One of my favorite memories of my time cosplaying Damien was when I was getting into the cosplay the last day of that con. My boots for him had gotten dirty, through no fault of my own, and I had meant to clean them. However, I had forgotten to and had the full, gothic regalia on my person as well as having just painted my nails black when I looked down and noticed I done goofed. I immediately started bitching to my friend cosplaying Joseph in the room that I was now worthless for the next century while my nails dried but couldn’t possibly be seen as the dark daddy with muddy boots
Without a word he exited the room and returned with a wet washcloth and instructed me to sit. So I did. He kneeled, gently lifted my boot, and began cleaning it for me in silence.
After a couple awkward seconds I mumbled
“Why Joseph thank you.. this reminds me of a famous scene…”
He smiled up at me and glanced at the hotel bible he had been using as a prop the whole weekend and opened his mouth to make some holy quip but I immediately spoke over him
“… of one of my most favorite japanimations. You know the one, Death Note? When L washes the murderous Light Yagami’s feet? A poignant and striking scene indeed. Though I hate being in the place of a murderer”
His face was priceless and what I can only imagine Joseph’s would actually be