Companions crushing on sole (or not, in the case of strong/dogmeat) reacting to getting a valentine's day gift?
Cait: “Oh. Oh, u-uh, thanks, Sole. I guess.” Her surprise makes her stutter, until she catches herself and plays it cool. “I, uh, I’m sorry I didn’t get you anything. Don’t really… celebrate holidays, but um… thanks.” After Sole leaves, she panics, rushing around to find a return gift. At the end of the day, Sole finds a pile of flower-like weeds on their bedside table, covered in a faint dusting of dirt, beside a piece of paper with a heart scrawled on it.
Codsworth: He’s very pleased. “Oh, Mx. Sole, thank you! It’s been such a long time since we’ve celebrated anything, don’t you think? I think I’ll make us a nice Valentine’s brunch. Where do you think I could get the, uh…” He floats off, gift in hand, putting together a meal plan for Valentine’s brunch. Using various produce and preserved ingredients, he puts together a lavish, heart-shaped feast for everyone to enjoy.
Curie: She gasps. “Sole! How sweet of you! Does this make us, ah… valentines?” She claps her hands together excitedly with a wide smile. “Come with me!” She gathers everyone together and hands out handmade valentines, made from rose-colored paper she dyed herself, all with sweet, personal messages. She even kisses Sole on the cheek for being so sweet.
Danse: The gift seems comically small in his large hands, and he stares at it blankly. “You got this for me?” His cheeks darken. “I… Thank you. It… means a great deal.” He runs off, embarrassed, before returning later that day with a bunch of hubflowers, handing them over with a stiff expression on his face and some mumbled, self-conscious words of affection.
Deacon: “Aw, you shouldn’t have.” He takes the gift with the faintest of smiles, pleasantly surprised. “I know it’s sappy, but I’m a real sensitive guy, and I got you something too. Just, you know, since you remember Pre-War holidays like this.” He gives them heart-shaped sunglasses, red-and-white polka-dotted rims with dark shades. He already has a matching pair, and insists they become sunglasses-buddies for a day.
Dogmeat: More food is the best Valentine’s Day gift a pupper could ever get. He doesn’t understand the holiday, of course, but he understands that everyone’s in a great mood, and feeds off their energy, accepting treats and pets and following Sole around all day, enjoying the spring air.
Hancock: “You’re a peach.” He flashes Sole a toothy grin. “I had a little something planned, myself.” Hancock ends up taking them on a special outing rather than giving them a gift. They go to the Third Rail, and Hancock snaps his fingers. Mood lighting sets in, Magnolia croons a lovesong, and he and Sole dance in between drinks.
MacCready: “Oh, wow, Sole. Uh. How much did this cost?” He stares, either baffled at the potential price or just shocked anyone got him anything at all. “And it’s a gift? You don’t want anything in return?” he asks suspiciously. When assured that, no, it’s just a gift, he finds himself in a good mood for the rest of the day. Even daring to hold Sole’s hand every now and again, and blushing whenever anyone catches him staring at Sole with their back turned.
Nick Valentine: He takes the present without a word, turning it over in his hands with a surprised, soft expression on his face. “That’s real kind of you, Sole,” he says at last, meeting their eyes with an uncharacteristic smile. “You’ll make an old man blush.” He takes them out to Diamond City market, and gets them whatever Valentine’s present catches their eye, taking them out for lunch afterwards.
Piper: To Sole’s surprise, she’s nowhere to be found. At least, not until Nat hands her a copy of the latest Publick Occurrences with a wink. A big, black-and-white valentine is printed on the front, with “Happy Valentine’s!” printed in big, bold letters. Piper appears around a corner after that, blushing like a fool but still excited. She accepts Sole’s gift with a squeal, throwing her arms around them in a bear hug, and talking way too fast due to her nerves.
Preston: He blushes dark upon receiving the gift. “Oh, wow, Sole. That’s sweet of you.” He toys with his hat - a nervous gesture. “Haven’t had time to think of Valentine’s things, been so busy with work, but…” He tells them to meet him at the back of the Castle, after dark. That night, they sit under the stars in the relative privacy of the rear of the Castle, watching the stars wink into life and exchanging jokes and stories.
