Cockles and UST (Part Three) Misha started it but Jen took it to a whole new level.
Okay so in my previous posts I established that there is very good evidence to support the theory that MIsha has been attracted to Jensen from the start.
As if you needed more evidence, this is Misha looking at Jen at All Hell Breaks Loose con in Australia in 2009, their first con together.
So I have a theory that Misha is the more naturally flirtatious of the two. After all, when Jen was being voted best looking at high school, Misha was feigning a Russian accent to try and find a way to fit in.
So let’s go back to the early origins of cockles for evidence. Look at Jensen’s body language when it’s just him and Jared.
See now, only a few minutes later when Misha arrives:
There is evidence from the beginning that Misha’s attraction to Jensen is reciprocated. Jensen’s face lights up when he sees Misha. He laughs too loud and too long.
At Chicon 10 there are some very flirty moments. Misha was openly flirting with Jen. He talks about his heaven as ‘being on stage with you two’ while touching Jensen and smiling at him, (once again Jared, though part of the 'two’ may as well not be there):
And there was pushing and giggling and arse-smacking after the panel, once again initiated by Misha. This is flirting 101:
Jensen gives Misha his ring sometime before September 2010. X This doesn’t have to be a romantic gesture, but it is clearly a significant one. And where Misha is clever with words, I can see Jensen being more comfortable with this kind of gesture.
You know how some things captured in gif form can appear more significant then they actually were? Well, this next cockles flirtation is not an example of that at all. At palyfest in March 2011, in the most sexually charged fifteen seconds I have ever witnessed, Jensen straightens Misha’s collar and leaves Misha speechless for several awkward moments of dead air:
Imagine the gooseflesh on Misha’s neck. Is it possible that Jensen is that naive as to be unaware of the effect this is having on Misha?
At Jibcon in 2011 Misha takes great pleasure in crashing the j2 panel
and it’s jensen’s turn to be flustered. Did he just adjust himself?
Who knows? But Jared certainly looks a bit perturbed:
And it’s not as if Jensen’s never adjusted himself before on stage at a con!
Isn’t it adorable how he jiggles his little guys into place? This is at AHBL again, maybe Jen was thinking about MIsh?
In April 2011, Jensen flirts openly with Misha at Jibcon.
Fancy meeting you here? Is it hot up here? Really Jensen, 1972 called and it wants it’s best pick-up lines back.
In October 2011, the cockles flirtation reached a new level when Misha, tweeted a picture from Chicon of a close-up of one of Jensen’s very green eyes along with this msg:
I don’t see how this can be interpreted any other way than as an intimate and private moment between the two, and the fact that Misha deleted it shortly thereafter support this supposition. X My best guess is that Jensen has objected to Misha taking the flirtation to this level. So let’s consider the motivations behind this tweet.
By this time, Misha knows that his association with Supernatural is at an end. At Asylum 7 a few days after the 'shirtless’ tweet, witnesses claim that Misha was uncharacteristically surly and difficult and video evidence from the con shows that he was also emotional, tearing up on a few occasions.
Hello, Cruel World had aired so he was allowed to talk about it. And talk he did, with some bitterness:
In response to a fan’s question, saying: 'I would love to come back. I feel super depressed.’ and talked about weeping into his pillow at night.
Misha was heartbroken about losing Spn and I can’t help but wonder if this compelled him to behave recklessly in publishing that tweet, pushing the envelope with Jensen in a public space because maybe he figured he had nothing to lose. And it was too much for Jensen, whether or not the relationship had become physical at this point in time.
I want to talk more about cockles but will have to do it in part four because this post is already outrageously long.