Reminder that if Rem were still alive Vash would have to deal with her slowly dying of age
But I think there could be a really sweet side to that, too.
Like, if Rem needed someone to care for her in her old age, Vash would be by her side in a heartbeat. He’s do all her chores and errands and keep her company and keep her entertained. And if her eyesight got bad, he’d read books out loud to her, and if she got slow and achey, he’d sweep her up in his arms like a princess and carry her around. If she got really weak, and he had to spoon feed her, he’d say, “It’s okay. When I was a baby, you had to feed me, so I’m just returning the favor.” (And then he’d say, “Here comes the choo-choo!” And Rem would say, “Shut up, you little brat!” and punch him. But she would be so weak, he would hardly feel it, but he’d still make a big show of whining about how much it hurts.)
And if she became senile or had Alzheimer’s, he would be the most patient man in the WORLD. And he’d probably act so goofy all the time, that Rem would be like, “I have no idea who this man is or why he’s in my house, but he’s obviously a harmless idiot, so it’s okay.” ^_^
And someday, she would die. And Vash would cry and cry. But in the end, it would be so much easier on him than her canonical death, because he would have seen it coming and been able to mentally brace himself for it. He’d still have a great love and respect for her memory, but he’d be so much more at peace with her death.
I got kinda rambley there. Sorry. XD