hanging with Michael

BMC but its Kermit

Jeremy’s theme

More than Survive

I Love Play Rehearsal

The Squip Song

Two Player Game

The Squip Enters

Be More Chill (pt.1)

Do You Wanna Ride?

Be More Chill (pt.2)

More than Survive (Reprise)

A Guy that I’d Kinda be Into

The Squip Lurks



Do you Wanna Hang?

Michael in the Bathroom

The Smartphone Hour (Rich set a Fire)

The Pitiful Children

The Pants Song

The Play

Voices in my Head

- Mod Jenna 📱 (With Help from Mod Rich and Christine)

Alternate Titles For Every "Be More Chill" Song
  • Jeremy's Theme: Sp00ky
  • More Than Survive: Spoiler Alert: You Actually ARE The One Who The Story's About
  • I Love Play Rehearsal: That One Theatre Kid™ You Knew In High School
  • Two-Player Game: Gay but Not Quite As Gay As "Sincerely Me"
  • The Squip Enters: Hello Naughty Children It's Possession Time
  • Be More Chill Pt. 1: Local Teen Still Kinda On The Fence About Being Mind-Controlled
  • Do You Wanna Ride?: Girl Who Just Called Jeremy "Jerry" Five Seconds Ago Offers Him Both a Ride and Her Body
  • Be More Chill Pt. 2: Local Teen Now Fully On Board With Being Mind-Controlled
  • More Than Survive (Reprise): Please Just Let This Poor Boy Beat His Meat In Peace
  • A Guy That I'd Kinda Be Into: So Say, Hypothetically, There's This Hot Guy, Who I Like, Who's Definitely Not You,,,
  • The Squip Lurks: S p 0 0 k y
  • Upgrade: Damn Jeremy Why'd You Have To Do My Mans Michael Like That
  • Halloween: Brooke, Honey, There's a Reason No One Ever Goes As a Sexy Dog
  • Do You Wanna Hang?: I'm Kinkshaming Joe Iconis
  • Michael in the Bathroom: You Think This Is A Funny Song At First And Then Suddenly You're Crying
  • The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire): Aggravated Arson Has Never Been More Catchy
  • The Pitiful Children: Beep Bop Boop Beep Bop Boop
  • The Pants Song: Recruit Your Son's Gay Best Friend To Get Him To Stop Stealing Your Car
  • The Play: Okay But Where's That Post-Apocalyptic Midsummer Night's Dream Bootleg
  • Voices In My Head: Everyone Inexplicably Forgives Jeremy For Almost Getting All Of Them Fucking Killed
my brother is starting to listen to be more chill

i’m gonna type out what he says about each song. (italics are when i’m saying stuff to him) (edit: i made this a week or so ago and i forgot about it so i’m posting it now)

Jeremy’s Theme - “who’s jeremy and why is he special enough for his own song” “it’s just an instrumental and he’s the main character” “oh”

More Than Survive - “is this michael-yeah it’s michael” “i love michael” “me too”
“how many times can one person say christine” “oh just you wait” “oh my god it’s still going”
“go go go go!”

I Love Play Rehearsal - “what if you think of this one?“ “yes.”

The Squip Song - ”wow okay it’s from japan buddy”

“are the alien noises in the background necessary?” “yes.”

Two Player Game - “of all the characters to get a tattoo of he picks pacman?-oh it’s michael again nvm i like him.“

“this ones good” “theY keEp yElLINg” 

*lots of headbanging* 

“oh god they’re yelling again okay” 

“michael is my favorite person too” 

“oh my god so much yelling.”

The Squip Enters - ”what’s this one-oh okay”

Be More Chill Pt 1 - “what if i don’t want to take my hands out of my pockets?“ “idk man” 

“i know the squips a bad guy but i like him” 

“I’m made of math’ *cackling*” 

“*judgy tone* Madeline.”

“ohh hamlet” 

Do You Wanna Ride? - ”i want frozen yogurt….”

Be More Chill Pt 2 - “waIT I DONT LIKE HIM ANYMORE” “the squip?” “YEAH”

More Than Survive Reprise - ”this ones good" 

“okay it’s good but there’s a reprise in the first act??”

A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into - “*gets to the end* wait-what?? go back????”

