So, the strangest thing happened. I spent the weekend reading Suits
fic. I have a pairing! Mike Ross/Harvey Specter. Why is that strange? Because I've never seen the show...and now I don't want to because I'm rather enjoying my headcanon, which is obviously fanon since I don't know canon. Weird.
Anyway, what I like is that there is plenty of BDSM, D/s, and hurt/comfort. Apparently it's a thing on the show? I mean, not literally since it's primetime and all, but enough to lead to some really fantastic fic. I suspect I'd be really disappointed if it's not blantantly obvious, though. Like, if there's no
chance that they'll kiss one day (or, rather, Harvey pins Mike to the wall and ravages his mouth) because both characters repeatedly declare themselve heterosexual at every give opportunity, I couldn't stand it. Not because I'm anti-heterosexual but because...let's a girl's imagination take her to great heights kind of thing.
Anyway. Recs! If you are at all interested in the things I listed above. Also, long, multi-chaptered fics--the fandom is knee deep in them. Needs Must
Holy smokes. The first one I read (and I'll be honest--dropped it into a doc and changed the names to Remus (playing the role of Mike) and Sirius (playing the role of Harvey). That worked for me. But then somewhere along the line I didn't need to change the names. It was still Remus=Mike, Harvey=Sirius, as if Remus and Sirius were actors playing a role. Make sense? Whatever. The writing is excellent and it's smoking hot. summary
: When Grammy needs an upgrade in care, Mike knows that the usual one-off gig as a paid submissive won't be enough. He takes a job he's been refusing for a while - a long-term, full-time contract. He expects his client to be a sadistic asshole. He expects not to like it. He's wrong on both counts. This is, at heart, schmoopy hookerfic. Good Boy
: After a long process of trial and error, Mike becomes Harvey's sub. Or maybe he always has been. Gag Order
So...I'm not sure what to say about this one. Read the tags--it's full of Things One Must Warn For (and for good reason). To be honest, when I saw where it was going, I skipped ahead until I found where the comfort starts (around chapter 10) being all "yeah, yeah, yeah bad people in the world, let's get to the making Mike feel better". Still, it's well done. I just have a low angst threshold. The Care & Keeping of Harvey Specter's Puppy
A little on the sweet side of what I'm looking for in this fandom so I almost didn't read it, but there's this character called Donna (I guess...not having seen the show remember) who sounds completely awesome. I've cast her, too, so I'm not sure I want to see who the actual actress is. Such a weird relationship I have with this fandom. Anyway! This is really sweet, and I like that it's nearly completely from her POV.
ETA: He's a Friend
Mike/Harvey. Hurt/Comfort. Well written. These are a few of my favorite things. Summary: Mike accidentally imposes on Harvey's evening with a "friend" when he is mugged in the neighbourhood and needs a place to crash. Blurred Haze
by Enigmaforum. So...Mike/Harvey. Hurt/Comfort. Well written. Sensing a theme :D summary: the associates of Pearson Hardman take their "welcome" rituals too far. Human Qualities
by tunes84. See above. summary: On the morning his body is used to shatter one of Pearson-Hardman's finest glass conference tables, Mike comes into the office exactly twenty-seven minutes late. The New Deal
by Closer. Gen Mike and Harvey and so perfect. I loved this one. summary: Harvey Specter, second year law student at Harvard, was walking home one night when he found a teenaged runaway named Mike freezing to death on his doorstep.