BUT what if Dex and Nursey kinda fall out of touch after they graduate. Sure, they’re still in the SMH group chat, but life gets busy and group chats aren’t for individual relationships, they’re for groups.
And maybe Dex gets drafted and Nurse was surprised to hear that he was even thinking about going pro because Dex was just so smart and really into programming. Sure, he’s one of the best players Nurse has ever played with, but he just never considered that he’d go pro.
And Dex has to roll his eyes because of course he’d enter the draft if there was a chance at millions of dollars. He grew up working for scraps, he wants to have the best life possible, he wants to be worth something.
So Dex and Chowder are both in the NHL, Chowder with the Sharks (he’s so excited) and Dex with Blackhawks. Nursey coulda probably gotten drafted too, but he honestly just wanted a chill life where he doesn’t have to wake up at 5 am for morning lift and always on the ice. He loves hockey, he doesn’t want to do it for a living and end up driving himself to hate it.
A couple years pass, Nursey gets published, Chowder is an all-star, Dex is really good, he holds his own and gets a lot of time in the box, he still likes to fight. He’s one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL after only two seasons.
Then the invite comes in the mail for Bitty and Jack’s wedding.
Neither Dex nor Nursey is worried about it, it’ll be just like old times and they’re actually excited to see everyone again. Dex hasn’t really seen anyone from Samwell except when he plays Jack or Chowder or Whiskey who ended up going pro after one three years in college.
The group chat is 🔥 for the first time in forever. Chipping Shitty saying he has to wear pants, reminding Rans and Holster that there won’t be a keg, asking Lardo to please not steal any of the silverware for her latest art project. It’s really nostalgic for everyone and they’re ready for the reception because it’s Eric fucking Bittle putting it on and it’s going to be amazing.
Then Nursey sees Dex and Christ, he got bigger. His arms and shoulders are to die for and don’t get him started on this thighs. He looks like he could bench more than Nurse’s body weight and now he’s thinking about Dex holding him.
He knew in theory that Dex would be in great shape, he’s followed Dex’s career enough to know that he’s really good. But he still saw Dex as the guy he played with for four years, as the guy he lived with, as they guy he made a habit of annoying as often as possible.
It’s not like Nurse didn’t keep up with his fitness, but he’s more of a runner and yogi now. He doesn’t have to have the extra muscle to check a guy into the boards and protect the puck, he’s cool with being 6′2″, 200 pounds, but Dex looks like he’s 6′2″ 230 of pure muscle.
And Dex is dying a little (a lot) because Nurse looks good, like really good. His eyes are softer somehow and he has a beard, a fucking beard. He’s got laugh lines around his eyes and doesn’t look as ‘chill’ as he used to. He looks so real.
Which isn’t great for Dex, because he always thought Nurse was attractive, but this is next level. It’s like he left Samwell and finally let his guard down.
Both of them manage to be super awkward, Dex going for a handshake and Nurse going for a hug, and then they start fighting after about 3 seconds because it’s them.
But after a few minutes it falls back into easy chirping and conversation. Nursey tells Dex about his newest book, Dex tells Nursey about the potential for him to get traded in the off season, it’s comfortable, like coming home.
Until finally Nurse blurts out, “We were the same size at Samwell and now you have melons for arms and could probably crush me with your thighs, what the fuck.”
Dex just shrugs and smirks, “It’s chill, Nurse.”
They end up making out in a closet because Nursey can’t wait to get his hands on Dex’s ass. It’s as amazing as he thought it would be.
Ransom and Holster find them and take pictures before running off to tell everyone that Dex and Nursey finally resolved the sexual tension. They end up using one of the pictures at their own wedding three years later.