A gta!au in which when Jeremy joins the crew, the first thing he asks Ryan is “so, uh, what’s with this whole Vagabond thing?”
“A secret identity?” he snorts, “yeah I can make a secret identity too, watch. I’m Rimmy Tim.”
It takes Ryan a moment to process it. “Do you even begin to comprehend how many people I had to kill to obtain this kind of reputation,” he starts, voice low, making sure every word sinks in–
Jeremy interrupts with a shrug,
“Don’t care. Rimmy. Fuckin’. Tim.”
Ryan is seething with indignation. The newbie is supposed to be intimidated. Be cautious. Show some respect, dammit, not be an obnoxious masshole undermining years ofwork he put into building up his persona. But all his protests are met with a simple “nah, pal” from Jeremy, as he continues to turn himself into the most ridiculous, purple-and-orange-and-a-freaking-cowboy-hat character the criminal world has ever seen.
What’s worse, he makes it work. Somehow the little fucker makes it work.
And, over time, Ryan accepts it; pushes his wounded ego aside as they butt heads less and work together more, growing to be buddies beyond the battle. Jeremy’s brashness rubs off on him, and, much as he hates to admit it, makes him take a different look on himself, rethink who or what he is. More and more he ditches his skull mask and only wears his warpaint to jobs, keeps his excessive dramatics for when they really needed. More and more he lets himself separate from his infamous alter ego and opens up to his crew, lets them see the Ryan behind the Vagabond…
All because of a stupid character created on a whim out of mockery and spite–
“Wait, that was big deal to you?” Jeremy’s smile is growing wide, a mix of joy and disbelief in his voice, “Ryan, I was just shooting shit, man, I mean…haveyou seen your kill count? Do you really think a fuckin’ Rimmy Tim could compete with that?”
I will never not be sad that we didn’t get to see people in the Hidden sand reacting to Lee.
Like, can you picture this giant mass of green spandex with orange legwarmers and a shiny ass bowl cut hairdo running around this dry desert town where everyone is quiet and wears browns and colors thay blend in with their surroundings??
And then not only is he this giant ball of green but he’s LOUD and excited and is friends with their leader????? Like, run up and lift you off the ground hug you type friends????
I will never not be sad we didn’t get to see Gaara walking through a street surrounded by officials when all of a sudden there’s this super excited shriek of his name and a blur of green and all the people with him are just HORRIFIED because how did they let the crazy green guy past them and why is he spinning their kage around in circles?!!!
All these super stoic sand ninja just staring in wide eyed shock as the dude with the orange freaking legwarmers squeezes the life out of this man who they all used to be so afraid of.
It would have been A+ hilarious material.
And then the best part would be seeing their reaction to Gaara not being phased AT ALL. He’s just like “oh hi Lee, it’s good to see you too”
And they’re just like, “sir we can hear your sand armor cracking”
“Nah it’s cool, Lee’s just excited”
has,,,,,,,,,,a lot of weird stuff in his apartment
like there isn’t a coherent thing going on,,,,,,movie posters,,,,,anime posters,,,,,,random photos of him and his friends,,,,,a dart board???? a do-it-yourself science kit??? random candles everywhere???,,,,,,are those his headphones,,,,,,ontop of a teddy bear,,,,,ontop of the tv,,,,,,, that’s not on a stand but balancing on a pile of old phonebooks,,,,,what
but like???? aside from the fact that his place looks like the inside of a thrift shop it’s not like ???? weird it fits changkyun’s personality
he always has cool stories behind everything he owns and he’s like “oh yeah i got that stuffed bunny foot from my dad when he was abroad in-”
he’s a very,,,,interesting person
plays music and dances with his whole body to it and the neighbors can see through the window and they’re just like,,,,,that one is so full of energy,,,,,,
probably hangs upside down off his couch when playing games and eating chips which never ends up good,,,,,,,shownu has told him three hundred times eating upside down is : a bad idea
owns a neon orange track suit he wears at home, slides on his floors in his socks, barely cooks his ramen through who knows how he’s lived this long
and you know changkyun because,,,,,,you’re both part of a weekly board game club that meets at his place
you guys started off playing monoply but it changes every week ,,,,, and it’s not even like a club you’re all just neighbors who like playing games so why not
and by you all,,,,it’s you, changkyun, minhyuk, and kihyun
and you meet on thursday nights and as you’re waiting with changkyun for the other two changkyun gets a text about minhyuk needing to take kihyun to the ER because of a nose bleed
and ur like holy hell??? should we go with him????
