Sextus still adjusting to civilian life after being medically retired from the Army, and in his attempt to chillTM he finds himself still clinging to the nurse that saved his life since she’s (Shinju) his only real friend.
She suggests clothes shopping and site seeing to get used to the city/suburbs again, and he nervously agrees.
The giant cinnamon roll to anxious to ask for help and where to find things his size so he just looks around and picks random aisles to stroll down. Until he sees some dresses, and he has trouble playing it cool.
Later he finds himself quickly falling for a charismatic and genuinely kind man who owns a nearby bakery and does drag on the weekends. Sextus has little knowledge on both subjects but is curious and supportive as always.
When being introduced to his friends Sextus just stares them all down, Jessup’s friends a bit confused as to why this large gloved man isn’t moving or saying anything. And when someone tries to shake his hand they nearly get socked in the face.
After some explaining and uncomfortable shifting of weight Sextus and Jessup walk home and then a puddle comes into view, Sextus of course just plucks Jessup from the ground and carries him so he, and I quote. “Doesn’t get his feet or expensive shoes wet.”
Many sweet tender kisses are swapped and the two just snuggle in the couch (after Jessup washes off his face because sleeping with mascara on is the worst thing you can ever do).
Jessup watching in the morning, like clockwork, Sextus goes along his routine. Wake up, eat breakfast, work out, wash up, get dressed, kiss Jessup and then head to work. And each day has a strong passion despite Sextus’ brain making every day things difficult for him.
They both adapt to each other and Sextus softens to Jessup’s kindness, and even holds his hand in public despite how sick he feels when his hands touch anything.
Jessup and Sextus both being thankful neither can stand making messes. Both bathing together and enjoying the shared trust and intimacy whether “other activities” happen or not.
Sextus still learning about himself and what mental illness and intersex mean to him. Jessup does his best to tell his Shug that he’s still his big strong blueberry no matter what’s going on. Sextus is thirsty for emotional support and consent.
Domestic husbands being healthy and helping one another through their problems!!!!