i will never be over mickey’s face when he first sees ian’s hand holding his while he’s sleeping
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Whats a soulmate? Well, it’s like a best friend, but more. It’s the one person in the world that knows you better than anyone else. It’s someone who makes you a better person, they inspire you. A soulmate is someone who you carry with you forever. It’s the one person who knew you, and accepted you, and believed in you before anyone else did or when no one else would. And no matter what happens, you’ll always love them.
[Inspired by (x)]
ian and mickey gettin’ hot and heavy in S5
Well, the little things you say and do
Make me wanna be with you
Rave on this crazy feeling, I know it’s got me reeling
When you say, “I love you,” I say, “Rave on”
I’m not being presumptuous when I say that third frame is everybody’s favorite, right? Because of that hand?
There are many ways to interpret what that hand means. The easiest interpretation to make is Mickey looooves Ian and he doesn’t care who knows about it! I get carried away with this conclusion all the time but then I have to remind myself he still had to be asked if they were “together.” It’s safe to say there wasn’t so much PDA between them there the night before. It’s one thing to make out under those magical flashing lights at the gay club—it’s another when they’re at some joker’s classy loft party. The distance between their bodies (see second frame) on the pull-out sofa corroborates my impression that the hand wasn’t entirely about marking territory or showing affection. Though I’m sure affection is part of it. Affection is what brought Mickey to this strange space in the first place. But it’s not the only thing driving that hand.
For starters, that looks like a firm grip. The most sober interpretation that follows is it’s Mickey being protective of Ian. Look at Mickey hovering over Ian in the establishing shot… Does that remind anyone of this earlier composition?
So perhaps here we have Mickey keeping a check on Ian whether he’s awake or not. The way that Ian’s splayed out, with his head facing the other way, sure looks as if he could fly away if Mickey doesn’t hold on.
Another interpretation is that the grip reveals Mickey’s vulnerability. That he was out of his element and he needed to assuage his social anxiety by attaching himself to Ian, literally. You think it was Mickey’s idea to stay and sleep over at some stranger’s apartment? No way. I think Ian was having fun, so much fun that Mickey didn’t want to take away so he stayed. For him. And when Ian crashed he probably made sure they had the pull-out to themselves. And then he kept watch as long as he could until he felt comfortable enough to doze off himself.
(While we’re at it, I’m gonna toss in a little pseudo-science about sleeping positions for fun. As you can see, Mickey is turned facing Ian, curled up somewhere between the Fetal and Yearner Positions, whereas Ian is aptly lying back close to the Soldier Position. If you’re reading those personality analyses, you’re probably nodding along.)
So which is it? Which interpretation should we take? I don’t know. Maybe we don’t have to choose. Maybe it’s all there.
A friend of mine just sent me this video via Facebook.
I cannot stop laughing.
If you don’t know Mickey Milkovich yet, this video will make you do it.