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06 July 2011 @ 12:58 am
Only Says Ficus  
Title: Purely Speculative
Characters:
Mike, Trevor's Girlfriend
Warnings: Mildy dirty allusion, spoilers for the pilot
Genre: Slight Het, Ficlet
Words: 414

A/N: I’m desperate for this fandom to have really good fic. I know it’s too early, but damn do I want some character study. So instead, I’m indulging in something far less esoteric. And I’m sure this will be jossed to hell in less than a month. 

Summary:
It’s just that he’s so good at everything else.


 
Purely Speculative

She met Trevor first. Not that it should matter. Not that it does matter. She loves Trevor, always has, always will, he’s exactly what she wanted. He’s smart (not as smart but still). He’s got a great job (and it’s not illegal). He’s reliable (mostly). He’s exactly what she wants (wanted). It's just...

She wonders (sometimes, rarely, never, always) what might have happened had it been the other way around. If Mike had been the one that lent her change for the meter, instead of the one inside the deli trying to keep owner from pressing charges. (He did and she met Trevor.) But it all worked out (except).

She doesn’t want to think that way (but it’s impossible), she know that’s it’s wrong (it should feel wrong). She knows she shouldn’t look at her boyfriend’s best friend and wonder (fantasize, speculate, daydream, research). It’s really just a thing, a small little thing that occupies her thoughts (sometimes, rarely, never, always).

It’s mostly when Trevor is being Trevor (selfish, stubborn, obstinate, secretive or generally an ass). And Mike is being so…Mike (sweet, thoughtful, generous, caring, or generally a solver of problems).

Trevor would cancel at the last minute (he sent flowers instead), and Mike would be there to sit up until three a.m. waiting for news on her sister from the hospital swearing up and down that Trevor had sent him (she knows better).

Sometimes it was just a matter of proximity (sometimes it wasn’t). Trevor always had his arm around her shoulders (which sat heavily and uncomfortably). Mike always wrapped it around her waist (where it fit, didn’t fit, shouldn’t fit). Trevor smelled like starch and his hair gel (and pot). Mike smelled like soap, fabric softener and warmth (and pot).

If she were truly honest (sure), it really came down to one thing (everything). She was just curious. She wanted (needed) to know…He was so good at everything else (too good). He remembered everything he read (equal parts hot and unnerving) and he read about everything that interested him (and it had to interest him). So just how good was he?

Trevor wasn’t her worst (wasn’t her best), they had fun and it worked (mostly). But in moments like this (moments when he’s there, when he’s there and in a suit), and he leans in and kisses her forehead (cheek, temple) she thinks (knows) Mike Ross would be her best.

But it doesn’t matter. Shouldn’t matter. Can’t matter.

Because she met Trevor first.
 
 
Feeling:: sillysilly
Listening:: Faster
 
 
 
Paper doll pornographersstratospherique on July 6th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
I feeeeeel your pain on wanting good fic for this fandom, and may I just say you are taking some marvelous steps towards that. This is great!
seren_mercury: DWL: Teh Kissseren_mercury on July 6th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
First off thanks so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. And thank you for taking to time to review. I really appreciate it. :)

And yes, I'm desperate. The moments are there for such wonderful pieces. I know they are. We just need some writers to hop on the bandwagon. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will, because getting to see them once a week isn't cutting it. I need fic. lol
Paper doll pornographersstratospherique on July 6th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Haha I'm working on one now which is by no means going to be my best, deepest, most thought provoking work ever, but it will be at the very least not shit.
seren_mercury: BtVS: Shinyseren_mercury on July 8th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
Well I can admit to as much with this one. I could have taken more time with it but ficlets are ficlets, lol. And I'll definitely keep an eye out, I think something that isn't the deepest, most thought provoking work ever sounds like the sort of thing I could get into.
One zarkin froodscarletumbrella on July 7th, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)
I really enjoyed this! It stands out in a sea of Harvey/Mike smut (not that that's not hot lol). I am so curious about Trevor's g/f and I hope she reappears on the show soon so we can get some more of her canon, in particular how it relates to Mike. This was really well written from her POV. Good stuff! :)
seren_mercury: HIMYM: Share Bear Share Chairseren_mercury on July 8th, 2011 08:29 pm (UTC)
First off, love your icon. Second, thanks so much for the lovely response. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. And yeah H&M seems to be the flavor of choice (not that I didn't know that going in) but I've never actually been much of a slasher so it's been interesting for me as a reader. lol. I mean it was obvious they were laying ground work for the gf and all so I couldn't not play with the shiny thing. Tehe.

And we got our wish last night it would seem. I'll leave it at that in case you haven't seen the ep yet. But suffice to say I think more will be coming from me in the next couple of days. Thanks again. :)