🖤 Conner Kent: SFW Alphabet 🖤
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A = Affection (How affectionate are they? How do they show affection?)
Love Languages: Physical Touch | Quality Time
Because Conner is a clone and has to take time to learn more about the world and society as the rest of us have since we were born, he may not be as open and affectionate in the beginning. Given time, he definitely can become a part of the common trope of the big, brooding strong guy who turns into a loveable, adorable baby when his partner is around. Not as openly around others, but if you’re alone, he will beg for kisses, pull you into random wrestle and tickle fights, and hold you hostage in the name of cuddling.
His primary love language is physical touch. He will always find a way to be physically connected to you in some way, whether it’s standing behind you and pressing you to him with his arms around your waist or holding your hand and rubbing his thumbs over your knuckles. He was created to be a weapon, and this has left many insecurities within him, such as feeling undeserving of genuine love, so having your touch reassures him of your love. In this, he also appreciates when you seek out his touch. It adds greatly to his confidence and pride when he knows you crave his hold as much as he seeks your out. His second love language is quality time.
He enjoys immensely the moments when he gets to spend time with you away from the team. He won’t say it, but he loves going on late walks with you when the sun is just setting, especially by the beach next to the Cave. He loves taking you on rides on Sphere, aka Super Cycle, around the city, and when you and he go out to run around and play with Wolf. He also loves when you and he sit down and you teach him all about Earth and the different cultures and histories he didn’t learn through the programming he was given. All this is happening while he has you either in his arms or his hand on some part of your body.
B = Best friend (What would they be like as a best friend? How would the friendship start?)
As a best friend, he’s quiet but dependable. He’s the kind of friend you know will always be there even if they seem disinterested in whatever it may be. If it’s important to you, it’s important to him. He is quite protective of his friends, and won’t tolerate anyone treating you with disrespect, at least without good reason. If you did something stupid, he’ll be the first one to tell you, and the will be the bluntest about it.
It probably would start in the same way it did at the beginning of Young Justice. You and him working together on a project or part of a team, and over time, he’s withdrawn and reclusive, not speaking much, just doing what’s he meant to do. It isn’t until something happens like something going wrong or blowing up (explosions for some reason tend to always help), that it can spark some conversation between you two. Especially if he finds you know a lot about something he’s interested in.
C = Cuddles (Do they like to cuddle? How would they cuddle?)
The. Worlds. Biggest. Cuddler.
Again, he’s the kind that wouldn’t openly show it in front of others unless under special circumstances like you were hurt and he was watching over you, but if you’re alone, all bets are off. Laying on the couch, he's right on top of you with his arms around your body hugging you like his favorite teddy bear. Sitting in a chair or on the couch, you’re either tucked into his side or he’s wrapped around yours. Laying on the bed, a mixture of both. Either he’s got you on top of him or vice versa with his arms wrapped around you so you won’t be able to get up without him letting you. Or, if you’re on your sides, he’s pulling you into his chest whether from the front or behind, and holds onto you tight, same situation with the arms like before. You’re not getting away from him unless he lets you.
He also always wants you to rub his head. If you stop for any reason, he’ll grumble under his breath in disapproval and give you a hard stare until you put your hands back and continue.
D = Domestic (Do they want to settle down? How are they at cooking and cleaning?)
At first, he doesn’t know what it is. When you explain it to him, he may not be so interested in it at first, fine with living life the way he does now and enjoying it with you. Over time though, seeing different couples and how they interact and settle down, especially whether through mainstream media or even seeing different hero allies settling down with their partners, he’ll grow that desire and seek to have that lifestyle with you.
Cooking can either go left or right. If he has much knowledge, he can probably very easily pull off the basics and learn more advanced stuff over time. On the other hand, I don’t see it anywhere impossible of him potentially blowing up your kitchen while trying to make eggs. He may have an easier time with cleaning. In the beginning, while living in the cave, he’s lowkey probably messy and not as tidy. He’ll change that habit over time, especially if he knows you prefer a clean space.
E = Ending (If they had to break up with their partner, how would they do it?)
