Anonymous said: Can you please talk some more about Brownie/Segs? You're head-canons/ canons from them are perfect. And on point to.
Aww, thank you.
So, remember that time I talked about soulbonding where the universe rearranges itself to facilitate soulbonds? My original thought about that plot bunny was about the Tylers.
Brownie doesn’t get a contract and doesn’t get a contract and doesn’t get a contract, all through the summer. What he doesn’t realize - what no one realizes - is that the universe is making space for him to bond with Segs. Soulbonds don’t always happen at first meeting, but they’re both at a place where they could be ready for it. Segs has gotten his wildness out in Boston. Brownie has had a serious relationship and knows what to do (and what not to do).
Except that it doesn’t happen, because instead of spending the summer with Segs/deciding to move to Dallas and keep Segs company, Brownie spends the whole summer living with his parents in Wasaga Beach, and he works his way into an ECHL contract for the next season. But there’s still the possibility of it, even if there isn’t the space and time just yet.
Brownie plays his heart out in Greenville, wears his A with pride. He’s disappointed, sure, that he’s not going to make it to the show, but he’s playing hockey, playing as well as he can, and building up his leadership skills while does.
Segs plays hard, racks up the points and hat tricks, partners with Jamie to drag the Stars up into the playoffs as a real contender. He parties, still, but he’s smarter about it, keeps it to the house more, flies in the boys from Boston instead of going out with them when he’s in their city.
They’re making good lives for themselves, strong lives, and if they miss the closeness they used to have, well, they have other things going for them.
But then they spend some time together again, maybe Brownie spends a weekend with Segs in the Toronto apartment in the summer, the two of them hanging out and Brownie getting to know the new dog, getting reacquainted with Marshall. But there’s something else happens while he’s there. They click, in a way that’s different from the way they’ve always clicked. This is something deeper, and in some ways, something easier. They’re their own men now, and that means when they bond, they come at it from a place of strength and from a place of knowing who they are. They don’t have the kind of identity blurring issues bonds can sometimes cause, and they’re rooted enough in their own selves to be okay with spending most of the year apart.