My mouth dropped open in shock and my face went all red holy SHIT Kaner you look fucking great.
Jesus, when did this happen?!
Right? He’s looking heaps better than he did at the convention. It’s like magic.
He looks like he’s decided he should dress up to impress someone. Like a significant other’s family or something. I bet this is what he wears the first time he has dinner with Jonny’s parents after they’ve told them about being, you know, “together”. Even though Jonny’s parents have seen him a million times, and most of those times he’s been a post-game sweaty and disgusting. They were at the Cup parade too; they were on the same bus as him and Jon, for god’s sake. But Patrick still gets out an ironed shirt and some jeans that actually fit. Jonny’s still rolling his eyes at him when Pat goes to the door to let the Toews’ in (he’s just wearing sweats because sometimes Jonathan just fails to give a fuck).
Jon’s mother makes a comment about Patrick look lovely and why didn’t Jonathan bother with that much effort, but that just makes Tazer smirk and Pat turn bright red. Because yeah, he knows this is ridiculous, but he just wants to impress them, to make everyone believe that Jonny made an okay choice when he picked Patrick when he could have had anyone else in the entire universe.
Later, after dinner when Jonny and his parents are sitting on the giant sofa and catching up on family gossip, Pat goes and starts the washing up. Because that’s what responsible adults do. He’s got rubber gloves on and soapy water has splashed all down his front, when Jon comes up behind him, snaking his arms around Patrick’s waist.
He rests his cheek on Pat’s head and whispers, “It’s okay. You’re enough. You’re everything.”