Companions on the 4th of July
Heyyyy no one asked for this and I’m a day late but why not?
Backstory: The minutemen are holding a firework show/ cookout at the castle to celebrate the holiday and everyone’s invited!
Cait: She loves seeing the exploding of the fireworks and wears a grin throughout the entire firework show. She threatens to throw a firecracker at Sole when they point out how cute it is that she’s having so much fun.
Codsworth: He finds the holiday nostalgic and it reminds him of the day when mum and sir and little Shaun sat and watched fireworks just like this. How reflects on how much things have changed since then and becomes emotional until Sole lets him do the honors of lighting off the fireworks.
Curie: “Oh… Zis is beautiful!” She exclaims, her eyes full of awe as she watches the fireworks from her seat. She has never seen fireworks before this, and thinks they’re absolutely perfect. For weeks afterwards she asks Sole many questions about how they work.
Danse: He likes the concept of the holiday because of how patriotic it is. It reminds him of the amount of pride that the brotherhood has. Of course he’s the one cooking out, wearing an apron that Sole insisted he put on over his power armor. He isn’t sure what it says but everyone else is laughing at the large lettering that says “kiss the paladin”.
Deacon: No one can find him for the majority of the night, not even Sole, who’s almost always able to point out the sunglasses-wearing trickster in disguise. When Sole opens up the first box of fireworks, Deacon jumps out wearing brightly colored body paint and yells, “BOOM!” Sole falls screams and falls back, and doesn’t hear the end of it for weeks.
Dogmeat: He’s loving the whole event. People are throwing him snack cakes and bloatfly burgers left and right. By time the fireworks start he’s stuffed and laying on Sole’s lap, snoozing and having sweet dog dreams.
Hancock: Of course he loves the 4th. He gives everyone a very extensive, very Chem-fueled version of the history of the American Revolution. When it gets dark he insists that he leads off the fireworks with a singing of the national anthem. He forgets some of the words in the middle but everyone loves it and he bows confidently at the end of the song, everyone applauding.
Maccready: Much like dogmeat, Mac stuffs himself full of food during the event and he accidentally misses the fireworks because he falls asleep inside the castle. He pouts the next day.
Nick: He helps danse with the food and smiles when he sees that everyone is enjoying their self. He sits next to Piper and Sole during the fireworks as he lights a cigarette and stares at the night sky in peace.
Piper: She won’t admit it, but fireworks kind of scare her. The noise just frightens her and she can’t explain why, but she does a pretty decent job at hiding it. She sits next to Sole on a blanket as they watch, and when Sole sees that Piper jumps at every loud boom that goes off, they let her hold Sole’s hand for comfort.
Preston: He plans the get together and patrols the area while everyone enjoys the show. He’s just happy knowing that Sole and the companions are having such a good time spending time with one another. He feels like the holiday really embodies the spirit of the minutemen.
Strong: He hates fireworks and yells at Sole every time one goes off.