you know what hurts?
when tommy stole charlie, wanting linda back, and foolish told quackity, quackity just told him to give linda back, that he knows tommy and he’s acting out because he’s going through stuff. that’s yknow, kinda wholesome and shows that big q still cares quite a bit about tommy.
what hurts is what he says in passing during that conversation. he mentions he’s worried about tubbo and ranboo because he ‘doesn’t know them that well’, when…honestly i’d argue that big q may know tubbo more than he does tommy.
he knew tubbo during the l’manburg era, just like he’d known tommy. they did the whole drug ring thing together. tubbo was a part of that.
then the election and schlatt’s presidency. quackity was the vice and tubbo was schlatt’s right hand man. through streams they talked a lot. they interacted so much. they built stuff together and vented and talked, hell quackity covered for him a few times. the tunnel to pogtopia? quackity kept helping and pushing tubbo’s innocence and trying to get schlatt to stop investigating. he even helped build the tunnel, saying it was his ‘day off’.
during the execution, when quackity realized what schlatt was doing, he tried to talk him down from it. hell, during the manburg v. pogtopia war, before it, tubbo and quackity had a talk and had contemplated running away together- y’know, how tubbo and tommy had before?
then you have tubbo’s presidency. sure, tommy was the vice president, but remember the moment tommy was given that title he stepped down. quackity was, really, tubbo’s right hand man. all of his decisions he would discuss with quackity. he did the whole butcher army thing with him, he was one of the first to ask if big q was alright after techno killed him.
then you have doomsday. quackity helped as best he could, they had their arguments over ranboo sure, and quackity stepped down as being a part of the cabinet, but he said he’d still be a friend and an ally. he told him to look out for himself and be wary of who he trusts and to stand up for himself. he helped in doomsday and left (presumably to start nevadas).
he came back during the final disc confrontation. he came back just to hug and build up both tommy and tubbo, giving them motivational words. when they were rescued by everyone? quackity told dream that he fucked up, he was one of the few out of the group who spoke, and he spoke near first. he wore nothing, no armor, and he did anyway, and he stood to protect them.
and sure, it’s been a few months, but for quackity to say that he doesn’t know them that well?
foolish wasn’t around for a majority of this, so he could just be telling this to foolish, he’d not know any better, but why?
why is he lying about knowing tubbo? honestly he’s probably one of the only people, save for tommy, who has been through and experienced a lot of what he has, along side with him!
is he lying for whatever reason, or does he really think that being with ranboo has somehow changed him that drastically? what is he hiding or thinking? because honestly he probably knows tubbo and what tubbo went through when he was alone during the presidencies better than anyone else.