my gf @lady11tea has been a little down in the dumps recently so i made her these hcs of how i picture the paladins of voltron being years later, post war which are pretty must based off of random hcs we made previously that you can look at here for stuff to make sense, i guess. feel free to add on
at age 27, keith’s hair has grown out a little longer kinda like in this post here by @chocozebra. he rocks a side ponytail, pidge and lance forever call it the anime mom hairstyle of death but keith ain’t planning on dying until he’s past his 90s. has chilled out since he was a teen, but he still has a short temper and a blunt way of talking that might piss people off when he starts talking to them. is an early bird
at age 27, good ol’ lance hasn’t changed much aside from the toned muscles, the stubble on his chin, and the fact he let his bangs grow longer. sleeps in most days and his face? baby smooth because skin care, he ain’t stoppin the skin care routine now that he’s almost 30
got considerably closer when shiro disappeared and all and post!space war, they were just ‘bros who kept in touch’ almost every day after getting adjusted to being home. some time in, lance invited keith over to meet his family ‘as just bros’ and the rest is history
these two dorks have been married for a while now and have a 5 month old daughter. They named her ursa and she’s that perfect mix of genes so they are pleased parents. wavy black hair, light brown skin, violet eyes. nickname: ursa bear (which is hilarious to them because it’s just saying ‘bear’ twice). between the 2 of them, lance is the better cook and keith is that parent who only wants their kid eating organic baby food
ursa was born deaf. they figured out when she was 3 months old and since then, lance and keith have slowly been getting the hang of asl and have been signing as much as they can in front of her in order for her to have it in her environment as she grows up. the tv permanently has it’s closed captions on. they read to her in asl
they live in one of those duo work/home situations. first floor is the shop, second floor is home sweet home. they own a flower shop, super big surprise. they have a delivery truck (no keith, we cannot use a motorcycle to deliver flowers). they usually take turns with managing the store front and being the one to deliver plants. if it’s nap time, ursa’s upstairs napping but if she’s awake, she’s usually in the baby sling while her dads work.
have a ton of photo albums and photos around the house portion of their home. lance’s childhood photos, the few childhood photos keith was able to save, some paladin!voltron photos (their last photo of being paladins is a tearjerker for lance), wedding photos, honeymoon pictures, pictures of ursa
retired from being paladins, lance and keith now own 2 cats they affectionately named red and blue
because lance and keith are on some corny next level shit, they both have this tattoo of the voltron symbol in between their shoulder blades but lance’s is red and keith wanted his to be blue
at age 27, hunk –in the words of lance mcclain– has gotten hotter. (”my dude, you’ve always been hot but jeeeeesus you got hotter. how?!” “LANCE” “keith, darling, sweetie, you’re still hot too”) he’s got this full face stubble beard going on, long hair he keeps up in a ponytail, he still has that awesome headband, eyebrow game still on fleek, same big and friendly smile, sweet chocolate brown eyes
post!war, hunk got a huge home welcome from family and friends in the neighborhood. he missed his folks big time and had enough space adventures for a few years because he just spent so much time in space, he doesn’t want to ever hear the word ‘space’ again. but 2 years post!space war, hunk ended up going back into space anyway because he wanted to show shay the universe (the big sap) (he is still a sarcastic sass master tho)
since his return he and shay are happily married now. interspecies relationships are slowly happening since the whole ‘aliens reveal’ to everyone on earth. it doesn’t matter if his wife is technically a really tall rock. did hunk ask for all that information? NOPE, SO SHUT YOUR FACE. he lives pretty nearby lance and keith’s place
in the process of intergalactic adoption, hunk and shay already have one adopted 13 year old they adore and love with a gentle but firm upbringing. her name’s tess and she constantly brags about being blessed with the sweetest parents ever. she’s got dark hair, dark skin, glasses, finally convinced hunk and shay to let her shave at least a portion of the side of her head because FASHION, and likes to make jewellery and wants to make it an actual occupation in life
her uncle lance is her godfather and he spoils her a lot with jewellery making kits
is a part time model (fight me on this. model!hunk is my life)
but the modeling has to be part time because hunk is now the owner of really successful restaurant that serves combinations of earth and alien style cuisine cuz you already know that hunk was all over inventing new recipes as the years passed by. yes, sal from vrepit sal’s work there. hunk is basically gordon ramsey in his kitchen
like lance and keith he has a voltron tattoo in between his shoulder blades, but his is actually yellow because he can colour coordinate with his old lion
at age 24, pidge is still short but she’s happily single and aro-ace af. #noparentalstress. her hair is back to it’s original length from before she cut it to sneak into the garrison to keep it out the way while she works, but she’s been contemplating cutting it short again.
