How would the TF2 mercs react to having an s/o who is shy?
Oh god… They are too cute. Too cute for their own good.
Heavy makes sure that he talks nice and slow, giving reassuring looks and smiling occasionally.
Whenever the S/O fumbles with something in their hand or stumbles on their words Heavy just melts and smiles, patting their back or picks up whatever they dropped.
If the S/O is ever expected to do something on the spot, Heavy quietly whispers encouragements and maybe a thumbs up.
Heavy is 110% gentle and understanding. He is his S/O’s #1 fan.
If the S/O meets someone new, Heavy will do most of the talking but will also push his S/O to speak up more.
Heavy helps his S/O to open up more, sometimes pushing them a little too much. He only wants them to show their true potential that he knows they have.
But will never push them into a panic attack or have them in an overstimulating setting.
If he senses that his S/O is uncomfortable in a situation he will shut that down immediately.
Pretty much always has his strong arms around his S/O’s shoulders and waist.
10/10 good boyf
Cute. But too introverted he thinks.
He was afraid that he scared his S/O before they got together, but once he found out that it was only shyness, he was relieved.
He loves his S/O dearly and will brag about them. (Idk guys, I just think Medic is a goofy and a tad crazy. I mean, have you read the comics? He’s a mad scientist, emphasize on mad.)
Will absolutely put his S/O on the spot he knew they could handle. It’ll start in front of a small crowd and once his S/O becomes more and more confident he’ll have them in front of bigger crowds.
Medic especially loves how his S/O blushes over everything. His heart just about bursts from his chest.
Hearing them giggle ever so softly makes him want to hug them and kiss them all over their face.
He is so proud whenever his S/O speaks up without him pushing them to.
He wraps an arm tightly around their waist in crowds or parties, making sure they know he’s there.
When he sees physical signs of discomfort he is by their side in a blink of an eye.
If it’s just a single person bothering them, Medic becomes a bit possessive and is all over his S/O to make the sorry loser back off.
At first, he just thinks they don’t like him, or that they’re playing hard to get.
He and his S/O are just about polar opposites and everyone sees it. But, not him. (He probably doesn’t even know what that means)
He just adores his S/O, often translating what they’re saying if they whisper too quietly.
He’ll use some really corny pickup lines just to hear then giggle and possibly snort.
Scout will do just about anything for his S/O so they don’t have to overwork themselves, but will gladly encourage them to speak out a bit more.
If anyone gives the S/O any trouble or makes them nervous, Scout in there in a flash to defend them.
The S/O has no worries when they’re around Scout, he talks enough for the both of them.
And hell, Scout could practically read their mind and take words right out of their mouth.
Sometimes his S/O will never have to talk, Scout just doesn’t shut up.
And if people start saying things like “I’m sure S/O could have said that themselves.” or “Why don’t you give your S/O a chance to talk?” Scout will roll his eyes and take a step back for his S/O to speak.
But they don’t.
They stumbler over their words and their face grows red with embarrassment, apologizing over and over again and explaining that they’re just very shy.
Scout’s face contorts into a smug smile as he steps by his S/O’s side again, giving them a small peck on the cheek.
It’s never a dull moment with Scout, that’s for sure.
Sniper is a bit awkward himself, so it took awhile for him to figure out that someone had a crush on him.
Sniper and his S/O would spend quiet evenings in his camper, lounging around.
Neither of them likes talking to people that much, which is great.
They’ll take drives around Australia just to explore and have a change of scenery every once in awhile.
They are very comfortable with each other, Sniper would prefer to be with his S/O than to be alone. Which is a huge deal to him.
If they’re ever in huge crowds or at the base, they’ll be right next to each other at all times. Just chatting away or getting stuff done.
Sniper is a bit more talkative than his S/O, but he doesn’t mind. He’ll answer questions for them, but will happily sit back and have his S/O talk as well if they’d like.
The two of them don’t stay with a lot of people for long, Sniper gets overstimulated or annoyed and his S/O gets rather uncomfortable and antsy.
However, after awhile they both realize that sometimes you have to step into the spotlight on your own. Together they help each other little by little to embrace people.
He’s had shy lovers for sure, but not THIS shy.
But god damn, they’re cute. He’s just gotta crack their shell.
At first, he slyly got around their shy barrier just to figure out who they really are, and he liked what he saw.
Spy would subtly have his S/O speak for themselves, it’d be so casual that nobody would even think that his S/O was awfully shy.
If his S/O gets anxious around his teammates, Spy is more than willing to lead them to his study.
He’d offer a glass of wine, or possibly water. Then they’d sit around and read a book or even chit chat about small things until his S/O feels like going back out there.
If Spy senses that his S/O is uncomfortable or if some poser is invading their personal space, he’s there in a second to protect them.
This happens especially during big events and parties. If his S/O wants to leave without a lot of attention, Spy skillfully whisks them away into the shadows.