I’d see it happening through an argument of some sort. You’re angry, he’s angrier and blurts it out. If it was a genuine misunderstanding or not serious, he’ll be quick to realize his mistake especially after your comrades make him realize how stupid his decision was. You’ll take him back, but no cuddling for a week.
If it’s serious, it’ll probably be a big argument that spans weeks, maybe even months, until you both get to a point where you realize it’d be better to separate and just come to a mutual understanding without even having to say it.
F = Fiance(e) (How do they feel about commitment? How quickly would they want to get married?)
This goes in part with the Domestic tag. Of course, as far as commitment, Conner in his mind doesn’t understand the idea of infidelities and cheating. Everyone is subject to temptation at some point though, so if it does happen with him, if you two aren’t serious, he may entertain it for a little bit, but if his feelings are serious for you and he sees you entertaining others, he’ll either shut that quick down so quick and make it official with you, or play a game of how can make the other jealous before they cave. He will lose.
Marriage is where the domestic part comes in. At first, he won’t understand until he learns more about the subject when either you teach it to him or he researches it on his own. He may not be interested at first, but when he sees others doing it over time, eventually at some point in your relationship, he’ll pop the question in whatever way he comes up with. He will definitely seek outside help as far as setting it up though.
G = Gentle (How gentle are they, both physically and emotionally?)
He has to learn how to be gentle with his powers. He was made to be a weapon so he is used to treating things with direct and harsh force. He’ll learn over time physically, but emotionally, well that may be a little longer as it takes him time to learn and understand his emotions.
H = Hugs (Do they like hugs? How often do they do it? What are their hugs like?)
Back to the affection thing and cuddling. If it’s in public, he’ll hug you just to make sure you’re okay or provide you comfort if you need it. He may even do it if he feels jealous and wants to remind anyone and everyone who you’re with. Alone, endless hugs and snuggles. His hugs are stronger and warm. Since genetically, he is considered to be in his teens, his body is not as big as it can be just yet. He’s got some growing to do, but even now, you find you enjoy the feeling of having to stretch your arms around his larger body, even if you’re just as tall or taller than him. Give it time, and he’ll be towering over and dwarfing you in size.
I = I love you (How fast do they say the L-word?)
You may have to say it first in this scenario. Conner’s still learning how to express his emotions and may not understand the exact moment when he realizes he loves/is in love with you. He’ll say it after you say it, even if you tell him to not say it if he doesn’t realize it yet. At some point though, he’ll have a special moment looking at you when it hits him like a ton of bricks, and he’ll pull you in his arms and just kiss you while muttering it against your lips. It could be anywhere from 6 months to two years into your relationship.
J = Jealousy (How jealous do they get? What do they do when they’re jealous?)
He’s just short of Jason on that scale. While at first, he won’t know what the feeling is, he just knows he doesn’t like it. ‘Why is that person touching your shoulder like that?’ ‘Do they really need to stare at you for that long?’ ‘Alright, drawing the line at that unnecessary ass hug.’ All of these things would be going through his head watching someone interact with you, especially if it was someone they didn’t notice.
Again, I said he’s just short of Jason, who would react with threats of intimidation and violence. While Conner would do the same on the first end, he knows he can’t really react violently the way he wants, so he resides to pulling you away with him if you want to go or not. He also won’t shy away from staking his claim on you (again, he’s physical touch which means he has a slight aversion to the idea of others getting to touch you). Whether that’s by placing his arm around you in a non-discrete manner or finding some way to put his hand on you where it can be seen. If necessary, pulling you straight into his hold and wrapping his arms around you, nuzzling your neck while staring whoever is daring to flirt with you straight into their eyes as a warning.
K = Kisses (What are their kisses like? Where do they like to kiss you? Where do they like to be kissed?)
Depending on his mood, it can be a mix between gentle, or rough. He leans more rough and passionate kisses. He likes to kiss you anywhere on your face and around your neck. You like to kiss his face, neck, his collarbone, and jaw.
L = Little ones (How are they around children?)
Kids are the one other thing besides you that bring out his soft side. Unlike adults, they don’t judge and see everything with an open mind unless they’ve been fed negative rhetoric and hate, but even then, they're the quickest to unlearn it versus adults.
