Maaaaaybe some US and FS bros pining headcanons? Like how do they act when pining after their crush.
Oh my God anon, you’ve found one of my biggest weaknesses. I love pining so much, whether it’s one sided or mutual. I just??? I think it’s so cute and when I see authors write it it’s usually really poetic? I mean, there’s a song I found recently that I think fits pining perfectly and that would be Can’t Sleep Love by Pentatonix.
Anyway, I hadn’t intended to ramble in the beginning of this, but I ain’t fixing it because you guys need to know how much I adore pining as a writing trope and I highly encourage sending in more requests for it. Highly.
I had to write the Underswap imagines twice because my laptop refreshed the tab with the draft and I lost everything I wrote. On the bright side, I’ve been listening to Can’t Sleep Love the entire time while writing this so it wasn’t too hard for me to remember what I had written down.
Okay, Blueberry acts completely normal around you. You aren’t going to know he’s crushing on you unless he wants you to know. When he’s alone though? He’s daydreaming about what it would be like to get to kiss and hold you the way he wants to and how certain dates would go. Most of the time he does this when he’s on patrol or re-calibrating puzzles and as a result his work performance has decreased a little. Not enough for anyone to notice, he’s too careful at hiding his feelings for that to happen, but even he has his slip ups. The worst he’s ever done was get so deep into an imaginary date with you that he lost track of time, resulting in Honey finding him staring blankly at a a deactivated, half-finished puzzle. The taller skeleton is worried until he snaps Blueberry out of the daydream. Then he just snorts at the blush spreading across his face. “Papy! Don’t scare me like that!” A moment later, his blush is growing in color because Honey has told him that he’s an hour late and both you and him were worried. Blueberry is much more careful after that.
Honey isn’t really one to be as meticulously careful to hide his feelings as Blueberry is, but that’s because the thought of you finding out doesn’t terrify him as much as it does his brother. But that doesn’t mean he tells you, he’s still terrified of a reset taking you away. Still, he does like to watch you when it looks like he’s taking a nap. Honey’s favorite time to watch you is after everyone has eaten dinner and you’re sitting on the couch with him, watching Napstabot on the TV. You always get the cutest sleepy smile during that time, and he often finds himself imagining what you would do if he just pulled you into his lap and nuzzled your hair. One night he actually does fall asleep on the couch, and when he wakes up later in the night, it’s with you pressed into his side and your head resting on his chest. You had a leg thrown over his, and an arm wrapped around his middle. Once the sleepiness wore off and your position fully registered in his mind, Honey had tensed but didn’t move. He just stared, and the longer he did so the harder it was for him to resist the urge to kiss you awake. Eventually, when he felt his resolve start to crack, he shifted you off of him without waking you up and went to his room. He thinks about the incident often after that.
Skulls is terrible at hiding his crush from you and everyone else. He’s never been interested in someone romantically before you, and it shows. When you’re talking to him, he’s a stuttering mess and blushing a bright indigo through the entire conversation. And that’s when people are there with you two. If you’re alone together, Skulls can barely speak up out of fear of insulting you somehow, or letting slip just how much he likes you. It’s when you’re not around and he’s alone with his brother that he starts really talking. Slim is almost sick to death of hearing about you, but he would never tell his brother that. No matter how much he wants to. Skulls is infatuated, and he so badly wants to tell you but his anxiety always prevents him from going through with it. So he makes up for it by setting up elaborate scenes in his head where you profess your undying love and he sweeps you off your feet.
Slim doesn’t exactly pine. He’s so lax with everything that he’s much more casual with his feelings. He won’t flirt, but he’s not gonna say no if you ask him out. Though, he does look at you a little longer than others and sometimes you’ll catch him sitting closer to you than necessary on the couch, so I guess you could say his pining is just much more subtle than everyone else’s.