Are you signing up for the upcoming YW fic exchange? Also give me your female Roshaun headcanon. C:
1. I am maybe not signing up because I will be traveling in a foreign country when the fic is due and don’t know if I’m competent enough to get it together? But I could be talked into it…!
2. OH GOD I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. Um. (I have legit never thought about this before!) Well, first things first: girl!Roshaun has a far more complicated relationship with her parents, because while I am not totally sure where I stand on Wellakhit gender politics headcanon, it does seem to be the kind of society where it would be more stable for the Sunlord to have a son than a daughter. As soon as she’s old enough to be in public company, she’s surrounded by suitors, so she grows up with a strange sense that she is the most important person in the room but also that this importance depends entirely on her ability to manipulate the opinions of men? She doesn’t have a lot of female friends because she can’t participate in the kind of frivolous boys-and-clothes-and-makeup conversations that they can — and also she could never trust a girl with a brother (or male cousin, or, ew, widowed father!) because she would always be suspecting them of trying to get at her power. She goes through a phase when she’s younger where she tries not to be attractive, or polite, or any of the things that she’s supposed to be, but people keep coming at her anyway, because she’s heir to the throne, and it doesn’t matter that she’s chopped off all that golden hair, it’ll grow back and the servants will keep better track of the scissors from now on.
And so when she shows up on Earth and meets Dairine, it’s just such a slap in the face that this girl gets to be a girl, gets to have a childhood, doesn’t have any boys scrambling for her attention, or if she does, doesn’t have to worry that boys like her for anything other than her.