"Sweetie, you have aspergers. You can't understand the real world." Or "no, you're not mentally capable of making your own decisions." -my mother. I got diagnosed with aspergers 1 month ago and I'm 18. It's her new favorite way of invalidating me.
Translation: “I refuse to believe that Autistic people are capable of growing up and exceed my incredibly low expectation of them.
I think it is okay for me to limit them so much and keep them sheltered from the real world, just to force them to stay with my ableist expectation and definition.”
HD AU: Lovino decides that since he's 18 he's going to get a tattoo (like of a fancy version of his last name or a tomato or something) and he takes Antonio with him to keep him company. And just the entire time, Lovino is super relaxed and happy and Antonio is like "are you ok!? that looks like it hurts! I can't believe you're doing this" and like he supports Lovino's decision but is also freaking out the WHOLE TIME. Thank you for your time :P
Oh my god and what if by the end Lovino is perfectly fine and Antonio is a complete wreck like his hands have been through his hair so many times that it’s worse than usual and he insists on opening all the doors for Lovino and even trying to carry him placed bc he’s afraid he’s hurt