Strong: “WHAT THIS?” He stares at the present. “… GIFT?” He doesn’t quite understand. All he knows is that humans give each other gifts today. So, that afternoon, Sole receives the… back end of a half-eaten cow. “GIFT!” Strong bellows. “FOR VALENTINE.”
X6-88: “… Valentine’s day. A human custom. A day for expressing affection through the exchange of goods.” He pockets the present. “Thank you,” he states, with a simple nod. Later that night, Sole finds a box sitting on their bed. It contains a pristine copy of one of Sole’s favorite books, or toys, or other meaningful item. Where did it come from? Who got it? How did they find one in such good condition? X6 insists he knows nothing about it.
How would the companions react to seeing sole without their mask on for the first time and they are like, super hot?
Here you go Anon! I hope you enjoy!
Cait: “Goddamn….” Is all she could mutter, when the mask was taken off. When Sole questioned her she got defensive, she didn’t appreciate being taken off guard like that. Although, she did appreciate the way it now has made her feel.
Codsworth: “Oh it’s a pleasure to see your face sir/mum! It’s been too long.”
Curie: Curie’s heart fluttered in her chest as Sole took off their mask. It wasn’t a feeling she had ever felt before.”Oh Madame/Monsieur, you are very good looking, pardon me for saying so.” She was flustered and stumbled on her words a bit, but nonetheless she was more than mildly impressed.
Danse: “Soldier, in order for Captain Cade to evalate your condition you must take off your mask.” Danse orders. He hadn’t once wondered what Sole looked like, but after that he thought about it a bit more than he should’ve. His eyes were wide, ‘sneakily’ side eyeing Sole. He only looked away when Cade took notice, loudly clearing his throat.
Deacon: “Hey Boss we’ve got-” For the first time Deacon was speechless, but only for a moment. He had an eyebrow raised and studied Sole’s features carefully, then he smiled.”Well…this is new.”
Dogmeat: Dogmeat didn’t care what Sole looked like, all he cared about was now being able to give them puppy kisses!
Hancock: Hancock’s jaw dropped, as he eyed the Sole Survivor. He licked his lips, taking in the newfound beauty displayed before him. When Sole noticed his staring he had no shame,”Just admiring the view.” He’d respond.
Maccready: “Aye Sole, I found a box of Fancy Lad Snack Cakes and-,” His eyes meet theirs for a moment,”Damn-darn…uhh..sorry.” He looks down sheepishly trying to hide his tato red cheeks. He excuses himself to the next room as quickly as he could, splashing water on his hot cheeks.
Nick Valentine: “Well aren’t you a sight for sore eyes.” Nick comments, then acting as if nothing happened. Later that night though, as he lights up a smoke, he thinks of the Sole Survivor. Thinking to himself,”Why would they hide such a pretty face?” It lingered in his mind until he thought it was appropriate to ask them.
Piper: “Jeez Blue, you’re…stunning.” She exhales, stunned by the sudden display of beauty
Preston: “This settlement has come a long way, don’t you think General?” Preston smiles, his hands on his hips as he looks back at Sole. His cheeks grow flushed as his smile grows more cheeky.”You should do that more often.”
Strong: No comment, Strong doesn’t give two shits.
X6-68: “Ma’am/Sir I think we should just relay back to the institute and continue our search tomorrow, I don’t like the look of…this..place.” His eyes widen behind his shades when the gritty mask slides off Sole’s face.”Or not..”
Synth Shaun reacts to finding the Hi Honey Holotape!
I found this one so easy to write, it’s such a lovely thing to think of. I hope this is sort of what you were after Nonnie, enjoy <3
Shaun doesn’t know that he’s a synth fully yet in this react.
Shaun had returned home to Sanctuary with Sole after the explosion that was once the Institute- something that Sole would frequently remind Shaun was a bad place, and that he shouldn’t feel bad considering that he had once lived there.
