kickingandpumpkins asked: If you're still accepting headcanon questions, do you have any headcanons about Ling, Lan Fan and/or Fu that you feel like sharing?
I know i have procrastinated on this but suddenly headcanons are coming to me
Going along your headcanon, I think he would hit on other girls (and sometimes guys) and do the “be my empress” thing primarily to convince himself he was “over” Lan Fan, since he had been told it wouldn’t work etc. He’d also kind of subconciously try to gauge her reaction when he did so and when she didn’t react, he was convinced it was because she didn’t like him anymore. Of course, it really did bother her, but she was too professional to show it.
-Ed was really determined to try to get Ling to reposess his body, so when they were alone he’d work Lan Fan into every possible conversation to try to awaken Ling. Sometimes he’d even sneak over and whisper things about Lan Fan at Greedling while he was sleeping. “Lan Fan wants you to come back to her Ling. You made a promise Ling. You can’t let her down Ling. Don’t make her cry. She gave you her trust. You hold it right here in your hands….. she-she might even make you some food or something, i don’t know if she can cook okay but what if she makes you apple pie she wants to make the apple pie for you so badly Ling”… at this point it’s obvious he’s no longer talking about Lan Fan and Ling just sits in Greed’s subconscious completely embarrassed why the hell does this guy not realize how pathetic he is please stop…
-I wonder a lot about Ling’s relationship with his mom. It would be easy to say she’s dead, but I figure it’s either she’s a very down-to-earth, conscientious woman who always made Ling mix with the “common” people of his clan and taught him to respect them orrrr she’s kind of ridiculously distant due to the fact she’s resentful that their clan isn’t number one with the emporer and thinks it must be due to deficiencies in herself and her son. As such, Ling was left to his own devices and basically was cared for more by Lan Fan’s family, and grew to treat them as his equals as a result, and was also inherently critical of the emporer’s system because he disliked the affect it had on his mother.
-I agree with you that I think Ling would do away with the fifty wives thing because of the pressure it puts on the heirs. I think he’d probably vow not to have more than one child too, or maybe try to ease Xing more towards democracy at the end of his reign.
-He grows very fond of May and really friggin’ loves teasing her. It’s so easy to get her angry! Also she’s super gullible, and you can imagine how he exploits that. Shao May bites him every time he tricks her, he has a permanent scar on his hand now.
-Actually, being with May makes him want to try to actually have sibling-type with his other siblings. A lot of them are super resentful, so it’s hard, but there are a few he’s really connected with.
-Sometimes he dreams he’s still sharing his body with Greed. It’s really disorienting and upsetting when he wakes up, but since Lan Fan sleeps in his room (to “guard him” ostensibly) he usually talks it out with her.
-I think her grandfather might have been her only surviving adult relative (assuming her whole family is bodyguards, it’s a very dangerous career) but she actually has a bunch of little brothers who really look up to her and think she is the TOUGHEST COOLEST SISTER EVER. She adores them, is super ridiculously protective of them and if you even look at them funny she will smack you down (She’s basically like this about everyone that matters to her) but she also kinda always wanted a sister too