Jackson wasn't an idiot. He knew he had dropped a charged question, but he didn't want Mike losing his family. Perhaps it was not his place to meddle in the family strife of another person, but it was Mike. The same guy willing to go to the same college as him for the sake of friendship, and comforted and warmed him on nights like this. He just wanted to see his friend happy. Perhaps it wasn't the proper path that the bigger, stoic man needed but for Jackson, nothing but honesty ever seemed to get to people. He started to feel a bit embarrassed that he'd even try to convince Mike to do something like that, and he lightly closed his eyes softly to try to hide his shame. It wasn't like their past was lost on him. Jackson knew there was a reason he needed to sneak Mike in or why he'd stay over so often. He didn't have anything at home, not even fear.
As he wiggled closer and closer with his surprisingly cold body it slowly warmed to a more acceptable heat -even if it meant being wedged together. Jackson knew Mike wouldn't mind much, he was bony, sure, but even Jackson had enough of a give to his body that it was like an extra stiff pillow. The head atop his own made Jackson a crunch a bit, however. He knew it was weird enough for them to get all tucked together as they were. He himself didn't mind it a bit, but it reminded him that they were surprisingly close. Close enough to do something like this. As he sat in contemplation of such a thing he did hear Mike's words.
"It will be" He reassured in a soothing and soft voice, even as it juxtaposed his previous statements. He'd hold out on mentioning how he felt that way all along, they'd shared their grievances enough tonight. Sometimes it was better to just enjoy the moment with his best friend. Admittedly it was something in shorter supply than he wished. Even if they lived together they were always out and away from each other until the night. The rare times they could get a day together Jackson was always tired, sometimes Mike was the same though he seemed to be far more resilient. It was probably from years of being in trouble and the like.
"What'll we do if it does? I mean, we got the movies and all but that'll get boring" Jackson muttered in a breathy way. He was trying not to but he was falling asleep. The other boy's body heat was a force to be reckoned with, it's heating rock-like surface was exactly what Jackson needed to drift off at night. Sometimes when they didn't get so close together like this, Jackson would have trouble falling asleep, though he'd never tell Mike. That'd be a bit too clingy and Jackson knew he could find a way. Usually, a few cups of Jasmine tea and a warmed blanket could do the trick. Usually.
Regardless of how drained he may be, Jackson did bring up a point he felt was compelling. They had seen these movies a hundred times before. If anything it was just an excuse to sit down together like they were now. As enjoyable was it might be to spend a whole day on the couch with a warm body at his side, surely there was more to be done. Mike was always finding something or someone to get him into trouble. Jackson was sure that even know he was thinking of something.