May I have headcanons for the Main 4 + Asgore and Mettaton about having an S/O who's generally reserved and struggles to show affection?
same!!!! - M.M.
S’fine with him. If you’re not the touchy type, then he’s not the touching type. Not like it’s too much skin off his back. He doesn’t really need (or want) physical validation in your relationship–just being near you, being able to talk with you, that sort of thing, is fine for him.
He doesn’t really? Get it?? But then again, this is Papyrus “No Personal Bubble” the Skeleton. He usually just ends up dragging you into physically affectionate scenarios without even realizing it, though he does immediately let you go & apologize for it. He knows he’s probably not going to get any “showers of kisses” from you any time soon, but. At the very least, though…could you maybe…hold his hand…? Just for a little while??
She’s okay with it, at first. But after a while, she gets fed up. Listen punk!! She likes you a lot & she wants to hold your hand & kiss you & hug you & all that sappy, dumb stuff so you’ve gotta!! Just!!! Get over it!!!! It’s more or less a spur of the moment, “all of this was bottled up for a long time” type spiel she gives you, but after she finally cools down she really tries to find a middle ground with you. She doesn’t want to push your boundaries, but she does want to show some physical affection towards you.
O-Oh! That’s okay!! She…she kinda gets it?? Not that she’s really reserved herself, she’s just kind of anxious when it comes to that sort of thing. But now & then, despite the fact that she tells herself it’s okay that you don’t like touching or being touched, she’ll find herself really, really wanting to hold your hand.
Ah. That’s…a bit of a relief, really. He’s still so shy about actually touching others, that having someone who prefers their space gives him the time he needs to warm up to the idea, & when he does, he seriously talks it over with you. He wants to find a ground where you can both be comfortable with how far you can take things, little by little.
He’s a little dissapointed, really. He loves to touch you, throw his arm around your waist, wind his fingers in your hair, all sorts of stuff. He’s kind of similar to Papyrus in that he’ll just do it without realizing, but he usually won’t let you go until you ask him to. He kind of sees it like “getting you out of your comfort zone” but he knows what limits you have, & makes sure not to push them too far.