Bro: I guess I’d say that it’s pretty good? Not gonna lie, it was pretty awkward for a while due to an incident about three years ago when he rejected Dave and I crawled into his bedroom window to go all Papa Wolf on him and set the record straight. But we’re cool now. I get to bury him in smuppets at unexpected intervals, and he gets to try to prank me back. I say try because no one can truly prank Bro Strider.
Egbert: Heaven forbid that someone succeed.
Bro: Okay, fine, you’re the only one who can succeed, Mr. Master Prankster. But yeah, I dunno if you’d call it special “step-and-kid” kinda occasions, but we do bond over things, like trying to team up against Dave. And I’ll watch his stupid shitty movies with him for the irony of it all.
Egbert: On my end of things, I’d say that Dave and I do get along rather well. He still calls me “Mr. Egbert” even though I have told him that it’s fine if he wants to call me Egbert or even Dad, but whatever makes him most comfortable. We have done things together as a family, and he has also recently joined me during my evening walk if he wishes to talk to me about something. Such as the other evening, he wanted to talk about his relationship with his boyfriend, so I was glad to lend an ear.
Bro: Say what?
Egbert: He said he didn’t want to talk to you about it because he knows that anything he tells you about him and Tavros will get back to Rufio. And I’m inclined to agree; you two are quite the gossips.
Bro: That little bitch. And duh, Rufio’s my bro, of course we’re gonna swap details about our kids. That’s what bros are for.
Egbert: If you say so, Broderick.
Oh no Dad being a Dad for Dave oh gosh I
I have family feels
Family feels are the best feels. C: I just really like the idea of Egbert being that father figure that Bro never was for Dave. Because as much as Bro cares for Dave and raised him all alone and everything, he does act more like a big bro than a dad. And Dave kind of subconsciously wants that kind of acceptance from Dad, and Egbert is more than happy to be there for him, and they all make up this weird little family together. <3