definitely had a good, emotional but happy reunion with her dad, mom, and matt. she finally has her family back and she isn’t ever losing them again. and it’s safe to say that matt and sam are taking a long deserved break from space at the moment
remember the olkarians? pidge eventually went back to them as a sort of intergalactic exchange student because holy hell have you see that tech? as if pidge was going to miss the opportunity to learn more about it!!!
now the olkarians have an institute on earth and pidge works there as a researcher along side her dad and brother, so she can’t visit her old buddies as much (but hey, she can visit more than shiro). so to fill in the time gaps, she gets a lot of calls from them to make sure she isn’t overworking her self, they enjoy face timing, and will stream crap on rabbit if she isn’t too busy (and sequentially complain about rabbit BECAUSE WE WERE TRYING TO WATCH THE BEE MOVIE AND RABBIT JUST WANTS TO START PLAYING GAMES WITH PEOPLE)
but despite being busy, pidge tries to make it back for important and special events like hunk and shay’s wedding, lance and keith’s wedding, she was forced to dance at both weddings. there was no escaping it
she may be 24 now, but everyone still calls her the baby gremlin of the group and she wants to fight them
has a green version of the voltron tattoo the squad seems to be rocking nowadays
TYL!Shiro is still technically the oldest at 35 and is now a diplomat working aside coran and allura in the castle.
post!war, shiro spent a long, long time on earth recovering from past experiences and trying to get his ptsd to settle. ofc it never completely went away (and everyone else has their own little problems they are dealing with), but he’s a lot better from how he was 10 years ago
funny enough, when the offer to become diplomats came up, shiro decided to take the job (the others suspect it had to do with the time he went awol at the end of that dramatic battle with zarkon and now he wants to make up for lost time by helping build bridges between the planets)
it is also a suspected theory that he and allura are getting closer because he’s been actually calling her ‘allura’ instead of ‘princess’ and she has been calling him ‘takashi’. pidge would also like to add the fact that the amount of times she has caught matt face timing with allura and shiro is suspicious af and apparently matt brought up going into space sooooooo everyone has their eyes on that
everyone would like to say that shiro’s sense of fashion got better over the years, but tbh the only reason he looks good a majority of the time is because of the altean diplomacy clothes he has to wear. the guy still wears sweater vests. ew
shiro and hunk argued over who would be ursa’s godfather for the longest time and settled it with an arm wrestling match. hunk won and shiro is salty af and exclaims that hunk only one because shiro willingly gave hunk a handicap by not using his robot arm
has a black voltron tattoo in between his shoulder blades
his bangs are starting to regain colour again
is the butt of every leap year joke and he wants to fight everyone
allura the queen. she’s cut her hair shorter since then (shoulder length or short with shaved side of the head, the choice is yours my friend) and is still as beautiful as always because black don’t crack (me: *happily toots own horn*)
out of everyone, allura and coran have been the busiest of them all since the war ended because after a short break, allura and coran immediately jumped onto diplomacy missions (the first few bouts the paladins had to join in but things have chilled out since then)
earth took the hardest bit of works because damn humans are judgmental against anyone that doesn’t look even remotely close to them, but so far so good.
the galra still get the cold shoulder from time to time, but allura and coran have successfuly gotten them into the intergalactic alliance and are slowly helping the galra rebuild their own relationships with the universe little by little now that their dictatorship under zarkon and lotor is over with, plus haggar isn’t around with her druid magic anymore. she’s been jailed and magic free for a while now
allura is keeping all the lions on lock down in the castle now that balance has been restored to the universe
allura is currently engaging in a private relationship of her own with earthlings shiro and matt, but for now that is underwraps until they figure out a way to break things down to everyone as a big surprise (but little do they know that pidge has already been spilling tea on the side)
she can’t bring the castle down to visit everyone as much as she would like, but she does come for visits occasionally
coran, uncle friend extraordinaire, and much loved guy. still around and still lovable. may and or may not have changed his style but he still has his glorious mustache. he is still working by allura’s side however…
since the space war has ended he has published two books. one book is his autobiography, a bestseller really. and the other…. a cook book on making old altean dishes in order to keep the tradition alive. that book has untold horrors we will not mention *shudders*
since the first time, coran has had 4 more rounds with slipperies. has occasional denial on the subject. leave him alone.
