Maybe silly, but what if Sidney is allergic to cats/dogs, and Geno can’t have Jeffery around? And Geno is upset because how can he marry someone who’s allergic to animals?
HMMM MAYBE? IDK Sid has an irl life dog, so I dunno if that would work. Like obviously this is super au anyway, so if I can dream up a world where they’re both royalty surely I can dream up a world where Sid is allergic to dogs but IDK!!!!!
Maybe one of Geno’s friends says something nasty to Sid. Sid says something about it later and Geno (not knowing what his friend said of course but being loyal) sticks up for his friend. Hurt feelings all around until it gets sorted out.
HMMM I LIKE THIS. Except the only problem is that Sid doesn’t speak any Russian at this point? I mean I definitely could go with someone insulting him in English…. yeah that could work. And Geno’s definitely loyal enough to stick up for his friends and believe the best in them. Plus it would add fuel to the fire that Geno doesn’t REALLY like Sid… HMMM. DEFINITE potential here. Thank you!!!
Maybe they disagree about hockey styles, or heroes (is hockey in this AU)?
IDK why, and this is just totally personal preference but I always get kind of weirded out in fic where they’re not hockey players but they’re still super into hockey or whatever? and I have NO IDEA WHY I guess maybe because hockey is such a huge part of who they are as people and I feel like if I take that away from them then I shouldn’t taunt them with having it on the peripheral? LIKE I HEAR MYSELF SAYING THESE WORDS AND I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE CRAZY AND YET IT’S HOW I FEEL???? idk. idk.