Learn to love
Description: My take on Jackson paying off Mickey, I Love you scene, and its aftermath.
Jackson sighed as he knocked firmly on the white door. The door was swung open and Mickey stood there, looking angry
"Can I help you?" he asked, bitterly
"It's more a case of me helping you mate. First off I want to apologise for him."
"Yeah. That doesn't mean I agree wirth what you did to Clyde."
"He brought that on himself. I promised if he gave me the refund I'd be out of his life. You know he came round here with that mutt? Giving it the big I am? Reckoning he could take me on?"
Jackson sighed and shook his head. So that's where Aaron had been, that's why he wanted to borrow the van.
"He promised me he was coming round to give you your refund mate. I thought he had."
"Well, looks like he gets off on conning you aswell as me."
Jackson sighed and nodded "I know, and like i say, I'm here to apologise for him and hand this over."
Jackson took a wad of cash from his pocket and handed it to Mickey. "Here's your refund."
"That's all I wanted all along."
Jackson nodded "Will you stay out of his life now?". He asked, almost dreading the reaction he was going to get. Luckily, Mickey agreed.
"Just a shame I had to do that to get him to comply isn't it?"
Jackson titlted his head to the side "He hasn't exactly given me permission to do this. His boss has though. Aaron knows nothing about it. I just hope he stays out of your life too"
"Well, thank you. I assume you're Jackson, yes?"
Mickey nodded and extened his hand, which Jackson shook. "Nice to meet you Jackson mate. Least he's got some friends who know to do the right thing eh?"
"Yeah well, I don't want to see him get anymore involved than he already has. He's promised me he's going to forget about Clyde. Well, He said he's willing to..But i know him too well. Anyway yeah, I just wanted to give you that refund. Just keep away from him now, yeah?"
Mickey nodded and both of them said a final goodbye before Jackson headed back to his van. he climbed in and slammed the door shut, resting his head on the steering wheel. He hated going behind his boyfriend's back, he knew Aaron wouldn't be best pleased when he found out. But at least it was over now. It had been the final straw for Jackson, when Aaron had lost Clyde, through his own stupidity. Even though his boyfriend was devastated at the loss of his best friend, Jackson had walked. He had enough of Aaron's stubborn little vendetta with Mickey. Even when Clyde died Aaron refused to hand over the money, He seemed more intent on getting revenge. Jackson knew, that if he didn't put an end to it when he did, Aaron would've ended off getting killed too.
Jackson started the van and began the drive back to the village. He pulled up outside Smithy, to see Aaron returning home from work.
"Where've you been?"
Jackson sighed as he and Aaron entered the warm house. "I went to see Mickey."
"To put an end to this stupid little feud! I've given him the refund, with Cain's permission by the way."
"You didn't ask mine though, did you?"
"I don't need to! Cain owns that garage, not you."
"It's MY car!"
"Aaron, open your eyes! Look what has happened! It's because of you and that car that Clyde is dead!"
Wow. THAT was cold. Aaron stared at him, anger flashing in his sapphire eyes. "Don't you DARE try and pin Clyde's death onto me!"
"It's true! If you had given him that refund when he asked for it, Clyde would still be alive. Clyde died and it was YOUR fault. You had plenty of chances to give him that refund Aaron! So don't fucking play innocent!"
"Who the hell do you think you are Jackson?"
"Well, I THINK I'm your boyfriend, I don't know, You tell me!"
"I don't need anyone's help!"
"Yeah you say that. What would you have done Aaron if I didn't give him that refund, and he didn't stop at Clyde? He could've hurt Paddy, you…"
"Don't bring Paddy into this Jackson!"
"Aaron, you can look at this whichever way you like, you can hate me for it, you can scream and shout at me as much as you like, I was protecting you. Like boyfriends are supposed to do!"
"I don't need protecting! If I get my head kicked in, I get my head kicked in. Just back off!" Aaron yelled
"You never do need protecting, until you're in too deep. What the hell would you have done if I wasn't there when Wayne came looking for you?"
"Don't start about that prick! Why cant you just leave things alone Jackson?"
"Because I love you!"