Okay uuuummm I kind of want to know how you think the mercs would act around someone who saw them as a father-figure? Also I feel the need to run through my house screaming SAXTON HAAAALLLLEEEEE is that normal? XD Thanks, and have a good day/night~!
whatever rolls with you man, scream and shout and let it all out!
Scout - Of course, he’d bask under the admiration! Then, he’d get nervous when he realizes oh no this person actually looks up?? To me??! He’d much prefer it if the relationship was more sibling-like, because the weight and responsibilities of being seen as a father figure makes Scout skittish. And then he’d get a quick existential crisis about what it means to be a dad, and then he starts panicking because he doesn’t have a dad, so how is he supposed to be one, and - well, it’s a downward spiral from there Of course, he’d never express his insecurities in front of you.
Soldier - He’d be punched pleased, because that means he has someone he can mentor! He’ll teaching you everything about Sun Tzu, rockets, and the art of warfare!! He’s all tough love, because even though you look up to him, it doesn’t mean he can cut you any slack! In fact, he’d make you do DOUBLE the work and training! He cares for you that much!
Pyro - They’d be awkward and bumbling at first. They’re not used to people who willingly want to hang out with them. As soon as they realize you genuinely admire them as a parental figure, Pyro warms up. They might treat you too much like a child and smother you with a bunch of hugs more than needed, but Pyro absolutely means well!
Heavy - He’d be pretty touched, and nostalgic about how he used to father his own little sisters. He’d do everything he can to be as reliable as possible, but wouldn’t be over bearing. He lets you be independent unless he thinks he needs to step in. If you ever need advice or just company, Heavy would be your guy. He’s going to have your back, like he would do for anyone he considers family. And you can be sure anyone who tries to mess with you has to talk to his fists first!
Engineer - Even though he’s warm and friendly on the outside, he’s not a fan of kids and never imagined himself raising a family. He’d be a bit weirded out if someone looks up to him as a father, but would roll along with it. He’s the “well done son/daughter” sort of guy, and would expect you to follow his footsteps/mentorship if you want to earn his familial respect.
Demoman - Total dad material. He’s a natural dad and has everything checked down to the T: loves grilling, makes lame puns, has his own weird little dad dance, and a wardrobe of polo shirts. He might as well walked into a store and bought a dad-starter pack. He’d constantly embarrass you all the time with his slapstick humor and dad jokes, but Demo is an easily loveable surrogate father.
Medic - Huh. You see him as a father? Well, that’s nice, he guesses. If you’re going to be hanging around him, you might as well make yourself useful. He’d end up using you more than treating you as his own child. Medic’s more like an irresponsible Mad Scientist Uncle (think of Rick from Rick and Morty) rather than responsible father material, so don’t count on him for fatherly compassion.
Sniper - Internal screaming. He’d be less chill with this situation compared to the other mercs. He’s a lone wolf, he chooses to be alone! He’d like to tell you to scram and leave him alone, but at the same time, he really doesn’t want to turn you away. If he does that, then wouldn’t he be rejecting you? And that sort of reminds him of his temporary fall out with his own dad all over again. Begrudingly, he takes you under his wing. On the outside he seems pretty cold and standoffish, but he truly and sincerely would care for you as if you were his own kid.
Spy - He’d think it’s a bit amusing, but wouldn’t think much of it or take you seriously at first. When he realizes oh you’re actually here to stick around that’s when he feels a pinprick of guilt and maybe pride. He doesn’t make it official, but he gives you albeit ruthless but well meaning advice, helps you out when you’re really in a pickle, and generally watches over you from a distance. In the back of his mind, he sees you as maybe some sort of penance, for the other children he abandoned with past lovers. Maybe with you, he can make that all up.
Even considers all over again to reveal and re-connect himself with Scout