Someone write an AU where Anduin is determined to become a paladin
Has all the skills to do so
But his father freaks out because the last paladin he was incredibly close to
Was the boy who he spend a good time of his youth with
And that ended very badly
Wow, that’s exactly the reason I figured Varian pushed more for the warrior thing, and less of the paladin thing.
I bet Varian is also mysteriously absent when paladins are inducted at the Stormwind Cathedral.