The anon who asked about her ask lol It was one where I was asking about Yuris homelife growing up. The way he seems desperate for attention and only seeming to know how to get it through promiscuous behavior along side with his seemingly low self image makes it seem to me that he has a rough past. Maybe abuse? I could totally be wrong lol (I to be rather angsty haha)but I can't help but be curious because I find the way you portray him in your loverboy au so intriguing
This was one I was thinking on how to answer, actually! Sorry it took me awhile… Because to me, nothing traumatic or abusive happened to Yuri in his past really to make him the way he is. It’s mostly just because really, he’s never had it easy in the Loverboy AU, life has always kept him down - he’s always been struggling in some way, either with money or education or something else. Nikolai loved him and took as good of care of him as he could but there’s only so much they can do, and basically Yuri never feels like he will amount to anything because what could he amount to? He barely scraped out of high school, dropped out of college, works at a diner. He’s attractive but he knows its a finite resource for sure, and basically sees nothing but a bleak future for himself – especially if (when, in his mind) JJ and Beka go onto better things.
The angst for Yuri in the loverboy AU isn’t because of a trauma but just because life is hard and then you die, in his opinion (so he might as well make good on what he can while he’s young).