When do you think Ian and Mickey fell in love and it was no longer just really liking each other.
That’s a super good question…
I think Ian recognized his love pretty much right away.
Granted, that could be infatuation but I don’t think Ian ever had a lapse in his feelings for Mickey, that those feelings only got stronger from here, so I’m willing to say he was already head over heels in love by this point.
Mickey… Is tough. He was definitely already falling in love by 1x09 when we see that concern in his eyes for Ian in distress… but was it “love” by that point? I have no idea.
Probably around the time that he was recognizing his jealousy over Ned is when he realized that he had deeper feelings, even if “love” wasn’t a word he was ready to use yet.
His jealousy forced him to recognize that Ian was more than a “warm mouth” and at this point, I think it’s safe to say he was definitely in love and was afraid to lose that love.
That was an amazing question! I had to think that one through long and hard and even so needed some help! Thank you @southernfriedblondebitch, that one was hard for me to come up with a concrete answer lol.
Much love, dear! <3