Sooo how would the mercs rreact to a lover who loves sleeping with a stuffed animal??
Scout would tease his S/O at first. “Aww, dat’s adorable, ya still sleep with a toy!” But really, discovering this kinda makes him happy to discover a new quirk of his lover, and only adds on to how much he adores them. Makes him feel a little bit more protective of S/O because of this innocent quality, and Scout lowkey puts them on an even higher pedestal.
Soldier has a stuffed animal of his own, that being his rocket launcher. Seriously, the man cuddles the weapon like it’s the softest and fluffiest teddy bear in the entire world. Eventually S/O coaxes him out of this questionably dangerous habit by giving him a stuffed raccoon wearing the American flag as an adorable cape. Now Solider and his S/O are stuffed animal partners!
Pyro already has a (fireproofed) Balloonicorn, so they don’t judge their S/O whatsoever! May or may not set fire to their S/O’s stuffed toy once or twice in an attempt to play around with it. A S/O of Pyro is going to have to quickly realize they gotta fireproof their stuffed animal as well if they want to preserve it.
Heavy gives his S/O a soft little smile when he first discovers they sleep with a stuffed animal. Doesn’t question, address, or pry upon the little quirk. From that point forward, whenever Heavy glances at a stuffed animal, he’ll immediately think of his significant lover. S/O is going to find out eventually that Heavy has a talented hand for sewing, if they ever need their stuffed animal to be repaired.
Demo fools and teases his S/O mercilessly the moment he finds out they still sleep with a stuffed animal. He’d be a playful jackass by stealing the toy and running around the bedroom with it, wanting S/O to chase him in hot pursuit. Eventually escalates into a pillow fight (of course Demo purposely loses); and he relents the stuffed animal back to his S/O. Gives them a big kiss on the forehead and promises half-heartedly to never mess with their stuffed animal again. Still doesn’t miss out on the chance of teasing, though.
Engineer would be straight to the point, kindly pointing out, “Darlin’ aren’t ya full fledged adult? Shouldn’t ya given up the stuffed animal phase a long time ago…?” Quickly learns from S/O, “Yeah I still sleep with my teddy bear, you gotta problem with that, you can pry Mr. Fluffykins from my cold dead hands.” OR, the other way it’d go down is that Engie eventually warms up to this quirk, and just loves seeing the sight of his S/O cuddling with their stuffed animal.
Sniper is a bit amazed and surprised to find out adults totally have the option of keeping a stuffed animal in bed. He wouldn’t mind having one to cuddle up with in his sleep. But no! It’d make him look unprofessional! Still lowkey wants a stuffed animal, though…A S/O of Sniper would eventually figure out the man needs a good old fashioned sleep buddy, so they end up buying a stuffed animal for him. A stuffed koala bear, at that. Sniper doesn’t express it properly, but holy fucking shit he has a stuffed koala bear, he’s gonna name it Blake Jr. and give it its own bed and perfume it with eucalyptus scent and everything.
Medic probably won’t notice such a quirk until he’s deep into the relationship or has been with his S/O for a long while. Just as he and S/O would be getting ready for bed on any other typical night, he’d exclaim upon seeing the stuffed animal, “Meine liebste, why is zhere a child’s toy in our bed?” S/O has to slowly explain/remind Medic that, “Uhm, you know I’ve always slept with a stuffed animal…?” Medic blatantly admits his ignorance, saying he never noticed it all this time they were in their relationship. However, he thinks it’s an absolutely endearing trait.
Spy never voices his appreciation or professes his love for his S/O’s childish quirk. The man secretly finds it charming, however, and thinks it only adds on to his S/O’s appeal. Whenever he has the chance, Spy likes watching his lover squeezing their stuffed animal in their sleep. It gives him some peace and security, knowing his S/O is safe and sound. He can’t be there for S/O as much as he would like to, but at least their little toy can give them some form of company in the long and lonely nights.
The medic was actually sitting at his desk doodling at the time, his paperwork was done and his mind had been wandering as usual. However hearing the voice of a beloved was something that definitely got his attention. In less than a minute he was off his feet and heading towards the door to greet the sniper.
“vhat? isn’t it a bit early” Though his actions betrayed his words, he was smiling and kissing his wife hello once he caught sight of her.
The Sniper sleeps with a giant stuffed koala, but Pyro keeps stealing it. uwu - B
“Engie! Pyro stole my koala again!” Sniper grumbled, crossing his arms and glaring at Pyro who was innocently holding a stuffed koala that obviously did not belong to them.
“Aw, come on Pyro, give it back. I’ll buy ya’ a new one next time we get into town."
Pyro begrudgingly handed the koala bear back to Sniper, looking more than a little disappointed. Sniper stuck his tongue out at Pyro. "Don’t be like that, Sniper. You’re not a little kid.” Engie sighed, going back to his blueprints. Sniper just tightened his grip around the koala and marched back tot eh Support dorm.