|Secrets RevealedPassions Explored
Author: MaursMill1 PM
In all the years Harvey and Donna worked together, the hardest thing they've had to deal with was Harvey's inability to step up when it comes to them. No one knows Harvey better than Donna and neither one of them is prepared for what happens when Harvey deals with his emotions..Find out how Harvey and Donna handle life as...'secrets are revealed and passions are explored'.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Romance - Harvey S. & Donna - Chapters: 18 - Words: 25,362 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 09-29-12 - Published: 08-30-12 - id: 8482246
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So sorry this took so long…I was working on my other story (I've always loved u…I will always love you) check it out!...So here's where we are with this one…enjoy!
The next day at the office, Jessica calls Harvey in to discuss a case
"Now there are aspects of this case that I KNOW you are not going to like?" Jessica states, looking at Harvey intently as she hands him the file
"That's what makes winning so much fun" Harvey says cockily, but as he opens the file his expression changes and Jessica sees the anger and annoyance that cover his face
"It cannot be changed, so I suggest you suck it up. And do your job" Jessica orders calmly and Harvey looks up, she looks at him warningly and she sees his jaw tighten, he then leaves. As he makes his way back to his office Mike comes up to him
"I feel the need…the need for speed" Mike quips as he falls into step and Harvey looks at him annoyed, "ok that…that may have sounded ahhh differently out loud, " Mike fumbles, " and in no way makes reference to pot…cuz ahhmm that would be wrong"
Harvey stops walking and hits Mike on his chest with the file and Mike quickly grabs on to it
"I don't care what you feel the need to do, as along as it involves working on this case" Harvey states and walks off, Mike quickly catches up
"It's a Class Action Lawsuit against JD Mutual Insurance, why are we handling it" Mike queries
"Because MY client, Jet Set Internationals, apparently have been named in this lawsuit as being involved with JD Mortgage" Harvey explains and as they pass Donna's desk, he gives her a quick glance and enters his office, with Mike right behind him
Donna notices the look and realizes that Harvey is not in a good mood. She turns her chair to face them as Harvey sits behind his desk, begins tying on his computer and Mike sits on the couch as he goes through the file. They spend the next few minutes going over the case and Donna leaves them to it as she realizes that it's probably a case he's not interested in taking on, she can tell by the look on his face, because after all these years, she has learnt to read his expressions and body language. He does not want to be involved with this case and she wonders why. She listens through the intercom
"Ok from what I'm reading, JD Mutual is being accused of secretly lowering lending standards, artificially inflating home-price appraisals and failing to disclose its deteriorating financial condition as the loans failed" Mike states
"And Jet Set Internationals have been named as the main company contracted by JD Mutual to carry out those appraisals. And if Jet Set Internationals has to go into this lawsuit, they will have to suspend their entire company and probably lose a lot more contracts than they can afford to" Harvey explains
"So we have to figure out how to get JD Mutual out of this lawsuit?" Mike queries
"No, YOU have to figure out a way to get JD Mutual out of this lawsuit" Harvey clarifies, tilting his head at Mike, "I have to meet with my client and figure out a way to get them out of bed with JD Mutual"
"Wait, what? Why are you going to do that. If they're BOTH being named in the lawsuit, why not just focus on settling the entire case" Mike questions, looking confused
"Because JD Mutual has a lawyer and he is going to throw MY client under the bus, to try to get HIS client off" Harvey replies annoyed as he gets up from his desk
"And why would he do that?" Mike asks
"Because he knows I'M their lawyer" Harvey explains and shakes his head in annoyance
"Oh another one of those lawyers who don't respond to the Specter charm" Mike smirks as he stands up, "what did you do, insult him in court? Did you call his suit cheap? Cuz I can tell you, that hurts" Mike narrows his eyes at Harvey playfully
"Cheap suits will do that to you" Harvey rolls his eyes at Mike, "and what can I say, he makes it easy to do. But I will say this for him, the only thing he has good taste in is women" Harvey says
"What's this guy's name" Mike asks as he picks up the files
"Connor Fletcher" and Harvey sees Donna shoulders straighten up at the mention of the name. Harvey and Mike leaves his office and as they are about to head out, as he would normally do, Harvey stops at Donna's desk to let her know where he is heading and what he would need by the time he gets back. They aren't able to talk about what Harvey had just said because Mike was there but Donna can still tell that Harvey is not happy about having to work on this case with Connor.
