“You wanna know why I’m here, huh?” Mikaela tilted his head back slightly as he crept up to Yuu, a wolfish glint in his icy gaze as a smile played on his lips. Yuu tensed up, stepping away until his back hit the wall. He looked into Mikaela’s eyes, clearly holding his breath. His pupils dilated and his cheeks flushed a shade redder - it was all the signs Mikaela needed to see.
Mikaela leaned in, hovering just in front of Yuu with his hands still resting casually about his belt loops.
“I do…” Yuu said cautiously, then swallowed tensely. Mikaela was revelling in the way he was driving Yuu nuts. He wanted to do it forever and keep this confused, closeted boy filled with wants and passions he had no idea he even had.
Yuu said the words, after all. Mikaela reached out, curling his hands around Yuu’s wrists. Then, he moved to pin Yuu’s wrists against the wall above his head. Yuu froze up, his eyes flashing with alarm. Mikaela could almost hear the way his heart began to pound just from the look he was giving Mikaela.
“What are you doing?” Yuu whispered, sounding more curious than terrified.
“I’m showing you why I got Saturday detention,” Mikaela said, his face shadowing Yuu’s. “Don’t you want to know?”
among all this meta I’d like to bring up an inconsistency that always bothered me: how much did McGucket know about Ford and his connection to Bill? in the flashbacks in TLM, it seems that young Fiddleford did know about Ford and Bill, as we have this very telling shot:
but in Journal 3, it seems that Ford never admitted to Fiddleford that Bill was the source of all his ideas:
“I internally debated whether I should tell him about my Muse. F is a very superstitious man…Although I have always wanted to tell someone about my divine experiences, I worry that he might think I’ve gone mad all these years in seclusion, or worse–that I’m tangled in some kind of unsavory black magic. No matter…some secrets are best kept that way.”
Later, just before they test the portal, the topic is brought up again:
“Again, he questioned me about where I got the idea for this portal, and I considered telling him the truth…until he showed me something that shocked me.”
McGucket then offers the research paper for Ford to publish, Ford refuses, and the next day they test the portal. Fiddleford finds out about Bill the hard way and quits the project.
and so it seems that Ford never admitted the connection exactly, despite Fiddleford’s suspicions that something was up. if this is the case as written in journal 3, then how could the scene in TLM have happened?
I wonder this, too, because in that same episode it’s shown not only that Ford collected so many Bill-related artifacts, but that he kept them in the second level basement study:
which he presumably shared with Fiddleford while working on the portal—that’s what we see in the flashback, at least. it would make sense, then, that McGucket would’ve known all about Bill and Ford as we see in TLM.
but if we stick to what’s established in Journal 3, where Ford never admitted to McGucket his connection to Bill, then where do all those tapestries and prisms end up?
maybe the attic room wasn’t always used as storage.