New Vegas Companions reacting to male courier confessing to having a crush on them? (Including The King and Benny please?)
If I accidentally refer to the Courier with ‘they’, sorry, it’s a habit at this point. Also, I’m REAL sorry but I don’t think I’d be able to write Benny realistically, I feel like he would react pretty much the same as when you try to black widow him. Also as far as I know, Veronica is only interested in women, so that’s how I’m gonna write her.
Arcade: After the Courier had confessed to Arcade, he could practically see the wheels turning in his head. It took some time for Arcade to process what he had just said; once he had, he was a nervous wreck. He covered his mouth in hopes of hiding his expression from him. Romance hadn’t really been on Arcade’s mind for a long time, so the Courier’s sudden confession hit him like a train. He inhaled deeply, “are you, certain of this?” He was clearly trying to avoid eye contact. The Courier assured him that he meant it. His assurance seemed to only make Arcade even more nervous; he put his hands on his cheeks and turned around. A solid minute had passed before he turned back around, “I’m- I’m really not sure how to respond to that.” Straining to keep eye contact, Arcade stood up straight, “if you would, please give me some.. time, to think about this.” The Courier told him that’d be fine, and any time after that, Arcade was much more conscious of both his and the Courier’s actions.
Boone: The Courier was watching intently as Boone kept guard over their little camp. Without warning, the Courier told Boone that he had a crush on him. Boone didn’t look at him right away, he was thinking of a response. He’d been so hung up on Carla for so long that he almost forgot what it was like to feel like anyone in particular. He finally looked at the Courier, “are you being serious?” The Courier’s response left no doubt that he was completely serious. Boone looked away again, “If you would, please allow me some time to think.” Boone isn’t a wordy person, so the Courier had no idea what could be swimming around in his head, either way he had to respect his space, and how much shit he’s already been through.
Ed-E: I’d be mildly concerned if someone had a genuine crush on Ed-E…
Lily: Lily is basically your grandma soooo
Raul: The Courier had asked Raul to take a look at his weapon, it’d gotten pretty roughed up. While Raul was working on said weapon, the Courier told him he liked him. Raul glanced at him, then back to the weapon. “Boss, I don’t know if I’m the kind of person you should feel so strongly about. I’m old” The Courier insisted that he liked him nonetheless. Raul sighed, “listen boss, I like you too, you’re an alright guy. I just don’t like you in the same way, I’m sorry.” The Courier wasn’t entirely surprised, but it still felt bad. Raul noticed how upset he seemed to be, “either way, I still enjoy traveling with you, so if it’s alright with you, I’d like to keep helping you out.” He finished repairing his weapon, and handed it to him with a smile.
Rex: n o.
Cass: The Courier and Cass had stopped for a drink, he saw this as the perfect time to confess his feelings for her. Cass’s initial response was just a scoff. There was some silence before she turned to him. “No shit? You really feel that way about me?” After confirming that he really meant it, she scoffed again. “Y’know, I don’t really know when the last time someone said they liked me was.” She looked at the cup of alcohol in her hands, “I’d be lying if I said I never thought about you in that way at all. I guess I just figured it’d never lead anywhere.” Cass sighed heavily and leaned back, “Ah what the hell,” she drank the rest of what was in her cup, “what do we have to lose?!”
Veronica: Veronica used any downtime she could to give her power fist a tune up. While she was busy working away, the Courier told her that he had something to get off his chest. “Yeah? What’s that?” She didn’t even look up. He confessed that he’s had a crush on her for quite some time; that was enough to grab her attention. Her cheeks reddened slightly, “Oh jeez, I uh, I don’t really know what to say..” While playing with her sleeves, she looked up at him. “I’ve never really had feelings for a guy or anything, so, I’m sorry…. Feel free to tell me everything that’s so likable about me though.” She smiled and laughed.
Vulpes: Vulpes was, needless to say, surprised to hear of the Courier’s feelings for him. Rather than giving an immediate reply, he just kind of looked off in the distance. Once he finally collected his thoughts, he looked back at him. “This is, certainly, an unexpected development.” He cleared his throat, mildly nervous. “I’m not, entirely sure how to respond. I can’t say that my feelings for you are the same, but I don’t think that it’s impossible for that to change in the future.” The Courier was, as expected, a little bummed out, but considering that Vulpes said he could change, it gave him hope.
The King: The Courier had decided it was time to pay the King a visit, so the two were sitting together, having a nice chat. The King’s sentence was interrupted by the Courier’s sudden confession, which left a surprised look on the King’s face. He looked at him, then to his own hands, “I appreciate your feelings. You’re a real stand-up guy yourself, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve already got plenty of rowdy boys to look after.” He gave him a warm smile. “Please don’t be afraid to drop on in every now and then though. I enjoy your company.”