Spy is very caring and gentle for sure.
Gives the sweetest words of encouragement. He is very genuine with his words and gives meaningful hugs.
He thinks his S/O is the most adorable thing in the world and will always push them to do their best.
Knows their limits and rarely ever goes past them and feels guilty when he does. It’s all in the best interest of his S/O of course.
Will become sickeningly affectionate towards his S/O, just because he adores the hell out of them and they deserve to know how much they mean to him.
Engie will start a conversation and invite his S/O into the mix, asking them a lot of questions and opinions, just to get them out there.
If they become a bit overwhelmed Engie will let them take a breather.
He will not by any means smother his S/O with too many public interactions but he likes seeing them coming out of their shell.
At first, he’d be really intrigued by someone who was shy, because he knows deep down that they’ve got an interesting personality.
He’d be really friendly, showing you around and introducing his future S/O to people.
He’d show them the ropes and tells them the do’s and don’t’s, creating a comfortable environment for them.
If they need any help or if they accidentally cause trouble, Demo is right by their side and will always take the blame if no one knew who caused the trouble.
Once they start dating, however, he is so so happy.
Just absolutely ecstatic.
He’ll probably avoid going to crowded places for their first few dates, just staying home or going to the movies or even a walk in the park.
Demo is severely conscious of his surroundings and gives his S/O a heads up if someone new wanted to talk to his S/O.
When his S/O starts to come out of their shell, Demo will start taking them out to more extravagant places and constantly praises them if they successfully order their food without stuttering or asks someone for directions.
Pyro has enough troubles with communication, but with the S/O in the mix, it becomes a lot more difficult to even begin to understand what they’re saying.
For a long time the team is convinced that the S/O is mute, but after they stuttered some words they are SHOOK.
However, the S/O can understand Pyro just fine and vice versa.
It’s almost as if they have some sort of secret language.
There’s not a whole lot of talking in the relationship anyway, they just like being together.
It’s very rare if they decide to go out for a night in the town since Pyro never actually takes off their suit.
However, this did some good because while they’re out, the S/O musters up all the courage they have and starts speaking to people. (Like, ordering food, asking how much something costs, asking people to move out of the way etc.)
Pyro claps everytime the S/O does something out of their comfort zone.
Perhaps they learn sign language too just to make things easier.
When Soldier addresses his crew, he’s loud, vulgar and rude, but to his S/O, he suddenly becomes the biggest and cuddliest teddy bear.
If his S/O tries to speak (which is usually in a whisper) Soldier will lean over and have them talk into his ear and he translates it back to his crew.
S/O: Since Sniper is feeling a little sick, why don’t we have Medic give him some medication?
Soldier: My sweetie plum says IF YOU’RE WHINING LIKE A BITCH OVER A LITTLE COLD THEN GET YOUR ASS INTO THE LAB FOR SOME GOD DAMN PILLS YOU MAGGOT
Everyone knows that’s not how the S/O really talks and easily forgives them because they know Soldier takes everything a bit too far.
His S/O still freaks out though, frantically apologizing and mumbling but Soldier wraps an arm around them and gives em a big ol’ kiss.
“Because of you, Sniper will be good as new! HUZZAH!” Soldier will always praise his S/O and legit thinks that they are some sort of genius. (It’s just common sense)
Because Soldier doesn’t like to go out into the world anyway, most dates will be in solitude.
Soldier is completely comfortable with his S/O and is so gentle and supportive, his S/O always gains confidence from him.
prompt: you take too long to notice that jinyoung likes you so he takes matters into his own hands.
note: this was requested by a lovely anon and it’s dedicated to my baby love, @whatabrightplace/@tinaneggo! she’s indecisive a baejin stan so everything i write for him from here on out will be dedicated to her LMAO.
you met bae jinyoung when you were in first grade and tbh, you didn’t think much of him then
he was just the quiet boy who had weird and wacky bursts of energy when prompted by his friends
you were as friendly as first graders could get with each other, but you weren’t so attached
you guys were pretty okay friends and when you moved away two years later, you were fine
the years went on and you entered high school, only to see a familiar face that first day
you weren’t sure if it was him at first because he grew up to be a lot more attractive than you had imagined - he had you squinting and everything
but then you heard his name during attendance and you knew you had to go up to him
he was talking to a friend that you assumed he went to middle school with when you approached his desk after classes
“bae jinyoung! the boy whose face has always been the size of my thumb! i’m glad it’s grown to be the size of my fist now”
at first he was shook™ because who was this random stranger attacking him - but then he recognized you and gasped
he exclaimed your name in question and when you gave him a nod of affirmation, he smiled, lifting his hand for a high five
baejin was definitely still the shy boy you met in first grade, but there was still the crazy weirdo part of him that you were friends with that came out when he was around you and other people that he was comfortable with
lunchtime was a blast because you’d make funny faces with your food and he’d clap and cheer for you