Steven Hyde and family, part 2 [Barnetts]
Part 1: Hydes, is here.
At the end of season 6, Hyde and us find out he has another person listed as his biological father in his birth certificate, some William Barnett he has never heard of. Turns out, yes, Bud Hyde was never his father.
We learn next, in season 7, that Hyde is about to meet this William Barnett. He turns out to be a very rich man whose money comes from music, and the show did the disgusting thing of using his color as a joke. As we find out, W. B. is also black.
This makes Hyde biracial and whitepassing. An interesting thing to explore in fics, something the show used the wrong way, and that will mean a lot to the headcanon part of this post.
At the beginning, W. B. believes Hyde is going after his money and that’s why he wanted to meet. Once he is shown that’s not Hyde’s intentions, I believe they get to bond pretty well.