those elbow patches

osarons  asked:

Hiiiiii Clare :) Congrats on 600! What are some of your hcs for the gangsey after the events of the books are done???

heidi!!! thank you!! you spoil me ahhh i had a long week but now i have some pasta and down time and im so Ready™ to talk about these kids that i love with my whole heart this is so long oh god

  • listen idk about you but i’ve been on a ton of road trips and they are not easy so if that trip actually lasts the whole 3 months of summer i’ll eat my shirt
    • ok but please??? imagine the bickering i bet you henry is so directionally challenged, blue probably wants a schedule whereas gansey is probably like “what do you mean we’re not just driving off into the sunset i don’t understand wait…we have an actual route?”
    • don’t lie to me you know he got lost plenty on his various adventures and his soft scholarly heart just went with it
    • protect him
    • but yea anyway they probably went up and down the east coast for about 2.5-3 weeks, hitting up all the state parks along the way and stopping in small towns
    • henry insists they have to find the best pizza on the east coast only to claim nothing can top Nino’s by the end of it
    • gansey wants to see all the wacky tourist spots “to get the authentic experience”
    • at each stop they send postcards to The Barns (theyre all on the fridge)
    • blue takes SO MANY pictures ok but all of them are candids 
    • so while there’s these awful blurry messes she also manages to catch these really fantastic photos of henry falling out of a tree he tried to climb with gansey laughing, of the three of them in a diner shifting their food around (you know how when you know someone so well you just order food and shift things around so everyone has what they like? like that)
    • her absolute favorite: she was recording them on a hike and they stumble upon a little grove with a stream running through and forgot to stop the video when she set her phone down. that night she plugs her phone in to the car charger and gets a screenshot of the three of them standing in the stream, laughing and singing. 
  • after the road trip blue registers for summer sessions at the community college and keeps working at Nino’s and walking dogs, she decides she’s going to save up and get her associates then transfer to a university to get her degree in marketing for art (listen she loves being creative, she loves collecting, she’s smart as hell and would get great buys for up-and-coming artists, that girl could own a really cool gallery i can see it now)
  • gansey defers for a year because. well. dying is stressful. but once he goes to college he decides to study art history. like blue, he loves art but he can’t deny he loves history too, and authenticating old works and searching for ancient tapestries and lost paintings is something our boy would be great at (bonus: in later years he would be the most eccentric art history professor ever and he’d totally where those corduroy jackets with elbow patches and his wire rim glasses im!!! i love the idea of old man gansey being this adorable weirdo professor that all the students love) 
  • because we don’t really know much about henry’s interests i don’t know what his major would be but wouldn’t it be hilarious is he was a professional beekeeper and bought up land to have bee gardens and sanctuaries and started a natural honey business and gansey goes there all the time because he’s Crazy but he’s decked out in protection gear and ronan and blue team up to make a rule that he not go out to the gardens because nobody wants to tempt fate that bad
  • adam and ronan spend the summer together with opal seeing the beginnings of their life together settle in
    • ronan teaches opal more and more english and spends hours figuring out what foods she likes or doesn’t like while training her not to eat sticks
    • adam comes up with little lesson plans for her to start learning how to read and write along with simple math and science
    • ronan dreams up some fake documents so they can get her enrolled in homeschooling because there’s no way they’re gonna do public school and try to explain their satyr child to anyone thats just…nah
    • when they’re not teaching opal ronan is tending to the farm, learning what livestock he wants to buy and care for, going to showings all around the state (people look at him so weird, a tall kid who looks more like a biker than a farmer, cradling a bunny in his arms at the makeshift petting zoo with a little girl on his shoulders. he’s A Sight.)
    • adam, it turns out, is very good at baking and opal develops a bit of a sweet tooth off of his many experiments with different cupcakes and cookies
    • their days are carefree. they explore the fields of the barns, make wild plans for the future, tell opal stories and play with her. they catch fireflies and learn constellations together.
    • every evening is spent giving opal bubble baths and wrapping her up in old tshirts and gym shorts from matthews room then settling down with warm milk and honey and telling stories of sleeping kings, trees that give advice, and ordinary people discovering magic
