A little canon!verse Burrens for @crowbalt who was sad b/c of @perhaps-im-indecisive‘s inability to write happy endings. Good job, you made our child sad! But as usual, I’m here to write the good stuff, so I hope y’all like it!!!
Alexander Hamilton’s scream rang through the air, over the sound of cannon fire and gunshots, over the screams of the dead and dying, reaching the ears of one John Laurens, who lay on the ground, bayonet pointed at his throat.
The red coat stood above him, equally battered and bloodied, but with a smug, shit eating grin on his face.
“John?” the soldier asked, his voice cruel, “That your name, colonist? Well, John, be sure to say hello to the devil for me on your way to hell-”
John would be embarrassed to say he shrieked when the man jolted forward, but he heard no gunshot, nor felt the cold steel go through his chest. When he looked up at the british soldier however, his breath caught in his throat.
A long silver blade stuck out from the man’s chest, and Laurens watched as his eyes went blank and he went limp. The blade was pulled out roughly and he fell to the ground, revealing behind him Laurens’ savior.
“You talk too much, soldier.”
Lieutenant Colonel Aaron Burr stood over him, his eyes on the body at his feet and his lips formed into a tight scowl. Laurens saw that his arm had been ripped to shreds, the sleeve destroyed and blood pouring from the wound there.
That being said, John wondered if Burr had always looked so impressive in his uniform, or if it was just the lighting.
“Are you wounded, Laurens?” he asked, his voice hard but John heard the distinct shake in his words.
“Then on your feet, soldier.” and John swore he saw the ghost of a smile grace the man’s lips, “We’ve got a war to win.”
And just like that he was gone, and Alexander was at his side, fussing over him like a mother hen as Laurens stared off in the direction Burr had gone.
“John, jesus are you alright!?”
“Yeah,” he answered, his voice slightly wistful, “yeah I’m fine.”
The next evening found Laurens in the medical tent, standing at its opening, staring at the pacing figure of Aaron Burr, his arm heavily bandaged while his other hand laid gently on the hilt of his sword.
His jacket was lying haphazardly on the bed beside him and his blouse was unbuttoned, revealing a perfectly chiseled, but scared chest. Laurens felt a slight blush rise to his cheeks as he stood there, silently observing the man who had saved his life.
That is, until Burr noticed him.
“Laurens.” he said suddenly, rounding on the man with a small, almost relieved smile on his face.
“You should be resting, Lieutenant Colonel.” John returned the smile, strutting into the tent.
“Please, I’m about to go mad if I have to stay in this tent one more minute.”
“It’s for your own good, Burr.” Laurens sat on the bed, patting it gently to beckon Aaron over. “That arm looks terrible.”
“It’s fine.” he huffed, “I’ve had worse.”
They were quiet for a moment, Burr moving his hand to scratch at the bandages only to have Laurens slap it away.
“Don’t scratch it.” he chided, “I came here to thank you for…well for saving my life.”
“I couldn’t very well let you die, could I?” Aaron quipped, “Who would be there to share the burden that is Hamilton?”
“I guess you’re right-stop scratching it-but I know we haven’t exactly gotten along in the past.”
“You’re usually a jackass.”
“…..yeah, that’s true-GODDAMN IT BURR!”
Laurens grabbed Aaron’s hand, holding it up and away from his bandaged arm and close to his chest. Aaron looked surprised for a moment, before rolling his eyes and tugging at his hand.
“Let go, Laurens.” he sighed.
But John wasn’t exactly listening anymore. He held Burr’s hand tightly in his own, and his eyes fell on the man’s lips, moving slightly, but Laurens couldn’t hear the words. He scooched closer and Aaron blinked in surprise.
“Are you even listening, Laurens?”
“No,” he shrugged, “you talk too much Burr.”
“Excuse me?” Aaron said, exasperated and seemingly unaware of how close Laurens was, “I talk just the right amount for a man in my position!”
“And what position is that, Burr?”
“Going mad trapped in a medical tent with a useless arm and you-”
He was cut off by the feeling of chapped lips pressing gently against his.
It was a kiss; Laurens was kissing him! It was chaste and quick, but a kiss none the less. And as soon as Aaron’s brain wrapped around the concept, John was pulling away, a light blush on his freckled face, and wearing a smirk.
