Imagine Andrew as a teacher
(bear with me I gotta get this out of my head)
-Okay so he doesn’t go continue to play exy
-But becomes a criminology teacher at Palmetto
(cos Nora said that was his major)
-With glasses and all that shit. His students have a love/hate relation with him. To put it mildly, he’s a complete ass
but I love him -also Professor Minyard
-And mostly after the first class itself the students realise this- You do not talk when he’s talking or giving a lecture unless you want a perfectly aimed chalk thrown at your head or a “Get the fuck out or shut the fuck up you choose Avery” shouted your way
-And you do not dare to make fun of his height. He will fucking annihilate you.
“You think I’m
smol small Johnson, have you seen your dick?“
-And yes he remembers your name and grade that fucker with his eidetic memory
-And his students are terrified of him but have a lot of respect for this teacher who doesn’t look like an exy fan but occasionally shows up in jerseys or sweatshirts with “Josten” written at the back
-So. One day this student has some work and goes to Andrew’s tiny office Imagine his shock and awe when he sees Neil Josten, Olympic winner, exy champion in all his glory sitting on Andrew’s chair with his feet crossed on the table
-“You’re not Andrew.”, Neil says.
-“I had some questions for mid-” And Andrew enters.
-He stops when he sees Neil
“Feet off my table. Now.”
the disrespect ffs Neil And the student’s just like do?? you?? know?? who?? that?? is??
-And the student looks over at Neil who btw still has his feet on the table and the student thinks “Does he have a death wish?” Neil breaks the silence and says
-“I thought I’d surprise you.”
“Leave”, comes the reply
-And for a moment they both only have eyes for each other, leaving the poor sophomore highly uncomfortable
-And then thankfully, before he/she becomes a murder witness, Neil takes his legs off the table and smiles. Neil Josten smiles. This was the man who ripped Riko Moriyama apart. Who fought tooth and nail to get to where he was. Who’s mouth has gotten him into trouble more times than he could count. He fucking smiles.
-And Neil walks past Andrew, almost brushing his shoulder while leaving and Andrew grips his forearm
-And everything but the two of them melts away. Nothing else fucking matters
as if it ever did in the first place
-And for a second, a fucking fraction of a second, Andrew’s expression shifts
-And the student is in shock cos obvs Andrew teaches like he does everything else. With stone cold apathy and a tiny bit of disgust but still fucking brilliant.
-And then Andrew says, “I’ll see you at home.” And then the student notices the “Minyard” on Neil’s sweater (Renee gave it to Andrew as a birthday present when she learned to knit and Neil wears it all the damn time) and understanding seeps into place. Neil leaves after a bit more staring.
-And Andrew looks at his student and quirks an eyebrow.
-By the next day the whole school knows that their criminology teacher is dating Neil Josten.
-After that my poor baby Andrew has to keep repeating in the first class of every freshman year “If you want to be killed in your sleep or want to fail this class, try asking for an autograph. Oh and get used to death threats, you are going to major in fucking criminology after all.”