Thoughts on omega gladio? (Tho he's so alpha even if he were born omega bed probably be trans-caste)
My first thought is: Yes, please. I’m so very into this as just Gladio, who is an omega and it’s sort of a thing (because he’s…well, Gladio) but he deals with it as best he can and no one ever says shit because have you seen that guy?
But also as trans-caste/trans-dynamic Gladio who has had this feeling of something being ‘off’ his whole life. He knows everyone always says that everyone is the same and dynamic doesn’t really matter but…it does matter, to him at least, because he knows he’s an alpha. He tells people as much when he’s younger but adults just smile at him indulgently, his well meaning father tells him that it’s fine to be an omega and that he can still do whatever he wants in life including being the first Omega Shield, if he wants (And Gladio is just?? So?? Confused?? because he already knows he can do whatever the hell he wants Clarus, that’s not the fucking point???) and other kids laugh and tell him he’s weird.
…or they do until he shoots up to be about a foot taller than everyone and starts packing a mean punch and then the other kids have a lot less to say. But he learns to talk about it less, even when his mother suggests that if it’s just that he likes other omegas that’s fine or if he just feels like he doesn’t want to have children on day that’s fine too. (Gladio is once again confused. Other omegas are fine. So are betas and alphas? And kids are…whatever? Maybe? One day? He doesn’t know, he’s fifteen, the only baby he’s ever known is Iris and she was a pain. It’s not about that? How is everyone still missing the point?) He does, however, dedicate himself to being the peak of Alpha-ness. His uses scent dampeners and alpha colognes, suppressants to skip his heats, becomes the biggest baddest guy in the citadel, looks into synthetic alpha hormones when he’s old enough to do such a thing on his own.
His parents are…well. They love him and they try but there’s always an undercurrent of ‘you’re fine just how you are, you don’t need to do all of this. It gets especially bad when he moves out, which is a rare thing for an unmated omega to do. But common among alphas because having more than one adult alpha under a single roof can strain things. His parents want him to stay home, insist there is no reason for him to leave, and Gladio wonders how long they plan to pretend to not feel the strain of him being there.
He’s very good at passing as an alpha, not like some trans-dynamic people who have the stereotypical traits of their birth dynamic; he’s not short or curvy or ‘delicate’ or pretty
(that last one is debateable but never to Gladio’s face). By all accounts there’s nothing omega about him. Except heats. They still happen sometimes, there’s no way to completely stop them. Gladio wants to die when they do. It’s not even that he has particularly bad heats, he knows there are people who get sick and can’t leave their homes. His aren’t nearly that bad. It’s what they mean about his body that’s the problem.
But he’s lucky enough to have the friends he does. Noctis literally couldn’t begin to care less who is what (He’d taken in Gladio’s declaration of being an alpha when they were children with all the seriousness a six year old could, nodded, and that had been that.) Ignis is fine with anything so long as it doesn’t negatively impact Noctis (He’d taken the revelation with his usual thoughtful expression, asked a few questions, and quietly done some research on his own to make sure he never stepped on any toes. Toe stepping is, after all, not the sort of thing a royal advisor does.) And Prompto is…Prompto. (Gladio was already living away from his parents and well on the road of passing as an alpha before he and Prompto met and it was only some ill timed heat symptoms that made it have to be discussed at all, the conversation ending with a ‘I am an alpha though.’ and Prompto’s oddly subdued ‘Well of course you are big guy.’)
Annnd that went some places. *jazz hands*