A/N: I've been disproved. Mike does have a fan base. I guess I just wasn't looking in the right places ;)

Here's today's update -- this morning was the first December snow where I live, so McKinley got a blanket of white too. =) I'm happy with how this one turned out, but the last scene is much better in my head than in writing. Just sayin'. Enjoy~

Disclaimer: If I owned Glee, Mike Chang would be the main character.

300 by 31: day 3: December 3rd, 2009 (366 words)

Prompt: snowfall


Mike looked like a kid in a candy store.

"You, Other Asian! Quit grinning like a lunatic!"

Ms. Sylvester did not approve.

Mike let his smile fade at the reprimand, but a moment later he caught sight of the view from the window. He couldn't help it. He grinned. Mike looked for the nearest Glee club member.

"Santana!" Mike cheered. He quickly closed the gap between them and tried to spin her around. Santana huffed indignantly and smoothed her uniform. She glared.

"What was that for, Chang?"

Mike was not deterred by her scathing tone.

"It's SNOWING!" He celebrated this announcement with a small dance. "The first snow of the season!"

"Yay." Santana pushed past him, entirely unexcited.

Mike walked to each of his classes with a special bounce in his step. Lunch tasted extra good, which Mike declared while waving a carrot stick in the air.

"They should make the first snow a holiday," he exclaimed. "A national holiday!"

Matt did not seem to share his sentiment.

"Whatever you say, Mike," he mumbled.

Mike carried on with his cheerful demeanor, undeterred yet again. At the end of the day, Mike wanted to rush outside to enjoy the new flakes, but his math teacher asked him to stay for a moment. Several long minutes later, Mike pushed open the doors of McKinley High School. The snow had been trampled into slush on the sidewalks, but the grass was covered in a thin white blanket. Mike took a moment to enjoy it, flopping unceremoniously to lay in the soft snow. He stretched out his arms, closed his eyes, and sighed.

"What are you doing?"

A laugh.

Mike opened his eyes to see Brittany standing above him, shivering in only her Cheerios uniform.

"Brittany!" Mike leaped up and grabbed her by the waist, lifting her up and spinning her around. Brittany laughed again. "You must be freezing!" he said.

"Yeah, I didn't know it was going to snow today--" Brittany fell silent as Mike pulled the scarf from around his neck and wrapped it around her.

"Com'n," he said, shrugging out of his jacket and draping it over her shoulders. "I'll walk you to your car."


A/N: Whoa, weird, a note at the bottom, too? I promise never to do it again without good reason. =)

I had originally planned to keep all of the ficlets around 300 words (hence the 300 by 31 bit you keep seeing... 300 words for 31 days of December). #2 ended up way over that, and this one is a tad long too. I guess I'm bad at editing. How do you, my lovely readers, feel about the length? Is less really more, or do you think the more words about Mike, the better? Let me know. With that little thing down there called the review button. =D