He and Sole had taken the pre-war home that Sole had once lived in before the bombs had dropped. Sole had taken their own room, leaving Shaun to have the room he would have had when he was a baby. The cot had been replaced by a cranky old single bed, and numerous shelves and chests of drawers had been built, places for Shaun to keep his things that he owned and created.
One shelf was full of the things that Sole had been collecting as they travelled throughout the Commonwealth, before they had found Shaun. A small toy alien, a toy lorry with Nuka-Cola printed along the side, a teddy bear sat tall watching over the room, a rocket ship toy that squeaked when you squeezed it. Some wooden blocks that spelt out his name.
The houses throughout Sanctuary had been rebuilt. Sure, it wasn’t to pre-war standards, but all the houses that stood as accomodation had front (and back) doors that locked, makeshift doors inside the house and a somewhat working plumbing system, meaning that the toilets and showers worked, with hot water running through the taps.
Shaun liked his house. Sure, it wasn’t as clean as the Institute, and the food above ground didn’t taste as nice and fresh as the foods he had once tasted. But he had more freedom above ground, and he had his parent there for him every step of the way.
Sole would usually have told Shaun not to stay out of their room- but they thought it was a little pointless, seeing as there was nothing that they needed to hide from the young boy. Accept from the small old shoebox, filled with things so personal to Sole that they hadn’t even showed Codsworth. Pictures of Nate and Nora’s wedding, of the first ultrasound of Shaun when he had been in his mother’s womb. The ring that Sole had to prize off their dead spouses finger- and the ring that accompanied it, to special to have been split up. An old holotape, that had clearly been well played.
Small hands grasped the holotape, before quickly sprinting from the room, running to his own and hiding the small orange holotape safely under his pillow. He’d have to ask Sole to borrow their pipboy, and then he’ll be able to listen to the treasure that hid within the holotape.
That night, when the sun had fallen behind the rocky overpass that lead up to the Vault, Shaun had gone and found Sole, begging them to borrow the pipboy that rarely left their arm. Sole was too busy to ask Shaun why they needed it, just handing it over to the boy- they were too busy trying to find new trade routes, one that wouldn’t take as long and would bypass a highly radiated area.
Pushing the holotape into the Pipboy, Shaun was disappointed to find that the holotape was just filled with static. He almost turned it off, before a small voice came from the speaker. Hastily, Shaun rushed to turn the sound up.
“Oops, haha. Keep those little fingers away… Ah, there we go. Just say it, right there, right there, go ahead. Ah, Yay! Hi Honey, listen…”
Shaun listened carefully, wondering what he was listening too. It wasn’t any of Sole’s friends or companions, or anyone that lived within Sanctuary- he was sure of it. Who’s voice was this he was listening too, Shaun wondered.
“I don’t think Shaun and I need to tell you how great of a mother/father you are. But we’re going to anyway. You are kind… and loving, and funny… That’s right… and so patient. So patient… Patience of a saint, as your mother used to say.”
So it was Shaun’s missing parent. The one that he’d never met. Sole had promised him that they would tell him all about them, when he was old enough to understand what had truly happened. He’d briefly wondered who the baby in the holotape was- but it didn’t take too long for him to realise it was him, when he was a baby. Him with his missing parent.
“Look, with Shaun and us all being together… It’s been an amazing year, but even so, I know our best days are yet to come. There will be changes sure….”
Shaun scoffed. Changes. You could say that again, a hundred times over. The changed being the war and the bombs falling and losing their spouse.
“Things that we’ll need to adjust to. I’ll/You’ll rejoin the civilian workforce, you’ll/I’ll shake the dust of the law degree.”
“But everything we do, no matter how hard, we’ll do it for our family”
Shaun wished that he could have met his other parent. He was more than happy that he got to have one, but it was clear that his mother and father had loved each other very much- it was a shame that they’d been split up in the most permanent way.
“Now say goodbye Shaun. Bye bye, say bye bye”
Bye, a small voice echoed in the back of Shaun’s mind. Bye bye.
“Bye honey, we love you!”
Shaun played the holotape at least twice more. Questions began popping up in his mind, everything from what had happened to his parent to mean that they weren’t currently with them, to the weather on the day that his mother and father had gotten married.
