But what if. WHAT IF. Listen. We don't ever get to see him remove it because things were crazy. Unlike Markus or Kara he
But... time passes. Androids begin to remove their LEDs. Connor doesn't at first, isn't sure why he should. Hank doesn't pressure him to.
They become Connor's very favorite clothes, even after he goes shopping a few weeks later. He tries to give them back, but Hank insists he can keep them,
He stays with Hank. The legislation is complicated, and even if it wasn't, it would be hard for him to find a place, so he just - doesn't, not for now. They grow close. And where it hadn't occurred to him before, the more he learns, the
They don't really talk about it. But a few months later, weeks after Connor cracks and crawls into Hank's lap to kiss him while they're watching a movie
He's not sure why he does it. It doesn't feel like a romantic gesture at the time, he's just not sure what to do with it, his feelings still conflicted and complex, and he hopes Hank might help.
"You want me to have this?" he asks, voice oddly quiet.
Hank closes his fingers over it, still not looking at Connor. "Thank you."
Connor's not sure why Hank's thanking him for such an odd gift, if one can even call it that. At least not until much later, when he notices that Hank keeps it safely