the fact that Ed flinches like this just before Roy grabs his arm because he’s expecting Roy to hit him is The Worst Thing In The World
like, he’s twelve, he’s just lost someone who was basically an adopted sibling in a horrifyingly violent manner, and when Roy walks up to him his immediate assumption is that he’s about to be beaten instead of comforted
#i mean #this is a *learned* response #like i love izumi as a character and i get that she’s a variation of the cryptic/violent/unconventional teacher trope #but 03 takes what she did to ed and al — in fact all the fucked-up stuff that NEARLY EVERY SINGLE ADULT IN THE FUCKING STORY does to Ed and #Al — so much more seriously #and you can see it in things like this #Ed is TWELVE and Roy’s never been violent or even expressed anger with him but his first reaction is still to recoil #because he’s used to being hit instead of hugged
yeah i’m reblogging my own post with my own tags but idc because i just remembered this and had to sit down
So I see a lot of headcanons of Jim always having food nearby because of Tarsus IV.
But what if instead of squirreling food away for himself Jim has this complex of making sure that his friends always have something to eat instead. Like when Bones was depressed at the academy Jim would bring food to him. Or after Vulcan blew he would drag Spock to the mess and sit and watch him and make sure he ate. Because Jim saw friends starve once, and he’ll be damned before he lets it happen again.