I've ranted about Gerard to you and most of my friends enough. I'm just going to focus on the cute right now.
It's like more than cute. I don't even know what to call it. Just cute.
I kinda hope that Mikey has a nightmare so Pete can comfort him, but at the same time I think falling asleep so happy, feeling so loved, should keep the bad thoughts out. But Mikey is known to start doubting things/worrying really quickly...
Oh and somebody better send out a search party for that boy. I'd be freaking out if little Mikey was nowhere to be found all night long. There's no way to know for sure that he made it to Pete's, and Mikey alone is not a good thing. If Gerard isn't worried, he's earned another mental beating.
I really love that Mikey is starting to care about himself a teensy bit. Nowhere near boring, loved this chapter
I'm really pleased that you found this cute; that's sort of what I was aiming for with this (amongst other things).
Your thoughts on the likelihood of a Mikey Way nightmare are really interesting and remarkably close to my own line of thought. On the one hand he's in the arms of Pete, who has just made him feel loved and somewhat happy, but on the other hand he does doubt good things really quickly, and then there's all the stuff that Gerard said to him. I could tell you what will happen but that'd ruin the fun...
I think I'd be freaking out too at the idea of Mikey out on the streets after dark without anyone to look out for him.
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a helpful review! :)