Just as the holotape came to an end once again, Shaun heard a sniffle come from behind him. He quickly spun around, pushing buttons on the Pipboy, which just made the holotape start from the beginning again and again.
“That’s your mother/father Shaun. They would have been so proud” Sole said after a short silence. Sole gestured to Shaun for him to follow them, and the pair walked into Sole’s bedroom. Shaun sat in the middle of Sole’s comfortable bed, with Sole pulling the small box out from under the bed, and started from the beginning. The very first picture of Nate and Nora together, from before they were in a relationship- before they were married- before Shaun had come along.
Every shift I’ve come into the last 2 weeks there’s been several items that have at least one extra brand new box open. Today we have 3 new boxes of large gloves, 2 new boxes of medium gloves, 2 new boxes of wax papers, 5 sleeves each of quart cups and pint cups, 3 sleeves of 6oz cups, and almost every single sleeve of cup lids lying open around the store.
I have done literally everything I can to make the open containers accessible. Everything is clearly labeled. Open containers go on a shelf directly behind the serving area. I designated a box solely for extra cup lids to sit directly within the serving area. Everything is within reach without the use of our stepstool. I tell everyone about every change i make around the store. So if my coworkers could check for open containers before opening new ones that would just be… the bare minimum.
Kaitlyn’s a major night owl. MC tries to keep up, but tends to pass out…often flopping right onto her. It can be inconvenient.
2. Who is the big spoon/ Who is the little spoon?
They switch, but generally Kaitlyn’s the big spoon. MC revels in the feeling of being totally enveloped in Kaitlyn’s embrace. When MC can’t sleep, she’ll grab Kaitlyn’s arms and pull them around herself. Though this wakes her up, she never minds and gives MC a loving squeeze and soft kiss on the back of her neck before falling back asleep.
3. Who hogs the cover/ Who loves to cuddle?
They battle for covers-custody constantly. MC usually wins, but relinquish the blankets because Kaitlyn’s “just too cute to say no to”.
4. Who wakes the other one up with kisses?
On the rare occasion Kaitlyn wakes up before MC, she’ll pepper her with kisses until she wakes up (usually groggily groaning one of her celebrity crushes’ names “Oh Jen..” to get Kaitlyn feisty. It doesn’t usually work “Aniston or Lawrence?”)
5. Who usually has nightmares?
Kaitlyn has frequent nightmares with monsters from her favorite horror movies, though she claims that she actually likes them. MC sees through her bluff though when she snuggles extra close and squeezes her a little tighter afterwards.
6. Who would have really deep emotional thoughts at the middle of the night/ Who would have them in the middle of the day?
They’re both known to wake the other up to ask deep philosophical questions
“If you can sunbathe, does that mean you can moonbathe?”
“OMFG I WAS WONDERING THE SAME THING”
7. Who sweats the small stuff?
Kaitlyn. She’s still fairly insecure about their relationship, often being worked up when her plans don’t go exactly according to, well, plan. When she starts stressing, MC will take her face in her hands and kiss her nose, assuring her that “everything is perfect”
8. Who sleeps in their underwear (or naked)/ Who sleeps in their pajamas?
MC used to sleep in her pajamas but Kaitlyn’s incessant whining that “pj are just extra distance between [them]”, they now both sleep “O’ Natural”. It’s gotten to the point MC often forgets to get dressed when leaving their room in the morning. Needless to say, her friendship with Zack and Chris with never be the same again.
9. Who makes the coffee (or tea)?
MC makes it, though admits she probably doesn’t need it with her “natural high on life”. Kaitlyn knows she needs it, and demands it “by the friggin gallon”.
10. Who likes sweet/ Who likes sour?
They both love the combination, often opting to buy both a pack of Swedish fish, and one of Sour Patch Watermelon. when it comes down to it though, the Swedish fish always gravitate toward MC and the Sour Patch Watermelon to Kaitlyn.
11. Who likes horror movies/ Who likes romance movies?
Kaitlyn LOVES horror movies. To death. Quite literally. MC doesn’t like them but tolerates them for Kaitlyn’s sake. Usually Kaitlyn tells her to “watch [her]” during the scary parts, and takes the opportunity to steal a kiss or two.
