Hi! So because we've all mostly agreed Caius is affection starved in just all of the ways, I need fluffy headcanons for it. It's too easy for me (being touch starved myself) to imagine all the quiet desperate nastiness. Help me Yana!
this is just a pile of fluff-garbage and I love it
Caius, I think, is reluctant to initiate…anything affectionate, really, and is suspicious of tenderness directed at him. But also, casual touch and emotional intimacy are nice and he would like some?? As you can imagine, negotiating this stuff with his covenmates is an uphill battle.
- Let’s be real, Caius is still kind of shy around Athenodora. When he’s had a bad day, he sits next to her with, like, an awkward foot of space between them. Eventually, she nudges his head onto her shoulder or lap and plays with his hair until he feels better. Which is very quickly, but he tries to prolong the moment.
- Aro is pathologically cuddly, and when he isn’t, Caius sulks. Eventually, Aro catches on, wraps himself around Caius like a scarf with abandonment issues, and tries not to laugh at Caius’ desperately happy sigh.
- When Aro and Sulpicia fight, the remaining coven-members try not to pick sides. Except Sulpicia has figured out long ago that all she needs to do is look sad and ask Caius for a hug, and he’ll be Team Her for the foreseeable future. ( “Traitor,” says Aro.)
- Honestly, bless Marcus. He’s gentle and patient and cuddly and kisses Caius’ forehead for no reason. (Okay, maybe it’s because Caius looks dizzy afterward and it’s low-key endearing.)