Being around kids is part of what helps him learn to become more gentle and caring, especially if he’s holding or rescuing one on a mission.
M = Morning (How are mornings spent with them?)
If you live at the Cave, you’ll either be waking up in his room because he wouldn’t let you leave, or you’ll find him in your bed if you opted and managed to get back to your own room where he definitely doesn’t pick the lock after having Dick teach him how (he broke one too many of your doors when using his super strength to slightly force it open). Either way, you’ll wake up and try to get out of bed, only to find yourself trapped in his arms. If you succeed in slipping out, his super hearing will alert and wake him before you can even get a toe on the ground, yanking you back into his hold and tucking you under him to prevent any other escape attempts. After some coercing and persuasion with promises of cuddles and head rubs later, he’ll release you to let you go and shower. Once you’re ready, you’ve got to force him out of bed now. Good luck.
Once up though, he loves to get some training in and share breakfast with you. He also likes to take Wolf out for a stroll or a ride around the city and insists you come with him.
Same routine if you live with your parents or somewhere else besides the Cave, with some additional questioning of how he got inside if you didn’t let him spend the night.
N = Night (How are nights spent with them?)
Cuddling. If you come back from a mission and you’re tired, you’ll try to go to your room first only to either have Conner drag you to his or follow you to yours. Whichever it ends up being, you’ll crash onto the bed and Conner will follow, pulling you into his hold. At some point, you’ll want to go change and shower, and he won’t let you, reminding you of your promise to cuddle him and rub his head from that morning. You did it plenty of times, he’s just greedy. When he does let you go to shower and change, he’ll proceed after you. You could use this time to slip away to your room and lock the door, but you’ll know what will eventually happen at some point in the night so you’ll just crawl into his bed. He’ll come out, smile in pride at seeing you already snuggled in, and get you promptly wrapped in his arms.
You’re nightly routine can consist of movie marathons, talking about whatever topics in the middle of the night, and also you teaching him how to do skin care. You’ve got more photos than you’d like him to know about of him putting a bubble mask on his face. You have full intentions of showing them to everyone on his birthday (if he knows his birthday).
O = Open (When would they start revealing things about themselves? Do they say everything all at once or wait a while to reveal things slowly?)
It’d take some time depending on his trust level with you in the beginning. He’ll reveal things slowly, and sometimes he’ll say things without even realizing he’s revealed something.
P = Patience (How easily angered are they?)
We all should know the answer to this. He’s working on his emotions though but in the beginning? That boy is a hair trigger on steroids. He gets very defensive, especially if you come at him a certain way. He’s also very expressive in his anger and may or may not leave a couple of holes in the wall around the Cave when he can’t properly get out what he’s trying to express.
Q = Quizzes (How much would they remember about you? Do they remember every little detail you mention in passing, or do they kind of forget everything?)
He’d probably be forgetful with smaller details, but he doesn’t forget any big or major ones. He actually obsesses over them whenever he tries to plan stuff for you two. Making sure everything is your favorite color, and making sure he has a gift for you at least a month before your birthday. But, if you ask him to remember that one thing you told him two days ago about whatever it is you were talking about, not much luck there.
R = Remember (What is their favorite moment in your relationship?)
I imagined this in my mind, but I picture two key moments. One was when you and he became an official couple, especially if it was his first kiss with you. The second is after he and Superman have started forming a healthy relationship and Clark decides to take him out for bonding time and to get to know each other better. Since he’s nervous, he asks to bring you along to which Clark happily accepts (already aware of the feelings between you two whether you’re official and out or not yet). That was a special day for him as he was finally getting the kind of relationship with the one man he desired more than anything, and he got to spend it with you as well.
S = Security (How protective are they? How would they protect you? How would they like to be protected?)
Conner is extremely protective. He gets immediately stressed at the idea of sending you into any kind of danger or mission with him not present. He will volunteer himself for any mission you’re going on, even if the intention is for you to go alone or with someone else. In a civilian setting, he’s always scanning if anyone may be a threat to you, and if anyone gets too close for his liking, he won’t hesitate to intervene.
