yeah mickey and mandy aren’t close. he stuck up for her when lip slut shamed her and tried to get revenge for someone allegedly assaulting her. he hugs her and is happy to see her when he doesn’t show affection easily. “you don’t know my sister til you’ve fought my sister.” when she calls him out on some of the bullshit that happened in 3x12, he actually listens because he respects her and her opinions. she’s basically the only one in their family who cares that he went to juvie and went to visit him and sent him things. she thinks he’s one of the good ones and is worried that he’s fucking up his life by getting married. she knows he’s been unhappy and tells him to go get ian, basically giving him her blessing. but nah son they don’t give a shit about each other.
mickey does touch ian and not just in a violent way. he allows ian to touch him when they’re having sex, he initiates the playfulness that happened in 3x03, he initiates both of their kisses, he holds on to the back of ian’s head/neck so tightly, i feel an ache to watch it. mickey touches ian when he’s comfortable with it, when he feels safe with it, when it matters to him to show physical affection.
when someone says something scandalous in your presence