MC is a sucker for cheesy romance, romcoms in particular. Kaitlyn insists that “true love happens over time and can’t be represented in an hour and a half” She will admit though, that “Drew Barrymore is smokin’”, and she’d “watch anything to see her in it”.
12. Who is smol/ Who is tol?
MC is tol, though just barely taller than Kaitlyn. Personality wise, MC is smol.
13. Who is considered the scaredy cat?
MC. She jumps at every little thing. Kaitlyn used to like scaring her, but at this point it’s too easy and she doesn’t even bother trying.
14. Who kills the spiders?
Kaitlyn, though MC always whines and asks her not to kill them. Once, Kaitlyn tried sparing a spider and instead dumping it outside (as requested) but a paranoid MC changed her mind and sent her back out into the wilderness to ensure it wouldn’t return. It took hours.
15. Who is scared of the dark?
MC. She’s “not scared, just apprehensive of what might be hiding in it”.
16. Who is scared of thunderstorms?
MC. She startles with each thunder clap and and shivers at the thought of lightning. Occasionally though, Kaitlyn can convince her to stand outside in it, and they kiss beneath the torrent.
17. Who works/ Who stays at home?
They both work, though MC tends to work from home (writing). Kaitlyn has spare time between gigs, and so they hang together a lot while they’re at home.
18. Who is a cat person/ Who is a dog person?
They’re both dog people, although MC also loves cats. Kaitlyn loves MC’s dog (MC sometimes gets a lil jelly over how much Bastien (“don’t judge”) loves Kaitlyn)
19. Who loves to call the other one cute names?
It’s been a sickening and undying competition between them for ever. It started with Kaitlyn calling MC “bunny” (after an embarrassing The Christmas Story -esque fiasco), to which MC countered “snugglebunny”. The most recent installment is “Snuffleupagus-bunny-pooh-bear I” (Kaitlyn’s creation) but with no end in sight, and with Webster’s Dictionary being the colossal reference that it is, the possibilities are endless.
20. Who is dominant/ Who is submissive?
Kaitlyn tends to be dominant, but they switch it up frequently (MC loves topping Kait mid “session”–Kaitlyn loves it too).
21. Who has an obsession (over anything)?
Kaitlyn’s ongoing horror movie obsession has grown tiresome for MC. If she has to sit through another Skin Goblins marathon, let alone being Kaitlyn’s Skin Goblin cosplay partner (it’s a two person costume), MC’s head might implode.
22. Who goes all out for Valentine’s Day?
MC openly obsesses over Valentine’s Day, whereas Kaitlyn tries to act cavalier (while planning an extensive surprise in secret).
23. Who asks who out on the first date?
MC asked Kaitlyn bc Kaitlyn still couldn’t fathom that MC was into her as well (old gay insecurities).
24. Who is the talker/ Who is the listener?
They take turns. It’s slightly ridiculous. Kaitlyn fished a clock out of an ancient chess set from her (limited) time in chess club in highschool. They take turns chattering for 45 seconds at a time before switching again.
25. Who wears the other ones clothes?
Hope that’s enough information to answer the question :)
26. Who likes to eat healthy/ Who loves junk food?
They both live on crap food (past the point of junk food). They’re working on it though, no more Cheetos with Cheez Doodle on top, only one or the other.
27. Who takes a long shower/ Who sings in the shower?
They both sing in the shower, although Kaitlyn’s singing is far less embarrassing (and yet she somehow remains more embarrassed while doing so? Again, old gay insecurities die hard).
28. Who is the book worm?
MC loves reading (mostly graphic novels at this point), whereas Kaitlyn’s Netflix addiction grows with each season of American Horror Story.
Even the bad ones.
29. Who is the better cook?
Neither of them can make a half decent meal alone without making an offensive mess. As near as they can figure though, two heads are actually worse than one, as when they work together nothing gets made except for a mess.
30. Who likes long walks on the beach?
MC and Kaitlyn like to ironically frolic along the shores, hand in hand. MC actually loves building sandcastles, while Kaitlyn actually loves stomping them afterwards.