he face times the paladins as much as possible, especially lance. lance calls coran the most. he and lance had a lot of bonding moments when lance got depressed and insecure in space and coran even found a planet that had rain like earths!!!! (years later, lance was able to do the same with the hot boiling rocks. he thought he and coran were going to die, but coran had fun)
with ursa being around, coran is learning more and more of this ‘hand language’ that the earthlings came up with and finds it fascinating. he is just now discovering that not all of the hand languages are the same and is making a point to learn all of them! *eye of the tiger plays in the bg*
coran is on the dating scene btw, but the only reason it has been going slow is because allura down right doesn’t approve of anyone dating her second dad. she has this very long list of requirements in order for you to date coran and lance is backing her up on this one because coran deserves the best
during the rare times allura, coran, and shiro are able to bring the castle down to earth, everyone literally puts everything on pause and comes to the castle (mostly because ‘guys, i see these giant flying lions coming over, should i be scared?) #dramaticpaladinandlionreunion
they’ll pack up, gather their spouses and kids (in the case of three of them) and head on over to where the castle is located for a good mini vacation of talking about the good times, getting a little emotional about the bad times, how much things have changed, and enjoying each other’s company (”guys, remember how when we got back to earth the first thing we did was go back to the garrison because lance, hunk, pidge, and keith all wanted to punch iverson? classic”)
for old times sake, coran will make something and everyone will cringe as hunk pops into the kitchen to give coran a proper cooking lesson
they’ll dress up in their old armor and fight against the gladiator sim and see if they still got the moves like jagger. they often joke that shiro is an old man and needs to be careful before he throws his back out
will do the old training exercises from the mind meld to the invisible wall to the trust your lion’s eyes thing
man did they miss flying with their lions??
if they aren’t doing any of that and have the free time to break away, you already know they’ll be sitting in their lions catching up about everything that’s been going on in their lives and how so much has changed since then because the stuff going on in their lives now is the least likely thing they pictured back before all this voltron stuff happened but they wouldn’t change any of it
someone is usually crying when it’s all time to go their own separate ways and back to their daily lives. usually allura drops everyone off one by one
“we definitely have to do this again the next time you stop by”
everyone’s very happy with the way their lives has turned out since ten years ago
Request: Can you do an imagine we’re the reader and jughead are dating and they have their own place but still go to high school and the reader is pregnant and there’s a lot of fluff when the baby comes
A/N: This one was interesting to write only because I have vowed to myself to never have children (My opinion only, everyone has their own), but my sister is pregnant so I see pregnancy firsthand at the moment and I have had young friends and family get pregnant throughout their high school years, so I hope I did justice to the person who wanted it and the readers. Coming up with the title was a little tough, but I think it’s cute, hopefully you can enjoy the pun in it.
Summary: Jughead x Reader are with child juggling life in high school. Spoilers: There will be a Jughead Jr (Girl/Boy you decide) in this fanfic world.
Warnings: It started out with a kiss, how did it end up like this, it was only a kiss… lol ok I’m done.
It was your senior year in Riverdale High and you had been going out with infamous, brooding writer Jughead Jones The Third. You two were madly in love, but your parents didn’t approve of the relationship that much. By sophomore year you knew about Jughead’s family problems and homelessness, so you both found jobs. You worked at Pops as a waitress and after they tore down the Twilight Drive-In Jughead found a job at the comic store and you guys made enough to move into an apartment at Riverdale. The landlord knew both of since you were small, so he cut your bills and gave you leeway in your payments since he now knew about your condition. You were pregnant and soon the world would be blessed with a baby mixed yours and Jughead’s genes.
It had been a rough last couple of months since you were bound to pop in a week from now. The teachers at school helped you by giving your work to Jughead or your friends to take home so you could rest.
You hadn’t talked to your parents since you moved out and that devastated you, but you loved Jughead and as hard as the decision was, you had to choose to follow your future. They knew you got pregnant and soon they began to ignore your phone calls altogether. You missed them dearly and the occasional talking you had over the phone, but when you revealed to them you were expecting; the phone was no longer answered.
“Hey Babe” Jughead called out as you left your thoughts “Betty, Arch, Ron, and Kevin are coming over later to see you” he pointed out as he got near you to plant you a kiss.
