Can you do a headcanon thingy for Ravus or Gladio who's trying to court very shy and gentle person but ending up scaring a shit out of them and Luna or Iris have to "save the day"?
My thought process literally went from “aw, so cute!” to “HAHA OMG” - I had fun with this one, even if I don’t think it conveys exactly what I was thinking, haha~
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It’s well known by all that Gladio is a generally intimidating person. He’s very boisterous and has a commanding presence, so those that are naturally on the quieter side tend to find him… overwhelming to say the least. Not only that, but he has the whole Amicitia-name-thing to make him even more intimidating, as if he needs that.
Gladio’s voice is loud and deep, which can be unnerving for introverts. He definitely thrives off of being around other people. While trying to impress someone, Gladio would end up getting very caught up in himself, telling a lot of stories, laughing a lot, and giving them teasing little pushes or slaps of affection on their back. Just imagine the shy, tiny little thing getting knocked around by big old Gladio. Poor baby is going to need some saving.
As long as Iris is around, the person Gladio is interested in can breathe easy. Iris would be willing to intervene, pulling him aside to quietly scold him, telling him he’s not winning any points. However, intervention wouldn’t be immediate. She’d want to get the temperature of the situation, only jumping in once Gladio started telling his goary, rather inappropriate battle stories. He’d be trying to lighten the mood, but… no. It’s weird. That’s not the proper way to win someone’s affections. Iris wouldn’t only intervene with Gladio though; she’d be willing to talk directly with his interest, gently asking them how they feel about Gladio. She would continually reassure them that he’s a great guy who means well, he’s just in need of a second chance.
Unlike Gladio, Ravus isn’t as great with being around people. He’s very shy and to himself - when he’s interested in someone, it would be very difficult for him to approach them. If they were shy, things would be even more frightening for him because he wouldn’t be sure how to carry on a conversation without making it extremely awkward.
Luna would end up becoming somewhat of a security blanket to poor Ravus, assuming she wasn’t already. She’s able to keep a conversation running smoothly and is so incredibly loved by those around her. In all honesty, Ravus would admire her deeply for these qualities, but he’d also be rather jealous.
When it comes to his interest, Ravus would desperately try to keep the conversation going; he loves being around them even if he isn’t extremely comfortable. This would be when he’d say something so stupidly awkward he’d be wishing he could just die then and there. Luna would then jump in, smoothing out whatever he said, explaining it with the eloquence Ravus always dreamed of achieving. He would be so thankful for his sister, deeply hoping she’d always be around. Ravus just doesn’t understand how to win over those he likes. Luna tells him to be himself because they will love him for who he is, but he’s not entirely certain who that person is himself.
g o d okay so ive got this crush on this guy and hes like 4 inches taller than me n hes super trans friendly and hes bi as heck. we were doing a piece in theater where crawls across to me like an animal, then he leads me around then snaps his fingers and i fall back into his arms and he carries me backstage, and (this was never rehearsed) he did it shirtless on show day and i died. we've also gotten super close lately and he's v talented with a guitar n singing and... god i am so painfully gay.
but have you considered: Reverse imaginary friends au with the kids as the imaginary friends to the trolls? jade giving little karkat advice on how to keep hisblood hidden, john trying to comfort little vriska when she gets to the point she has to start killing, Dave trying to gie terezi advice to avoid the cycle of revenge crap "do you like your eyes? aight if you wanna keep them you and vriska are going to need to sit down for a talk" and rose keeping kanaya company in the lonely dessert