I just love the idea of the sides picking up habits from each other when they grow closer
Logan and Virgil have been hanging out a lot? Boom, Virgil mutters an occasional ‘falsehood’ and Logan starts fiddling with the end of his tie like it’s hoodie strings
Roman and Patton go off on adventures together? Taadaa, Patton starts posing dramatically and Roman is asking the dragon witch if they can just talk it out
Virgil and Roman have been marathoning Disney movies? Bam, Virgil’s gestures become a lot more extravagant and Roman finds himself evil cackling
Patton and Logan are spending time together? Bwah, Patton is nerding out over doctor who and Logan keeps accidentally telling puns
Logan and Roman are working on a project? Swoosh, Roman’s vernacular ~mysteriously slips~ into Logan’s vocab cards, making him cry out “by Odin’s Beard!” and Roman starts pulling out those 12 point scrabble words
Virgil and Patton are chilling together, making cookies? Suddenly, both of them get a lot better at hiding how much they hurt
LAMP soulmate au were what you draw on your skin appears on your soulmates skin and they just end up with a chaotic group chat on their skin. A special thanks to @notveryglittery@hawthornshadow and @skylagamingv2 for helping me come up with this. Here’s some shenanigans this au could lead to.
Roman draws on his arms when he gets bored, Patton writes motivational messages and quotes, logan puts reminders on his hands, Virgil does running commentary of everything else on his skin.
In this au a soulmate bond can be strengthened and weakened over time. So it starts with just the skin being connected but gradually other stuff happens.
Makeup is touch and go at first but soon any makeup is sent over the bond to the others. Which can cause problems.
Whenever Roman is in a play the others have to walk around in full stage makeup.
Virgil would wear the emo eye shadow and Roman practically begged him to stop.
Roman, sniffling: A Prince has got to slay.
Virgil, cackling: Vengeance.
Then comes nails.
Pink starts to appear on Virgil’s nails and he screams because his edginess is disappearing before his eyes, after discussion they find out that it’s Patton who has the nail polish, and he changes his nails to darker base tones but with overlaying pastel shapes and colors, trying to find a balance they all like.
He does them all in dark purples once and everybody loves them.
Finally Roman dyes his hair. He doesn’t know it’ll affect the others, only some of the strongest bonds extend to hair, but then a few hours after he dyes it the others wake up with suddenly purple hair. Logan disapproves, Patton is excited,Virgil pretends to hate it but later in purple pen, rather than the black he usually sticks to, gives his “I actually dig the purple” line
“It took you all day to say that?”
“Listen, it’s really hard to find a good purple pen!”
Roman then rights “is that so?” In various shades of purple because he has so many freaking markers and is that extra.
Roman draws a massive rainbow of purples for Virgil.
For the next day almost every patch of skin is covered in purple.
Virgil regrets saying anything.
There have also been many heated debates that end in everyone covered head to toe in writing.
One time everyone arguing and Logan gets frustrated because no-one’s listening to him so he starts writing backwards on his face, the others feel something and check mirrors and he’s just writing mirror-style across their foreheads and then down their faces in caps.
He’s angrily writing reflected on his face, that takes effort.
The others are very impressed.
Everyone stops writing in amazement and after a while Logan trails off with a normal “thank you”
One of them makes a smartass comment and Patton writes “Cheeky” on their cheeks.
He also writes “KNUCKLE” across the knuckles of one hand, and on the back of the hand writes “down, and you can achieve anything!”
There are a lot of body part puns.
One of them gets drunk and writes BUTT across their butts in Sharpie. The others are in public and can feel something but can’t discreetly check.
When Patton finally sees the BUTT, he’s just like, “Well, you tried”
One day one of them just draws a mustache on their face.
They learn and create different codes for the others to puzzle through and work out when they’re bored.
Roman tries to come up with a code Logan can’t break.
Logan and Virgil use one that he can’t figure out and he finds it infuriating.
Patton does word art a lot.
There’s an unspoken rule to never write over one of Patton’s drawings.
Patton discovers and shares the “9x-7i > 3(3x-7u), solve for i” problem, and of course Logan solves it first but he gets flustered by it and doesn’t respond
(Patton has found the one love language he can’t refute: Maths)
Logan makes a pun at some point IRL and his family is shocked and he’s just like”they’re corrupting me!!!”
Roman draws the logos of each of them over their hearts. Virgil says his heart is on the other side afterwards just to mess with Roman.
Patton talks about his brother Damian a lot and the others ask what he looks like. Patton attempts to draw him but it turns out like a 6 year olds family portrait.
Logan takes an anatomy class and puts references on his body. Patton makes a bunch of puns with the terms, Virgil makes some very dark jokes, roman helps draw stuff out.
Roman makes a countdown to his birthday.
Logan guesses what it is the first time he does it and Roman is super disappointed at first but the others still appreciate it. A few years later one of them start it before him.
When Roman and Virgil meet in person it takes Virgil less than a minute to realize who he is and it goes down kinda like this.
Virgil: Its you!
Virgil: No one else talks in such a dramatic and extra way! Seriously I thought you were just writing like that for fun but you talk like it too!!! You really are that extra oh my god!
Old Roman: Anxiety is a villain and I will stop at nothing to get rid of him.
Roman now: Virgil? Yeah, he’s great, a wonderful Side- *trips* *hundreds of photos of Virgil fall out* Oh, heck, this is probably exactly what you think- *casually trying to pick up the photos* yeah these are all mine, I have tons- *slips on another pile* Do you want one? I have plenty
I want a Sanders Side’s high school/college au where the stereotypes are switched.
Instead of Jock Roman, give me Roman who is a bit of a nerd. Roman who geeks out about Disney and musical theatre to anyone who will listen. Roman who has overlarge glasses that are bright red and bright colorful sweater vests. Roman who is a bit too introverted to be considered for the main roles in the school plays and musicals, so he works on sets, getting his creativity out in the only way he can.
Instead of Pastel Patton, give me Patton who wears only blacks and grays. Patton who grew out his hair to cover his eyes. Patton who writes angsty poetry that is also very poignant. Patton who is never without his huge headphones, which he uses to block out everyone else’s words about his dark demeanor and bad jokes. Patton who, no matter his own depression, always tries to cheer others up with his dry humor, even if it doesn’t work all the time.
Instead of Goth/Emo Virgil, give me Virgil who plays sports. Virgil who, despite his scrawny stature, is surprisingly good at running. Virgil who has an overlarge letterman jacket to replace his hoodie. Virgil who plays football, baseball, swimming, or whatever else. Virgil who’s popular and tough, hiding his insecurities behind his large group of almost friends.
Instead of Nerd Logan, give me Logan who wears bright colors and flowery patterns because they’re calming, and self expression is good for mental health. Logan who wears soft blues and pinks and mint greens, and always has at least one butterfly clip in his hair, to hold his bangs back while he studies. Logan who hates that he’s made fun of for his choice of style, because he’s not a joke, alright?