“When I was little, it was hot outside, and the boys were allowed to take their shirts off. But, when I went to take mine off too, they said no. I asked why. They said that’s inappropriate for people like me.
When I was still young, I heard about boy scouts for the first time. When I asked if I could join, they said no. I asked why. They said that’s the way it’s always been for people like me.
When I got older, my best friend and neighbor walked home alone in the dark. The next day, as I was about to walk home from his house at night, they said no. I asked why. They said it’s too dangerous for someone like me.
When I was a teenager, our teachers asked the boys to help bring the large box of computers to the room next door. When I went to help, they said no. I asked why. They said someone like me shouldn’t do things like that.
That’s why I always used to hate being a girl. That’s why when you told me I have the perfect life, I left. That’s why I can’t stay in the same room with someone who doesn’t believe women are oppressed.”
And with that, she stormed out quietly, leaving nothing but a lick of silence hovering in the air. He stood silent, stoic, feeling if he moved an inch, his world would come crumbling down again.
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“I told you so!” She shouted as the tears streamed down her cheeks.
“That’s what you want to say, isn’t it? You told me so. You knew it from the start. You told me I would be left standing there empty handed pouring my heart out to him just to have him walk away. You told me he would leave me, you were right. That’s what you want to hear, isn’t it? I was wrong. You were right. I should’ve listened. I poured my fucking heart out to him and he left me, just like you always said he would. Boys like him aren’t worth my time you say. But he was my everything and more, I’m so god damn in love with him and he doesn’t care. So go right ahead, laugh at the girl who loved too easily.”
It’s like one day you’re crying in bed thinking your heart will never heal and months later you’re dancing around, singing, and smiling. Giving myself the love I wanted to give to someone else was the best choice I’ve ever made.
does mitchg and jonas really have much in common? i am just curious and I'm not bashing on this ship
Hmm.. I’m gonna give my personal two cents about this.
Mitch and Jonas are purposefully supposed to be, basically, opposites. They are extremely different in a lot of ways, that isn’t to say that they can’t be together though, as you know “opposites attract” and all.
But it goes more into depth where, they’re each others opposite but it all ties together where maybe they aren’t so opposite after all.
In my perspective, they have a lot more in common than they initially thought, the events of Long Exposure with the research site molds that really well. They’re both outcasts, and when they gain their powers they became even bigger “freaks of nature” that only they could understand together.
I think this also symbolizes their background life.
Mitch has a really bad history with fathers and abuse, his stepdad for one is the cause of most of this. Then there is Jonas, his parents aren’t golden either, in fact Dean (his father figure) also abuses Jonas, as of what we’ve seen right now it’s very emotionally abusive.
They can understand that about each other. They both go through something that the other can understand, it’s a common ground.
Then further on, they’re both Messes.
Mitch and Jonas both deal with heavy insecurity about their bodies and personality. Mitch isn’t just this tough guy and Jonas isn’t this pure baby. They both have weaknesses, mental illnesses, and emotional depth that they can understand about one another.
I can continue going on and on about this but let me get at another point before this get’s too long.
Besides all of this, how about things they like? Dislikes? Interests? Humor? Income? Family life? Etc? Etc?
In my opinion, that kinda thing… Doesn’t really matter.
The fact that they’re so different in personality, in interests, and in general who they are is what captivates you.
How can two people who are completely different levels come together and fall in love? It’s so fascinating and INTERESTING. You don’t have to be completely in sync and have a lot of common interests to keep a conversation flowing. If anything, isn’t it neat to see how their own opinions and perspectives can be shared?
They can show each other two completely different lives. Mitch and Jonas go through a lot and they go through it together, yeah so they don’t have a lot of interests in common but? Does that really matter?
It’s crazy amazing how they make it work. They’re so devoted in love because they didn’t meet in some standard date like “hey, tell me about yourself,” it’s so much more in depth than that! They get to know each other through their events and throughout the comic that in the end, falling in love comes as natural as breathing.