I like to imagine they were repressed in canon because of their time but in the modern world both Flint and Anne would be loudly, obnoxiously gay and love it. James owns rainbow patterned everything and Anne gets Jack to introduce her to people as "the badass lesbian". They're both so full of "Fight me!" Thomas and Max wouldn't know what to do with them.
please i’ll cry. i’d like to think so, though. esp james. i mean already in canon he launches a war against England & wouldn’t even accept a pardon bc he refuses to even imply that being gay is wrong. imagine a fully out james… he’d be unstoppable. & anne khbkhv she wouldn’t give a single shit about anyone, safe in the knowledge she could literally kick the ass of anyone who bothered her. modern au where they all work in an lgbt centre. Eleanor is the harried boss trying to organise things and run the place & is constantly stressed but is very happy. James leads a bunch of weird demonstrations and is in charge of fundraising things & activism (and Thomas volunteers part-time when James needs a hand). Max runs group therapy and some kinda weird art classes that are bizarrely popular. Anne runs a self-defence class twice a week (sometimes with Straight Ally Jack appearing as her demonstration partner, which pretty much entirely involves her slamming him onto the floor & hitting him in demonstrable ways. she claims it’s compensation for homophobia. he grumbles and rolls his eyes but shows up twice a week when requested) Anne uses the same room as max’s therapy group immediately after, and for the first 6 weeks max starts hanging back longer and longer after meetings until Jack loses patience with their flirting and tells them to just go get a drink or something bc he doesn’t have fifteen minutes to spare and wants the class over with as soon as possible. they’re all out and proud and Very happy thank you anon