Okay, so do you know about Edward Steven???
He was Ham’s best friend (1769 and so forth) and Ham became friends with him when Thomas Stevens (the guy who gave Alex his job working as a clerk for the mercantile house) brought Alex home. Thomas Stevens introduced Alex to his wife and children, which included Edward Stevens aka ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S BEST FRIEND. Edward was a year or so older that our dear Hamilton, but they both had similar personalities. They were both “exceedingly quick and clever, disciplined and preserving, fluent in French, versed in classical history, outraged by slavery, and mesmerized by medicine.” (Alexander Hamilton, Chernow, pg.27)
Both Alex and Edward had a great friendship. AND OMG THEY LOOKED ALIKE. At one point, Alexander’s other BFF, Timothy Pickering (who was Secretary of State in 1799, etc.) commented that Alex and Edward looked so similar to each other he assumed they were brothers.
(Also, I kind of want to point out that Thomas Stevens became the adoptive father to Alex during this time (1769, when Ham was 14). Which, while good for Alex, kinda made James Jr. Hamilton, Alex’s brother, drifted away from him completely. To further add on, people thought Alex was Thomas Stevens son, so you know.)
BUT Y’ALL, THINK ABOUT THIS!
- Edward being a super protective older brother like figure.
- Thomas Stevens being this supportive dad figure in Alex’s life.
- Edward and Alex talking endlessly about politics, abolition of slavery, and so many more things.
- Edward constantly fretting over Alex’s health (which is actually true, btw.)
- Alex inspired to go to King’s college because Edward went.
Tbh, I would love to see some fanfiction with Edward in it, it would make things a lot more interesting. I honestly don’t care what pairing, it can even be a general FF but Edward Stevens needs some more love, guys. Especially with his connection with our dear Hamilton.