Mike Fenton is a natural optimist, which is just as well - if he realised what he was really like it would depress him. Mike knows he's a cool guy, he just can't understand why the rest of the world hasn't figured it out yet. Mike feels Jamie's pain acutely, not least because of the knock on effect on his own life. He'd been looking forward to a long summer with his best mate, just a couple of guys hanging out, but now that's all in tatters, and he's terrified of losing his friend to this girl.