It takes really living together for a while for David to fully register that he’s not the only one who deals with anxiety. He slowly begins to pick up on Patrick’s coping mechanisms, realizing that they are more than just personality traits. His love of spreadsheets helps to organize his thoughts. He keeps the ones for the store on their Google Drive and David has found him more than once, on a weeknight or a Sunday morning, scrolling through them on his phone for a few minutes, not making changes, just scrolling…looking at the numbers all lined up where he put them days before.
He also likes to re-watch baseball games, the same games, over and over, even though the plays never change and the score remains the same. He tells David it’s like background noise, something he can enjoy without having to wonder if things will work out, if his team will win or lose. David recognizes this, as he has favorite books he does this with, passages of text he can just scan with his eyes, not needing to read the words as he knows every syllable by heart.
Unlike David, he’s not prone to vocalize when he’s feeling troubled, but David learns to pick up on those cues, too. There’s one afternoon in late summer and they’ve had a slow week at the store, prompting Patrick to scroll through those spreadsheets more than normal, constantly picking up his phone even as his game plays on the TV. David senses he could use a distraction and offers one up. He calls Patrick into the bedroom, immediately directing him to the bed where he’s pulled Excel up on their laptop and asks him for help. They spend the next two hours cataloging David’s knits together, making columns for color theme, designer, weather weight, material and even wearability. He wants to argue that wearability shouldn’t be a factor, because it’s fashion, but Patrick enjoys the debate so much that he relents. Not on whether something is wearable, but on the inclusion of the column. They even have to call Stevie and Alexis to get intel on the sweaters they’ve stolen, prompting more laughs and ganging up on David, but he takes the abuse.
In the end, it turns out to be an enjoyable afternoon, one that leaves Patrick smiling for the rest of the night, his spreadsheets for the store on his phone forgotten and the weight on his shoulders obviously lifted.
He doesn’t need to know that David already has a detailed catalogue of his knits in one of his journals, with records dating back at least ten years.
Of course, Patrick’s well aware of this, but he keeps quiet and just lets himself be loved.
Happy Headcanon Tuesday! Just a lil one today
Sometimes I like to think about David and Patrick going on vacation somewhere tropical and beachy. When they decide they can finally take a vacation, David obviously shoots for the stars and suggests an over the water bungalow in Fiji but they end up somewhere much less expensive but still lovely. They eat lots of delicious food and take long walks on the beach at sunset… all of the cliche vacation with the love of your life stuff. There somehow happens to be a nude beach and there are accompanying shoulder wiggles when David tells him “I had no idea, Patrick! …But, I mean, since we’re here………..” Patrick feels bold with David by his side so he just goes along with it. They may or may not both end up with sand in very uncomfortable places that day but… worth it. David has a natural ability to tan but Patrick isn’t so lucky. Even slathered with sunscreen, he ends up burning and David gets the pleasure of covering him with aloe at night when they get back to their room. They sit out on the balcony, watching the sunset and listening to the waves, all wrapped around each other and deliriously in love. They’re relaxed and so very, very happy.
SERIOUS QUESTION: Should I watch Schitt’s Creek for the fifth time or Brooklyn Nine-Nine??
He wakes up with the morning sun with the faint memory of loneliness. Sometimes, that old melancholy just faintly passes by him, the leftovers from a lifetime ago. Memories of a time when he disconnected from people, from the world around him. Memories of people who cared less about him and more about what he could offer them. They don’t come often now but they still come.
He’s pressed between two warm bodies, keeping him in, keeping him safe. While they tend to sleep with David’s head on Patrick’s shoulder, there are nights like these where the cold snuggles them up under piles of blankets and piles of each other. Patrick is nestled in behind him and Blue is curled up like a little comma in the alcove of his bent knees. He’s surrounded by his little family and yet still, sometimes that safety reminds him of the time when it didn’t exist.
He aches for that time. Not because he wants to return to it but because if he could just for a second meet that version of himself, tell him to hold on, that good things were coming….well he wouldn’t have believed it so maybe that wasn’t the point. Maybe the point was to remember that time to know how much he should hold on to the present. Hold on to this warm little cocoon that surrounds him on a winter morning and know, at last, good things are meant for him too.
Patrick’s hand grips tighter to his shirt as Blue quietly woofs in his sleep at some invisible squirrel. And David holds on to them and lets the rest go as he drifts back to sleep.