Later that same day, as Harvey and Mike are at Jet Set Internationals, Donna looks up from her desk to see Connor walking towards her. She automatically glances into Harvey's office and Connor comes up to her with a smile on his face
"Now I could be tempted to work here if I could have this view all day long" Connor flirts
"But then who would do all the crime fighting back at the DA's office" Donna laughs and she gets up from behind her desk and stands in front of him, "Connor listen, I'm so sorry…"
"It's forgotten about, I know you're not responsible for Harvey's temper and jealousy. I don't blame the guy either, I probably would have done the same thing" Connor smiles charmingly at her and she's not sure how to respond to that, it made her feel sorry for him that Harvey did punch him. She smiles and as she's about to ask him what he was doing at Pearson Hardman, she is startled to see Harvey and Mike walking up to them
"Fletcher" Harvey says in a gruff voice and Mike looks from Connor to Harvey, who was clenching his jaw, to Donna, who for the first time he notices, is completely speechless and looks like she is caught doing something wrong
"Harvey" Connor's voice is almost sweet, "Just the man I came here to see. I brought those records you wanted from JD Mutual"
"You could have had them sent over" Harvey says as he looks from Connor to Donna, who had returned to her desk and continued with her work, Connor follows his gaze
"Well it's a highly sensitive case and besides who could pass up the opportunity to enjoy the view at Pearson Hardman" Connor's smile was very blasé and he holds out the files towards Harvey. They stand there as Harvey looks at Connor and his eyes begin to get dark. He could almost feel the emotions from the last time he saw Connor begin to flood his mind. He knows Connor is only trying to get under his skin, to shake him and to make him loose his cool. But before he can say anything thing he hears Mike's voice
"Ahhh yeah, these are the files that we need" Mike quickly says, "and I am going to take these. And get right on them. ASAP" he takes the files and Connor turns his attention to Mike
"Connor Fletcher" He holds out his hand to Mike, who looks like he's seeing a ghost but quickly returns the hand shake
"Mike Ross" he says and he looks at Harvey, to get a feel of what he should do but Harvey's expression is still glowering
"Ahh the associate. I look forward to working with you" Connor says and Mike smiles uncomfortably, then turning to Harvey, "and you to Harvey" he then turns to Donna, "Donna, as always, it was a PLEASURE to see you" Connor smiles and then walks off
"So that's Connor Fletcher? Doesn't seem as bad as you…" Mike says, but Harvey gives him a stern look and walks into his office, "yeah ok…so I'll go get started on these files, because clearly I do NOT need to know what's going on here" and as Harvey leaves he turns to Donna, "Donna, what was all that about?" Mike asks as he leans over her desk.
Donna glares at Mike, moving her eyes up and down and Mike realizes he should NOT be leaning on her desk, so he straightens up and Donna smiles as she leans forward about to speak
"Well usually when Harvey has a particular problem with another lawyer," Donna continues to smile at Mike, "the best way to find out what it's about is to…ASK HARVEY" Donna clarifies sarcastically with a straight face
"Ahahha…see that's funny because you know he WON'T tell me even IF I ask" Mike responds, "fine, but when I find out…I'm not telling you" Mike playfully threatens as he walks off to get started on his work.
Donna slowly turns in her seat so that she could see Harvey without turning all the way around. He's standing in front of his record collection, hands deep in his pocket and she knows that a million and one thoughts are racing through his head right now.
Thank you all for your encouragement…it has keep me writing…please continue to tell me what you think (even if it's to change something cuz I know I need to improve). Thank you to all the 'GUESTS' who are writing, I wish you guys would leave a name so I can thank you individually , like HappyDarveyFan, Asr, Ceciille, Reader1701, katyfr, SaraStare, thank you for the encouraging words! Keep them coming please!