“I’m not so bad.”
“C’mon Burr, say something.” John whined, but he couldn’t help the grin that climbed up his lips when he saw the light tinge in the man’s cheeks, “I’m starting to feel self conscious.”
“We…we shouldn’t.” but Burr didn’t sound so sure.
“Why not?” Laurens was already placing a quick succession of kisses on his lips.
“Because this isn’t about you and me.”
That made Laurens pause, and he sat back, looking at the man across from him, confused.
“What do you mean.”
“I mean,” Aaron fidgeted, “this is about me saving you. It’s caused some sort of infatuation. I don’t want your hero worship, Laurens.”
John blinked, but smiled slowly.
“I don’t think that’s what this is.”
“You can’t know that.” Aaron responded, giving the man a hard look, before standing up and taking a few steps away, leaving his back to Laurens.
John quirked an eyebrow, getting up from the bed himself and walking to stand behind Aaron. He rested his chin on the man’s shoulder, wrapping his arms around his waist.
“Well, why don’t we find out together?”
He felt Burr stiffen slightly before sighing and leaning into the hold.
“What if someone sees us?”
“No one will see us.”
Both men froze, their heads snapping to the source of the noise. Alexander stood at the entrance of the tent, arms crossed and eyebrows raised expectantly. Lafayette and Hercules were at his side, both looking at him with suggestive grins.
“I think you’ve kept the Lieutenant Colonel from resting long enough, Laurens.”
“Jealous, Hamilton?” John smirked, tightening his hold on Aaron’s waist slightly as the other man groaned in embarrassment.
Alexander sputtered, a blush of his own colouring his face. Lafayette and Hercules both broke out into laughter and Laurens’ smirk only grew.
“Just…come on.” Hamilton bit out, waving John over.
“Fine.” he said finally, but not before placing a kiss to Aaron’s neck, “Rest well, Lieutenant Colonel. We’re not finished here.”
“I thought not.” Burr sighed.
Laurens slipped his hands from around Aaron’s waist and followed the three men out of the tent, letting the flap drift closed behind him. Aaron watched them go, and, blinking slowly, he wondered to himself.
Had Laurens always looked so striking in his uniform?
Can we have a Q/A with Jay as the bf. You are a singer as well, so basically you met at a concert :) and now you were friends before becoming a couple.. And it was SsamD who pushed both of you to confess that you like each other haha full of teasing pls
I hope you like it :
After watching Simon’s Q&A with his girlfriend, Jay wants to do one with you. Both of you are always busy due to hectic schedules - Jay with his label and you with your singing career. Luckily for both of you, Jay has found some time between his work and you were in Seoul for a press tour for your new album. So Jay asked you to come into the studio to do the Q&A with him along with Simon who will be asking the questions and doing the filming.
Simon, you can’t ask any other questions except the ones on the cards ok?
I know, I know. I've done this before so I should I know better than you, Park Jae-Beom. Ok, I'm ready. Action!
Aiight. Hello everyone, My name is Jay Park and I'm here today with my lovely girlfriend aka [Y/N].
Just a hi, babe? No I'm here with my sexy boyfriend? I'm just messing with you babe so we're going to a Q&A today just like the one with Simon.
They like to copy me. Anyway the first question is where did you two go on your first date?
First date? I think we were both in your hometown, Seattle. Jay asked me to go this local Mexican place. The food there was amazing!
Yeah, we went to Luna Azul. Shout out to them. Go check them if you're in the area. We didn't do much after hey?
No, we didn't. It was raining that night so we went back to your house.
Damn right, we went back to my house. I pressed her buttons that night hehe
What buttons? I think you meant your PS4 controller babe because we played games that night as well.
Ayyyy TMI. Save those stories to the end.
Whatever man. Read out the next question.
What are your thoughts the first time meeting each other?
We met at Justin Bieber's concert. We were both in same VIP room.
What did you think of him?
I thought he was a very cold person at first because he wasn't really talking to anyone besides his crew. But also, very imitating.
Imitating? Who, me?
You're right. Jay is like a very enthusiastic.. puppy. He may look like a cold person but once you start talking to him, he's very funny and sarcastic.
