When They Get Jealous and Want Attention
Sam tries to be mature about it, he really does. But after going through what he’s lived, becoming a little overprotective just becomes a part of life. If he sees you talking to someone he doesn’t recognize, red flags pop up everywhere, and he comes to collect you because “Faraday and Vasquez won’t stop fighting and they listen to you” or “Faraday took one of Billy’s knives and shit’s going down.” If you know why he keeps coming up with excuses, you don’t say anything, and instead choose to appreciate how much he cares about you.
Oh dear Lord, this man is the biggest child. You’ve told him time and time again that there’s no need to be jealous, and that he can’t be the only one you ever talk to, but he doesn’t listen. He uses the exact same routine every time he wants your attention. You’ll be having a conversation, and you’ll feel a tap on your shoulder followed by a “Hey, Y/N; watch this!” You’ll turn around and he’ll show you the same card trick for the billionth time. Then he’ll do the whole “For my next trick, I’ll make your acquaintance disappear!” Before pulling out his gun and shooting at the ground in front of his feet. This can end in two ways. You both getting escorted out of the saloon, or Faraday pulled into a duel out front.
It’s usually both.
As his significant other, you can normally see when Red gets jealous. He’s stiffer, and his face is stonier than usual. But whoever you’re talking to can’t. So when they notice the Comanche warrior staring at them from the other end of the bar, it’s little unnerving at first. They shrug it off initially, but when they turn back to you, they can feel his gaze burning through them. They unconsciously turn back, and sure enough.
He’s still staring.
And then they crack. They’ll say their goodbyes, and with one last wary glance, they’re gone. You’ll turn to Red with your hands on your hips and a “Really?” expression on your face, but the Comanche looks at you innocently.
Jack’s been around the block a few times. Jack is patient, and he waits for you to finish your conversation. He takes an active interest in your social life and actually ends up befriending most of your friends as well. He knows that you have the right to talk with other people, and he has no right to stop you, plus he trusts you wholeheartedly. You let him go out with the rest of the Seven practically whenever he wants, so you deserve to do the same.
But he still stays near you throughout the night.
If Goodnight wants your attention, it’s easy for him to get it. He just walks up to you and whoever you’re talking to, and eggs your acquaintance on until either a) the other person gets fed up and leaves, or b) the other person gets fed up and challenges him to a duel. It doesn’t matter if it’s a) or b) because Goodnight manages to subtlety slip his name into the conversation. The other person usually apologizes and runs off, but every once in awhile someone is dumb enough to stick around.
If the latter happens, Billy usually ends up getting involved.
Now, Billy won’t tell you he wants your attention. And he’s so good at hiding his emotions that you won’t ever know that he’s jealous. But the source of his envy will. You never understand why the face of whoever you’re talking to suddenly pales, and why they quickly leave an instant later with a rushed farewell thrown over their shoulder. At first, you think it’s something you said, but now you’re thinking it might have something to do with the fact that Billy suddenly shows up a second later, sliding one of his knives back into its sheath and dodging all your questions by taking a drink or changing the subject.
No one really lasts long when they talk to you. It’s nothing you do, though. You’ll be having a normal conversation, when suddenly a pair of arms will wrap around you and a head will rest on top of yours. You’ll try to carry on a conversation, but it’ll be a little more difficult. There will be hands playing with your hair, and lips graze your cheeks and temples every so often. Then it becomes a battle of wills. You’ll try to talk like nothing is happening, but the arms around you will tighten and the lips will eventually move down your neck. Your acquaintance usually breaks first and leaves. You’ll try to be mad, but then he makes that face and you forget what you were even talking about.
Thanks to the anon that requested this one!