“You might want to clean yourself up a bit before we hit the streets, kiddo”
How about a little elaboration on what Niels and Johnny’s relationship was like?
Niels and Johnny really had a good thing going. It was almost invertible that Niels would start seeing Johnny as a father figure, and Johnny was the first and only of Niels’ many parental figures who actually saw him as the son he never had. It was a relationship that worked out perfectly for both of them.
Unfortunately Niels’ habit of seeing sex as the ultimate parental love kicked in. Johnny wasn’t gay/bi, so when Niels came on to him, he turned him down on the spot. Niels took that very personal, and when Johnny started treating him differently because, as it turned out, he wasn’t a big fan of “faggots”, everything just went downhill from there.
The night Niels burned Johnny to death was the first time he called home in two years.
Yes, it was deliberate that I made Johnny call Niels kiddo. Let’s just hope it’s not foreshadowing for what will happen to Niels when his nephew grows up.