But consider an AU where Lloyd has to be raised by Yuan in the Renegades.
At first Yuan wants nothing to do with the brat. For god’s sake, it’s the son of his enemy and the child tends to be grating on the nerves sometimes. Even so, Lloyd has the Angelus Project and it’s vital they keep Cruxis away from it at all costs, so he’ll take him. Maybe later he can use Lloyd to blackmail Kratos if he has to for the seal, maybe that won’t be necessary, but either way it shouldn’t be too difficult to raise Lloyd.
But then he slowly gets attached to the brat without even realizing it. He’s not that annoying, he’s a bit…endearing, almost. All the Renegades love him and so does Botta, and Lloyd loves them just as much and genuinely cares about everyone, even Yuan. There don’t seem to be any kids in the Renegades that we know of, so a tiny cheerful child like Lloyd would be a breath of fresh air.