Title: your name like a song I sing to myself
Author: misandrywitch (actualremus)
Why you should read it: In this AU, Mickey and Mandy left home and formed a folk band, meeting Ian when they started playing in the bar where he works. Enjoy unique premise and the slow burn as Ian and Mickey come together in fits and starts. The story also features a heavy dose of Ian and Mandy friendship, and Mandy gets her own romance that is continued in another story set in the same universe.
Favorite line: “I’m gonna be late–” Ian says but Mickey cuts him off because he reaches up to slide his hand around the back of Ian’s head through his still slightly-damp hair and leans forward and up a little on his toes, and kisses him.
Ian starts a little in surprise, then his hand lands on Mickey’s shoulder and he kisses Mickey back, gently. Mickey has never understood kissing for the sake of kissing if it doesn’t go on to lead to sex until he understood the press of Ian’s mouth to his and the way Ian’s chin bumps up a little against his chin and how Ian’s fingers feel against the bare skin of his shoulder. It isn’t going anywhere or demanding anything, it’s just them in this moment, together, kissing. It just is.
He pulls back. Ian is staring at him, his face a little pink and his eyes bright and his mouth curving into a smile, and he is probably the most beautiful thing Mickey has ever seen in his life.