Awe, Avery being terrified when he hears Geno and Sid really fighting for the first time, bc of Sids terrible ex, and he runs in to protect Sid, and then everyone cries and Geno promises to not yell, and keep his cool, and to never hurt them
Oh God, little Avery running in front of Sidney during a fight like he’s trying to shield Sidney as he squeezes his shut, screaming, “You can’t hit my dad! You said you wouldn’t be like him!”
Geno immediately stops shouting. Sidney looks mortified. He’d never told the extend of what his ex had done to him. Geno looks like he wants to crumble into bits.
“Oh, no,” Geno says, backing away. “No, no, Avery, I’m never–never do that. I wouldn’t–”
“You can’t hit him!” Avery yells again. Geno looks like he’s been punched in the gut.
“Honey, he’s not going to,” Sidney says, crouching down. “It’ll be alright, Geno and I were just talking.”
“That’s what you said before,” Avery says, worrying at his lower lip, still staring at Geno. “And then you got a black eye.”
“That was before,” Sidney shushes, brushing back Avery’s hair. “It’ll be okay, baby, go back to your room.”
Avery stares at Geno distrustfully, then sulks down the hallway. Geno gapes at Sidney, looking like he’s trying to shrink.
“Sidney,” he says, his voice broken. “Sidney, you know I never–”
“I know,” Sidney says. “I know. I’m not afraid of you.”
“You didn’t tell me that–” Geno swallows, trying to control his anger. Sidney sees that his fists are balled up and shaking. “Didn’t say–I’m kill him, I’m really kill–”
“Let’s not talk about it,” Sidney says wearily. “Can we…put this on hold for a bit?”
“On hold?” Geno repeats, frightened. “You mean…you mean us? On hold?”
“No, no,” Sidney soothes, resting his head against Geno’s shoulder. “The argument. We can talk about it later. I’m sorry for getting frustrated so easily.”
“Sidney,” Geno says, carefully wrapping Sidney into a hug. “Never be sorry, you not do anything wrong. I’m loud, stubborn a lot, sorry for yell, too.”
Geno stands in the kitchen, holding Sidney until Sidney stops shaking so much.