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Gavin comes along first. He sees Geoff’s knuckles and is like, “oh!! Didn’t know that was a requirement, I’ll get something done” but like,, he doesn’t wanna embarrass himself and ask if he’s supposed to, so he just. Does it. That night. Goes out, finds a place who will do it, and the next morning at breakfast is when Ryan notices it. Like, say early that morning. Before Geoff and Jack are awake. Gav, wearing nothing but some sweats and a muscle shirt, very sleepily stumbles into the kitchen where Ry is sitting with a box of donuts and a diet coke, reading an article on his phone.
Ryan looks up and what does he see peaking out from under Gav’s shirt? FAKE printed on his chest, over his left peck. Ryan doesn’t draw attention to it and tries not to stare too long because?? Why does he have that??? Anyways, he absolutely tells Geoff and Jack about it later and Geoff finds it pretty funny at first.
Then Michael comes along. Let’s say he and Gav knew each other before this. They’re hanging out one of Michael’s first days there in his new room and Michael’s like, “Sooo. Geoff’s got some pretty sweet ink. Are we all supposed to have the name of the crew on us though??” And Gav, who never had it explained to him, is just kinda like, “Yeah! Sure are!! Wanna get yours, boi?” And so Team Nice Dynamite go out within the next week or so to get it done. *Maybe three days later.* Michael’s walking towards his room after a shower, no shirt on, a towel thrown over one shoulder. Face buried in his phone, he doesn’t notice Jack walk by at the same time. What DOES get noticed, is the word FAKE across Michael’s opposite shoulder. Bold and large, and a bit swollen since it’s so new. Jack is shocked at first and just kinda stares, then goes on with her business. She brings it up later in front of the rest of the crew (let’s say Michael is napping or upstairs playing video games) and Ryan loses it. Geoff laughs too but is kinda like, “?? Am I secretly hiring morons????” And Gavin is just. Confused. Why are they laughing at his boi? They didn’t laugh when he got his tattoo, did they??
And then there’s Jeremy. He comes let’s say a year or so later. The jokes been mostly dead now for months. The day Geoff brings in new recruit Jeremy to say hi to his new family and such, Ryan remembers the incident. He meets Jeremy in the livingroom that night after the others had gone to sleep. They’re just hanging out, gettin to know each other, laughing, whatever. Then Ryan is like,
“Oh, hey. Geoff wanted me to let ya know, you’re gonna need to get yourself uh, branded. You’re cool with getting tattoos, right?”
“Uh, yeah? Didn’t know that was a requirement, but sure! I’ll get it done, so tell Geoff not to worry!”
A month passes. Things are all good and normal. Everyone is lounging around, laying low after a recent hit. That’s when Jeremy bursts through the front door and is like, “ayoooo, got it done!!” And everyone is like ?? What’s this child screaming about
Then he just, strips off his hoodie, soaked from rain and tosses it to the floor. Everyone watches him, curious to where tf this is going. He lifts his shirt and turns so his back is facing them all. And holy. Shit.
There, LARGE and with a ton of detailed flames and broken chains and other small designs around it were two words: PROUD FAKE
Let’s just say that was the day the Lads found out about their mistake, Ryan is the proudest he’s ever been of his own prank, and Geoff just. Please, help his soul, these children are going to be the death of him. That’s the last of the new recruits for a while.
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