matt dont leave please

William Peake Headcanons
  • James buys Bruce a #1dad mug because get it, ur daddy ;) ;) ;) bruce quietly leaves it for Peake one day with a note written on the back of a napkin that just says, “thanks”
  • i just have a thing for peake being aggressively caring and protective of matt but also a fucking D A D
    • matt comes to school with a bruise on his shoulder and the boys are like ?!!!!!! RED ALERT SMOL BF GOT GOT ‘no i hit my arm on the counter when my dad told a joke about a dog’
    • 'how did the little dog feel when he saw a monster matt? huh? guess. come on matt. how did he feel’
    • 'i dont know dad please leave me be i have so muc-’
    • 'TERRIER-FIED.“MATT GET IT. TERRIER-FIED.' 
  • and peake laughs so hard at his own jokes he wheezes and stomps his feet and claps
    • bruce and peake laugh at the same time and matt wants to throw himself out a window
  • Peake is the dad that just looks Matt in the eye and says, “don’t come running to me when you fall out of that tree and break both your legs”
  • he also says “it builds character” a lot
  • when Matt was little he would cry when Peake tried to tuck him in so peake started letting him sit on the couch while Peake watched the late night news. he’d carry him up to bed later after he fell asleep.
    • sometimes on a bad night he’ll still stay up with his dad until he falls asleep on the couch
    • peake still carries him up to bed
    • sometimes matt wakes up halfway up the stairs but he doesn’t say anything. just holds on tighter to his dad’s neck.
    • (sometimes matt also falls asleep on Adam’s couch and is always a little confused and hurt when he hasn’t been taken up to bed) 
  • Peake falls in love with Rose. Slowly. Quietly. They chat at the super market and he’s so impressed with how she cares for his boy for his boys for their boys 
    • and one day he asks her out for a nice dinner
    • and she smiles up at him sadly and says, “haven’t the boys mentioned Aesop?”
    • Peake sits in his office that night with a bottle of Jack and won’t say a word to Matt, who curls up on the floor and rests his head on his dad’s knee, finally understanding how scary it must be that he never talks.
    • after this he secretly opens up Aesop’s case file and discovers how shifty it all seems and decides if he can do anything for Rose, it will be reuniting her with her fairytale prince.