“How was your day at school sweetheart?” You mocked Jughead with a smirk on your face.
“If you must know, Fridays are a good day because that means I come home to you” Jughead replied to you while sitting next to you on the couch and taking your hand “and I don’t have to deal with those neanderthals for two days” he says while planting a kiss on your palm and rubbing his palm on your baby bump.
Later there was a knock on the door.
“I’ll get it” Jughead spoke and you smiled.
“Hey Guys!” you called out from the couch.
“Oh my god (Y/N) look at your belly!” Betty called out “You’re glowing.”
“I can’t believe we are going to become aunts” Veronica praised.
“Whatever, everyone know I’m going to be the cool uncle” Kevin declared.
“Where do I put the bags?” Archie questioned as they left him alone with the goodies, they were going to cook in a while.
“Just put them on the counter Arch” Jughead answered, so he did and went near you.
“Jesus, (Y/N) you are going to have a mini you and Jug and it’s just hitting me” Archie remembered as he motioned to you if he could touch you baby bump and you nodded.
“It moved, I bet you it just high fived me, see it prefers me” Archie declared.
“I’m pretty sure it will prefer me any day Arch” Jughead spoke out and the whole room started laughing.
You helped Betty prep the dinner, chicken parmesan with pasta on the side.
As you all gathered around the table you ate, and laughed. You couldn’t help but smile at the wonderful friends who had become your family. Though you frowned at that thought, you tried shaking it off, but Betty caught it.
“What’s wrong (Y/N)? Is the baby kicking hard?” She asked as she put her hand against your belly and gave you questioning look.
“You guys are amazing” you called out, “you guys are now the only family I have left” you lamented while squeezing Jughead’s hand.
They all gave you a smile as they stood up and gave you and Jughead a group hug.
The next morning you woke up to Jughead getting dressed.
“Hey Jug, I didn’t know you had work today” you stated trying to get up as he helped you up.
“They called a while ago, need me to come in, I said yes because we need the money” He answered you with a smile on his face.
“Okay, babe, have a good day” you replied kissing his cheek on your way to the bathroom to wash your teeth.
“You two babe” Jughead smiled and gave you a kiss on your forehead and one on you belly as he exited the apartment.
Little did you know, since he saw you miserable yesterday when you mentioned family, he went out to talk to your parents.
“Hell- o” your father stated as he opened the door revealing Jughead.
“Hello Mr. (Y/L/N), I was just wondering if I could talk to you and your wife real quick” Jughead responded.
Your father opened the door and motioned Jug inside.
“Who was that honey?” Your mother asked as she stepped out of the kitchen to unveil Jughead.
“Jughead would like to speak with us (Y/M/N)” as he leaded Jughead and your mom to the living room.
“What do you need to say Jughead” your father recalled.
“(Y/N) is due next week, and she really misses you guys” Jughead let out “I know, I know you guys didn’t approve of us and now she is pregnant and that probably doesn’t help, but” Jughead was cut off by your mom.
“Jug, I know my daughter loves you, and I can see you love her back; but she is the one that decided to leave and get knocked up” She spilled.
“I see that Mr. and Mrs. (Y/L/N), but I just wanted to come and say is that she loves you guys and when you are ready to come back into her life we will be waiting with our arms wide open” Jughead reassured them as he walked towards the door and your father followed suit.
“Take care of our baby girl Jug” your father requested as he moved his hand towards Jughead to shake and Jughead shook it and nodded leaving your old home.
As he was opening the door to the apartment you surprised him.
“Jughead! Where were you?!” you yelled “I called work and they said you weren’t there” you questioned.
“Oh- oh- my god (Y/N), you were due next week, I am so sorry!” he protested grabbing your hand and taking you to the car because your water just broke. “Where are you going Jug?” You asked him as he was making his way back to the apartment.
“To get the baby stuff” he proposed.
“Oh Jug” you smiled “The stuff is already in the car, now get in” you pointed out, so he did and drove you to the hospital.
Soon they got you into a room, and Jughead called all your friends.
You gave birth to a beautiful baby (Girl/Boy you decide).
“Look at what we made Juggie” you exulted as he kissed you in the lips.
“Where were you today Jug?” you questioned him again as your friends entered your room to see the baby.
“Oh my god!” Veronica and Betty praised.
