|Crumbling World, New life
Author: lovesreidforever PM
AU Mike's not telling the truth but not just about the college thing more like about his entire life. not slash! Warning: dark themes in later chapters, summary sucks, please give it a tryRated: Fiction T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Mike R. & Harvey S. - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,691 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 02-25-13 - Published: 07-23-12 - id: 8352563
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I know I shouldn't be starting another story when I have so many that I'm still working on but I can't stop myself I need Mike angst, it's like some sort of drug to me, yeah I know I have issues.
So this is majorly AU being that Mike is several years younger than what he is on the show and I'm probably horrible for even doing this but I'm sort of making his dead parents evil. I got the idea from last Thursday's episode when mike was on fire once he thought the kid was being abused. Oh and btw I'm so upset about the Donna thing, I just can't help it. She'll definitely be in all of my stories, no matter what.
I don't own Suits it would be awesome if I did but also very bad for Mike. I don't own the characters used from White Collar either, as of right now they aren't a huge part of the story just names mentioned but who knows that may very well change.
My day started out normal enough, I got up ate a cold pop tart and hurried to work, barely managing to not be late. Louis was even out sick so it was a better than normal day so why am I now locked up in my apartment my world having just ended. Well I guess we need to go back about four months ago.
When Harvey actually hired me I was overjoyed, I couldn't believe that I actually convinced him I wasn't a minor. It could have been the fact that I was carrying a briefcase of pot that may have helped but I was so used to everyone saying, 'you look more like a teenager' to which I always pulled out my license and 'proved' my age. 24 wasn't really too much if a stretch, not really. So now you're probably wondering just how old I am, I'm 16 and I've been an orphan since I was 11. I went through ten foster homes before getting out for good with the help of my good friends Neal and Mozzie. I know not only have I not been to law school I'm 'underage' but I am a genius and I graduated high school when I was 12 and I really did get kicked out of college. So none of that was a lie, not really just a slight omission, it's not like I thought Harvey would ever find out.
Even if he did snoop into my background I thought was safe. Neal got me the ID and Mozzie got a birth certificate and history all set up. As far as Grammy is concerned I'm in a nice foster home and making my way through college, no need to worry her about any of that I've been on my own since 13. I got by pretty easily, I have always had what one would call, sticky fingers, Neal and Moz both perfected the art even more. In reality I owe them a lot, they literally saved my life, but that's a whole different story.
I had the dream life, a perfect if not hard, job, I'm providing for Grammy and myself and I don't have to worry about adults making decisions for me cause really that has never gone well for me. I'm not sure if Harvey's ever noticed I try to not flinch around him, he's so damn perceptive but I have a few times, if he caught on he's never mentioned it. So now we get down to how my day went so horribly wrong.
"Mike," Harvey said startling me slightly.
"Yes Harvey" I said pasting on a big smile.
"I just got a new case, my office now" he said and stormed off. A few of the other associates laughed once he was out of earshot and made all sorts of remarks about me. I ignored them and followed the way Harvey had left.
"So what's the case sir grump" I said plopping down on Harvey's couch. He glared but said nothing about my remark
"One of our clients has been accused of some very serious actions that could bring him and his multi-million firm down, which in turn causes us to lose money so we're going to win.
"Ok so what's the client been accused of" I asked and Harvey smirked
"Well he's a foster parent and recently one of the kids was caught shoplifting. He was removed from the home and placed in juvi where he is now making claims that he was being abused." Harvey said
I took a few deep breaths, I couldn't lose it, not here, and not after all I worked for.
"So what's the client's name?" I asked.
"Bryan Welch owner of Annual Auto Exclusive he" Harvey began explaining but I drifted off after the name. It couldn't be, this just wasn't happening, he'd recognize me as soon as he saw me he'd
"Mike, Mike" Harvey said irritated
"Oh sorry uh what'd you say" I asked hoping my voice was steady
'I said he'll be here in an hour to discuss so I need you to find something to show the juvi kid is lying." Harvey repeated.
"Oh he's coming here, an hour, uh I gotta go bye" I said and darted from his office I ran, not even stopping for the elevator stairs were faster. I didn't even get my bike I just ran.
So that's why I'm in my apartment and afraid to open the door.
My first thought was that I needed to find a way to contact Moz; he'll tell me I told you so but hey at least I wouldn't have to be alone.
The knock on my door had nearly made me scream.
"Mike open the door I know your there, besides I have someone who wants to talk with you see she's just as confused as I am" Harvey said. I literally felt my body go cold as a second voice spoke.
"Please let us in we really need to talk" Grammy said and like that I felt my world come crashing down.
So what do you think, continue? Throw it out? Let me know what you think please