So I love how there’s pretty much always that pairing trope where Person A is this happy-go-lucky, dorky, head in the clouds type person, and they are paired with Person B that rolls their eyes and smirks, and they’re all suave or sophisticated, and they’re basically the anchor that keeps Person A grounded in reality
And then you look at Cecil and Carlos and you realize
They’re BOTH dorks. They BOTH have their heads in the clouds and they’re BOTH happy silly goofy goofballs. There IS no suave, sophisticated one of the two, they’re both absolute dorks
Carlos looked up, shocked, from his experiment. Was it really seven o’clock already? Carlos jumped away from his titration equipment and bounded over to the door, opening it just as the doorbell rang again.
Carlos throws the door open to their apartment so hard that the door bounces against the wall and the doorknob leaves a scuff mark.
‘Carlos, what in the–’
‘What the hell Cecil?’ Carlos’ eyes are ablaze, and Cecil is momentarily taken aback. Carlos points an accusatory finger at Cecil. ‘What the hell is this?’ Cecil opens his mouth to speak, but Carlos cuts him off. ‘You think I’m okay with hearing about this from fucking Old Woman Josie? You think that’s okay? What the fuck?’ Carlos looks quite demented, spitting out curse words with such venom that Cecil flinches. With a sudden rage Carlos starts shouting with vigor and passion in Spanish. He tears off his lab coat and storms over to where Cecil is lying on the couch, his leg propped up on a cushion, wrapped in a plaster cast.
‘Carlos, my love, please–’
Cecil is cut off again by another torrent of furious foreign words and angry gestures that become increasingly gentler as the scientist’s hands near the cast. Finally Carlos is simply muttering under his breath, checking over Cecil’s multiple wounds. His left pant-leg is rolled up to make way for the cast. There are several bandages on his arms, and there is one thick gauze bandage taped to the side of Cecil’s neck, close to his artery.
“A home is - I mean uhh scientifically speaking, speaking from the point of view of mere facts and logic and uhm, y'know what with science and all… uhhh…. I… I-I just thought it was time for us to make a home together.”
I JUST THOUGHT OF THE BEST AU. Cecil works at a convenience store called Night Value. Every day he’s sick and tired of greeting every customer with “welcome to Night Value.” then enter Carlos. Carlos gets so flustered that he always gets the wrong thing and has to keep coming back. Cecil looks forward to meeting Carlos every day to see what he meant to buy instead of cigarettes or rice crispies. Also, Steve is Cecil’s manager and Steve let’s him not wear the uniform and allows the outlandish outfits because he’s dating Cecil’s sister.
Carlos bringing Cecil to meet his family for the first time:
Initially his parents are a little surprised and weirded out (Cecil spent ten minutes staring suspiciously at the bread box) by Cecil and his eccentricities. Carlos’s siblings talk quite a bit with Cecil, trying to nail down what kind of person he is (much to Carlos’s chagrin.). But after seeing the way Cecil looks at Carlos, how he complements him and lovingly touches him, Carlos’s family very much approve of the strange man who clearly loves their Carlos as much as they do. They welcome Cecil into the fold with open arms.
Cecil adjusting to a normal family and trying not to be so nervous about their practices. Cecil learning how to cook a few of Carlos’s favorite comfort foods from his mother. Cecil spending time discussing architecture with his father. Cecil being recommended some classic (and forbidden) novels to read by Carlos’s sister, and discussing them with her in depth. And finally crafting beautiful furniture with Carlos’s older brother, who nearly has a heart attack the first time Cecil grabs for a small detail tool with a tentacle.