The two loves of his life are looking at him all bright eyed, with their matching fluffy curly hair. All they want is to go to dad #2′s house and play video games, but THE INTERNET IS GONNA KILL THEM so Eddie’s gotta stay strong!!!
It’s for their sake.
That arm cross right there? That’s 30% Bad-Cop Husband and 70% “Ugh the begging eyes, it’s too bright, STOP ME from reaching out and fluffing BOTH of their hair right now, PUT YOURSELVES AWAY, HANDS!! Arms, I beg you SHEILD MY POOR HEART OR I SWEAR I’M GONNA SAY YES!! Now, put on your stern face, little bit of--woops, a LOT of eyebrow, tell the other Dad Unit we are Not Happy and he is on the couch tonight if he keeps wearing that stupid beautiful hopeful face that matches our son’s... There we go...”
Stay Strong Eddie. Stay Strong.
Thank you @daisys-buckley for giving me this GIF so I could SQUEEEEEE unintelligibly over it for long enough to get this out
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sometimes i think about the buck-eddie-chris situation too hard and i actually start to lose it bc like. the show fully portrays buck as a second parent to chris. he’s not even in the fun uncle territory anymore he straight up just acts like his dad.
and even when it’s a funny scene it’s still just...there. take the whole chris going to camp discussion from 3x18. when buck goes on the ‘whAT IF HE GETS HOMESICK’ rant no one in the scene laughs and says, ‘relax buck, he’s not your kid’. buck’s reaction is funny, sure, but no one acts like it’s out of place. likewise in the scene in 3x03 where chris asks buck if they can go to his house when eddie turns off the tv. again, it’s a funny scene but it’s absolutely still played as buck deferring to eddie and siding with his partner him over chris.
and even before all this, even before their friendship is in an arguably much deeper place, eddie tells buck in 3x03 “i love him enough to never stop trying and i know you do too”. that’s not?????????? how your friend should feel about your kid?????? you should not believe that your friend loves your child in the same way/to the same extent you do when you’ve only known each other a little over a year. and to be so sure of that?????? he says it’s so resolutely it’s unbelievable?????????
and i mean, literally everything about 4x14 just emphasises all of this even more. from the fact that buck takes on the responsibility of taking care of chris without being asked to the fact that we discover eddie’s chosen him in that role anyway. then to have buck and chris’ first interaction after this be the hug in the firehouse in 5x02 where buck greets chris the exact same way eddie does i’m??????????
of all the things the show has done, they have never once post-s2 presented buck’s role in christopher’s life as anything other than parental and it’s so fucking wild bc it’s like. okay. eddie is christopher’s dad. and you’re saying buck loves chris like a son. and eddie has chosen buck to be christopher’s parent in the event that he’s not around anymore. so.
what are eddie and buck to each other then????
best friends? obviously. work partners? sure. but what are they together in christopher’s life?
there’s literally only one answer and the fact that canon is both so fucking blatant about who buck is to chris but also so incredibly vague when it comes to defining buck and eddie’s relationship my brain genuinely feels like it’s going to explode i can’t deal with this
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