allow me to get a bit meta and point out something cute : usopp’s mom died when he was very young. like prolly 6-8 years old, and from that point on, he lived alone in his house. Like the reason he was the merry’s handyman and could do shoddy patch up jobs is probably bc he maintained his own house from age 8 onwards and had no choice but to teach himself how to do all that shit. As far as we kno, he had zero adults to personally guide him or be a role model to him. everything he was afraid of, every time he encountered a problem, every time something in his house broke – that was on him to figure out
and despite having zero role models or specific adults to look up to and learn from (aside from his dad who abandoned him) he still took on this protective guidance-type role for other people. For the majority of his life he had zero friends his own age. He only knew kaya for a year before luf and crew showed up. he offered that security and protection and friendship and guidance to those three little kids and to kaya when he was essentially just trying to figure it all out on his own. I mean shit dude he was even trying to comfort and protect his own dying mother by telling her lies and forcing his smiles. So…..
So. in this moment, when Luffy says to usopp “we’re already nakama” – it’s more than friendship or companionship to usopp imo. aside from being ecstatic to have friends who are equals to him, he’s probably feeling some extreme relief and joy over the fact that for the first time in his life since he was a little bab, he has someone he can follow and look up to and find guidance through and security from. someone he can rely on. Someone is finally able to return everything he’s been giving people his whole life, and for someone who’s been facing all his fears and obstacles all by himself almost the entire time, to have a whole new family to fall back on now – that’s probably a really Big Deal
In the fancy omega au, what were Jack and Rhys' first impressions of the other?
Sooo, technically, there are two ways they could have potentially met because I’m indecisive. The first is basically the whole plot of the Single Dad AU where they get together after Rhys has already had Cyrus from another alpha.
The other involves Rhys killing Tassiter for anti-omega policies just as Jack is planning to off him as well. So Jack’s first impression of Rhys is “holy shit, look at this badass omega stringbean” whereas Rhys’ first impression of Jack is probably a mix of adrenaline-induced terror and attraction. Both of them have an almost immediate interest in working together, though….which soon blossoms into their relationship as they take over Helios
Remember that time in Yorkshin where a crowd fucking cheered for him because he was such a damn good negotiator? and ended up buying two cellphones for much cheaper than in the price they were being sold at?
also that time he used the wrestling matches as a cover-up for sneaking into important places and meeting important people?
and it worked?
Gon, Killua and Kurapika can do abnormal shit and look badass as fuck while doing it, but only Leorio can survive in the real world. He’s street smart and knows his shit. he has an “urban charisma” the other three lack.