<b>Eddie:</b> Goodnight kids!<p/><b>Kids:</b> Goodnight dad!<p/><b>Eddie:</b> Goodnight monster under the bed that eats children that misbehave!<p/><b>Richie through a walkie-talkie under the bed:</b> GOODNIGHT.<p/></p>
so patroclus is often portrayed as being kinda weak and in need of protection but i think we forget that patroclus is kind of a certified badass on his own ?? like he literally killed a kid over a dice game .. he went into battle dressed as achilles and people believed it was him .. like i’m all for protecting my soft gay son but its good to be reminded than he can and will kick your ass and i think thats beautiful
who’d call out your name the same way jaehyun calls out “jeffrey!”
who’d take care of you the same way taeyong takes care of the other members
who’d cheer you up and make you feel ten times better the same way haechan tries his best lighten up the mood in every scenario
who’d make you feel love and appreciated with their sweet words, the same way Johnny encourages the other members as much as he can
who’d hug and cling onto you like a leech for no reason, the same way Yuta hugs WinWin
who’d make your days brighter and much positive with just their smile just like Jaemin’s
who’d put in their every effort and time into the relationship and for you, just like how Mark is hardworking in everything he does
who’s willing to scream and go crazy with you even at their lowest, the same way Chenle always does with his dolphin laughter
who’s not afraid to give you honest opinions and advice, so as to help you improve and do better, just like Doyoung and his straightforwardness
who puts their love for you as their priority, and is not willing to show it off, just like how Kun sets nct as his phone’s lockscreen
who smiles at every word you say or action you do, making you feel confident about yourself, the same way Jeno always does when he watches the other members
who’d be down to do anything with or for you, no matter what you ask, like how Taeil always listens to what the younger members ask him to, and does it without hesitation
who is willing to let go of their dreams or sacrificing for the better or your sake, the same way winwin gave up his dream in China to being an idol in Korea
who dedicates all their time spending quality time with you, and enjoying every single second of it, the same way ten practises hard on dancing every single day because it’s his passion
who supports you and knows every of your likes and dislikes, inside and out, the same way jisung are the bestest of friends with chenle
who won’t ever give up hope on you or the relationship, and continues working hard to achieve your/their goals, the same way hansol doesn’t give up being a trainee and works had every day, knowing that we’re all waiting for him
lastly, find someone who loves you as much as renjun loves moomin
So @eddiesbadbreak and I were talking about Mike, and all the emotional turmoil he’s had to keep pent up for so long, and were just thinking that it’d be really great to actually see him open up to someone about it all and just let everything out.
For example, we can totally see him sitting in El’s room one day and talking to her about it. And at first he tries to play it down and act all unfazed because he’s Mike and he likes feeling and seeming like the strong one at all times, but eventually (as the conversation goes on) he slowly starts to lose his composure and just can’t stop the tears from coming. He’s been repressing everything for such a long time, and so to actually be talking about what’s bothering him out loud hits him in a way that he didn’t think it would.
And so before he knows it he’s full-on sobbing, crying with the type of force that rattles your ribs and robs the air right out from your lungs. El’s concerned, of course, concerned and scared because she’s never seen him like this and she still doesn’t fully understand why he’s in so much pain. And Mike becomes so frustrated with himself because he can’t even get any words out anymore, and he’s afraid that he’s making himself look pathetic, so he just begins to regret everything. That is, until Hopper comes in. He’d been in the living room making them something to eat when all of a sudden he’d started to hear sobs filter through the half-closed door. At first he thinks it’s El or that something really bad happened and so he just drops everything and barrels in prepared for whatever it is he has to fight off.
What he doesn’t expect to find is Mike, his face red and his head in his hands, doubled over on El’s bed. El’s got a tentative hand on his shoulder and immediately looks up at Hopper with pleading eyes when he comes in because she doesn’t know what to do to help. Hopper tells her that it’s okay and that he thinks he should talk to Mike alone for a bit. So she leaves and he sits down with Mike and just kinda stays quiet and lets him get it all out before asking what’s wrong. When Mike finally catches his breath he just spills everything without even being prompted to because it has to come out, it has to. He tells Hopper about how he’s tired of always being an outcast, a loser. He tells him how he’s tired of being bullied all the damn time and that he’s tired of his parents not knowing who he is, or even caring about trying to understand him. He tells him about how he’s felt so alone, for years, but never told anyone because he has friends and he didn’t think anyone would get how he could feel isolated even when surrounded with people.
Hopper listens to all this and his heart just kinda sinks in his chest because he didn’t know, he had no clue Mike was suffering this much, and it hurts him even more to know that no one else realized either, not even his own parents. So he does all he can do in the moment, he gathers Mike into a hug and rubs his back and tells him that’s it’s going to be okay, that he understands and that he’s always here to talk. Mike just collapses into the embrace because he’s needed this for so long, he’s been exhausted for years now and it’s more than liberating to be acknowledged and to know that someone actually does care, that someone’s really willing to listen.