Hey! So, can I have UT!Sans, SF!Paps, and UF!Sans, with an S/o who hides their emotions due to their family members and past friends telling them their face and smile is weird? Example: they were told not to cry because it was noisy and annoying, they hide their smile because they've been told it's creepy and ugly? Because of this they've been coping by keeping their emotions locked up, and suddenly they don't know how to express them. Sorry this is long!
sorry this took so long, i was feeling kinda shit yesterday, hah.
ut!sans: he’s honestly not very good at expressing his emotions either, but not for the same reason as them. it can get pretty awkward when netiher of them know how to voice their feelings, but he’s always quick to break the tension with a joke or something similar.
apon learning about how they were treated when they were younger, he begins trying to slowly ease them into being able to express themselves without worrying about how they look or what other people think. he’ll ask them how their day went, and pick up on something they’ve done and ask how it was - if they liked or didn’t like it. he’ll assure them that it’s perfectly fine to cry - everyone cries, it’s natural. he’ll encourage them to smile a bit more, using jokes that he knows can get them to laugh more often. he has a way of doing things and speaking that makes it all seem very casual, so they may not even notice that he’s trying to help before they realise how they’ve been much more open recently.
sf!papyrus: he’s pretty shit at comforting and assuring people, but he’s going to try his best for them. he knows what it’s like to hide how you really feel, although his comes more from having a practically nonexistant self-confidence.
he’ll resort to complimenting them every time they smile, letting them cry as much as they need, and overall just try to build up their self-confidence as much as he can. his way of helping isn’t so much verbal as it is physical - such as warm hugs, always returning their smile with his own, and gently kissing their tears away. it might not be much, but he’s trying.
uf!sans: please never let him near their family after they’ve told him how they treated them. he would not hesitate to show them the concequences of their actions.
although he has none himself, he’s very good at building other peoples’ self-confidence and self-worth up (perhaps a product of living with his brother), so he has no problem assuring them that their emotions are valid and that it’s okay to express them.
he’s not as subtle as his tale counterpart, however. he will outright tell them that their smile is gorgeous. he will outright tell them that they don’t need to worry about what other people think - they have a right to be able to express their emotions. he will be more than happy to sit and hold them on his lap when they cry, rubbing their back gently and telling that it’s okay, it’s okay to cry.