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yaboy-robin  asked:

Headcannons about what it's like to date the companions? (Minus any that would make you uncomfortable of course)

Headcanons: Dating the Companions

Strong, Codsworth, and Dogmeat have been excluded.

Cait isn’t sure how this whole “dating” thing works. She’ll make fun of Sole and snark at them, but if anyone else tries to hurt Sole, she’d kick their ass without thinking about it. God knows she’d die for them. Sole is hers. She’s insecure, and easily made jealous. She’s not good at verbal or physical affection. Just admitting she cares is hard enough. But with time, and love from Sole, it becomes easier for her to say “I love you.”

Dating Curie means answering endless questions every day. “Look at this,” or “look at that,” or “what do you think of this?” She lacks experience, but makes up for it in enthusiasm, showering Sole in compliments and kisses. She loves intellectual conversation, and often spouts off about her most recent experiments or ideas. She says “mon ami” every time she speaks of them, and hopes they love her as much as she does them.

Danse is baffled Sole would be interested in him, despite however long they’ve been together. It shows. He wants to express affection, but he’s so worried about doing or saying the wrong thing, he usually keeps his mouth shut. His love shows in soft gestures - tucking Sole’s hair behind their ear, or making breakfast early in the morning. He blushes when giving Sole a compliment, and never initiates anything more than a kiss, but accepts whatever Sole gives him.

Deacon goes back and forth between being happy he has Sole in his life, and terrified that it’s all going to go wrong or that they’ll abandon him. He never displays affection publicly, never even admits to most people that they’re together. But he murmurs “I love you” before they fall asleep at night, and Sole is the only one he lets touch him. It’s important that Sole makes him feel safe and secure, and in exchange, Deacon loves them unconditionally.

Being with Hancock means having to keep an open mind. Hancock doesn’t do “traditional.” His idea of love and romance is going out at midnight and pissing on Brotherhood soldiers, of fucking under the overpass at three in the morning, of dancing on a rooftop to Pre-War jazz in the middle of the day. He’s generous with his time and affection, always calls Sole beautiful, and never forgets their birthday.

Nick Valentine is more of a stoic romantic than the other companions. He likes getting Sole a dozen flowers, or a box of chocolates, or hugging them from behind as they sip their morning cup of coffee. His love is warmer and softer, like he’s always thanking them for somehow loving him. His hand slides around Sole’s hip when he wants to protect them, and he’s always encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.

To love MacCready is a tad underwhelming. Or, only underwhelming if you were expecting more. MacCready’s not big on being needy or overly romantic. He likes having a cute face around the house. They get him a drink, he calls them gorgeous. Mac’s a simple man, with simple needs. He likes staying at home and holding Sole’s hand as they watch Duncan play, or blushing when Sole catches him staring. Quiet stuff.

Piper is bombastic. And a tad temperamental. She’ll show up one day with crates of candy and presents. Or randomly drag Sole out to some hilltop outside Diamond City to show them a particular star she thought was pretty. She’s prone to bickering, nagging, gleeful arguing, though there’s never any malice behind it. She’s unpredictable, warm, and affectionate, and she loves a little heated debate. She’s a big fan of an argument turning into sex.

Preston likes long walks on the beach. No, really. He loves taking Sole out and just walking for hours along the Boston coast, talking about nothing and everything. Usually about the Minuteman. If he’s got one fault, it’s that he’s obsessed, but he’s at least as obsessed with Sole. He holds hands with them whenever they walk together. He talks about their future, and promises them a comfortable, safe life, giving them hope and a kiss every day.

X6-88 is, perhaps, the least romantic of the bunch. Just because he was never taught. It’s up to Sole to teach him how to love. When and when not to hold hands. How to kiss, how to touch. The Courser does notice things, though, and this works out for him. He never forgets a holiday, or something they said off-hand. He doesn’t say much, but his love shows in the way he makes Sole’s life easier, always happy to serve and listen, always wanting to make them happy.


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