I think “aging up fictional characters is morally wrong” is one of the more mind-bogglingly unsustainable claims you can make, but, if you’re going to make it, Homestuck is a particularly bad fandom to try it in.
Like, claim put forth to me today: “Rose Lalonde was never canonically depicted as an adult.”
This is not just wrong, but, Homestuck being the ridiculous comic it is, manages to be wrong on TWO counts. Rose was depicted as an adult in the alpha timeline, and she was also depicted as an adult at the end of the comic, where she got married and created a million alien babies with her alien wife.
I don’t have any conclusions to draw from this I just. Had to say it. I have so much trouble understanding how people don’t immediately drop this idea from the sheer cognitive dissonance.
Another au as a thank you for the kind words; bunny!Lance always super defensive, never relaxing all the way from instincts and everything, then Lance starts to date Kolivan. (Fluff and smut ensue)Then one day after training Lance still has some energy but Kolivan is just too tired so Lance just flops over on his side next to him. doesn’t understand the significance of it until Hunk and shiro come in and gasp lightly at Lance’s show of trust.
-We don’t mean to ignore you, we love you, but we all got horrid memories you absolute blessing of a person-
Imagine Lance’s skittishness only increasing as the war goes on, spiking after the explosion that nearly killed him. He can never seem to totally relax around anyone except for Hunk, and even then he can’t stay relaxed for long. Sometimes staying with Hunk is worse seeing as Hunk’s anxiety fuels Lance’s own, which is why Lance is a bit dismissive when Hunk begins to rile himself up, quick to try and shut down the panic before it spreads to himself.
Kolivan seeing how skittish Lance is and inquiring on why that is; Shiro explaining about the Bunny genetics as best as he can, but “You’re probably better off asking Lance.”
Kolivan asking Lance about it, learning about how the war keeps Lance in a state of near panic often. How even when he seems relaxed or excited its him turning his panicked energy into excitement so that he doesn’t focus on the fact that he’s vulnerable in the crowds. The fact that he does enjoy people’s company helps, but there’s still that fear…
That being said: Lance does omit that part about flopping over beside people. he’s only ever felt relaxed enough with his mother and father -his siblings were all little rascals. Like hell he’d relax around them- so when he does flop down beside Kolivan after training, Kolivan thinks nothing of it. They’re both tired, of course Lance is going to flop down like this.
I raise you this instead though: Hunk does come in eventually to tell them dinner’s ready, but the second the door opens Lance is sitting up in a more defensive stance, far less relaxed. -The door opening had startled him- Kolivan finds that semi-normal and doesn’t think too much of it. They’ve been in some sort of close relationship for awhile now, he’s learned some of Lance’s instincts.
That is until it happens again, and again, and Kolivan realizes that he’s never seen Lance actually relax like this around others. He asks Hunk about it, surely Lance’s best friend will know. Right?
That’s when Hunk flat out squeals because, “Okay, to be honest, I was still on the ledge about you two being together because like you’re an alien and leading a galran army, but you didn’t seem to bad, but omgs that’s so awesome that he trusts you so much! You have to take pictures, I need to see this-” And Kolivan has no idea what he just got himself into, but at least now he has Hunk’s 100% approval? Right?
The next time Lance flops down beside Kolivan, Kolivan can’t help but smile. He wonders how he can return the show of trust…
-And ooo baby, when they finally do the do and realize how fast bunnies can uh… get “re-energized” again… they have fun with that. They have a lot of fun with that-