Five times Michael Sanders’ dad almost walked in on him with Alex and one time he did.
Special shoutouts to @foramomentonly and @powderseal for giving me the inspiration for a few of these scenes!
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Michael is digging through his tool box when he hears a familiar voice behind him say, “Hey, Sanders. Wanna take a look under my hood?”
He turns around to see Alex Manes standing before him in all his emo glory: a black band t-shirt tight across his chest, immaculate black denim skinny jeans hugging his thighs, and a messenger bag stuck with pins slung across his shoulder. His eyes are lined in black, like always, and he’s got a beautiful smile on his face, one of those rare ones that are becoming more common by the day. Michael would like to think he’s got something to do with that.
Michael is so disarmed by that smile, he forgets to fall into their easy flirtatious banter, and Alex notices, the twist of his lips turning a little smug.
“Oh, come on, no comeback?” Alex asks as he takes a few steps toward him until they’re standing face to face in front of the car Michael is working on. “This is supposed to be the part where you say something like ‘Why, that engine not purring like she should be?’ and then I say—“
Michael laughs and pulls him closer by the strap of his messenger bag to interrupt him with a light kiss on the lips. Alex melts into it, dragging out the kiss a little longer.
“Mm,” Alex hums, eyes still closed when they break apart. “That works too.”