I've enjoyed your Stanley McGucket AU through both of it's fics! My only question is how did Ford's reunion with Fiddleford go after he returned? I could have missed it, but I don't think it was mentioned.
The reunion happens after “Stan Pines, Farmhand” concluded. I might eventually write it and stick it in my “Bonus Stories” fic on AO3 (and crosslist here on the tumbles, ofc), since it is a fairly major thing that eventually happens in the AU.
The reunion goes well. There’s a bit of a cheesy moment where Fiddleford and Ford’s eyes meet or whatever, and after hugging or something they apologize to each other for what happened thirty years ago. Seeing Tate all grown up is a bit hard on Ford, esp since Tate barely recognizes him. Between Tate’s stoicism and Ford’s social anxiety/awkwardness, it takes a while for father and son to warm up to each other again.
Tate’s kids get attached to their newfound Granddad really quickly. It helps that they inherited the McGucket enthusiasm (Tate inherited the Pines tendency to not trust people at first).
But yeah, it goes all right, and the McGuckets swarm Ford, since he’s seemingly come back from the dead. Ford’s happy to see his nieces again (he was rather fond of Danny and Daisy), and to meet his polydactyl ballet dancer nephew, Emmett. It’s mostly just reuniting with Tate that has a bumpy start.
And thank you! This AU is my baby and I’m glad so many people enjoyed it.