Pigeons will conquer the world. We're fucked.
This is beautiful.
I bet that’s how she met Spy. He went on a mission to take down the leader of a system of random drug and white-collar crimes and found out it was her.
I have never considered this before with Scout’s Ma, but man, this is a really bitchin’ headcanon.
WHAT IF SHE ‘BUMPED OFF’ SCOUT’S DAD FOR MESSING UP THE FAMILY BUSINESS OR SOMETHING
This is so great though I mean come on THIS WOULD EXPLAIN WHY SCOUT’S BROTHERS KEEP GETTING INTO FIGHTS - THEY’RE NOT JUST LITTLE SHITS, IT’S MAFIA WARFARE
YOU GUYS ARE MAKING THIS SO AWESOME, PLEASE CONTINUE!
Scout’s Ma is just as doting and loving a mother as we always thought her to be - because that’s her fucking prince and this is her empire, and in her world you don’t fuck with Mama’s boys.
And even though Scout isn’t as experienced with the rest of the world and is certainly more immature than a lot of his coworkers, he’s not kidding when he says that “if you were from where I was from, you’d be fuckin’ dead.” People have died around him all his life. His brother’s have celebrated death around him. And man, is their motha’ proud.
Scout’s dad didn’t leave his family - a rival family took him out, left only his wife and kids. Tradition going back to when the family ran speakeasies and distilled bootleg whiskey dictated that one of his older sons would step up to take his old man’s place, but those boys had heads meant for smashing against some mook’s face rather than for business and numbers.
No, his wife took over. She’d balanced enough checkbooks in her day to run the a business, even an illegitimate one. And the amount of dirt she had on her allies and enemies alike, mostly through chatting with their wives, ‘cause when you pick a girl just as arm candy, you can’t trust her to keep a secret. Her husband was smarter than that. And of course, so is she. Not to mention a dead shot with a .44 Smith and Wesson.
And as for Spy… well, when he found her, he knew he’d met his match. In more ways than one.
I want to scream this is so beautiful. Kingpin ScoutMa is growing on me so fast I don’t even know what to do with myself.
What if she’s the one who got Scout the job? What if she had connections to the Team Fortress Industries? She could do the research and see that her youngest (sweetest, innocent…) son would never be put in any real danger, and he could learn everything he needed to toughen up and grow up as his own person instead of emulating his brothers. That way he could develop and learn things outside what the family knows, and when he comes back, ha, all the other gangs better scurry back to their grimey alleyways, ‘cause mama’s little slugger is back and he’s seen a thing or two.
And here you can see a headcanon brainstorming at work