(This is part of a 5+1 that I think my brain is finally allowing me to write)
It’s Headcanon Tuesday! Thanks to Michael Seater and his partner for inspiring this one:
David has a private Instagram and he occasionally posts what can only be termed “thirst traps” of his husband, but never the kind he would have taken himself back in the day. They’re shots of Patrick up on a ladder, the sleeves of his white tshirt rolled up like a Tom of Finland drawing, from the angle that best shows off his ass in the ratty jeans he uses for things like cleaning out their gutters. Sometimes it’s him just waking up from a nap on the couch, shirt rucked up a little and arm above his head like one of your French girls, with the devastating little curl of a smile David gets to see every morning. The only one he’s shirtless in is of him crooning at David from behind his guitar, leaning into it so that the muscle of his shoulder stands out in a way that makes David need to go and touch it for himself every time he sees the picture in his camera roll. David always asks Patrick before he posts one and turns off the comments (“I do NOT need to hear how my sister feels about your delts!”) and Patrick always lets him because he’s still a little self-conscious and private but also he loves to see himself the way David sees him, see what David thinks is worth showing off.
And then one day, inevitably, David accidentally posts one to the store Instagram instead of his private. By the time he notices that both Stevie and Alexis have texted him and takes it down, they’ve already done record online sales for any Tuesday since the site’s been open. David tries to flatter and cajole Patrick into letting him “accidentally” post one again in a few weeks (“but think of the sales, me having the hottest husband in Canada is good for our business!”).
Patrick calls Ted for backup because he knows how Ted felt about the Miguel ads, but it doesn’t work because Ted saw the post and all he does is talk to Patrick about how great he looks and how “that gym time is paying off, bud!” and asking him what he benches, and Patrick gets so flustered that he ends up agreeing to letting David post one more.
When David picks one out, six weeks later, Patrick thinks about taking it back, but David got his agreement on video, and besides, their online sales could use a boost.
Schitt’s Creek, why are you over?
i think a nice wholesome aspect of schitt’s creek is that it’s the Found Family trope except the found family is… a literal biological family
like they all actively choose to love each other, to support each other, to spend time with each other. and it’s not out of familial obligation but out of a discovered (dare i say, found?) mutual respect they didn’t have before
Just finished watching Schitt’s Creek now my heart is as heavy as my eyelids so how do I recover from this
Happy Pride month! ❤🧡💛💚💙💜
Here are some of my favorite couples/LGBTQ+ couples on TV 🌈
Ian & Mickey - Shameless US
David & Patrick - Schitt’s Creek
Casey & Izzie - Atypical
Adam & Eric - Sex Education
Deran & Adrian - Animal Kingdom
(they deserved better)
Ander & Omar - Elite
Brian & Justin - Queer as Folk
Sam & Grizz - The Society
Connor & Oliver - How to get away with murder
Cheryl & Toni - Riverdale
oh definitely agree. alexis is definitely her fathers daughter. its been great to see their relationship grow in the 6 seasons, from him not even knowing her eye color to helping her through a rough breakup and wanting to be there for her because he never was in the past. they’ve grown a lot and its so beautiful.
I think Moira said it best, “you and patrick are good grapes, different notes, different tannins, but together you make one perfect blend. You and I, are two potent grapes. There’s a lot of your father in Patrick. Just because their notes are subtle doesnt mean they require any less attention.”
David and Patrick are not similar but I do think they’re starting to become similar in the sense of values and what they want out of their marriage and being together. They definitely mirror one another. I agree with what you said that Patrick is more compromising and that David is more secure with what he wants and needs, but they’re both continuously growing and learning from each other. Like Moira said their relationship will get even better with age, because as you age you’re continuing to grow in your relationship and yourself.
They are a really great team! I dont want to say that they got their better half cause that implies they were only a half before they got together, they were still a whole person but missing something tangible to make them the person they needed to be. They found each other when they needed the other person the most and they fell in love and got married. They found their soulmates.
Summary: David meets his new tutor, Patrick.
Notes: Hi everyone! Now that we’ve all listened to Noah’s new album Gemini all weekend (it’s literally perfect go listen if you haven’t), here’s the next chapter! I hope you’re liking this premise so far. I will be updating every Monday.
Thank you for your continued support, it means a lot!
Hope you enjoy this chapter! 💖
Time to ‘fess up. I haven’t seen Warmest Regards yet.
I’m not emotionally ready to really REALLY be done with the show. Yes…total cowardice.