Headcanons (Anonymous x 2 ):
Alphas of your choice headcanons being with a beta who is still very much into all this.
How alpha!Genji, McCree, Hanzo, and 76 handle having a crush on a someone who is a beta? Like is there internal conflict since they are not omegas or do they not care?
He’s a little awkward at first. Being a playboy in his youth, especially an alpha, made a lot of his most interested prospects omegas nearly by default. He’s not turned off in the slightest in the sexual sense, but there are times where he feels a little unsure or awkward because his s/o doesn’t carry the same scent markers that an omega does–they’re a little more mysterious to him, in a sense, especially when he goes into a rut and can’t smell the tell-tale scent of heat on their skin.
He makes up for that plenty by getting his scent all over them instead, which is actually a lot easier to do since betas don’t naturally have a strong, signature scent like omegas do. He feels like it makes the bond a little more solid in such a way, because even though they’re a beta, everyone can smell Genji literally all over his beta s/o.
He’s??? Confused??? Almost moreso than Genji, but instead of simply being confused by the lack of scent over his s/o, he’s confused they’d they’d want him so badly. It comes from a bad, internalized ideal from his days in the Deadlock gang–alphas only took omegas, and betas didn’t bother with either. It was just how things were to him, normalized and solidified in his young alpha mind.
It takes a while to get used to it, but he’s not really opposed to being romantically with a beta. His s/o is still very, very attractive and is the most wonderful thing that’s ever happened in his life, it’s just weird that they’re not an omega. He’s a clever one though, and finds plenty of ways around the odd lack of scent, especially if his beta s/o is into a little scent-play or wearing specific perfumes or fragrances meant for omegas unable to produce their own scent. Hell, there are even some on the market created to mimic an omega going into heat. If McCree’s s/o really wanted an easy way to get their cowboy worked up, that’s one hell of a way to do it.
Though he would be surprised to fall so hard and so deeply for a beta, he’s neither confused, opposed, nor bothered by it in the slightest. He’s more concerned about his s/o being aware of his…tendencies, as he politely refers to them as. Since their body isn’t as physically, naturally partnered for an alpha, his first concern is making sure that his beta s/o is aware of what all comes with taking on an alpha lover–the seasonal ruts, the scenting, the need for dominance….As long as they’re okay with that, then he certainly doesn’t have an issue at all in the world.
This boy don’t care, he don’t care at all. Omega or beta, he’s still gonna be an awkward, grumpy old dad who just wants to be able to make his s/o feel as good as he does when they flash that pretty smile at him. Sure, it can get really hard for him with his ruts since a beta doesn’t have the same scent markers, but as long as they’re enjoying being with him than he’ll just buck up and deal with it. It’s not like he’s gone through ruts alone before anyway, and that’s a hundred times worse than having an s/o who’s a beta instead of an omega helping him through it.
He’s more afraid of being too rough with them. Sure, an omega is made to be a little tougher–their body is, while slightly, built just a little more specifically to be marked and claimed by an alpha. They’re coded to give off certain scents to placate an eager mate, to bare their throats at the right moment during knotting–it’s just how they’re genetically programmed and one of the few things that betas lack (besides the obvious fertility, if they’re a male). In the same vein as Hanzo, he wouldn’t really consider anything official or serious until his s/o sat down with him and discussed the issues–hell, if they at least understood what he was like during his ruts, then Jack wouldn’t feel so worried about it.