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So imagine Sonny and Usnavi go back to the DR on a vacation or to visit in light of Abuela’s funeral ((im basing this off my dad’s excperience when he went back to Holland when he was little)) and it’s like this huge family reunion thing!
Everyone’s literally so happy to see them! And holy shit they did NOT KNOW THEY HAD SO MANY RELATIVES!!! It gets kinda overwhelming for them both bc it’s only ever been them! and now there are so many De la Vega’s everywhere! There are little bebs younger than Sonny! and Sonny, who’s only ever been the youngest, is just like “whuuuuuuuuut are these smol gremlins?”
Usnavi’s in his element! He’s rambling on in Spanish to everyone and loves it. Sonny’s a bit uncomfortable bc his Spanish is pretty rusty, he only ever lived in the DR when he was a baby, and spent most of his life in America, speaking english. So when his cousins come and talk to him, he’s really nervous and tries to stay by Usnavi’s side as much as he can.
But then, they start asking him about America, and surprisingly, a lot of them know english and translate and talk to him. He gets back into the swing of things, gets excited when he’s telling them about Washington Heights, and Pete and everything. Usnavi rolls his eyes when Sonny starts teaching the younger cousins how to dance like he does. All the other adults think it’s great and laugh and find Sonny charming.
They feel a lot better when they come home ((the entire De la Vega clan comes to see them off at the airport)) and they feel less alone in the world. The next time they go is for Usnavi and Vanessa’s wedding. Benny and Nina, and the Rosario’s and Pete and everyone comes too, and Benny is literally THROWN bc it didn’t really matter too much that he couldn’t speak spanish before but now EVERYONE IS SPEAKING SPANISH! Nina helps him along of course, and like Sonny, eventually he gets the hang of it.
Pete literally never leaves Sonny’s side…..at all during the whole trip.