OKAY bleep0bleep (… and wearethecyclones and spookyneptunes bc i’m gonna drag all of you down with me ) PICTURE THIS:
Connor taking a special interest in Wes because of the high regard Annalise seems to keep him in, the way she’ll disguise her pride in his outside-the-box thinking as severity, as special ways to calling him out even when the corner of her mouth will tilt up in something dangerously like a smile.
Imagine Connor obsessively going over every single interaction with Wes, lips pursed as he plays around with the trophy he earned (watching the pair scales go up and down again and again) and tries to get to the center of it, to the one thing that makes Wes so distinct.
Picture him being insufferable and kind of a douchebag to Wes, because he’s not great at losing (even when it looks like he’s winning), and between Michaela and Wes, it’s getting harder and harder for him to keep his place at the top, and picture Wes being so fond of Connor’s snark, and so dismissive of the biting corners of his comments; picture Wes rolling his eyes at all the hints Connor makes about him being so sweet and virginal, even when he gets a little flustered.
AND THEN imagine Connor making it his mission in life to make this unpolluted, immaculate, moral compass of a kid go wild. Because Connor is great at games, great at winning upper hands, and he’s damn sure gonna be great at this.
And so he drops hints and flirts and makes moves so unsubtle and so gauche that they have Michaela smirking at him like she’s already figured out the whole of him, like she isn’t even worried anymore, and that have Laurel fixing him with stern glares because that’s who she is, all protective and wanting to do right by the world, and Connor can bet she’s dying to to cut him down, but leave Wes all smiling and twitchy.
Like he’s taking it in stride, like it isn’t even fazing him that Connor is being so overtly sexual, making lame law puns to try and get him in his bed, break him down between the sheets so he can dirty him up, give him the welcome to the lion’s den he obviously needs.
Like he’s open and welcome and accepting of this new development and it DRIVES CONNOR UP A WALL, because he can’t manage himself that well outside of games, and when Wes makes an awkward attempt to ask him out he’s left empty of possibilities. Sits frozen in front of him, books open between them, Wes’ tiny, quaint notebook with paragraphs and paragraphs of text in his scrawly handwriting filled jargon he’s been crosschecking obsessively because he just wants to get things right.
He’s left squinting at Wes while he looks back at him with earnest eyes and a shy smile, and he brings his hand up to rub at the back of his neck and Connor’s already tracing that movement with such hunger
SO YEAH IMAGINE
IMAGINE THEM GOING IN WEIRD DATES AND WES BEING HELLA EARNEST AND CONNOR CONSTANTLY LOSING HIS FOOTING.
It’s been one episode and we’re already here
Emperor’s New College
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Artist: Celia Pavey
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