Wash is so incredibly pale. He never takes his armour off unless he is at least 99% comfortable with his surroundings (he has never been 100% comfortable anywhere since Project Freelancer, and it’s usually in a locked and heavily guarded room or bathroom/shower space). He eats with his helmet on and sleeps (when he can) fully armoured up and ready for anything that comes his way. He’s so paranoid about someone showing up out of nowhere, guns blazing, and taking out his troops that he is never seen without it.
He hasn’t felt the sun on his face in years. He’s so pale, the Casper ghost jokes aren’t even funny anymore. The first time any of the others (excluding Carolina and Epsilon) see his face is when his helmet is smashed and fragments of his visor need to be extracted from his face by Dr. Grey. They are all silenced by his appearance and Caboose starts getting uncomfortable.
When Grey starts talking to Wash about his vitamin deficiencies, she thinks they are alone. Caboose is waiting outside for Wash because he’s so scared that Wash is sick because he’s what other sick people look like. He’s had lots of sick people in his life that never got better. So when he hears through the paper-thin door about Wash needing to take special medicine (vitamins) to make him feel better, Caboose makes sure to tell his best friend Church and his other friend Tucker so they can help Wash get better too. They are a team, and they need to help their leader friend not be sick anymore.
Cue to Caboose following Wash around every day with a little plastic cup full of “happy Wash medicine” and a glass of water because Caboose cant lose anyone else.
Tucker just gives him a look and they have a silent conversation about it, ending with Wash sighing and taking the pills that Caboose provides.
And Epsilon/Church rigs up a full-body scanner just to check Wash’s blood contents from a distance to see if he took his meds today. When he doesn’t, he sicks Caboose on him and it all repeats until Epsilon is satisfied and Wash is okay for the day.
An entry for the Red vs Blue Bingo Wars, for the square ‘Angst’ for Blue Team. On AO3 here.
Word Count: 923
Summary: Wyoming’s time distortion unit activates during the final fight with Hargrove’s forces, and forces Tucker to keep reliving the same battle, over and over again, whenever he gets hurt/injured. No one else remembers. Maybe it’s better that way.
(You once said if we were careful,
That we could do this all our lives.
Although one of us got clumsy,
And both of us got wise.
And now we’re not so young,
Seems our wishing well’s gone dry.)
Tucker isn’t sure how long he’s been fighting for.
The Meta’s armor has Wyoming’s time distortion enhancement built into it, and it seems to work just like it did back in Blood Gulch. Sometimes, little things differ, like whether a soldier goes for Caboose or Grif, but most everything else stays the same. Time only resets when he’s injured, fatally or not.
A quick painting of Lavernius was requested by anonymous in response to the Tuckington painting. I suppose it’s only fair to show everyone my facecannon for Tucker. Honestly, he’s probably my favorite ever to draw or paint.
Note: Yes, I know, It’s sloppy. I might clean it up a bit sometime later but for now I’ll leave it be.
didn’t say goodbye , now i’m frozen in time,
getting colder, colder
one last word, one last moment, to ask you why
you left me here behind”
I have all these headcannons with these guys. I just really like to believe that Epsilon/Church pretends to hate Caboose. I wanna believe that he secretly considers Caboose his best friend. I’ve been rewatching the season of Caboose’s depression and I had the idea. Church would probably apologize to Caboose right? probably. maybe…. LET ME BELIEVE
Note: Every year I paint a picture of Caboose and Epsilon to track my progress as an artist. Last year you guys seemed to really like the painting. Recently, I’ve discovered how to play with textures in sai and I’m really loving it! It makes painting much quicker and easier.
Maybe I’ll do a post with all three years of Caboose and Epsilon art. Would anyone be interested in seeing that?