The Squip Lurks - ”my aesthetic"

Upgrade - *headbanging to the ‘upgrade-upgrade!’ part* 

“back to christine? okay.” 


“poor michael…” 

“wow they didn’t even try to rhyme anything with loser-i mean it works so hey” 

*mumbles* “what?” “nOTHING i wasn’t singing along.” 

“*voice cracks* he-e.. he blocked him-m…”

Halloween - ”this is good"

“oh wow okay they’re all yelling now” “yeah aha they do that-” “shhhh i wanna hear”

Do You Wanna Hang? - “i don’t like this one..” “me either”

“oh the squip makes everything so much more uncomfortable, he’s like an old man trying to help jeremy-*realizes an adult tying to get a teenager laid*oH MY GOD”

Michael In The Bathroom - ”*hears the first note* NO NOT THIS ONE.”

“this is so much more heartbreaking when you’ve heard the rest of the story”

“george has such a nice voice”

“*glaring off, not really at anything in particular* michael deserves better. can we find him a nice boyfriend?”

“*tears in his eyes as it ends, forcing a smile*that was fun let’s never do it again thanks”

The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire) - “is this jenna ro-*hears chloes part* oh yeah it is cool”

“you said she was in heathers too right?” “yeah” “cool”

“*jaw drops a bit* wait rich did what??”

“he burned the house DOWN?!” “yep” “WHAT THE HECK RICH”

“’no i was crying’ *laughs* same” 

“..is that george?!” “yeah, the guys dress in feminine clothes and dance and sing in this song” “thats so freaking cool..”

The Pitiful Children - ”ohhhh i like the squip again”

“is he literally going “beep boop”?!”

“*nodding his head* this one is really good”

The Pants Song - “i don’t know if i’ll ever love anyone that much” “same”

“ohhhh, is this aplay on michael loving jeremy?” “i mean, yeah but like-” “no they’re gay.”

The Play - ”*eyes widen, before belting* MICHAEL MAKES AN ENTRANCE”

“i want the confidence of jake with the squip”

“did michael go ‘ugh’ at the girls?” “i think so” “mood.”

*at the two player game reprise part* “HEY IT’S THEIR SONG AGAIN!!” 

“jeremy christine is lying to you she doesn’t love you, but it’s okay cause michael does” “LIAM” “what?!”

Voices In My Head - “oh rich.”

“homeslice?? what year is it” “i wish i knew”

“i mean sure i’m happy for jeremy but like come on, he obviously loves michael”

“is this that will guy you love?” “sure is” “oh- i see why now. his voice is really nice.” “mmhmm”

“*eyes go wide when everyone starts singing* thats so cool”

“*frowning* is this the last song?” “sorry, but it is” “no i need more” “we can listen to the full performance later” “okay..”

a summary of every be more chill song:

Jeremy’s Theme (Instrumental): let’s face it no one listens to this one

More than Survive: Jeremy’s life kinda sucks. also, “mack daddy cane”

I Love Play Rehearsal: that one theater kid

The Squip Song: aggressive drug dealing in a public bathroom FROM JAPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

Two Player Game: there is no heterosexual explanation for this

The Squip Enters: hello i am here to ruin everything

Be More Chill Part 1: they said the thing

Do You Wanna Ride?: *says pinkberry seductively*

Be More Chill Part 2: they said the thing 2: now with even more emotional abuse

More Than Survive Reprise: let the poor kid masturbate Squip

A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into: lmao bitch u thought

The Squip Lurks (Instrumental): spoopy

Upgrade: Jeremy stop being a dick

Halloween: party hardy

Do You Wanna Hang?: im kinkshaming

Michael In The Bathroom: depression

The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set a Fire): teenage gossip and arson

The Pitiful Children: the Squip graduates from dick to supervillain and goes BEEP BOP BEEP BOOP a lot

The Pants Song: still no heterosexual explanation for this

The Play: let’s reprise half the soundtrack ft. MICHAEL MAKES AN ENTRAAAAAAAANCE

Voices In my Head: “I almost doomed civilization as we know it because i wanted to be popular. Lunch?" 

