Hey it's the angst gremlin here to give you feelings! I was considering that Adler is a sweet child who would definitely have a lot of smile lines when he's older, and then I remembered that he doesn't live to see thirty. Babs why did you kill him I'm sobbing
oH G OS H F RIEND IM GONNA C R R Y YOU’RE RIGHT AA A A AA WHAT A SWEET SWEET BOY OM G
AND OH GOS H I’M SO SO SO RRY I REGRET IT EVERY DAY AAA AAA A IT MAKES ME WANNA S O B
But if Adler’s dreams did come true, and he did live to see beyond thirty, and he and Lyra lived a sweet life in a little house in the country (him metalworking for fun and art, her pursuing a singing and writing career), I think he would look something like this!!!
I THINK HE WOULD TOTALLY GROW A BEARD (I DIDN’T WANNA DRAW ONE SO YOU COULD SEE THE SMILE LINES AA AAA )
And I think even when he’s a young man like in the story, he already has worry lines. (It’s criminal that someone so young should have forehead lines so deep)