What about you, Jay? What did you think of [Y/N]?
I noticed her well before we all got settled in the room. I thought, wow this girl has a very pretty smile and also that ass!
You smack Jay on his chest.
I'm sorry baby. Seriously, her smile lit up the room. I was very hesitant to talk to her because I thought she already had a boyfriend. I mean, someone that good looking wouldn't be single.
And ahem who told you to go and talk to her first? Before the Biebs would ask her to go to his after party.
It was you, Simon. He purposely pushed me into her. But in seriousness, I'm thankful for that. Otherwise I wouldn't be as happy as I am today.
Aww too cute, Park Jae-Beom. You better mention me during your wedding. So what is the most romantic thing that he/she has done?
The time when Jay flew out to Taipei to surprise me on my birthday. I didn't know but when I left Seoul to go to Taipei, Jay was on the next flight out. But he didn't show up until my concert the next night. He surprised me on stage. I kind of hate him for that because I cried and it ruined my makeup.
Do you know how hard it was knowing we were in the same hotel and having to avoid you?
What was hard, Jay?
I can't say it because Simon is here.
I'm sure I know what I mean Jay. You don't need to speak in codes.
Anyway, I think the most romantic thing [Y/N] has ever done to me, well actually she usually does it when I have a shit day. [Y/N] always prepares a bath for me. You know, with those cool bath bombs and candles.
You in a bath tub? That's an odd picture. Ok, what are each other’s worst or annoying habits?
You're always sticking your tongue out. It's so annoying when I want to take a proper picture. Like your tongue should stay inside of your mouth baby.
That's not what you wanted or said last night.
You smack Jay across the chest again.
Haha. And you have the bad habit of taking my jackets and caps. To make things worse, she would pack them into her bags when she leaves. It's fucking winter right now and all I've been doing is wearing layers.
Good. Wearing layers would make it look like your arms are big and muscly.
Alright love birds. Next question what is your ideal date night?
I prefer staying in you know, just a home cooked dinner and Netflix is fine. Plus I get to show Jay how to cook.
Yeah. Given our crazy schedules, it is always nice to wind down and relax.
That's nice. We're nearly at the end of this, are there any weird fantasies/kinks that you have or into?
I've seen shit going around saying that I have a daddy kink..?
Does he, [Y/N]?
You look at Jay.
Fo real tho, I don't.
He actually doesn't but when he's annoying, I use that against him which makes it worse sometimes and he would pun-
Aye baby don't give away too much.
Also, I'm just going to straight out tell them this. I like seeing [Y/N] strip.
Your face was blushing and you could feel your cheeks burning up.
Okay, last question do you two have any funny, embarrassing sex stories?
There are many, right Jay? I remember the one with your song. I'll tell it. We usually listen to music when we um do it and there was this time when one of Jay's songs was playing. What was it again?
It was Do What We Do.
That's right. So apparently, the track was like the first recording Jay made and at the end, you could hear Simon and Gray talking. They were having an argument of what's better - dumplings or ramen. It was so weird hearing them because I thought they were in the same room as us. So awkward and I couldn't stop laughing afterwards.
Yeah and that was the last time we ever have songs playing in the background.
Aha, sorry guys. Okay that's all the questions, now say goodbye to your fans.
Thanks for watching this and I hope to do another one soon. Mwah!
Thank you and please go support my baby. Her new album has just dropped, go listen and buy it now! Peace! AOMG! Argh!
Caulscott is one of my number one otps and the question about the picture popped up again and I can't help but to think that the only reason Nathan liked max was because of her innocence :(((( I ruined it for myself
Oh man, that’s a dark trail of thought – but don’t get depressed and stop shipping just yet, anon! It seems Nathan was never a fan of the “innocent” at all, sexually or otherwise.
I’ve discussed this a little in a video before:
But basically, Nathan presents himself as a raging BDSM-loving douchebag on the surface:
But, as I said in the video, I think a lot of this is just part of Nathan’s “tough guy” (mimic Jefferson’s sadism) front. Underneath his desire to dominate people in BDSM (which I wouldn’t call “innocent” anyway), Nathan is pretty vanilla:
Nothing innocent about that, man. Not to mention Nathan also “fell in lust with Rachel” according to Jefferson in ep5, and of course he seemed pretty damn pleased to see “Max Amber” when he thought no “Max” was involved – according to Jefferson, “Rachel was always looking in the wrong places” and wasn’t exactly “innocent” by any stretch of the imagination.
