poc representation). Will LITERALLY get into fights over anyone who thinks otherwise. Fist fights, always supported by Kaz and Matthias. Got suspended for 3 days for breaking a kids nose who thought LGBTA+ people should **** ** ****)
that one kid who has 50 fidget spinners and can do cool tricks with them. also manages to sell all of them
always sends the blinking face meme, even if it’s out of context
all the social medias.
one tattoo only of a gun with a ‘bang’ flag coming out of it
PROFESSIONAL👏🏻 MAKE 👏🏻 UP 👏🏻 ARTISTS 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 HAS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLLOWERS ON HER INSTAGRAM AND THE SAME FOR HER YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Speaking of YouTube, she always does cute videos. Baking/cooking tutorial videos featuring Matthias, 'i do my boyfriends makeup’, 'my boyfriend does my makeup’, 'my boyfriend buys my makeup’, does make up tutorials obviously, challenges with her best friend inej like the 'whisper challenge’. everyone loves her and says her and Matthias are their otp
loves fashion design, takes that class.
loves horror movies/creepy things but also Disney
great at roller skating
always wins the best dressed awards ad school
also huge fan of ed sheeran. loves little mix more than 5h.
cried the most during 'up'
Can speak like 4 languages (English, french, Latin and spanish)
loves traveling and learning about new cultures too
dancer!inej’s biggest fan and hockey!matthias’ biggest fan
always breaks snapchat streaks
likes to (friendly) debate with jesper, especially over stupid things
amazing with kids. babysits all the time. calls “bub” (the dog) her and matthias’ baby
notes are so fucking pretty. buys the most expensive stationary and notebooks
also huge supporter of human rights. runs the feminist club. (Jesper is the Vice President) stresses loving yourself and your body, and makes sure to design comfortable yet GORGEOUS clothes for “"plus sized people”“
wins 'dynamic duo’ award with inej
always eating lollipops
has a few very small tatos of cute things like roses and crowns. has one quote written in cursive on her rib
prefers black coffee as well
loves crime shows, whether they’re real or fake. for instance loves both 'Dateline’ and 'Criminal Minds’ also loves 'House’
favorite class is psychology, learning how a person thinks and acts and feels
has the dregs tattoo on his arm * edge lord 9000™ * such a drama queen and diva like damn
*deep sigh* "I think I’d rather go take a nap” *gets up and leaves*
also loves computer science. knows how to hack shit like a pro
always rough housing with jesper. broke a table once
does walk with a cane. likes to slap matthias’ ass with it
“bow down you fucking peasants"
only types in lower case with 0 emojis and no punctuation marks. CONSTANTLY leaves people on read
only has Twitter and snapchat. His posts on snapchat never have captions, yet somehow has a 200 day streak with Jesper and a 250 day streak with inej
loves watching horror movies with nina
*in a fight* "oh I’ll sHOW YOU SOME DIRTY HANDS” *swings*
gets second place for best dressed award
always sending memes with no context in their group chat, as well as vines
indie and alternative rock fan
“does it look like I care because I’m sorry if it does I didn’t mean to give you that impression"
head over heels for inej Ghafa like wow
likes to read a lot of mystery books and non fiction books
cried the most during finding dory
can solve a Rubik’s cube under a minute and won’t let you forget it
The one asshole who picks either Kirby or metaknight in super smash brothers brawl
hates seeing the notification bubble so he always has all chats muted and notifications turned off for apps
kiss ass to all the teachers to get them A’s
SCIENCE NERD. ALWAYS singing the bill nye theme song. Loves ASAPScience on YouTube. Master at chemistry and biology
"hey did u know bill nye is, like, my dad"
nina treats him like a baby
loves everything to do with Star Wars while wylan loves star trek more. Fighting ensues.
has a pet Siamese cat name sparky
Used to have a huge crush on jesper and everyone knew it except jesper.
knows the intro to the bee movie ("according to all known laws of aviation-”)
jesper in the group chat: “gonna go shower be right back” // kuwei: “without me ;)?” // wylan: “KUWEI SWEAR TO FUCK” // kaz: “watch your fucking language wylan"
obsessed with Pokémon go even if it died out (chose team instinct)
"fight me on this"
has Twitter, snapchat and instagram
Always drinking ginger ale
master at bop it
the one kid who always forgets to pay you back for stuff
is also into the CW super hero shows, so him and wylan are constantly talking about it
loves cartoons and anime
speaks fluent fuckboy
God awful at comebacks
"let’s take a selfie guys !!!” // “kuwei no-” // *snapshot sound*
talks !!! Like !! This !!!! for,,, some reason ????????
huge nerd for other things too like lord of the rings and Harry Potter and game of thrones
cried the most during inside out
"do you think planes are scared of heights?“ // "for fucks same kuwei it’s 4am”