I could write a whole essay worth on the reason: "MIKE IS BEING A FREAKING JERKWAD TO LUCY." But its only part of my reasons, my main reasoning is more concerning Lucy.
Mike is a drug to Lucy. If I had said this any chapter before the entirety of the Summer arc I would've been dismissed as ridiculous and probably been culled by MikexLucy shippers, but I wouldn't have cause I wouldn't have seen it as such back then, but the signs are arguably there. Though you would have to keep in mind that Mike is a living, breathing being capable of forming his own thoughts an opinions, not just some addictive substance.
When Lucy started school she was instantly excluded for being a tomboy, Mike was pretty much the only one who didn't immediately ostrasize her so she latched onto him, despite that he didn't want to be her friend she eventually warmed up to him, as it seem she didn't give the effort to make other friends than Mike, I say that's where the addiction began. Then Mike met Sandy and suddenly Lucy was without Mike, her only friend, that would've been devastating for any child, more so as she had no other. In attempt to keep him, she constantly tried to join in their games but it didn't work out.
Had Lucy made other friend in that year, I suppose it wouldn't have become an addiction, she had her taste of the drug but now its gone early if one has a good support group they mostly likely will not revert back, but she hadn't and Mike became her friend again. Fast forward to high school, Lucy now has Yashy and other friends, but none is more substantial in her life than Mike, though its not as obvious as Lucy seems fine with Mike and Sandy being a couple despite her obvious feelings for him, as she doesn't mind as long as he remains a constant in her life, as long as she can still depend on him, that is until the Summer arc, where Mike seemingly dies in order to save Lucy, Lucy becomes hysterical and has a mental breakdown at the very real possibility that Mike is dead, much like withdrawal from a drug after an extended continuity of use, this clearly paints Lucy's absolute dependancy on Mike, as if he has become the very air she breathes, he had become the center of her world.
But Mike happened to be quite alive and well, Lucy went back to normal almost immediately now she knows she won't be without her drug. That is until Mike had gotten fed up with Lucy's dependancy on him and Lucy is once again confronted with the fact that she would once again be without her drug again. Lucy becomes desperate she does whatever she could to keep Mike in her life, but it doesn't change anything and only makes it worse sice she abused her drug, and unlike a drug substance Mike is very much capable of breaking off his friendship with her anytime he wants, he's just been ridiculously patient with it as he was hoping she would reciprocate his feelings for her.Lucy being the stubborn person she is tries to prove she is fine without Mike, but the cracks are definately visible.
In Another Shoulder, she tries to find a substitute to her drug: Paulo. But Paulo caring for her, rejects her advances for her wellbeing, yet offers his support and reminds her that she has friends other than Mike, something she seems to keep forgetting and a family who will help her if she just lets them know her problems. But as Mike distances himself away from her, Lucy becomes suicidal and more desperate than ever. She tries to find another drug again in Augustus, but Augustus goes "I'm not taking your shit girl, but you should not throw everything away because of a guy you're obsessed over."
Now with Mike's outburst of absolute jerkiness, it should wake Lucy from her delusions.
Though I predict she will become suicidal and very depressed, the best course of action for her is to attempt to get over Mike for good and finding support and help from family, riends and maybe even a psychologist, but after Augustus knocks her back into her senses again. Cause if Mike suddenly loses the jerkiness and suddenly decides to break up with Sandy and pursue Lucy at this point in time, no doubt she would accept and it would only continually fuel her drug like addiction.
I don't think this relationship is a complete lost cause, Lucy genuinely cares for Mike and she wants him to be happy, and we have yet to see where Mike truly stands in his feelings for her. But it would only be after Lucy AND Mike has spent time apart and grown up a bit and Lucy has stopped treating him like a drug and more like a person can the relationship truly be healthy for both of them.
But I'm more a MikexSandy and LucyxLiam shipper
tl:dr: Not now but later maybe (and when I mean later I mean years, long after high school).
This post has been edited by Lunariaus: 26 November 2011 - 09:22 AM