Be More Chill PlayRide Headcanons

-when Brooke was younger she didn’t have any friends in elementary school so when she got to middle school and complimented how pretty Chloe looks their friendship started

-Brooke always compliments Chloe and agrees with everything she says because she’s afraid of going back to being a friendless nobody

-she’s pan but tries only dating boys so nobody can make fun of her

-at play rehearsal she meets Christine and they start bonding over things like their love for classic movies

-when her and Chloe are mad at each other she starts hanging out more with Christine who’s confused when Brooke said yes to everything even if it’s something she clearly doesn’t like

-Brooke is slowly beginning to realize she has a crush on Christine until she starts dating Jeremy

-she meets Michael and realizes he going through the same thing

-when Jeremy and Christine break up she feels guilty about how happy she is

-with Michael’s support she finally tells Christine about her feelings

-Christine smiles and agrees to give it a try

-they have classic movie nights, their favorite movie being Singing in The Rain

-with Christine’s help Brooke is slowly learning it’s okay to say no to some things

-Chloe off hand says something horrible and she is surprised when Chloe disagrees with her

-Brooke is happy to have friends now other than Chloe with people like Christine and Michael

alternative be more chill titles
  • jeremy's theme: bee boo boo bop boo boo bop beEP
  • more than survive: i can't keep my hands outta my pants and i love to dance with my stoner friend
  • i love play rehearsal: im not emo promise
  • the squip song: made in japan™
  • two player game: n o n o t b e c a u s e w e ' r e g a y
  • the squip enters: tHe fReAks fReakIng oUt
  • be more chill part 1: beCaUse sHe cHeaTed oN mE
  • do you wanna ride?: get in loser we're gonna make you popular
  • be more chill part 2: all obey satan
  • more than survive(reprise): cccccccmmmmmmmoooooooooonnnnn
  • a guy that i'd kinda be into: ya got filthy pranked
  • upgrade: jeremy wtf why'd you do that to my man michael not cool
  • halloween: sPoOky sCarY pArTy
  • do you wanna hang?: jeremy gets mad pussy™
  • michael in the bathroom: why are my eyes sweating so much that's not normal oh look more eye sweat
  • the smartphone hour (rich set a fire): burn baby burn disco inferno
  • the pitiful children: all my friends are dead on the inside
  • the pants song: i'd put my pants on for you if you wanted me too
  • the play: miChAel mAkes aN enTraNce anD eVerYone's oN ecstAsY
  • voices in my head: still ended up with the girl but why not michael tho
bmc characters snapchat hcs

these might give you diseases i’m sorry

-sends pictures of his lamp because he’s too scared to take one of his face
-hasn’t grasped the concept of streaks
-story is just vids of him and michael hanging out
-o-bombs everyone except michael
-also rewatches michael’s story bc lil jeremy has a crush
-screenshots people’s selfies and doesnt realize they’re aware

-uses faceswap with random pics from his camera roll
-has streaks with chloe, jake, jenna, and christine (and accidentally jeremy but that’s because they snap every day
-doesnt save convos
-uses that ‘how fast ur going’ filter
-uses the flower crown filter a lot
-sends selfies to jeremy because he knows jeremy will screenshot them and he finds it adorable
-subscribes to political stories

-uses the weird filters that cover your whole face
-takes vids of him screaming with the voice changing filters
-loses streaks constantly so his are only like 6 days old usually
-sends pics of his shoes
-hates bitmoji
-“jake i swear to god if u send me another bitmoji sticker-”

-uses the altitude filter
-also the geotags
-sends random stickers to everyone with no context
-has two very long streaks with rich and chloe and less long with the others
-secretly is subscribed to food network
-his bitmoji has a tuxedo
-emojis: 👌🏼💯💀🍆😉
-posts jawline selfies on story

-motherfucking owns streaks, has like 70
-snap score is like 100,000
-dog filter selfies to everyone
-posts makeup pics on story
-sc best friends with brooke, jake, michael, and jenna
-saves convos
-screenshots when necessary
-bitmoji is fabulous
-highest streak is over a year old
-subscribes to like every story
-‘hmu for a tbh’

-'pulled clutch’
-'froyo with her’
- the time filter thing
-dog!!! selfies!!
-doesn’t send selfies that often tho
-motivational lgbt pride posts
-also uses the time filter

-never snapchats
-jenna hacks her phone to save her streaks
-score is like 3
-singing vids with voice change
-vendetta against stickers
-likes sunset pictures

-voice calls
-eggplant emoji
-story is all screenshotted texts
-uses the bitmoji stickers
-saves all the messages
-has like 80 billion sources cough i mean friends but only talks to approximately five

augbee  asked:

Id die for trans! Michael so maybe something about him coming out to Jeremy??

