☕ Otabek deserves better treatment than he gets from both canon AND the fandom
oh no question
Otabek I think is actually a really cool character who can have depth. Him being thrown into this weird fatherly/”older boyfriend” (yuck) role is really gross.
Also like….let him be a kid. let him be an 18 year old too young to go to clubs but goes anyway, having fun with turntables, and relishing being home! It’s canonical he knows Leo from skating so have them be old friends too and catching up.