31. Who is more affectionate?
MC is more innocently affectionate; opting to hold hands in public, sneak quick kisses, and give long tender hugs. Kaitlyn, although now confidently out, is still occasionally nervous (old gay habits) of PDA, but more than compensates in private.
32. Who likes to have really long (deep) conversation?
They both do, but MC’s subject matter tends to be lighter whereas Kaitlyn’s discussion topics usually derive from real-life examples she’s feeling guilty or regretful of.
33. Who would wear “not guilty” t-shirt/ Who would wear “sin” t-shirt?
Kaitlyn wanted to wear the “not guilty” shirt, but MC called her out.
34. Who would wear “if lost return to…” t-shirt/ Who would wear “I am…” t-shirt?
Kaitlyn’s the lost puppy. They wear them so often that they’ve accumulated 3 pairs. Kaitlyn thinks it’s funny to also wear the “I am MC” shirt without MC noticing. MC does not share the sentiment.
35. Who goes overboard on the holidays?
MC is obsessed. Kaitlyn tends to forget they’re even coming up, tending to opt for belated holiday gifts (so she has the timeto buy them last minute). One year she got MC a single disposable razor left over from her 5 pack (“get it? Because you raze the roof?”)
MC did get it.
MC was not amused.
36. Who is the social media addict?
Kaitlyn’s developed a bit of an obsession since becoming her band’s social (media) butterfly.
37. Height difference or age difference?
A tiny height difference, MC is a hair taller.
38. Who likes to star gaze?
They both LOVE it, often waking up on their front lawn after an especially starry night.
39. Who buys cereal for the prize inside?
They both will, but won’t admit it; often racing the other to finish the box solely for the prize at the bottom. MC calculated the number of times it takes to reach the bottom and so feels confident she’s getting the mood ring (little does she know, Kaitlyn already opened the bottom of the box, took the ring, and taped it back up).
40. Who is the fun parent/ Who is the responsible parent?
They don’t have kids, but they have a dog! His name is Wilbur, and they’re convinced he’s actually a pig in disguise. They’re both honestly abysmal dog/pig parents, but together they manage to walk him, feed him, and get him to the vet on time (usually).
41. Who cries during sad movies?
MC. Kaitlyn rolls her eyes, hugs her close, and hands her a tissue (though they have to share whenever a dog dies).
42. Who is the neat freak?
MC wouldn’t call herself a neat freak, but Kaitlyn’s messiness pains her soul. She often reminisces to the brief period of time she lived with Rachel, musing that she “didn’t yet know what a trash goblin truly was”.
43. Who wins the stuffed animals at the carnival for the other one?
They both try very hard and fail even harder, but have a great time and opt for cotton candy and caramel apples instead.”Food is the best prize anyway”
44. Who is active/ Who is lazy?
They’re both pretty lazy, although MC tends to be pretty restless and hard to pin down. She spends a lot of their “Netflix and Chill” sessions pacing more than chilling.
45. Who is more likely to get drunk?
Kaitlyn doesn’t drink anymore, though she has a growing suspicion that her “shirley temples really do [her] in”
46. Who has the longer food order?
Kaitlyn. MC tries to keep up, but Kaitlyn could eat everything on the menu and still have seconds. It’s no competition.
47. Who has the more complex coffee order?
MC. Not that her order is overly complicated, but Kaitlyn drinks black coffee.
“I like my coffee how I like my women, bitter”
48. Who loses stuff?
They both lose everything. Kaitlyn at least knows she left her things amidst her other piles of crap, whereas MC loses things everywhere she goes and has no chance of tracking them down.
49. Who is the driver/ Who is the passenger?
They tend to go by bus, but when it comes to it MC usually drives.
50. Who is the hopeless romantic?
Day by day, MC is, but Kaitlyn is excellent at creating massive gestures. MC loves them (and her) dearly.
Hey! I have two questions for Red! Question 1: Did you take the Synth Shaun with you? Question 2: Did you ever consider that since the Gen 3 Synths are created from Shaun's DNA, that technically means all those synths are your grandchildren?