Imagine: It’s the start of D.va’s first match as an overwatch member, and Mercy and Reinhardt are discussing her. “Hard to believe she’s only 19 years old!” Reinhardt says with a hearty chuckle.
Mercy gasps. 19? She can’t be 19. Why, if she’s 19, then that would mean Mercy was old…. old enough to be her mother! She spends the whole match staring at D.va in disbelief. She starts thinking.
The next oldest lady in Overwatch is Pharah, and she’s still 5 years younger than her! Why, with a lot of the overwatch members, besides Reinhardt, Jack, and Torbjorn, she has at least 10 years on them! She’s… she’s nearly 40! And there’s an overwatch member who isn’t even 20 yet!
After the match, Soldier 76 is doing his usual rounds, coaching the newbies, telling everyone good work.
He turns a corner in the locker room to see Mercy sitting at a bench. She looks up at him and sniffles, her eyes bloodshot.
“Jack… I’m not… OLD, am I?” She says, tears welling up in her eyes.
He takes too long to respond, and she bursts into tears before he can reassure her.