The Arcana Apprentice Headcanons: Val Edition
I’m super burnt out right now, and I don’t know if I can keep doing Inktober, but I wanted to keep making content this month, so I’m going to keep trying! So Headcanons about how Cadence interacts with Val.
Cadence is a huge flirt, but cannot take it to save their life. Thinks Val is a complete BABE and cannot handle life when Val dances.
Cadence recognizes Val’s dissociating as a symptom of PTSD, a condition that Cadence has, and a symptom Cadence shares. Typically Cadence just stands vigil for Val. They have never once talked about it, usually just supplying their own weighted blanket for Val to use. Cadence has perfected the art of the Murder Stare for anyone trying to disturb Val, in case they don’t take “sorry, he just needs a moment! Super tired, didn’t get a whole lotta sleep last night!” For an answer. Most people leave it alone, the ones that don’t, tend to get too spooked by Looming Tol Person asking if they’re interested in seeing “The Void.”
Cadence enjoys watching Val dance, despite being an absolute blushy WRECK afterwards. They have started carrying jugs of fresh water or Refreshing Tea around wherever they go, just on the off chance they see Val Dancing. Cadence doesn’t always catch the start of Val’s performances, but always stays until the end to give Val something to drink and cool off with. Vesuvia can get pretty hot sometimes!
Val has seen (first hand!) Cadence be a complete disaster at flirting. Once made Cadence blush so hard they scrambled up a tree and would not come down until Rose came and got them.
Cadence loves how gentle Val is with everyone. Having Val for company is a special treat, because their empty house seems more homey with their friends around.
Val has tried Cadence’s cooking. It was survivable, but not as good as Tash’s. They have a “do not speak of the Bread Incident” pact. It’s very solemn for Cadence.
Cadence absolutely adores Val’s familiar Azulita, and loves to give her little snacks. Val was the first person aside from Asra to find out why Cadence doesn’t have a familiar of their own. Cadence has mentioned maybe getting a pet iguana, since they’ve been so enamoured with Val’s Blue Tongued Skink, Azulita.
Val has caught Cadence sleepwalking a number of times, and in a few situations, kept Cadence from doing dumb things, like leaving the house without pants, or using knives.
Cadence once begged Val (in tears) to never ever cut his hair.
Val and Azulita belong to @agent-darkbootie
Tash belongs to @dogblessyoutascha
Rose belongs to @rosethearcanist