Quick sketch for Gutterball over at Ao3, who writes the most fantastic Pacific Rim fics that made me cry and laugh and definitely satisfied the Herc/Chuck hole in me a million times over (your son is off to save the world and die and you guys can’t even hug?????). This is for the ShifterChuck AU http://archiveofourown.org/series/398722 where Chuck can shift into a golden retriever and Herc made a lot of heart eyes and I am sitting there wondering if Herc was worse when Chuck was an adorable little puppy. So this happened > < I may have made a lot of embarrassing gushing noises while reading this.
Jazmine Becket hasn’t had it easy. After her dad left and her oldest brother died, she joined the PPDC at the tender age of 17 - as a mechanic, after being knocked back as a Ranger for reasons she tends to hide.
Then when she’s 21, her brother Raleigh comes walking back into her life when he arrives at the Hong Kong Shatterdome, where Jaz and her J-Tech friends are running repairs on the world’s last Jaegers. She’s not pleased to see him, the older brother who abandoned her after Yancy’s death.
But if they’re going to defeat the kaiju, they have to work together. That means Jaz accepting Raleigh back into her life, and even trying to get along with the world’s youngest ever Ranger, Australian hothead Chuck Hansen. Who, for some weird reason, seems to have taken an interest in her.
“Maxie!!” You called to the bulldog that ran as fast as his little legs could carry him towards you, instantly attempting to cover you in slobber once he reached you. You could see Chuck following behind rolling his eyes and looking pretty displeased.
It wasn’t that you didn’t like Chuck, you wanted to and you were certainly impressed with his skills as a pilot…but he was an arrogant asshole! It had you prepping for a fight before anything else. It was a shame, he had such a handsome face but such a shitty attitude.