    • they brush out her wild hair and the fur on her legs and put her to bed and quietly get themselves ready for bed. sometimes adam will read to ronan until they fall asleep. 
    • sure, there are bad nights. they both have their fair share of nightmares. opal does too. that’s when they grab blankets and go sit on the porch and talk about the stories of the constellations until their minds settle again.
    • when they drop adam off at the dorms as he starts his first year, its hard. its really really hard. these three haven’t had a lot of good in their lives up until now so letting go of their routine, of each other, although its temporary, it hurts. none of them cry, but its close (close as in adam waits until they’ve driven away and he’s got a moment alone in the bathroom. ronan lets the tears fall silently as he grips opal’s hand reaching forward from the back seat where she’s crying into her knees she’s drawn up to her chest).
    • the first time adam calls home he’s worried opal won’t remember him, after all they only had a few months together, and they don’t know exactly how great her memory is. his worst fear happens when he’s skyping ronan, who tells opal it’s adam, and she says “who’s that?”
    • just as adam feels his heart break a little, opal leans into the frame and continues, “no papa, that’s dad.” (turns out ronan bought her a book that teaches family vocabulary)
    • adam feels like his heart is breaking again but this time from being so entirely full of love for these two he can barely comprehend it
  • adam, light of my life, goes into law. he gets a full ride because he is smart as hell and super dedicated (can u tell im proud of him). for the most part he assists at a small business firm his first few years out of college but eventually, he focuses on social work cases and getting law changes in the state to make it easier for parents to report their parents without endangering themselves, as well as changing emancipation laws so that emancipated minors can make purchases regardless of age and aren’t left homeless. its very close to his heart but even though it hurts sometimes to see these cases it only makes him want to win even more, and he knows he has ronan and opal to help bring him back from rough days at work
  • ronan is the Best Farmer Ever he starts buying livestock and filling up The Barns with dairy cows, hens, and goats (he thinks its hilarious when they get there and opal is absolutely fascinated by their legs). part of the land has an orchard that has both normal fruit and some of the trees niall dreamt up, and ronan sells fruit at a local farmers market as well as to other farmers who make local preserves. declan comes by here and there and…they actually start to get along a little better once declan accepts that this is ronan’s life and ronan accepts that declan was just trying to do what’s right. it also helps that for some reason opal loves declan like. so much man. and he loves her too theyre practically best buddies its precious, and even better when matthew is over too. all the lynch boys are weak for this little girl ok? they don’t stand a chance she’s got them all wrapped around her little finger.
  • finally, there’s noah. 
    • every year on the day he died, truly died, for them, they all get together and go to his grave (his birthday is for his family).  they tell his headstone about their classes, about new things opal has learned, about how the farm and the bee garden are going. 
    • blue always kisses her hand and presses it to the headstone before she leaves. he was her first kiss, so he gets another every year as thanks for giving her the boy she loves.
    • ronan always brings opal and tells her about his best friend, about a boy who was dead but lived loudly in spite of that. he leaves dream fruit at the headstone, and opal leaves her favorite stick she’s found that week. 
    • henry never met noah, but he hears so much about this boy who was a ghost, who was technically non-existent who still gave the last vestiges of himself up, just for the friends he’s come to think of as family. he leaves a bouquet of the most beautiful wildflowers from his garden.
    • adam always starts off with telling noah about classes, trying to keep himself together, but he always ends it by choking up halfway through telling his headstone how important noah is to him. adam leaves a stone from the river, almost like he’s redirecting the ley line again. 
    • gansey is always last. while everyone else is there for comfort they always leave gansey to say his goodbyes last, and instead take him into a hug when he gets to the car. gansey just…he needs to do this alone. he needs to tell noah it wasn’t for nothing, that he’s doing everything possible to make noah proud. gansey never knows what to leave that could possibly live up to what noah has given him. he leaves a copy of pictures of them every year. noah gave him life, so gansey leaves evidence of the people he lives for, the people that make it worth living, the people that miss him. the people that remember him. 