“I want to carry it first” all your friends rejoiced in sync and you smiled and you all chuckled which soon was interrupted as your parents came in the room.
“What are you two doing here?” You asked your parents as they closed the door to your room and Betty took the baby in her hands and all your friends frowned at her.
“Jug went to talk to us this morning” your mother answered and you turned to look at Jug and smiled at him and mouthed a ‘thank you’ at him as he took your hand and smiled back.
“We didn’t want to be the terrible parents who gave up on our daughter who moved on with her life for someone she really loves and is going to start her new family with” your mother continued.
“I am not giving you up that easily (Y/N/N)” your dad finished as they both went up to you and hugged you and pecked a kiss on your cheeks.
“How did you know I had the baby already?” You commented.
“You have wonderful friends” your father clarified as you turned at your friends who had smiles plastered on their faces and you couldn’t believe the people you had been blessed with.
I was thinking that to have a kid,Drarry could mix their genes and insert them in a surrogate mother. What if the kid comes out with red hair because of Lily? There is a little chance of this happening, but still. Can you imagine Draco's reaction?
If we know anything about Draco it’s that he’s family orientated and has the potential to be the most embarassing dad ever. He would probably go boast at all the Weasley’s saying his kiddo is the true redhead beauty, this is how you pull it off.
*Drunk Draco, wiping tears* Harry our baby’s head is on fire. She’s so beautiful. How did we create his, we aren’t even that attractive. *throws cushion* Stop fucking laughing. We don’t deserve her.
By her eighteenth birthday, Juliet could break down and reassemble ninety percent of the world’s production weapons blindfolded, operate any vehicle, do her makeup in under four minutes, and, in spite of her stunning Asian and European gene mix, blend into any crowd like a native. Her big brother was very proud.
THIS INCLUDES SPOILERS MAJOR MAJOR SPOILERS PLEASE DO NOT READ AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T FINISHED OR STARTED THE SERIES> GO WATCH IT AN COME BACK!!!!!
Everyone is so held up over that weird relationship thing at the endbut in my opinon, it’s nothing big really. Don’t make the ending of it hate this show (and please stop comparing it to Usagi Drop because it’s so different). The relationship between Konatsu and Yakumo is a beautiful one, personally. And to me, Shinnosuke’s existance is poetic.
This show makes you think. It makes you question. From the first season, you should realize that humans are unreliable narrators. We don’t have to reveal anything to live a good life, instead, some things are best left unsaid.
Whether or not Yakumo was the father-grandfather or not is left blank but if that scene was taken out entirely.. wouldn’t we question why Shinnosuke looked so much like Kiku. Higuchi acts as the bridge for the audience and the characters in the show and asked a question that most of us would have asked.
Higuchi mentions that if Yakumo is the father, Shinnosuke would be a combination of both Sukeroku and Kikuhiko. The viewers looking down on this from the surface might interpret this automatically as the child which was the result of Yakumo and Konatsu- a mixed gene of Kikuhiko and Sukeroku’s (Konatsu). Or, it could be the fact that she took Sukeroku’s name, Shin, and Yakumo’s former stage name, Kikuhiko… therefore making Shinnosuke the mix of both in that way. In a way, even Yakumo saw sometime in Yotaro that made a connection to Sukeroku. Yakumo took in Yotaro because he was reminded of Sukeroku… they give similar “vibes”…even though they aren’t related in any way.
She never answers Higuchi directly, but instead gives us this at the final episode:
Doesn’t this remind you of something… something similar Yakumo said previously in episode 10?? :
And afterwards, Konatsu says to Yakumo…
And Yakumo replies:
Flipping back to episode 12, Konatsu says:
Strong emphasis on the word, “perhaps”… She doesn’t actually know what her feelings are for Yakumo. She just gives it a generic label, “romantic love”. In society, we consider romance one of the strongest type of love we can give to a person.
Yakumo and Konatsu represents parallels.
Did Yakumo love Sukeroku in a “romantic” way? Did Yakumo love Yurie in a “romantic” way? It’s possible, but also very questionable…
Whether or not Yakumo is the father or not, I believe their relationship remains the same. This “romantic love” this “indescribable feeling”, to me, is probably just LOVE. Just simple and plain love that is closer than closer than lovers or friends or maybe even family. Konatsu, deep inside, thanks Yakumo for not abandoning her- not being like her biological mother and father (which is also up for debate… whether she is really Sukeroku and Yurie’s child or not).