As far as Nathan was aware, Rachel was selling shots of her body to Frank for drugs. That’s about as far from innocent as you can get. Also worth noting Nathan never showed any interest in Kate, the epitome of innocence.
And of course, in the platonic spectrum of things, Nathan is “good” friends with Victoria, who is not only trying to get into Jefferson’s 41-year-old-teacher-pants throughout the game, but also willing to blackmail him into making her win a contest. The rest of Nathan’s “friends” are druggies, assholes, and party-goers. Nothing pure and sweet there.
Finally, as for his “obsession” with Max, we’re meant to presume Nathan took her selfie (and started getting obsessed) when he broke into her room. Nathan breaks into Max’s room when she was in the shower at the start of ep2 (I think?). Please remember, anon, that up until that point, Max has done a whole lot of defiant, strong, and “not-innocent” things:
1) Max overheard a heated bid about drugs and blackmail.
2) Max saw Nathan pull out a gun and threaten to kill someone.
3) Max didn’t freeze up in panic (as far as Nathan remembers due to all the rewind), broke the fire alarm, subsequently got Nathan kneed in the balls, and saved a girl’s life!
4) Max still didn’t panic and walked out of the bathroom once Nathan was gone, like a ninja.
5) Max (can have) told on the almighty Nathan Prescott and attempted to get him in trouble for gun-possession.
6) Max gets confronted by Nathan (Nathan probably thinks he appears to Max as a gun-wielding maniac – as this point in the story he kinda does) and she barely freaks out at all.
7) Max sasses Nathan whatever your choices: she can act dumb despite knowing how dangerous Nathan is, pretend she saw nothing but a butterfly, and outright say I told the principal the truth – a student had a gun. What did he do, give you a stern lecture?
(I don’t care what Nathan says, I think he respects the sass and challenge a lot more…
…the smile on his face shows it ;3)
8) After Warren then dares to interrupt their little back-and-forth, Nathan headbutts him. Now having shown off three violent tendencies – pulling guns, headbutting people to the concrete, and making verbal threats (Watch yourself, Max Caulfield) – Max still ‘tells him what to do’ and tries to physically pull him back –
9) Then, after Nathan starts to half-assedly strangle her, Max scratches him in the damn face!
10) Then, after Nathan pushes Max away and they both fall to the floor, it turns out Max knows Chloe, the girl who kneed Nathan in the balls!
11) Max sees Warren, her ally, getting pummeled by Nathan. Max still has the self-preservation skills and smarts to run off into the shelter of Chloe’s car. I wonder if Nathan has the same initiative? (Also worth noting, as you can see in the 2 videos below, Nathan starts by defending Jefferson in the principal’s office. By the end of the scene, Nathan has turned on his father figure. If you blame Jefferson, Nathan will almost congratulate you in the diner – he’ll certainly be smiling when he says “That was classic watching you turn on your ‘everyday hero’ Jefferson yesterday” (because Nathan did the same damn thing):
…sorry for the spam :P)
12) Finally, Max gets away and screws Nathan over:
Nathan has failed to come out top-dog, despite threatening Max with wealth, legal power, the knowledge that he has a gun, the knowledge he can headbutt a dude to the floor, a half-hearted choke-hold, and, finally, “Nobody messes with me”. Ultimately though, Max, a meek “twee bitch” Nathan just met, got the better of him.
I think Nathan can probably respect that on some deep, subconscious level. That, or he starts to kind of hero-worship her like he did Jefferson, or, as Square Enix puts it, he becomes “obsessed” with her. Not really all that healthy, but Max is certainly a better hero figure than Jefferson, even if that feeling isn’t ever reciprocated by Max until the very end.
That was probably the longest ask ever and I sincerely apologise. What can I say? Caulscott gets me all passionate ;D
Nathan is all about the non-innocence, and he’s also all about Max
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