I like the idea of Andrew being a secret handyman. Like, the pipes in the dorm burst and water is spraying EVERYWHERE and Kevin is freaking out because now they’re going to be late to practice. Neil has never experienced anything like this and its kind of comical so he’s just standing in the doorway and laughing. Andrew comes into the apartment and sees whats going on, shoulders Neil out of the way so that he can pull his toolbox out from under the sink (how have they never seen that before??) and just starts wrenching shit. Kevin and Neil don’t even know what to say because they didn’t know that Andrew was good with his hands like this (((I mean, they knew he was good with his hands if you know what I mean)), so they just watch with their mouths hanging open. + Neil starts “accidentally” breaking things in hopes that Andrew will get his tools out to fix them. Andrew isn’t stupid, but he humors Neil and fixes them anyway (and also wears sleeveless shirts and does some extra flexing because Neil isn’t aware of how obviously he stares) + Kevin notices that the tools in the box are rusty and pieces are broken. He buys Andrew a brand new, really expensive and shiny kit. He doesn’t say anything to Andrew, just leaves it under the sink next to the old one, feels warm and content every time he sees Andrew using it.
Sometimes Andrew re-strings his racket at the kitchen table. Neil and Kevin fan themselves like eighteenth century maidens and get handsy with each other while they watch
Santa(Andrew) buys them a HUGE TV, we’re talking like 80″+, for Christmas. Andrew doesn’t even watch TV, what a sucker + He only lets them watch ONE game that day (and boy do their dumb, enraptured faces make it totally worth it)
Random and usually late night weekend road trips. They alternate who picks the destination. + Andrew and Neil always drive (and Kevin always complains) + Kevin usually takes them somewhere Exy related. + Neil shows them places he blew through, towns that knew him only as a ghost. He connects scars to hotels, broken and bruised memories to park benches and train stops. They hold him tighter on those nights and by the time the sun rises the next morning - Neil and Kevin sleepily buckling in and Andrew behind the wheel - Nathaniel Wesninski feels a little more ephemeral than Neil Josten ever had the chance of becoming. + Andrew doesn’t usually choose a destination, he chooses direction. “Go left here.” “Drive North until I say stop.” He doesn’t care, as long as he has Kevin and Neil with him he’s content to drive until the road ends.
Kevin and Neil getting into prank wars with each other because we all know how competitive they are. Neil dyes Kevin’s clothes the color of a team that he hates, Kevin retaliates by hiding all of Neil’s long racquets so that he has to play with the awkward short ones during practice. Neil replaces all of Kevin’s health food with cheap candy and his alcohol with orange juice, so Kevin sets all of the clocks in the house back by two hours (Kevin sinks victoriously back into sleep after Neil goes off for his 3am 5:00am run the next morning). + Andrew grows increasingly unimpressed, and when he realizes that this is 95% just foreplay for them he locks them in the bedroom and doesn’t let them out until they deal with it (oh honey do they deal with it) ((Andrew also deals with it but from the other side of the door)) (((okay maybe he opens the door and watches)))((((somebody stop me)))))
Sleepy mornings where they all sit at the kitchen table (which is right under the window so they can look out and see the city) in comfortable silence. Andrew eats a really sugary children’s cereal, Kevin eats toast and an omelet and a protein shake, and Neil steals some of Kevin’s eggs and makes himself bacon egg & cheese on a bagel. They don’t feel the need to talk, just get lost in their own heads and the security of each others company
Neil goes through a phase where he’s into cooking and baking. Andrew doesn’t care enough to cook (besides grilling. boy can grill a meeeeeaaan steak) and honestly Kevin is weird as f and eats like thirty different times a day and very specific portions and foods and he has a s/y/s/t/e/m Andrew + Andrew likes to watch Neil in the kitchen (I mean can you imagine Neil working a kitchen really confidently, like stirring pasta and winking at the same time or something because i can and i’m having heart palpitations) and he oftentimes ””helps”” by adding random spices from the cabinet and hiding ingredients when Neil has his back turned + Neil likes to provide for his loved ones, okay, so on nights when Kevin pushes himself too hard at practice and can’t even make it to the bed, passes out on the couch with one shoe still on, Neil covers him with a blanket and takes extra time putting together his favorite hot dinner
I have an headcanon that eretria doesn’t love herself, and every time she sees her reflection she sees a girl who is unworthy of love and affection. that’s until amberle draws her portrait. from her point of view, the princess draws a beautiful strong woman with caring eyes and a sarcastic smirk, and puts so much passion in the drawing it almost looks real. and eretria starts appreciating the little things about herself.