That thing you said about older fans: Im in my 30s, followed MCR since bullets. We all just generally accepted they were obviously together. "Ships" didn't exist, and we all just seemed to know and thought nothing of it. "Frerard" wasn't even a term, we could just see it for ourselves. It was just pretty obvious. I think as the internet grew, along with social media and fanfiction, the frerard concept grew into something kind of ugly. But at the beginning it just was them, and we knew it.
this brought tears to me eyes….you were all just out there bein knew that they were boyfriends and not making a deal out of it and they weren’t used to being in the public eye yet and shielding themselves in the way that they would come to do…great concept