Ya know, as much as I love sitting on my Virgil Angst hilltop, I kinda want to write a story where he saves all the other sides.
Like, Virgil is this rich millionaire that inerited everything from his parents and has PTSD from being kidnapped as a kid, so he’s constantly watching his back for people that might hurt him.
Then he happens to come across this struggling college student in a library after accidentally spilling his coffee on him. He comes to find the student’s name is Logan, and he’s attending a local college. Virgil notices Logan is studying astrology and sits down and let’s Logan go off about everything he’s learned and nerd out about everything. And Virgil enjoys his company so much that he comes back every day. It’s not until a month later that he realizes he’s slowly started liking having this weird nerdy kid as an aquaintence, and it’s been so long since he’s let someone in. So he nervously asks Logan
“Hey, are we friends yet?”
And Logan sits there for a moment like “Yes, I believe we are.”
The two of them go out together every Saturday for casual outings, starting with this coffee shop with a rather flirty barista who ends up writing his number on Virgil’s cup. Virgil is really embarrassed, because he’s aro/ace and doesn’t want a relationship, and he asks Logan what he should do, because he doesn’t want the guy hanging. And Logan explains that Roman is just like that and he’ll probably be fine. However, Roman comes back and sits at their table, and Virgil nervously mentions that he’s not interested.
Roman sighs and says, “Figures. You’re the fifth straight guy I’ve hit on this week.”
And Virgil corrects him that he’s not straight. Roman apologizes, and he stays at the table to talk a little longer. Virgil finds out that Roman is saving up to move to New York City, where he hopes to be on broadway. When Roman leaves, Logan explains that Roman is very lovely, but he trusts way too easily, and that gets him in trouble.
The three of them start meeting up on the weekends, usually whenever Roman is off, and they start spending more time together. They have become the three inseperables, going to the library and the coffee shop together just to vent about life.
Or at least, the other two vent while Virgil listens. He doesn’t feel he has the right with these two suffering through so much while he sucked on a silver spoon his whole life.
As they’re leaving the coffee shop, they’re run into by this young teen with patchy skin. They hear someone yelling for the kid to stop, and he takes off down the street again. However, the police officer catches him easily after he was stopped. He starts yelling for the officer to let him go, but they won’t let up.
Virgil notices the bag the boy was running with spilled on the ground, and inside are several bottles of medicine. The theif stares at Virgil intently, and the officer mentions that the kid was stealing it all. The kid is in near tears, and Virgil hears him begging to let him go, because his older brother is sick and he didn’t have enough money for the medicine. Virgil offers to pay for it. The officer takes the money, and the kid takes the medicine and runs off.
Through coincidence, they meet the young theif in the grocery store the next day after he puts an apple in his satchel. Virgil offers to pay for the kid’s order. The kid asks why Virgil cares about someone like him.
Virgil responds, “I don’t, but I know you need help.”
The teen is rather embarrassed, and he allows the trio to pay for his order. Though, he’s less than pleased when they follow him home.
They arrive at this broken down building that looks abandoned. The teen is hesitant to lead them inside, not really trusting any of them, but he takes a chance. He goes in a narrow hole carved in the brick, and inside they find a pile of patchy blankets. A head pokes out of the blanket and greets the teen, but his voice slowly trails off as he notices the three strangers with his brother.
The theif (named Dee) explains that he and his brother, Patton, have been alone since their parents both passed away.