Perhaps a bit too complicated, but I'd be interested in some hcs on how a long term relationship with Jotaro would change from 3taro to 4taro to 6taro and such. Especially with someone who was with the Crusaders, and thus gets him in a way I think he really needs someone to get him.
Hey :) Not too complicated, but I still hope this is what you expected because it was a challenge nonetheless :D
I hope you like it! :3
When the relationship starts it’s a lot about coping with
what happened during their journey to Egypt, especially with what happened in
Cairo, and trying to get back to a normal life, although both are aware that
it’s never gonna be the same completely.
After Egypt it’s a lot about learning about the other.
While both having a stand and being together in these times was really helpful
to find a common ground to build a relationship on, the circumstances on this
journey were hardly something to consider ideal. The pressure because of the lack
of time, the imminent threat of enemy stand users, and in the end DIO and
everything that happened during that battle and before that. So, once
everything calmed down both have to find a way to deal with what happened, but
even if Jotaro doesn’t voice it out loud, for him it’s a good thing that
there’s still someone at his side, who knows about what happened, and who maybe
can understand his behavior better than most people (especially better than
those screeching fangirls, who were all over him after he returned to school).
What happened during these 50 days binds them, and
while Jotaro is not a talkative guy, he listens should his s/o need to get a
few things off their chest, and occasionally he even comments or replies, but his
s/o should know that they can’t expect a drawn-out conversation with him. Jotaro
however likes to be alone should he need some time to think about the past. He
may not talk about it, but the events of the last weeks did get to him.
By the time Jotaro writes his thesis things have
changed a lot. He works for the Speedwagon Foundation, dealing with stand users
all over the world, and going on excursions for his studies, he is barely
around. So, for their relationship it wouldn’t be a wrong thing for his s/o to be
able to lead a life of their own. However, since they also have a stand and
stood their ground in Egypt against many stand users, Jotaro wouldn’t object, if
they wanted to work for the Speedwagon Foundation as well, as long as they let
him do his work. It provides some more time for them to spend together, even if
it’s not in a romantic way (it hardly ever is with Jotaro anyway).
However, as mentioned before, Jotaro would appreciate
it also a lot, if his partner had a life of their own. He doesn’t want them to
be dependent on him. While he appreciates his s/o being around, he rather wants
to work on his own. Should they work together he’d protect them like back in
Egypt, but keeping them safe by leaving them at home is the better option for
him. He doesn’t want to put them in harm’s way nor does he want to be
distracted doing his work because he has to keep an eye out for them (and he
would, regardless whether his s/o can protect themselves).
It is said that time heals all wounds, which is true
to an extent given how many years have passed since Egypt. Jotaro and his
partner still visit Kakyoin’s grave every year, and also pay their respects to
Avdol and Iggy, although their graves are in Egypt. It is one of the very few
occasions when Polnareff visits them as well. While it isn’t a pleasant reason
to meet again, it does help coping with the memories of that time, and it’s
good to see old friends again.
So, since both are more often than not separated, the
little time they’re actually free becomes something that both appreciate far
more than years before. That still doesn’t mean they go out on crazy dates, and
do all kinds of activities together when Jotaro’s home. Especially Jotaro enjoys
the silence their home provides, so their days off are usually spend there. Conversations
are still a pretty one-sided thing, but Jotaro still listens to whatever his
s/o has to say. Compared to years before he’s a bit more willing to reply with
a longer sentence, as long as he deems the topic interesting enough.
By the time the events in Florida would happen, not a lot of
things will have changed since when he was younger. Jotaro still works for the
Speedwagon Foundation, although by now he wouldn’t mind, if his life got a bit
calmer and didn’t involve so many fights all over the world. Also he doesn’t
object at all anymore should his partner want to join the Speedwagon Foundation
as well, he would even set them up with his contacts, so they could join them. He
would, however, take care that they don’t get assigned to dangerous jobs,
should they join the Foundation only then (and not already years before),
because that would mean they hardly ever used their stand after Egypt, which
can easily prove to be fatal during a battle.
Jotaro’s partner should be able to get him by this
point without him openly expressing himself. He still isn’t talkative or really
wants to voice how he feels, although he does do that when the situation is
serious and requires it from him. That still doesn’t mean it is a common thing.
Nonetheless, since this relationship has been going on for so many years, his
s/o is able to pretty much read how he feels by now. While Jotaro doesn’t talk
about his emotions, his body language does so indeed.
Whenever Jotaro’s at home he helps his partner with
the household. He cherishes moments of peace and silence still, but he knows by
now that leaving the chores to his s/o is uncalled-for for a man his age. Doing
the dishes, or his own laundry, bringing out the trash are things he does without
commenting on it, and his s/o shouldn’t either. If his partner needs help with
other things like changing the sheets (because that’s a pain when you’re
short) he’ll wordlessly do that too when they ask him to.