its 2am and i need to be up in six hours here are some sonny headcanons
-he came over from dr when he was two, and everyone loved sofía, usnavi’s baby cousin -when he was six he cut most of his hair off with scissors, liked the look of it, and kept doing it even though it looked awful -by the time he was eight, a teenage daniela sat him down in the salon chair and told him not to move his ass before she was done -it became a tradition that daniela would cut his hair every month (it grew really quickly) -he was twelve when puberty hit and he realised this body isn’t mine -vanessa walked in on him trying to bind his chest with bandages and didn’t know what to do, so she got nina because nina always knew what to do -nina started researching, using the shitty computers in the library, and found safer ways to diy bind -nina sat down with him and talked to him about pronouns and names and coming out, but so did vanessa -the three of them debated over names for nearly a month -they finally decided on sonny and the girls started using his name and pronouns immediately and he cried -daniela was the first person he came out to after nina and vanessa, and she was confused but not really surprised (she promised not to tell anyone until he was ready) -he wrote usnavi a letter with nina’s help and usnavi freaked and went to find nina because what the hell and have i been a shit cousin for not noticing? -but after talking to nina who explained everything because she’s a literal saint and i love her he went and hugged sonny and told him that he loved him and they both cried -most of the barrio found out pretty quickly after that (sonny gave daniela permission to talk about it and suddenly everyone knew) -kevin rosario some people were dicks at first and most people messed up pronouns and didn’t understand but not so little nina rosario was there to set them straight and vanessa was there for backup -for his fourteenth birthday nina and vanessa (and a few other members of the barrio) saved up to buy him a binder and they all pretended he didn’t cry when he opened it -when he met pete he was cis-passing and struggled with feeling like he was lying to pete but also not wanting pete to look at him differently -he finally came out to pete a few months after they became close friends and pete shrugged and gave him a one-armed hug -when he realised that he was in love with had a crush on pete he swore nina to secrecy before he waxed poetic about pete’s eyes -nina is his best friend they sit on the fire escape and talk about boys -they skype weekly when she’s in california and sonny snapchats her pictures of the barrio so she doesn’t get homesick -he makes the best brownies in new york and camila really wants the recipe but he guards it with his life -”with 96000 i’d get top surgery and go on t finally fix housing” -after they win the lottery he goes on t -he kisses pete for the first time nineteen days after his sixteenth birthday under the fireworks during the blackout -he gets top surgery for his eighteenth birthday -pete looks after him during recovery -he’s a huge shakespeare nerd and regularly fights nina on the merits of mercutio x benvolio vs. mercutio x tybalt -he cries a lot but hates that he’s a “crybaby”
“Hey Staten Island,” you say. Carisi smiles from ear to ear just by hearing your voice. He’s been surrounded by violence all day and hearing your voice dissipated everything.
“Whatta’ you up to?”
“Gonna drop off some sweets for Noah in a few. Want some?” Sonny moves to sit on his desk and didn’t pause in his answer.
“Can’t say no to your baking” Seeing you is mostly why he agreed, but your baking is the cherry on top. “How ‘bout lunch?”
You look up at Mike who’s eating his food with gusto. You bite your lip awkwardly.
“I’m sorry Fordham but I’m actually having lunch with Mike right now. Raincheck?” The mere mention of his name dragged Sonny’s smile down into a frown. Sonny never forgets that you’re dating Mike, but oh how he wish you’re with him instead.
“'is all good. Can’t wait to see you. Drop it off later?” You smile and agree.
“Yeah!I have to go now. See you later, Staten.” You hang up and give Mike your attention again. He smiles at you and offers you a breadstick
The leather photo album was heavy and still creaked like brand new, leading Rafael to suspect that it had never been opened.
He was unpacking yet another box of Sonny’s things. He said “another” because this was probably the fortieth this weekend. A normal relationship might have had this in small stages throughout the months leading to cohabitation but not theirs. Sonny had decided to play the Catholic card and refuse to live with him until they were married. He didn’t want to “live in sin,” as though his God were perfectly fine with ambitious amounts of premarital sex so long as they didn’t have the same mailing address.
Rafael took the time to admire the slim gold band on his finger before turning his attention back to the album in his hands.