Thank you for requesting,,, I would die for trans michael too,,, love my son,,, Sorry it’s so shitty but here it is :0

Title: Not A Big Deal

Words: 624

Fandoms: Be More Chill

Pairings: Michael Mell/Jeremy Heere (if u squint)

Characters: Michael Mell, Jeremy Heere

Notes: I hope you don’t mind that I gave Michael a deadname. Tbh about half of this comes out of a conversation I had with a friend, when I came out to him :0


Stomach churning and chest too tight. Fingers drumming on thighs. Teeth clamping down on lower lip. His throat tasted like old milk.

Michael glanced up suddenly from his reverie when the video game abruptly shut off. Jeremy frowned at him. “El, no offence, but you’ve been really shitty today.”

“Huh?” He glanced at his friend. “How so?”

“Well, I’ve beat you like seven times in a row. That’s not how this is supposed to go.”

“I’m on my period,” he said offhandedly, glancing away. Not today, not now. I can’t tell him now.

“No you’re not. You’re not due for another week.”

“It’s early,” Michael said nervously. He hadn’t remembered that Jeremy had his cycle memorized.

“No it’s not. Ellie, what’s up?

“You’re right, it’s not early.” Michael chewed on his thumbnail nervously.

“Then what’s the deal?”

Michael bit his lip. “How long have we known each other?”

“Eh? What do you mean?”

“How long have we known each other? I think the question is a little self-explanatory, dude.”

“I don’t know, like twelve years?”

“Long time.”

“Yeah. Ellie, what’s this about?”

“That. That’s what this is about.”


“That name.”


“Yeah. I hate it.”

“Do you wanna be called Eleanor or something?”

Michael shuddered. “No, not that either.”

“Well, what do you want me to call you?”

This was it. This was the moment. This was the all or nothing. He took a deep breath. “Michael.”

“Oh. Cool.” Jeremy hit a button and the game resumed. Michael frowned and hit the pause button on his controller.

“Cool?” he asked incredulously. “Dude, do you know how hard that was for me?” He threw the controller across the room at Jeremy.

“Ow! What the hell, Mike?”

“Okay, one, don’t call me Mike. It’s Michael. And two, don’t act like this is nothing! This is a huge deal for me!”

“What? I’m just saying that this doesn’t mean anything to me. I don’t think of you any differently!”

“But you’re so nonchalant! Jeremy, I’m trans! This is something I’ve been thinking about for years! Do you know how fucking nervous I was to come out to you?”

“Michael, I don’t think it’s a big deal! I’m chill with it, I promise.”

“Don’t you have questions? Don’t you have comments? Don’t you have anything to say to me?” Michael hadn’t realized that he’d started crying until one of the tears rolled down into his mouth.

“Hey,” Jeremy looked uncomfortable suddenly. “There’s no reason to cry, Michael. Uh…” he scooted towards the boy and awkwardly placed his arms around him. “I’m not sure what to do…I’m proud of you for telling me. Uh…do you want me to cut your hair for you?”

Michael brightened immediately. “Would you?” he asked.

Jeremy shrugged. “Sure. I can’t promise it’ll be great, but it’ll be short.”

“Thanks, dude.”

“It’s no problem. I’m glad you got that off your chest, Michael.”

“There’s something else I’d like to get off my chest, you know what I’m saying?” Michael shot his only friend with finger guns. Jeremy’s hand jerked to his chest and he fell over backwards, tongue hanging out. Michael, laughing, threw himself onto the ground next to Jeremy.

“I’m dead, Michael, you’ve killed me. I can’t cut your hair now.”

“Rest in pepperoni, dude.”

“I’m vegan.”

Michael grabbed a pillow from the floor next to him and slammed it into Jeremy’s stomach. “No you’re not you fucking dork.”

Jeremy let out a wheeze which quickly turned into a laugh. “Hey,” he said, turning to face Michael. “We can talk about cute girls together now, right dude?”

