Anduin Wrynn loves the rain
He loves the rain and he loves storms
He feels like it’s a side-effect of growing up in Stormwind. It’s hard to live there and not like storms, as they roll in so often, sometimes quick and fast, sometimes all-day events full of heavy rain and deafening lightening.
It’s even a joke, in Stormwind, that there’s no better lullaby than the soft roll of thunder coming in from the sea. For Anduin, this is pretty true. The sound of rain driving against his window and thunder rolling nearly constantly overhead puts him to sleep faster than most things. It’s sort of lucky that most rain in Stormwind doens’t come without, well, storms.
Sometimes, the weather gets very hot and humid, oppressively heavy, but very few in Stormwind let it drag them down, because it means big weather is coming. Anduin Wrynn, especially, while he hates how exhausting the weather is, he’s usually very excited, constantly watching for the clouds that signal the oncoming storm - always a big one, to come after weather like that.
Several times, he’s been caught standing out on a balcony to meet the first drops of rain, and he’ll simply stand in the weather and bask, enjoying the water beating down on him, the sound of thunder. Something about it, he says, is fulfilling, relaxing, healing, almost. He’s talked to Magi about the mana associated with storms. He’s talked with Shaman about the healing properties of water.
To be honest, he isn’t sure if it’s the rain, itself, or something magical about it. All he knows is its one of his greatest joys in life.
(While I’ve had this headcanon for a while, this post was inspired by this drawing of Anduin Wrynn by the incredibly talented liisa-likes. There, he’s basking in the light, but it is 100% the face I imagine he makes while basking in the rain.)
PS: He started doing this a lot more since Pandaria, partly because it alleviates his homesickness, and partly because Pandaria taught him how to enjoy himself.
For example, you can:
- be in a shampoo commercial
- start a boy band:
- spot some choice booty:
- break into song:
- see some people in frankly offensive outfits:
- attend a metal show:
- listen to some sick jams:
- discover zombieism:
- sample some tasty snacks:
- watch someone get burned bad:
- find something you really like:
- find something you really, really like:
- find something you REALLY REALLY LIKE:
- and wonder if you left the stove on: