‘What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?’
'Knife to the throat?’ asked Inej.
'Gun to the back?’ said Jesper.
'Poison in his cup?’ suggested Nina.
'You’re all horrible,“ said Matthias.
Kaz rolled his eyes. ’ The easiest way to steal a man’s wallet is to tell him you’re going to steal his watch. You take his attention and direct it where you want it to go.’
Fletcher calms down in a really weird way. Cookie dough and this song. He doesn’t know why, but it’s very specific and helps him down from literally anything. It can’t even be cookies, or just food, it has to be raw cookie dough, and not just any song, but that specific song.
Everett usually doesn’t need to calm down, but the number one way he does when he needs to is definitely music. Something calm, mostly instrumental, or something with very quiet and gentle words. Either that or he goes to the kitchen and starts making homemade pizza, because that was something that he and his father did together very often.
Not gonna lie it’s definitely gonna be either Charlie or Isadore. Or Jack, even. He really looks up to all three of them in different ways. Charlie is his best friend, hands down, and he looks up to the strength and confidence and persistence in him, even if he thinks he’s an asshole sometimes. Isa is definitely one of his role models because he admires everything that Isa is. He admires Isa for his past, and for getting out of it. He admires him for his kindness through it all. He admires him for knowing so much despite claiming to be dumb, because he’s really actually very wise. And last but definitely not least, Fletcher admires Jack for the same reasons a lot of people do, but on a more intimate level. He admires his kindness and happiness, his goofiness. Jack has come so far and still, even with all of his fans and all the hate he probably gets, manages to be the most compassionate person Fletcher knows. And he loves compassion and empathy, and he sees it in Jack and looks up to it.
Everett is less of a sap— he doesn’t look up to a whole lot of people, but the two main ones that he does are his father and Archie. He looks up to his father more than anything. He loves his dad so much, which is why the most sensitive topic for him is his father or his father’s death. He very much blames himself for it. But he admires his father so goddamn much. His father was sociable and empathetic, and unfortunately Everett really isn’t. He took after his ‘mother’ in that sense, and hates it. But his father was everything to him. And as for Archie, dear lord does Rett look up to him. It’s almost for the same reasons— Archie does remind him of his father. He’s just such a gentle soul, able to be soft in such a shitty world, and despite the shit he’s been through, and Everett looks up to his strength and unyielding kindness. Archie is one of very very few people who are able to unlock the side of Rett that is vulnerable and emotional, and Rett’s highly impressed by the way Archie managed to almost instantly find his way under his skin.