Nothing but a warm mouth...

Ian knows he doesn't mean it. Not really. But that doesn't stop the words from ripping a hole in his heart. He knows that Mickey only said it to wipe the kicked puppy look from his face, maybe even to make Ian hate him. Part of him wished it had worked. Wished he could hate Mickey so fiercely that the thought of him would send Ian running to West Point and New York and everything that isn't Chicago. But that's the thing. When Ian dreams about getting out and going somewhere far away… Mickey gets out with him.


He doesn't mean it. Not really. But it was the easiest way to get Ian away from him. Everyone knows that Frank can't keep a secret to save his life and Mickey is not going to get the shit kicked out of him, or worse, watch Ian get the shit kicked out of him, because of it. Easiest way for Frank to keep his mouth shut is if he's dead. And hell, if breaking Firecrotch's heart means that he'll get the fuck out of this shitty town, then Mickey'll do that too.