So what if Shin is Yakumo’s child. She did say that she had the child for SUKEROKU and KIKUHIKO’s sake. This child was for them… for the future of rakugo… That child is a symbolism of the two that still lives on. Shinnosuke’s style combines bothe Sukeroku and Kiku’s styles. I think that is beautiful.
I don’t think people should put so much on the idea of sex also. Sometimes, it’s for practical reasons and we really don’t know what Konatsu was thinking then. We don’t know if Yakumo was really willing either. Hell, we don’t even know if it was even a sperm donation.
The only thing we do know for sure was probably that this relationship was something out of a result of losing someone important. They were both in a moment of confusion as a result of probably depression. Don’t get me wrong, I still don’t believe that they saw each other as husband and wife because anyone who’s seen the series would know that is not the kind of love they had between them.
The most beautiful thing is that these people depended on each other. Kikuhiko cared for her all this time…
I think the author initially wanted a physical form of Bon and Shin to wrap up the story. Not saying that’s the best idea in my personal opinion, whether you hate it or not, this is what the author wanted. However, the relationship still remains a father- daughter relationship.
But I want everyone to know that this ending does not change their relationship or how we viewed them in previous episodes.
It’s probably one of the most powerful bonds between characters I have ever seen in an anime.
Someday I’d like a compendium of Shit Sburb Does So Kid-Gods Die Young. In the first place, targeting kids who want to play a game for a huge responsibility. Separating them from their guardians, wanting the new world to have no godly help growing or knowingly preparing for the next session, the God Tier system of dying encouraging players to stay out of significantly interfering when they don’t have to…
SERIOUSLY. I hope you don’t mind me answering this publicly (I’ve stripped off the username) but I was meaning to make a post about this sometime anyway.
I don’t know if Hussie meant it this way, but it doesn’t take much effort to view Skaia/SBURB as grooming kids to fulfill its aims and then disposing of them.
how do the passing of powers work in red queen? Like if Marecal happened what could their children do? Also does maven have anything from ELARA?
Powers are passed through patriarchal hereditary. So father to sons and daughters, but the daughter might not necessarily pass the ability to her child. Her child would inherit the father’s ability. So for example: the calore family is a family of burners while the Jacos family is a family of Singers. Maven and Cal’s father was a burner, he passes his ability on to his sons. Now, say Coriane passed her ability onto Cal (which is very rare to the point that I believe graveyard said it was unheard of) he would be a member of the Jacos family and not the Calore family. He would still be the heir though, until Maven comes. If Maven is born with the burner ability, he will be king, because the king is always a burner from House Calore. I would love to speculate on Marecal children, but the best I can gives is three possibilities:
1. Cal’s genetics are dominant and the ability remains hereditary and the children are burners.
2. Mare’s mutation with her ability is genetically dominant, and the children are new bloods with an infinite number of possible abilities.
3. The genetics mix, or Mare’s Red genes mask Cal’s silver ones and the children have no abilities at all. (think Mendel’s pea plants where the red and white mix and make pink)
Now it would be interesting to see if the children were red or silver blooded, but I have a feeling they would be red, simply because the gene for red blood appears to be dominant while the gene for silver blood appears to be in a recessive form of some sort. As for maven having anything from Elara, I highly doubt he has any whisperer abilities. Victoria has confirmed multiple times that no one has two abilities or any small parts of another ability besides their own.
Leonard finishes his case and hastily shuffles the schedule, only
half-aware of the ‘family-emergency’ excuse he’d offered his program director.
He owes Mike a favor, dammit.
He remembers, now. Jocelyn, pale-faced and sweating, spending
much too long in the toilet every morning, her flat refusal to eat any red
meat, her sudden aversion to Montoya Cabernet - her absolute favorite.
Slytherins and Hufflepuffs are also wonderful, wonderful matches because a Hufflepuff can bring out the playful side to a Slytherin, make them feel wistful again, and a Slytherin would protect the Hufflepuff and keep them down to earth when they start to fly too far off.
For instance, I think of Linda Belcher as a Hufflepuff and Bob Belcher as a Slytherin. When Linda gets too much (Bed and Breakfast, Mother-Daughter Laser Razor) Bob speaks up against it knowing she’s too far out in space. And when Bob ends up working too hard or becomes a little too ambitious (Fleet Week, Bobsterfest) Linda is there to remind him to take a break or to reign him back in place.