Heyy how are things, I was wondering if you could bless us with cute ( without heartbreaking ) herongraystairs headcanons
let’s go hella domestic because that is the mood I am in
(i did laundry, I went to the bakery, i made homemade stew, I’m living the single housewife life today)
Jem likes to lay around and cuddle. He’s one of those people who can dedicate himself to getting things done and working hard but when he’s not dedicated to those things, he just lays around with his head on someone’s shoulder.
Tessa and Will are more likely to fill space with chatter. They talk books. They make jokes. They debate and tease and argue. They’re not quiet people. Unless they’re reading then the room is a tomb until Will has something to say about what he is reading then he will interrupt her to read it to her. Sometimes she wants to kill him for this, usually she finds it cute.
Tessa cooks because that is how you get food and she thinks going out too often is wasteful when you can make it cheaper at home.
Jem cooks because he enjoys it.
Will does not cook unless he is under duress.
Jem adopts animals. Tessa falls in love with them immediately. Will falls in love with them slowly but irreversibly. Will eventually even finds himself loving Church.
Will’s the type to leave love notes around for other people to find. Jem mocks him for it but not-so-secretly loves finding notes in his violin case or tucked in with his socks.
Tessa fusses. She fixes ties and tells them to change if their socks don’t match.
Will can be obsessive with fashion but Tessa is careful with the day to day details.
Tessa likes to play with hair (this is canon, she describes hair in more words than anyone else needs to use to describe hair). Don’t sit down with Tessa unless you’re willing to have your hair-do ruined because she will stroke and twirl and rearrange someone else’s hair for hours. Just absent petting. Both the boys love it.
Jem is neat but bad at cleaning. He does things like meticulously sorts the recycling but then doesn’t actually take it out. Will is a disaster area. He leaves things all over the place. He probably actually believes in the magic coffee table (youtube link). Tessa likes things clean and organized and they drive her crazy sometimes.
Will is good with money. Tessa is frugal to a fault. Jem spends too freely. Will is the one who manages money the best. He buys what needs bought and sometimes buys nice little gifts but he also budgets pretty well. He gets better as he gets older. 21 year old Will is worse at budgeting than 31 year old Will.
They fit into each other well. They work out their fights quickly - it’s one place where having a third is most helpful. Tessa and Will are having a stupid conflict over laundry and Jem is able to talk them through it before it becomes a problem. Jem and Will are having a stupid conflict over Jem spending every Sunday in bed for 20 hours and Tessa is able to step in and talk them through it.
They like to spend quiet mornings curled up together.
They are very happy.