4th of july headcanons
aaron is very nervous about going to lafayette’s fourth of july party—for obvious reasons. he’s not exactly in good standing with a lot of his fellow ‘founders’. in fact, he wasn’t expressly invited. alexander received his invitation and was told to ‘bring a friend if he wished’. aaron, of course, didn’t take it to heart—but was slightly unsettled that he wasn’t even mentioned by name. the two arrive (aaron behind alex, silent and cautious) to the sound of military bands and old war ballads being played through the stereo system at ungodly decibels. lafayette greets each man with a kiss on the cheek (lafayette’s kiss to aaron isn’t as enthusiastic, but polite all the same)
with a smile, alexander assures aaron that everything will be fine. ”If you arrived with anyone else but me, Aaron, they wouldn’t have you.”
challz pregames and is drunk by 10am
abigail adams backs 12 different pies (one a strange mix of bacon and chocolate. no one but john adams is interested.)
the Frevs show up but are entirely overwhelmed and unsure of what to do with themselves. danton takes an immediate interest in the lighting of the fireworks and is convinced he knows what to do. he ends up setting his left ear on fire and dunking his face in robes’ special fruit punch made especially for the party.
after a few drinks, everyone, including aaron, loosens up a bit and the party begins to flow more smoothly. alexander, of course, entertains everyone with a song and beckons aaron to join him. after 15 minutes of begging and pleading he finally recants and joins alexander (albeit completely off-key) in singing made up lyrics to ‘the liberty bell march’.
various and sundry children get into the sparklers and more than one child ends up with first degree burns on their little finger tips and tears in their eyes. but of course red, white, and blue popsicles fix all that.