The Meaning of a Lily, A Bawson AU, part 1
So…I started this prior to 1x07, and didn’t complete it. It may be a multi-chapter thing, idk. Have some angst. xx
Part One: Of Lilies and Roses
Mike knows a lot about giving a woman flowers. He made himself an expert on ‘I’m sorry I forgot our anniversary flowers’ (Rachel), ‘I’m sorry I forgot your birthday flowers (Rachel, his mother, and his older sister), ‘I’m just sorry in general’ (see previous lists), and ‘thanks for last night flowers’ (countless, nameless women he slept with post his separation from Rachel.)
He’s never really understood their purpose beyond needing to make up for something or save face. He’s never witnessed a woman he sent flowers to receive them—choosing to have them delivered and not bear the brunt of her wrath. Never seen their faces light up in happiness or fall in disappointment.
(He did see a number of arrangements in the trash towards the end of his marriage.)