Arrival to Watchpoint: Gibraltar, snippets [Cling to hope AU]
Winston- Director Winston, adjusted his glasses once again. Always had that tic- inherited it from Harold. There was much to do. A lot of responsability on his shoulders, something he wasn't used to. He didn't have a lot of faith in seeing so many familiar faces when the rocket left the Gibraltar airspace. He expected Lena, of course, she was family, a little sister if you will. Reinhardt was a sight for sore eyes, and of course, the Lindholms were right behind his shield. They also had a Bastion now, who Torbjörn said, literally, "He's fine, he's fine, I've checked, trust me, he's a bit weird, but Brigitte would kill me if I dared to took him apart". But they were not the only ones. Genji Shimada, accompanied by Tekhartha Zenyatta; Mei-Ling Zhou, who was already so deep on his own research -he was a little embarrassed about that, if he was being honest-; Angela and Fareeha Amari, the first probably dragging the second, also showed up, and of course, Captain Sojourn, who just arrived from Watchpoint: Antarctica. According to Echo, Jesse McCree was 'coming, at some point, I think', and later had confirmed his location near Watchpoint: Grand Mesa, where he was meeting with Fio, the former pilot of Blackwatch, and apparently, 'an interesting new recruit'.
Seeing his lonely laboratory so filled with ecclectic and explosive emotions- Winston felt, from the first time in a long time, finally at home.
Winston, played by Fox.
Watchpoint Gibraltar was once a sight to behold. Now it laid almost a shadow of what it once was, a sight that Reinhardt could compare to what he felt when he visited Eichenwalde with Brigitte, not so long ago. The remains of a war, but also an opportunity to rebuild, reform and grow old. He used to say to the kid "I will fight 'til my last breath"- and Wilhelm was a man of his word.
Reinhardt Wilhelm, played by Shadow.
"Oh, Angela, long time no see!" Blink! Blink! Blink! Tracer jumped again and again between places and people in the new base, absorving as much as she could take in, saying hi to everyone she knew and shaking the hands of those she didn’t. She was so young when she was last here! Not that she didn't age much, mind you. It felt like yesterday, really, although she was just there a few times, in Christmas, to visit Winston. Oh, she wished Emily could be here. Everyone was a mopey mess, but Cadet Oxton- no, no, Commander Oxton! Appointed by both Winston and Reinhardt, who acted now as director and one of the commanders of Overwatch, even if the legality of it was... sketchy at best. It was mainly Winston. That ol' softy.
"Oh! Oh my god! TORB?"
Lena Oxton, played by Light.
Darn moment the second he accepted. Darn Reinhardt and his honor and duty and skitsnack. Oh, he hated this with passion. It was one thing to let Brigitte follow Wilhelm to this old graveyard, another to come himself, definitely a horrible idea to bring Bastion, and he definitely regretted every choice he had make that lead him to this moment the second he saw, for a split second, Lena Oxton comming at him. The cavalry is here.
"You stop right there!", he said, trying to use Reinhardt, ironically, as a shield. "You stop right there, young lady!", he already missed his home and his wife, this was a nightmare.
It was not that Torb thought that trying to rebuild Overwatch was a waste of time. It was, but, that was not the point why he hated being there. The fact was- he really didn't see any danger. There was nothing on the horizon that he thought was enough to call them to arms once again. They were old- not every one of them was a bioengineered monkey from space, an omnic or... whatever Oxton and Angela were. Of course, he wasn't briefed about the Talon corporation and all the recent developments, although as the hardhead he was, probably wouldn't make half a difference.
"Reinhardt, I'm going back to Sweden."
Torbjörn Lindholm, played by Dana.
What the fuck was going on. He didn't know half these people. They talked a lot. Where was Zenyatta again? He’s talking with the only other omnic in the room that has conversation, blue face girl. Oh, there is Doctor Ziegler, he knows her. That is a relief. But now he’s seriously regretting sending a mail to his brother. He was going to hate this. Probably would not enjoy a 12 hour flight with Jesse either. Hanzo was going to kill him again. Well deserved this time.
Genji Shimada, played by Shadow.
i saw a post on tiktok about dying in battle and your last words to a member of your party is a confession of your love. but then you get resurrected and have to face the consequences. and i want that but like. as a character backstory. you get resurrected which you didn’t realise your cleric could do and the person you’re in love with is like uh hey? and so you pretend to go back unconscious to continue recovering until the party rests for the night and you fuckin’ book it. change your name change your class get a new adventuring party. don’t be suspicious (don’t be suspicious)
everyone thinks you have some dark and edgy backstory but really you’re just an idiot who was so afraid of being rejected that you faked your death.