I find Russia/China dynamics pretty interesting, but from my experience Rochu is one of those pairings susceptible to a horribly reductionist kind of seme/uke characterisation. Just because Yao is shorter, smaller-sized and more slender in build than Ivan doesn’t mean he is totally submissive/passive or the weaker party in their relationship. He is around three thousand years older than Ivan! He has seen a lot of things- he wouldn’t be utterly scared of him.
And like historically, I’d say China has generally been wary, rather than scared of Russia. Wary the way the US is wary of China- because China is large and powerful enough to challenge Russia. So for me I kind of don’t really like the Russia-China dynamic where China is scared of jealous/possessive/ intimidating Russia. This is a dude who has seen the rise and fall of Rome, Greece, the Byzantine, the Ottomans, the Mughals- and weathered dozens of invasions. I really like that sort of ancient wisdom and unflappability to show through- and at times, unnerve the younger nations. So, in my headcanon, he’s a very tough, patient and shrewd person- and it’d take a little more to shake him up. And he is a very, very experienced lover because of all the practice he has had ;)
2P!China is My headcanon.
He likes mahjong.
"All of this is for me?"
"Of course.You can eat as much as you’d like."
fleshing out my snake demon au~
To give a little back story for Ivan, he was a homeless kid that’d have to pickpocket and steal food to get by, sometimes having to go a day or two without eating. Now Yao spoils the hell out of him. So even though Ivan’s kinda creeped out and knows he’s being held captive, he has conflicting feelings about whether or not he actually wants to get away since Yao’s providing him with the best living conditions he’s ever had in his life. uvu
(( i think you broke mr. braginsky… ))
AU in which Yao is some kind of snake demon and he lures a young teen Ivan and keeps him as his pet. It happened with Yao first spotting Ivan and finding him attractive but too young for his liking, so he’s gonna keep him and wait till he’s old enough. Idk it was an idea. ヽ(‘ー`)ノ