Please F*ck My Dad - Chapter Four: The Kiss
“We do the grocery shopping in the afternoon normally. It gives Yev the chance to wave at Priya as we walk past her house – that Romeo and Juliet bullshit they have going on is strong – but he’s grounded now so here we are early.”
Ian was looking a lot more casual than Mickey had ever seen him. He’d ditched the grown-up teacher look he was sporting at the interviews and he wasn’t wearing the tight club attire Mickey had stripped him out of that night. He was just in a pair of jeans and a thick jacket that wasn’t dissimilar to the one Mickey was wearing, clearly rugged up for the winter morning.
He also had that glow about him. It was that glow someone had the day after really amazing sex after not getting laid for ages and Mickey wasn’t sure if it was an actual thing or if his mind was making it up since he felt like he would look the same. He certainly still felt sated and loose-limbed.
Chapter Four: The Kiss on AO3
This, all of this, is what coming out looks like. And this is what Mickey Milkovich’s relevance truly hinges on: not only an acknowledgment of the suffering and self-denial that is still a reality in the lives of many LGBTQ people; but the validation that coming out is not irrelevant or passé or an all-or-nothing game. No matter how small and unwhole these acts of disclosure may seem, they are still brave.
Mickey + coping with the idea of having lost Ian for good
"I think it’s interesting to watch someone struggle with someone that he would want to have in his inner circle but because of his own personal demons there’s no way that he can be that person yet. I think he definitely has a heart, but it’s just a matter if his heart is going to grow to a place where it can be available." - Noel Fisher