Headcanons for the boys and their s/o's meet-cute? I'm craving some fluffy first meetings!
The chocobros’ first meetings with their shy and short S/O (who is from the real world and finds herself in the world of Final Fantasy XV).
Man I love when I get to kill two birds with one stone. Nonny 1 and Nonny 2, I’ve got you both covered! I’m doing mini scenarios for this one, too, because it’s easier to tell a story that way. They’ll still be pretty long, so don’t worry! Side note that my headcanons are gender-neutral whenever possible, so the S/O will be called “them” instead of “her”.
Noctis met you at a rest stop. He isn’t one to initiate conversation, but you definitely caught him staring at you on more than one occasion. He knew he was caught when he noticed you blush and look away–then take a look back at him. Gladiolus also noticed the interaction: “Better go talk to them,” he told the prince, grinning from ear to ear like the smug bastard that Noctis immediately assures him that he is. They argue and you stick around to watch because, well, two guys going at it in the middle of a convenience store is kind of hilarious. Gladio asks if you’ve ever seen a prince so bratty, and you had no idea that Noctis was the Noctis. The more flustered you get, the more flustered Noctis gets, and Gladio decides that you two should get acquainted.
Ignis was shopping for ingredients in Lestallum’s market when he moves his arm in such a way that he almost wacks you in the head, prompting you to duck out of his way and force his attention on you–not exactly what you wanted, but okay, cool, you can roll with it. “I’m very sorry,” he apologizes, readjusting his glasses even though you thoughts that they looked perfectly fine on his face. “Am I in your way?” You kind of forget how to speak because this stranger is talking to you. He looks your age, but he’s wildly attractive and dressed very formally, so you’re even more nervous than you naturally would be, but somehow, by some miracle of the Six, an introduction slips out of your mouth. He’s taken aback, and he finds you rather charming, so you spend the rest of your time at the market together.
Gladiolus is taller than everyone, so he’s pretty used to just about anything that comes at him. It’s you who isn’t used to this; your nose is right in front of his bare chest gods damn it and it’s kind of freaking you out–oh, Six, is he talking to you? He’s a friendly guy, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he made conversation while waiting in line at a store or sitting at the counter in the diner. You stumble right over your words, blush, and are definitely making a fool of yourself, but he’s still talking to you. He’s even smiling at you. Something about him, in spite of his incredible stature, is so calming and welcoming, so bright and friendly, that you slowly start to feel yourself relax. And when you start to open up a little more to him? He gets nervous because you’re so genuine with him, and he finds himself trusting you way more easily than he usually trusts others.
Prompto is our most extroverted guy here, but that’s a lot of learned behavior. On the inside, he’s constantly doubting himself and worrying about how others see him. So, when you meet in Galdin Quay, he’s worried that your shyness means that he’s doing something wrong–until he makes a particularly dumb joke and you crack a smile. He even thinks you’re laughing. And that makes him blush as red as a tomato and laugh: a sound so nervous and awkward that he even judges himself. But he decides to go with it, playing into whatever made you laugh to see if he can do it again, and he does. Prompto makes friends by being bright and joyful, and you expressing that gives him a major confidence boost, if only enough of a boost to keep talking to you and ask for some way to keep talking to you after you part ways.