I'm imagining you and Bucky spending the weekend at your parents house so he can meet them for the first time. You fall asleep the first night, and roll over in the morning expecting him to be sleeping next to you, when he's not there you panic a little. He almost never gets up before you do. You walk downstairs to find both your mom and Bucky cooking breakfast together, and keeping up a casual conversation. (Bonus points if Bucky is wearing a flowery apron or something)
“Good morni-” your words were cut short when you found Bucky’s side of the bed empty. “Bucky?” you called, hoping he was in the bathroom. Climbing out of the bed you search down the hall to no avail.
You knew your family would scare him off. Your negative thoughts were stopped in their place when you heard a low laugh. Quirking your brows you followed the sound of the laugh down the stairs. Poking your head around the corner, the sight before you made your heart swell.
Bucky laughed as he flipped a pancake, your mom by his side. “Then she chased the dog all the way down the hill” Bucky bellowed a laugh at the childhood antics your mom told him. You smiled and walked up behind him, wrapping your arms around his waist.
“Morning sleepy head” he looks down at you with a smile on his face, the kind that make his eyebrows crease and you smiled back.
“I love you” you say, kissing him gently. “I love you too, doll” he replies.
“Bucky, the pancakes are burning!” your mom’s voice cut through and you both chuckle at Bucky’s frantic movements to save them.
Honestly, I need to rant about how shitty of friends Archie and Veronica were tonight. They not only lied and went behind Betty’s back, but Veronica literally threw Betty under the bus, making it seem like she was involved with what THEY did. Betty believed Jughead. Veronica HEARD Betty say she believed Jughead. Heard her say she wanted no part in what was going on. But Veronica making that dinner comment made it seem like Betty was part of their little scheme to get inside of FP’s home. I don’t know. I’m just annoyed. I already didn’t like Archie and Veronica, but this really was the cherry on top.
When Betty said she never wanted to talk to them again I was like 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼.
God I’m salty.
WOw FP IS BEING FRAMED??! WOW BETTY WAS RIGHT IN TRUSTING JUGHEADS DAD WASNT INVOLVED IN THE MURDER?? Smh. Literally last episode as well, Archie was a shitty friend to Jughead. Oh, and wait, he was shitty to him in the baby shower episode as well. LMAO PSA: ARCHIE IS A SHITTY FRIEND AND VERONICA JUST WASNT BEING THE BEST TONIGHT.
(in no way am I saying you can’t have these as your fav characters. Everyone has their own opinions, I just needed to rant)
Okay, here's something I was wondering. How much of Zero's hesitation to tell Granger about his sexuality based on realistic fear, or just fear that Zero has built up in his head? I feel like, that while Granger can be rigid and was tough on Zero at times, he's mellowed with time and while his expectations are still high, I can't see him reacting in a horrible way. I would think at this point he just wants him to be a good person.
It’s an equal amount of both tbh. Granger has loosened his tie since having Natalya but Zero doesn’t know Granger to be Daddy Panda. He isn’t in the house that much anymore so he doesn’t get to see the side of his father that we’re now aware of.
Granger is a pretty young parent that suffered severe daddy issues himself so when Hitomi had Zero there was a huge disconnect there and it lasted well into Zero’s high school years. He was there for him financially and he made sure he always had a roof over his head and food in his stomach and occasionally they got along but there wasn’t much father-son bonding. Granger always saw Zero as his responsibility and not much else.. it sucks but part of that is because it was so out of his comfort zone and triggering to his own childhood with his father. At most he tried to make sure Zero wasn’t raised in the same type of environment he experienced but subconsciously he ended up picking up some of Alastair’s parental traits.
For as long as he can remember Zero always had to walk on eggshells with Granger and he was never easy to talk to about anything that didn’t involve his education. Furthermore, Zero knows that his father is an ex-assassin so imagine if you have some crazy killer as a father with him all cut up the way he is.. it’s pretty intimidating to look him in the face. Like Zero probably doesn’t even recall a time where Granger has ever genuinely smiled.. like ever in his life okay. It’s that serious for him.
I think Natalya has been good for Granger because she’s a rambunctious little squirt. She can get him to unwind and thus far has been super comfortable talking to him about pretty much anything that’s on her mind. That’s not to say that he doesn’t put his foot down with her but it takes a little more effort to brush her off or send her to her room. You’d think since she’s the girl it would be different but another part of why he’s so slack with Nat is because she’s her mother’s daughter. She’s pretty confident and also a half-breed so she picks up on things quicker and deep down inside Granger knows that she’s just cut from a different cloth.
Granger telling Zero that he’s proud of him is probably like top 3 things Zero has ever wanted in his life.. like just for his father to acknowledge him as his son with a good head on his shoulders and give him some type of credit. I think Zero knew that his father cared about him but he wasn’t so certain that he actually loved him and what he told him over the phone was something he desperately needed to hear.