Relationship Notes (in progress)
*Thought I'd make a little relationship breakdown for this plot bc it's sometimes kind of confusing haha;; NOT THAT THIS REALLY HELPS BUT WHATEVER...
There are 4 main characters in this plot: Lafayette, Hari, Dmitri, and Dmitri's daughter................... who doesn't have a name..................... so basically there's 3 main characters i guess. Anyway I guess i ended up deciding that Laf, Hari, and Dmitri are kind of in a random fancy-free relationship of sorts. Here's how they all think of each other:
*Dmitri is their closest friend; the two have been friends since 5th grade
*Probably the only person Lafayette respects/whose opinion they value
*Tends to be a bit more sincere and a little more subdued around Dmitri
*The two of them sometimes clash regarding Lafayette's (often reckless) lifestyle and general behaviors
*Autonomy/control is kind of a theme that comes up a lot in their relationship? Lafayette has a habit of being controlling over Dmitri, tho these days they actively try to check themselves on that.
*Willing to be genuinely affectionate with Dmitri (if he wants)
*Not romantically or sexually invested in Dmitri, but is pretty much in love with him
*They and Dmitri are sometimes sensually intimate; laf does get some degree of gratification out of it (not rly sexual?? idk they just think Dmitri's interesting lmao)
*Not always intuitive about Dmitri's feelings or goals, but is better at reading him than they come off as
*Hari is Lafayette's talent agent and lyricist; they've known each other for about 2 years
*They both have kind of a crass sense of humor and like to do reckless things & party so they get along pretty well
*I guess power/control is a theme with these two to?? Lafayette tends to want to have full control over their professional image but Hari often has the final say on things which gets on their nerves
*tbh they mostly like Hari for entertaining them and letting them indulge in things that Dmitri scolds them for lsjflskd
*Doesn't actually know a lot of personal stuff about Hari
*Not romantically or sexually interested in Hari, but is kind of indifferent about Hari being affectionate with them
*Does care about Hari, but less so than they care about Dmitri and is way less willing to admit it (or just less aware of it)
*More or less aware that Hari is attracted them, but they think they're a hot babe that everyone is attracted to, so. idk it doesn't really phase them.
*Likewise, they're not as tender and caring (?) with Hari as they are with Dmitri
*Laf literally only has 2 friends & they are Hari and Dmitri
*Is much closer to Dmitri than Hari
*Gets along surprisingly well with Dmitri's daughter; sometimes goes to her to talk about things they can't talk about with Dmitri (usually about conflicts they're having with Dmitri)
*They kind of think Hari and Dmitri should date for real?? Though tbh they haven't really thought that hard about it. They kind of mostly just want Dmitri to be happy and thinks him being in a relationship with someone will help with that.
*Lafayette is his client; they've known each other for about 2 years
*Initially sees Lafayette as a bit of a brat, but has always been kind of friendly and ~jovial~ with them (as he is with everyone)
*Gets a lot of entertainment out of pushing Lafayette's buttons and making them annoyed (especially early in their relationship)
*Eventually he does genuinely like hanging out with Lafayette and considers them his friend, but he usually hides any affection he has for them behind some jokey/ironic facade
*Openly physically attracted to Lafayette and flirts with Lafayette frequently
*Actually has a bit of a romantic crush on Lafayette (uncommon for him)
*Occasionally talks to Lafayette about personal things he doesn't talk about with other people
*In some ways he read Lafayette like a book....? Especially on the traits that Lafayette's more insecure about. He also doesn't mince his words like Dmitri does, so this sometimes gets on Laf's nerves
*Tends to be a bit goofier around Lafayette, compared to the ~sensually mysterious~ persona he puts on around others
*Meets Dmitri through Lafayette; the "present" point of the plot is basically when they first meet
*Initially thinks Dmitri's painfully naive and easy to manipulate, currently thinks Dmitri is very cute and likes to tease him a lot
*Talks very affectionately/romantically with Dmitri, but it's unclear how much of it is genuine (idk it's never done with the intent to hurt Dmitri and he does mean everything he says, but he's kind of frivolous about it...??)
*He likes doing a lot of cutesy stuff with Dmitri like cuddling and kissing, idk he just dotes on him a lot
*Is actually a little more guarded (?) than he seems around Dmitri? He does this bc Dmitri sometimes inadvertently pushes him to be more vulnerable than he's usually comfortable being. (idk Dmitri's not as dense as Lafayette and it sometimes catches Hari off guard)
*Sometimes talks about personal things with Dmitri, usually about Lafayette
*I guess he's more physical with Dmitri than he is with Lafayette and the attraction he has for Dmitri is more straightforward...? The feelings he has for Lafayette are kind of more complicated somehow, idk.
*Not always very good at reading Dmitri's emotions or intentions, which he finds frustrating (idk being intuitive about people is something he prides himself on? And Dmitri kind of comes off as more naive than he actually is, so.)
*He's really bad with kids and doesn't get along well with Dmitri's daughter; any interactions they have are just really awkward, idk.
*Values his freedom and doesn't like having obligations to people, which is why he tends to be pretty closed about any honest feelings he has for Lafayette or Dmitri
*Usually tries to think of his relationship with Laf and Dmitri as something casual, though some part of him also wants to be more serious with them?
*Probably also casually seeing other people than Laf and Dmitri, but the two of them are people he genuinely does care about and thinks of as special (though he rarely admits it)
*idk I feel like I'm being rly confusing but the summary of the Hari section is: he really loves Laf and Dmitri, but he's stubborn.