Hi dear, may I please request some headcanons for Benn, Shanks & Ace’s reactions to their female S/O flinching during an argument? Tysm🌷🌸🥰
My finals for this semester are over so now I'm back on bullshit!
-Opening the door to the medical ward, Benn scans the room. He locks eyes with (Name), who is attempting to get out of bed. Benn is quick to stop her.
-"How are you feeling, Sugarcane?" Benn can't help but fret, her torso is covered in bandages, and her face was bruised.
-When (Name) brushes him off, insisting she is fine, Benn can't help but feel anger bubbling up in his chest. For the sake of the gods, (Name) nearly died.
-Benn snaps at her as she tries to get up a second time. "Why are you trying to get out of bed? Are you really that stupid (Name)?" he barks. He intends to continue until he notices how tense she looks.
-Her teeth are clenched, and her gaze is fixated downward at the floorboards. She won't look at him.
-Benn purses his lips, "What's wrong (Name)?" He places his middle and index finger beneath her chin, wanting to tilt her face up to look at him.
-Her teeth clench together far tighter than be thinks is possible, and she does her best to lean away from him. "Please don't," she murmurs. It's a demand but sounds like begging to Benn.
-He removes his hand with a deep frown. "What happened?" His voice much softer now than before, "I know you're in physical pain, but this is clearly more."
-When she doesn't reply, Benn removes his coat and drapes it over her. "I'm going to sit with you if that's okay. I still think you should lay down, but I won't stop you from getting up."
-She nods and stays in bed for a while longer, putting Benn's mind at ease, but only slightly. It seems there is still so much he has yet to learn about her.
-Despite his good nature, Shanks has grown a bit callous throughout the years. It's as if he's developed the attitude of a cat. He still manages to be relatively soft on his partner, however.
-So the first time he snaps at (Name) is surprising and unexpected. Shanks was working at his desk while his partner was going through some old photos he had. She'd been asking him questions, and it was beginning to wain on him.
-Between (Name) and his work, he was getting more and more agitated. Shanks stood up, whirled around to snap at (Name). He stomped over to where she was sitting while scolding her for bothering him.
-(Name) jumps with a small gasp and does her best to scoot away from Shanks.
-Shanks had lived long enough to recognize an action like that. With a sigh, Shanks gently put his hand on her head. "I'm sorry (Name)."
-She peaked up at him and grabs his arm with her hand. "Please don't yell at me," she murmurs.
-He crouches down to her level to meet her gaze. Shanks took her cheek in his hand. "I didn't know. I'm sorry. I'll be more careful next time."
-(Name) leans into his hand and nods. "What can I do to make it right, Starling?" Shanks asks softly. When she shrugs, he frowns and sighs. He presses a kiss onto her cheek and sits beside her in awkward silence.
-Say the word, and I'll make it right.
-In his frustration, he raised his voice and tosses his hands in the air. When his partner ducks her head and squeezes her eyes shut, it catches Ace’s attention.
-His anger fizzles out, and out of instinct, he tries to approach her while reaching for her. Ace is shocked when she starts back peddling. There’s a panicked expression on her face. One that’s like a wild animal caught in a trap desperately looking for a way out.
-Are you okay (Name)? What’s going on?
-He can’t help but ask far too many questions for (Name) to deal with. “Ace, please just give me some space. I can’t breathe.” Her breath is unsteady, and there’s an edge to her tone. Ace doesn’t like it one bit. His instinct is to hug her and protect her, but (Name) knows what she needs better than him.
-He gives (Name) a wide berth and fidgets. Ace watches her take a few minutes to calm down some before he says anything.
-Sunshine, can you please tell me what to do? I want to help you. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do here. I’m sorry for yelling at you.
-(Name) needs time to breathe independently, so when she asks Ace to leave, he will. However, he’ll mope while waiting for her to feel better.
-When she returns, he’ll do his best not to pepper her with questions, but Ace is a fixer. He wants to fix the problem.
-If she tells Ace the truth, he will be devastated. Ace will experience the truest form of anger, but he does what he can stay calm and make (Name) feel safe.
-If (Name) lets him, Ace will hold her close and press a kiss on her forehead. While cupping her cheek, Ace promises to protect her.
-I can’t let anyone smother my Sunshine, so I’ll help you burn brighter.
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