He actively takes on enemies for you while in a fight, much to your annoyance but you appreciate the thought. Conner is kind to immediately place himself between you and whatever danger you are being faced with, even if he knows you can take care of yourself. It takes time for him to come off of this, as you show him more and more how you can defend yourself.
He also loves when you speak up for him or defend him in situations, whether it’s a physical attack or verbal attack. You’re just as protective of Conner as he is of you, which causes you to also have a tense relationship with Superman in the beginning even if you’ve been around the League longer than him. He appreciates having and knowing you're always in his corner, even if he is wrong in the situation.
T = Try (How much effort would they put into dates, anniversaries, gifts, everyday tasks?)
You’d probably be more of the romantic one between the two of you. If Conner tried to put something together nice for you, he’d probably ask Zatanna, M’Gann, and Artemis for help. Even Dick or Kal he may seek advice from. Anything from Wally, he would probably do the opposite.
He’ll put extra care into what he does or gets, ESPECIALLY if you’re love language is Receiving Gifts or Acts Of Service.
U = Ugly (What would be some bad habits of theirs?)
He can be a bit messy sometimes. He was used to living in a pod, so when he starts collecting new things over time, he doesn’t really know how to organize and keep it tidy. That’s where you come in to help him out.
His frequent outburst can be a little much for you at times, but you learn how to deal with them as he learns how to deal with his emotions.
You hate it when he uses those Shields to activate his full Kryptonian abilities.
The biggest thing would actually probably be his ego and pride. He hates being bested at anything, and because he’s a Kryptonian by nature, he without saying it believes there’s nothing he can’t handle. He has let this slip a few times, and you’ve more than happily humbled him a few times as well.
V = Vanity (How concerned are they with their looks?)
Considering he’s half-Kryptonian and on Earth, they’re like supposed to be extremely attractive to humans, I would say not much. That’s something he was never really worried about or expected to worry about. And given, that his DNA is from two extremely good-looking men, he’s not worried at all. He does though take a little more care in his appearance anytime he knows he’ll be around you. If you’ve got a thing for muscles and fit bodies, he will put extra attention into his workouts and training (typically with his shirt off but he blames it on not wanting to rip his shirt which is very ironic coming from him).
W = Whole (Would they feel incomplete without you?)
He gets anxious or antsy if you’re not nearby, especially on a mission, but he knows you can handle yourself. Now, if you’re gone for longer periods of time or worse, you’ve been abducted or gone missing on a mission, he’s completely beside himself. He’s snapping out at everyone, resorting back to his angry outbursts which become worse without you there to calm him. It’ll feel like he’s missing his anchor, and until he’s got you back safely in his grasp, he’ll continue spiraling until he’s either an angry ball of rage or a silent ticking time bomb.
X = Xtra (A random headcanon for them.)
He hopes he does develop the ability one day to fly without needing a Shield. He wants to fly through the skies with you and see the sun above the clouds. It helps but hurts a little if you can fly.
He secretly wants to create his own version of the Superman costume with tights, just without the cape.
Y = Yuck (What are some things they wouldn’t like, either in general or in a partner?)
He wouldn’t like you being overly promiscuous or flirtatious with other people and doesn't like you being reckless, that’s his thing.
He hates anyone driving or riding on the Super-Cycle, aka Sphere, besides him.
He hates sarcasm. He doesn’t like it when people speak down to him like he’s lesser or stupider than him. He only tolerates it with you, but that’s pushing it as he will quickly communicate his displeasure with you if you use that tone with him. It’s the quickest way to get on his bad side really.
Z = Zzz (What is a sleep habit of theirs?)
Because he was used to sleeping in a pod before, he can sleep in one position throughout the night and not move once. This does not bode well for you if you’re sleeping in the same bed together, and as mentioned many times, he’s a cuddler, so if he’s sleeping on top of you and you suddenly have to pee, good luck with that.
He also tends to get worked up in his sleep (IYKYK) due to his half-Kryptonian biology increasing his drive. You may wake up sometimes to his sudden dry humping you in his sleep.
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