Anyways @mayabazaar musketeers preppy catholic school teacher au

- Treville is the principal (always looks like he has a migraine; wears those blazers with elbow patches on them; the younger kids heard a rumor that he makes people who get sent to the office do thirty push-ups each but the older kids know that he really just gives you a tired sigh a pat on the back and a warning)

- Athos is the vice principal (comes to school with a disheveled hipster aesthetic under his vice principal blazer; drinks ten cups of coffee a day and still looks exhausted; hides behind his coffee every time Milady is in the room so that he can pretend he’s ignoring her making fun of his hipster glasses; sometimes he yells “AAAAAH” and scares the younger kids but mostly he’s cool)

- Constance is the gym teacher (actually made of cookies and sunshine; coaches the girls rugby team; teaches self defense classes to kids during recess because “it’s a good skill to have in your teens!”;; bakes everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - in the school cookies on the day before Christmas hols; highkey banging the student teacher and everyone Knows)

- d'Artagnan is the student teacher who’s doing his practicum (always wears a suit and tie to school because he’s that guy who tries to hard, Porthos says he does it to impress Constance, d'artagnan claims it’s because he takes his job seriously, Athos just looks Tired™; usually stressed, has gotten into three fights already with the superintendent; that idealistic teacher who Wants To Make A Difference; is hopelessly in love with Constance, one of the girls claims that the other week when Mrs. Bonacieux was demonstrating judo flips she kicked Mr d'Artagnans ass really hard and you could SEE the cartoon heart bubbles surrounding his head)

- Anne is the English teacher (loves Shakespeare and feminist literature; That English Teacher ™ whose class is open at lunches and so all the English Kids™ go and sit in their and gossip with her and gush about Virginia Wolfe; basically the Ms Blanchard of this scenario like one kid swears she stuck her hand out the window once and a real life dove flew down and perched on her finger; secretly wants to write her own stories; lowkey banging the religion teacher and no one knows)

- Aramis is the religion teacher (“listen kids, the Lord IS on fleek”; stubbornly teaches the kids very comprehensive sex ed to the massive chagrin of the school board, constantly finds loopholes in their abstinence only rules, one time he brought a giant box of various contraceptives to school and handed them out in the hallway; he puts up all the little kids’ drawings on the walls of his class and they like to hug him goodbye when they go home after school; is the only person who has ever read Anne’s stories, was foolish enough to once suggest that they’re better than Austen and Anne was scandalized because clearly, nothing is better than Austen,)

- Porthos is the history teacher (loves gushing about Historical Battles And War Strategy, could tell you everything about all the weapons used in every century to date; sometimes he asks Anne for poetry recs; wears bowties a lot; all the kids who don’t sit in Annes class at lunch come and sit in his and they tell him about their problems and he hums very seriously in response; there’s a rumor that one time he carried Aramis up three flights of stairs piggy back but no one can confirm)

- the Cardinal is the superintendent (“TREVIIIIIIIIILLLEE!”; He wears long flappy coats a lot and the kids are certain that he twirls his moustache when no one’s looking; that one catholic school stereotype teacher who tells everyone they’re going to hell)

- Milady and Louis are on the board of trustees??? (Milady wears red lipstick a lot and scares everyone, but mostly Athos; Louis is useless as usual)

I don’t know anything about Catholic schools but anyways general shenanigans ensue

@robertssofttouchxaaronssoftlad this physically pains me to say, but I’m with Siri on the elbow patches. Those things are an affront to G-d and mankind at large. They remind me so violently of Nick Dunne from Gone Girl (not necessarily in appearance, but in spirit) that they make me want to frame him for my own murder while I go live it up on the other side of the country.