Stede isn't alwaysss babie Izzy's first choice for cuddles (he's probably a close third after Fang and Ed) but, that doesn't mean he doesn't like a good ol' Papa Stede cuddle now and then! (Especially when he's not feeling too good, Stede, unlike Ed, isn't a furnace of body heat so babie Izzy likes how he can cuddle Stede and still get to keep his blankets on without overheating xD)💕
so when hunter starts regressing, he's absolutely terrified. he's still in the frame of mind that every little thing is gonna get him in trouble and he's gonna get hurt
willow finds him at school one cowering in a janitors closet. he's shaking and crying and sucking his thumb, and she's very worried about him.
getting him to come out is less than easy, but once she gets him up, he just wants to be held. so they stand there in the middle of the hallway hugging, and willow doesnt make him talk until he's ready
come to find out, he got an a- on quiz and had a meltdown
they slowly realize together that his biggest stress response is for him to start acting like a little kid. which hunter hates
willow kind of loves it and thinks its cute
hunter regresses on a big spectrum, going anywhere from 0-6, so they're always prepared for wherever he might land
his favorite thing when hes regressed is just for her to play with his hair, and willow is happy to oblige. they'll cuddle up together, his head on her shoulder, and she'll card her hand through his hair, curl little bits, scratch at his scalp, and it always puts him to sleep
once hunter starts getting comfortable regressing, he becomes the biggest brat on the planet
he tests his limits, talks back, demands drink refills and playtime, and "no" is his favorite word
he also likes to stick his tongue out at people, and he makes a lot of fart noises
he does all this because he knows willow won't hurt him, and he never really got to act out growing up. its just fun to be able to relax and do the things that would've been no-gos growing up
willow is exhausted, but seeing the smile on his face makes it worth it
Has Izzy ever regressed to babyspace during a raid
:^000 oh gosh, that'd be v dangerous- but, it could definitely happen! Like, if the day was already getting to be too much for Izzy, him teetering between headspaces- he would be trying to swallow it down while they were in the raid!
But, perhaps by the end, when the ship has been quieted due to, you know, the other pirates being ded. Izzy is trying to yank his sword out of one of the bodies but, he looses his grip and falls onto his backside- which, normally he'd just grunt and stand back up.
However, maybe this time, that would be the straw that broke the camel's back ;0; and he just, becomes babie right there. (Which, isn't as bad as if it were in the middle of the raid but, nonetheless, still less safe than usual)
Heck yes they doo!!! Tiny Ed honestly loooves when babie Izzy is around because he has a constant cuddly buddy! It's honestly like tiny Ed has a lil doll bc/ babie Izzy is so content with just being cuddled and held (Stede does have to keep a very close eye bc/ sometimes tiny Ed will try to carry babie Izzy off somewhere, saying he was just gonna show Izzy his toys. But, Stede has to gently tell Ed that perhaps he should bring the toys to Izzy instead of Izzy to the toys xD )
Especially a nap time! Oh my gosh, those two are inseparable!! Two sleepy tiny ones, Ed is basically giving Izzy a huuge bear hug while babie Izzy is cuddled right close to Ed)💕💕💕
He's certainly tried! Izzy is definitely still learning on how to be a carer. But, with Ed he does have a bit of a leverage because he's known him for a long while! So, it does come a bit easier for Izzy to care for a tiny Ed.
But, a babie Ed? That's a biiit different, babie Ed is a lot softer, more sensitive (Probably bc/ when Ed is babie it's usually because he's a bit more stressed) and Izzy tries his hardest but, sometimes Izzy has to admit that he can't do it by himself and, he wants nothing but the best for his little squid !
So, Izzy will ask for help from Stede (and if he isn't there, Fang or Ivan) as he has a bit more experience with a tiny one who is in babyspace ;w;
Oooo how would Ivan feeding babie Izzy(either a bottle or spoon feeding) go
It honestly goes pretty good! Babie Izzy as a whole is a bit more easy going when it comes to eating, but even so he can get fussy at times. But, with Ivan he's pretty chill.
Babie Izzy will happily let Ivan feed him ;u; Ivan is a pretty quiet guy when it comes to feeding a tiny one, unlike Stede who talks and coos while feeding a tiny one; Ivan takes the time for a bit of a relaxation, a quiet time between him and babie Izzy♡♡
Why can I see babie Izzy being very clingy to Ivan in particular
Oh heck yeah! Ivan is soo cool in babie Izzy's eyes, of course never as cool as Ed but, Ivan is a very close second! So, if Ed isn't around, babie Izzy is definitely making grabby hands for Ivan!
And, Ivan honestly has the best holding babie Izzy ;u; He will hold Izzy on his hip as he walks around doing task, which, is very soothing for babie Izzy (and Izzy gets to feel included in all the going ons) ♡
Does tiny Jim ever go mute? If so, can anyone else understand them besides olu or is it like in the show where they can’t really?
Oh absolutely! Sometimes words are just too much for them at times and will be mute ;u;
Just like in the show, Oluwande perfectly understands Jim and what they need. But, for the other crew members, it can a biiiit tricky for them to understand Jim's hand movements and facial expressions! (Like, they'll be with Jim and then they'll start making a gesture and the other's will tilt their head, trying to figure it out xD)
But, after a while, like, once they are around tiny Jim long enough they can get a better grasp on what they are nonverbal-y saying ;u; And of course, the other crewmates will go to Oluwande and ask him what Jim's gestures means ♡
agere culture is being lonely and wanting to talk to your friends while regressed, but they dont know you regress, you dont know their opinions/if they even know what it is, and you dont want to make them uncomfortable by acting differently around them even if they might not know exactly why