What does Nana think of Parker and Elliot and Hardison?
oh mannnn, okay. so, first of all, nana would love pretty much anybody that made alec happy! that’s true because she in general wants alec to be happy, but also because there was definitely a period of her life where she’d be out with friends like, “oh god i’m so worried about alec. he is such a beautiful and kind-hearted young man but he never wants to go anywhere or do anything most young people do, he just wants to sit in his room staring at his computer screen??? WHAT IF HE NEVER MEETS A NICE GIRL OR BOY TO SETTLE DOWN WITH?? honestly for a while i was just happy that the pentagon had stopped calling, but lately i’m growing more and more concerned. i keep telling him that he can’t give me any great-grandchildren with computer-generated elves, but he says talking about that kind of thing with me is disgusting and then he makes the same gagging face he does when i ask him to dust! relatedly, have you found that any of your children have the tendency to hoard bottles of hand sanitizer? because that is starting to worry me as well.” like, god love alec hardison – I LOVE HIM TOO MUCH, i relate to him tooooooo muuuuuuuch, so much about him speaks so clearly to my own soul that it is painful to look at him directly – but he is a strange, strange man, and he must have been an even stranger child. he CANONICALLY HACKED THE PENTAGON SERVERS AT AGE TWELVE; basically, that woman is a saint.
also: my guess is there’s a pretty significant gulf between nana’s understanding of what alec does and what alec actually does, more by his design than out of any inability on her part to understand? like, i feel like he’d have played up the nerd thing really big – because that’s the truth, for sure, if not the whole truth – and used that to avoid going into the details of the whole, you know, “also i’m a super successful career techno-criminal!” thing. i doubt that she doesn’t know on some level what alec does for a living – like, she’s aware that that all of her significant expenses more or less vanished when he was around 18, the dots aren’t so hard to connect – but for her own protection/plausible deniability, they don’t ever really go into it. and as a result, she’s always been kind of like WHERE IS MY ALEC SUPPOSED TO MEET PEOPLE, I AM FROM ANOTHER GENERATION AND THUS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT THE ROMANTIC OPTIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO SPEND AS MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER AS HE DOES IS BLEAK, OH GOD, HE IS TOO GOOD OF HEART TO DIE ALONE.