“Right,” Michael said. Coming out as gay would happen another day, he thought. For now, Jeremy was still his friend, and he was happy.

anonymous asked:

are you and jeremy dating? if not what are your feelings on him? not to be rude or make you uncomfortable!

J: We’re completely heterosexual, how could you assume such things?
M: Jer Bear came over to help me answer asks since I’m not feeling safe.
J: I wanted to address this common one first.
M: Ask us some questions while we’re hanging out~

Be More Chill The Heere Show Headcanons

-Michael started noticing small things at first: how everything he did was related to Jeremy, the inconsistent passage of time around him, weirdly censored words

-then he started noticing bigger things, like laughter in the background of every joke he told, the two staircases in Jeremy’s house that led to the same room, the disappearance of Dustin Kropp and how nobody but him could remember who that was

-that’s when they started freezing but he kept moving

-the fucking laugh track that plays after every joke someone tells, and no one else can hear it

-that’s when Michael realized, he’s a side character in a sitcom

-the creators upon realizing he knows this threaten to end the show entirely if he tells them so he suffers in silence

-all of the Very Special Episodes revolve around Rich, everything from drugs to the child abuse PSA

-during an episode they did a crossover with another show called Dear Evan Hansen to try and get more ratings

-The Heere Show is more of a cult show and is slowly plummeting in ratings so they plan on resetting it by having Jeremy move to LA

-during commercial breaks Michael can visit the TV show void of forgotten characters where he hangs out with Dustin

-Michael somehow got a The Heere Show shirt that Jeremy knows exists but never acknowledges


Thank you for asking this! I’m sorry it’s been a few days since you asked. It’s been crazy with the finale and I’m just now becoming coherent enough to write anything of worth. I’ve actually been pondering on this the last couple of weeks. Especially as it was looking more and more like we weren’t going to get a resolution to these relationship troubles anytime soon.  

I do, in fact, think that the astounding duo of Edward and Oswald isn’t going to go away after this. Nygmobblepot will forever be a part of the Batman universe from now on. Something to keep in mind, DC approves every story line that we see on Gotham. The people in charge at DC are very much aware of what’s been happening on the show and the reaction to it. Interviewers were asking about the introduction of these two before they ever met on screen. And once they did, the chemistry between them was electric. Robin and Cory kicked open a door that can’t be closed. It’s like trying to put toothpaste back in the tube. It’s not going to happen.

I don’t know how soon the effect will be felt throughout the mythos though. It will probably start small. Maybe a throw away line that mentions them. Something like, “Hey Pengy, haven’t seen Nygma around lately. Did you forget your anniversary again?” I think it is much more likely that any focus on either character would simply have their relationship as “established background” info, if anything at all.  

I’m not sure what project Josh Gad will be heading as the Penguin but whatever they have planned is already in the works. So I’m not sure they have plans to highlight Penguin’s love life. But I can guarantee that the issue of Nygmobblepot and Penguin’s sexuality will be asked! There is no doubt about that. The creators of whatever secretive project this is will have to have answers about how they plan to portray Oswald and whether or not his relationship with Edward will factor into it. If these questions are asked early enough it may even have an impact.

Aside from future seasons of Gotham, I think the comics and video games are where their relationship might develop further first, before we see anything of the live-action movie variety. Plus, heroes are the ones that usually headline movies. While villains do steal the show, they are not the ones that usually get romantic subplots full of angst and depth. So if anyone is hoping to see Nygmobblepot on the big screen it might be a very long time. I would wager that we are far more likely to see the characters interact in a romantic way in something similar to The Lego Batman Movie or a stand alone comic series, than in a big DCEU project.  

I know there is a ton of angst over how the Nygmobblepot story broke, but DC deserves heaps of praise for decided to move this story forward within the text instead of keeping it subtext, which they could have easily done. When the story first broke it reverberated. It was noticed. Whatever happens going forward, this iteration of them will forever be canon. Case in point is each of the character’s respective wikipedia pages now reference not only each other, but their relationship. Both entries were obviously written by the same person, but the facts still stand.

