do u have any mike/richie headcanons?? x
this is one of my favorite couples thank you!
✿ richie always listened to soft jazz in the waiting room of his dad’s dentist office when he would visit him at work, and mike grew up listening to it, too. so they bonded over that. it reminded richie of falling asleep on long car rides and if he was having a bad day, mike would sing ella fitzgerald songs to him and play with his hair
✿ rich spent a couple nights sleeping over at mike’s house when his parents argued but he really liked it over there, and mike’s parents liked him too. so sometimes he would just visit for the hell of it
✿ he would never let mike know when he was coming over!! mike would go outside to finish up some work and see rich sitting on the picket fence with a cigarette and an over night bag
✿ mike and richie get breakfast as often as they can together, early before mike starts his farm work and richie will skip first period class. they know each other’s orders and sometimes order for each other and switch the plates when they arrive to their table. richie always eats off of mike’s plate but he doesn’t mind !!!
✿ their first kiss was the night bill and stan had a date but didn’t want to leave georgie home by himself. mike and richie volunteered and after georgie fell asleep late that night, they kissed on denbrough’s couch
✿ !!!! mike’s mom asks for richie’s help thanksgiving day and so she teaches him their secret family recipe for apple pie and ask the two boys to pick some fresh apples outside. richie refuses to use an step ladder and mike gives him a piggy back ride. they pick in silence for a while until mike speaks up and tells richie his family really likes him, and that’s the first time the boys exchange “i love you”s
✿ rich is really good in math and numbers just click to him easily and reading takes so long, so he always asks mike for homework help with english and history. mike also drives and picks richie up from church and youth group on thursdays
✿ they always order a large popcorn at the theater and never finish it
✿ parked car conversation boyfriends in the morning when richie’s too sleepy and wants to stay in mike’s car instead of go to class
✿ they prank each other all the time but richie snickers and can never go through with it, mike has a great poker face and gets richie every single time
✿ they’re friendly competitive but it gets to their head every once in a while. once they arm wrestled for 5 minutes over who was going to get to drive the car that night. after richie slams mike’s hand down on the table (mike swears he let him win), richie grabs the car keys and mike’s like “!!!! wait a second, it’s my car!!!”
✿ mike is a very traditional boyfriend and he bakes fruit pastries and fresh bread and delivers them to richie’s house with a bouquet of seasonal flowers and always kisses him on his front porch after date night
✿ they’re polaroid camera boyfriends who have to have memories of everything. richie bought one for christmas for mike and they fight over the cute pictures or take two of the same exact ones. richie has a picture of mike in his wallet
✿ mike gets a little lackadaisical when richie is over and just wants to watch movies and cuddle and richie has to help with the work load bc mike doesn’t feel like it !!!