Shortly after Frank had gone, leaving Gerard all giddy inside, Gerard's replacement showed up. He could finally clock out and go home. As he headed out to his car he couldn't help but smile brightly at what a wonderful day he'd had.
The drive to his house passed by quite quickly as usual and he pulled into the garage, turning off the car's radio. He strolled into the house singing to himself, something he had just come up with.
"Sounds like you had a good day at work." A voice called out.
Gerard jumped, flustered, but then realized it was only Mikey, his younger brother.
"What're you doing here Mikes?" He asked.
"Oh, well Alicia and I got into a bit of an argument, and I know where you keep your key, so I thought I'd come ask if I could stay here for a bit." Mikey replied.
"Oh, I'm sorry to hear that Mikey. You're free to stay as long as you need." Gerard said.
"Thank you so much Gee, you're the best brother ever!" Mikey thanked him, "but onto a different subject... What makes you so happy today?"
"How can you tell I'm happy?" Gerard asked quizzically.
"Gee, I've known you all my life, I pretty much automatically sense your emotions. Plus you were singing, you only sing when you're happy." Mikey replied.
"Oh sorrrryyyyy, I was unaware," Gerard sarcastically remarked "but yes, I'm extremely happy, I've got a date!" He squealed.
"Oh la la, tell me more, tell me more!" Mikey teased.
"Um, actually, I don't know all that much about him. I don't even know his phone number!" Gerard exclaimed.
"Smooth, Gee, smooth," Mikey giggled "What do you know about him?"
"Well," Gerard started "his name is Frank Iero, and I met him this morning at work. He's really hot, and he likes spiderman, so he asked me to go see it with him and I said yes."
"Well, I hope you have fun, oh and I want to meet this guy. If he ever does anything wrong he'll have me to deal with." Mikey said.
Gerard started laughing "Mikes, you couldn't hurt a fly, plus I'm the one who's supposed to be looking out for you."
"Hey, we're brothers. It's our job to watch each others backs." he replied.
"Aww, I love you bro." Gerard said as he hugged his younger brother.
"You too, although you're making it hard for me to breath," Gerard loosened his tight grip on Mikey's back "Now can I help you pick out your outfit?" Mikey laughed
Frank smirked to himself as he imagined Gerard finding his phone number on the five dollar bill that he had left as a tip.