and changkyun is about to ask when minhyuk sends a texts that’s like “kihyun said don’t come because he’s embarrassed”
and you and changkyun are like that’s a bit Dramatic but ok and you’re like “well we can’t play operation with just two people that’d be boring” and changkyun is like true,,,,,,,,,,but i even ordered pizza already ,,,,
and you’re like “alright let’s pick something else,,, something for two people,,,,?” and changkyun’s like what about would you rather and you’re like deal
and it’s the usual you know,,,,would you rather eat disgusting thing a or disgusting thing b,,,,,,,would you rather tell kihyun he can’t sing or minhyuk he can’t dance,,,,,,,,,,would you rather get to see ur favorite idol and spend the whole day with them but then never see them again or never get to be alone with your idol but still get to see them
you know,,,,,the basics of stuff like that
and when the pizza comes you go to open the door but you’re like right changkyun !!!!! do you have the money????
and you’re like “one sec!!” and the delivery guy is like “your boyfriend’s paying for tonights pizza date i see?” and you’re like doing a double take because woah what
and changkyun comes over, in his freaking neon orange tracksuit, and is like “here you go!” and the delivery guy is like “you two make a cute couple”
and you look up at changkyun who looks down at you
and the dude hands back your change is like “have a good date!”
and is off and you’re standing there about to drop this damn pizza box
and changkyun is like uh,,,,,oh,,,,,,i,,,,,,,uh,,,,,,
and you guys ends up sitting on his living room, the box separating you two
and it’s just,,,,,,,,,,,Quiet,,,,,,,
but in your head it’s 4435234 thoughts racing because ok what do you like changkyun? he’s cool and funny? you both joke around with each other and are sarcastic? he looks pretty freaking adorable even in crazy, bright orange
and changkyun’s thinking the same thing like does he like you? you’re so cute when you laugh? did he just notice that or has he been thinking that for a long time?
and finally you swallow and you’re like “changkyun,,,,,would you rather-”
and he looks up and you’re like putting a hand on the pizza box and you’re like “would you rather eat this pizza and i get out of here before this gets awkward or ,,,,,,,,,,,, would you rather,,,,,,,,,kiss me?”
and he’s like wide eyes, open mouth staring at you and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,just pick one alreaDY
and he moves the box out of the way, and literally takes you up on the latter with a kiss that seems way W AAAAA Y overdue
and it’s,,,,,somehow,,,,,,,,,,,right like it should be odd, but it’s not,,,,,
and you’re kissing him back and it’s,,,nice you know
until he pulls back and is like “this is great, but the pizza is going to get cold-”
and you’re like hitting his arm like WOW i love your priorities,,,but also he’s right let’s eat the pizza
a couple of days later, as you and changkyun get settled into well,,,,,dating
you see a photo minhyuk posted on thursday night on insta and???? he’s not at the ER what the hell???? him and kihyun went to the pc bang???????????
minhyuk: yeah, we thought leaving you and changkyun alone would do good. and it did. high five me kihyun
<b>Me:</b> It greatly upsets and confuses me when canonically POC characters are whitewashed.<p/><b>Person:</b> OMFG IT DOESN'T MATTER IT'S A MOVIE/TV SHOW THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT IN LIFE GET OVER IT!!!!! SOME THINGS NEED TO CHANGE!!!! etc, etc...<p/><b>Dc:</b> *announces POC actress will be playing a live action version of Starfire*<p/><b>Me:</b> Cool can't wait to see what she brings to the character<p/><b>Person:</b> WTF?!?!?! B-BUT!!! SHE'S BLACK!!!! THEY SHOULD JUST LEAVE IT THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE OMG STARFIRE IS SUPPOSED TO BE WHITE!!!!<p/><b>Me:</b> *stares into the camera like I'm on the Office* She's freaking Orange<p/></p>