The series traces his evolution into a master criminal, as well as his complicated, love-hate relationship with fellow criminal Oswald Cobblepot. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riddler#Television

The series traces his rise to power and his journey to become the Penguin, as well as his complicated, love-hate relationship with fellow criminal Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith). - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_(comics)#Television

There is something inherently iconic about these two that is undeniable. It’s like peanut butter & jelly. Now that we know they go so well together, there is no going back. Whether it be their harmonious color scheme or the fact their personalities can compliment each other so well. Even their names just sound good together! I’m not a linguist so I can’t break it down but my tiny bit of googling reveals assonance to be one factor. There is also an explanation as for why “Edward & Oswald” sounds better than “Oswald & Edward”. E before O.

Add to that, Gotham continues to build on the idea that they are an essential part of each other’s origins. Depending on how Gotham proceeds, it could permanently cement them as the formidable duo we know they could truly be. They were basically a goldmine waiting to be tapped. Gotham just did it first. I have no doubt we will see a lot of them together in other forms of media in the coming years.

In the meantime, Gotham is serving up some of the best ‘break my shipper heart’ angst and pain that I have seen in a long time. I am floored by what went down this season and can’t wait to see how their relationship continues to evolve. Because no matter what, they will always be in each other’s orbit. Going forward, due to its long form storytelling, Gotham will be where we’ll see the most in depth portrayal of their complex relationship. I’m so ready!

Be More Chill Soundtrack Masterpost

Alright everyone, I’ve seen a lot of people saying they haven’t been able to find the Be More Chill soundtrack anywhere, so I am here to provide!!

Jeremy’s Theme (Instrumental)

More Than Survive

I Love Play Rehearsal

The Squip Song

Two-Player Game

The Squip Enters

Be More Chill (Pt. 1)

Do You Wanna Ride?

Be More Chill (Pt. 2)

More Than Survive (Reprise)

A Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into

The Squip Lurks (Instrumental)



Do You Wanna Hang?

Michael in the Bathroom

The Smartphone Hour (Rich Set A Fire)

The Pitiful Children

The Pants Song

The Play

Voices in My Head

George Salazar singing Michael in the Bathroom

The making of the cast album


Gavin’s bored and Geoff’s being an utter twat. Gavin’s bored and Geoff’s gone out on some job without him, told him to behave himself and not make a mess, like he’s some kind of errant child. Gavin’s bored and feeling petty, a combination that has never ended well for anyone, least of all Mr. Geoffrey don’t fuck around indoors you animals Ramsey.

So Gavin’s just hanging out on Geoff’s couch, behaving himself impeccably as he goads the others into making a complete mess of the penthouse. He jeers on recklessness, assigns a point system to destruction, calls out various walls, ornaments and artwork as targets, and despite their best intentions everyone inevitably falls into his game.

By the time Trevor turns up, stopping to stare around the room in stunned kind of silence, Jeremy has successfully shot 6 hanging paintings off their hooks, Michael’s quickly ended an increasingly elaborate game of keepie-uppie after his throw knocked Geoff’s huge flatscreen from the wall, Jack’s got the enormous joke dildo someone bought stuck leering down at them from where it’s wedged in the ceiling, and in his efforts to knock it free Ryan’s flat out torn an enormous, unmissable hole that’s left misplaced plaster scattered all over the dining table.

There’s a moment of guilty silence, of children being caught misbehaving by an adult with authority, and then Gavin’s slipping over to fling an arm around Trevor’s shoulders, irrepressible grin in his voice as he swoops the ball out of Ryan’s hands and presses it into Trevor’s. It’s not hard to draw him into the games, not when the other’s have clearly been having a whale of a time, when Trevor’s itching to play along anyway, when Gavin’s still leaning in close and giving him a run down of everything that’s happened so far, of how many points everyone is up to, scoffing about how surely Trevor could do better than that. And Trevor does, right up until the moment he lands a direct hit on the gaudy light fixture hanging in the middle of the room, sending it crashing to the floor in a storm of shattered glass and likely toxic smoke. Which is, of course, when Geoff gets home.

Geoff arrives to find the main room of the penthouse in utter shambles, destruction to such a degree he momentarily thinks someone must have broken in, at least until he catches sight of his crew. Still as statues, like deer caught in the headlight, they’re all wearing shades of guilt clear upon their faces, all except for Gavin. Gavin who’s sitting away from all the rubble, who has his chin propped upon his hand as he smiles up at Geoff, somehow the only one who can say with complete honesty that he didn’t break a single thing.