Can we discuss an AU where Connor and Evan are childhood friends, please???
I’m not talking about TB or anything, I just want some innocent, happy children being children and not feeling quite as alone their whole lives. Because they have each other to talk to, even about the bad stuff.
Think about how nice it would be for Heidi and Cynthia to hang out like Friend Moms™ while their boys play Ninja Turtles and Super Heroes.
Imagine Connor noticing that Evan has a crush on his sister and being like “ew gross”, and teasing him about it every time the subject comes up.
And when they get older, Connor and Evan could vent to each other over the phone about how their therapy sessions went. Maybe when Evan just happens to mention (casually, over text) that his mom can’t come home for dinner, Connor just texts back “I’m coming over” and heads on over to keep his friend company. And maybe, just maybe, Evan would be able to persuade Connor out of turning to drugs.
I mean, obviously friendship doesn’t automatically fix EVERYTHING, but how nice would it be for the both of them to finally have someone to lean on?