I really like AUs where alphadave raised Dirk, idk if he would've been a GREAT guardian but I find it sorta tragic that Dirk and Roxy never met their guardians.
Me too :( I think they’d have been good parents.
When I first made this blog, I had an AU comic where the betas raised the alphas; it’s dropped now, but it was fun to think about. Roxy was an ecto-clone of Rose’s mom, Dirk was adopted, Jake was single mom Jade’s kid, and John got married and had Jane. It was supposed to be an after sburb au where the game makes another round in their new universe and they know they have to play again to ensure their survival.
It was based off of my original misconception about homestuck before I read in which that last sentence plays out and they just run into the trolls again years later. I thought Rose and Kanaya were two adult moms everyone shipped together but who weren’t actually canon.
ANYWAY making that AU made me think of a lot of good beta-alpha parent dynamics and I think it would be fun to see more fics on the subject.