thoughts on Aaron bc i think he has a lot of potential as a character also im emo
he hates andrew
he hates that he took away the chance to reconcile with tilda
he hates he never got to confront her like he dreamed of doing
he hates that he couldnt save himself
he hates that andrew so often turns to violence. it takes him back to days he wants to forget.
he doesn’t hate andrew. he’s just so angry. all the time. andrew changed his life so he’s the easiest to hate
its complicated, though, because half of the hate is for himself. because he wasn’t there. he doesn’t understand. he feels like andrew is light years away, at times.
sometimes he catches himself thinking of Tilda again. these are the worst days, when he tries to rationalize what she did to him. he can’t help it. she was his mother.
he knows his remarks hurt nicky and remind him of the unwelcoming home he grew up in
he doesn’t mean it. he only means to hurt nicky enough to push him away. family has been a source of pain for him as long as he can remember.
nicky is just so bright and persistent and he can’t stand it. he feels hollow and broken and he wants nicky to just leave him be, he wants his entire family to disappear and leave him be, but he made a deal.
he loves katelyn because it seems like none of his impurity can touch her
she smiles and he feels he can too, and it won’t feel fake this time
when she holds his hand he doesnt see scars on his knuckles or the racquet that killed drake, he sees the ring he wants to give her on graduation
he wants to be a doctor because he spent so much time patching himself up, covering up bruises from home by telling people that exy is just a rough sport
he knows the signs of hiding hurt and he wants to help people so they don’t have to do that
him and katelyn’s first child is adopted. a little girl came in with a broken arm and fear in her eyes and a father who didnt let her speak.
aaron thought he knew anger before, but that day? he felt like he would gladly kill a man. again.
that little girl smiles so much now and looks at aaron like he hung the moon and stars. he makes blueberry pancakes for her every saturday.
he works in the ER/trauma ward as a surgeon. he deals with some of the worst injuries but he loves what he does because he gives people another chance
he volunteers in the attached rehab center. he attends addicts anonymous meetings there as a guest speaker.
there’s a boy there who mustve been the same age aaron was when he started, the lonely dead look in his eyes haunted aaron after the first meeting he saw him in
he’s in recovery and babysits aaron’s daughter now and loves her like a little sister
at nicky’s wedding he doesn’t make a speech, no huge fancy present. he walks up to nicky, he says “i’m sorry, and i’m glad you’re happy”
its the first time erik smiles at him
he doesnt give andrew presents, but he knows the cats birthdays and sends really obnoxious toys for them
him and katelyn have two boys with bright blond hair. they smile so much, and them with their daughter is always his phone background.
they go on play dates with matt and dan’s kids. their daughters are connected at the hip (aaron’s daughter gets the guts to ask her out in high school. they’re married when they graduate college).
the boy from the AA meetings comes over for holidays, is the kids honorary big brother, and goes to palmetto state university not to be a fox, but just to get his degree.
aaron and katelyn grow old together
he never bothered hoping for any of this. he thought he deserved every hit his mother dished out, everything life threw it at him. but he grew up, he fell in love, he found a family in the foxes and made one of his own soon after.