Summary: “Harvey’s in a bad place. The last time I saw him like this, things did not end well.” Jessica moved smoothly back around her desk and pulled open the middle drawer. She pulled out a key and swipe card and walked straight back up to Mike, coming right into his personal space and pressing the items hard into his hand. “Whatever you said to him, it’s on you to fix this.”
The trial run is over, PearsonHardman is no longer under attack and even Tanner has let go of his choke-hold on Harvey’s career. So why doesn’t this feel like a win? Set between 2x07: Sucker Punch and 2x08: Rewind.
Thoughts: It’s always nice to read something where Mike is the one with a bit of a possessive streak—this fic is so freaking tender, and is about what happens when Harvey spirals a bit out of control/gets slightly out of his depth, but has Mike to bring him back. God, it’s just gorgeous.
Summary: It wasn’t like Harvey to let his heart make the decisions. But the boy just looked so hopeless hanging there, his fragile, naked body almost blue under the fluorescent lights of the city pound …
Thoughts: I liked how the author managed to create a whole universe in a relatively short fic, and how ingrained Harvey was into that world—he genuinely believed he was above Mike, and it all managed to be in character, if a bit disturbing at points. Overall I enjoyed it quite a lot, and I’ve been seeing other alpha/omega fics popping up since, which is cool.
Summary: Harvey Specter didn’t fall in love. Except when he did. And it was all Mike-fucking-Ross’s fault.
Thoughts: Oh God I loved this—Harvey’s narration was hilarious, and the whole thing was just this side of crack. I particularly liked this description of Mike:
But Mike? Mike was different. He could compartmentalize everyone else, but he couldn’t box Mike. Everything about Mike defied classification and itemization. He was messy. Messy drove Harvey up the wall.
Definitely worth a read if you want something that’s going to make you grin like an idiot :’)
Summary: “So I can go then?”
Harvey smiles, slowly, and shakes his head. “No.
Thoughts: Okaaaaay wow, I didn’t realise this was a watersports fic because I was dumb and didn’t read the tags properly but hey, it was kind of a nice surprise, and a rare thing in this fandom XD Basically 3k of kinky smut.
Summary: Mike is a famous musician who, to avoid the paparazzi, happens to stumble into the gay bar where Harvey is working to pay for college. After spending a night together, both of their worlds begin spinning wildly out of control. Harvey needs to figure out how to be okay, how to maybe live without Mike, and how to end his relationship with someone who ended it a long time ago. Mike needs to figure out how to take care of the boy that he can’t be without, how to keep his career going and stay true to himself, and if Harvey is worth changing everything. What will become of their relationship with the people around them? What will become of their relationship? Is Harvey worth it?
Thoughts: I don’t think I’ve ever read a fic where Harvey’s younger than Mike. The change of his age and his profession (Harvey is something of a stripper) makes for quite an OOC Harvey, and that usually is a serious turn off for me because I love how Harvey is in canon, but I really enjoyed this :3 It was quite dark and angsty, but then Mike created this sort of beacon and the writing was gorgeous—really poetic in places. Also, I fell for the OC a lil bit heee, OC’S IN THIS FANDOM ARE ALWAYS SO GOOD. Make sure you read all the warnings before diving into this one.
There is Xanthes “Envy” on Ao3 in which Louis sees them.
Oh yeah, of course, thank you!
Summary: Harvey takes Mike out for a meal in order to get to know him a little better, although he actually has rather a strange way of going about it.
Thoughts: This is so cute! Harvey let’s Mike pick where they go to eat, and basically spends the whole evening telling Mike what he already knows about him :3 It wasn’t ~officially a date but djhsdfg d’aww
Summary: “You don’t owe me anything, Mike.”
“I owe you everything!”
Thoughts: Well, this was sort of devastating, in a really heart-breakingly good way. I loved the way it was written—the POV changes could, I guess, be a bit jarring, but it flowed pretty smoothly and some of the descriptions were gorgeous (there was a particular paragraph about fear that I loved). I liked the way Harvey was slowly letting Mike into his life, completely willing while at the same time still very Harvey about it, with various conflicting emotions *pokes him*.
Summary: After a long day of having to listen to CEO, after CFO, after COO lie through their teeth, all Harvey wanted to do was spend the next six to eight hours in blissful silence without Mike talking his ear off. Unfortunately, it would seem the hotel’s computer system had different ideas in mind when it manages to lose half their reservations, which is how Harvey found himself sharing the hotel’s last room with Mike.
Sometimes the universe really hated him.
Thoughts: Wheeee, forced-to-share-a-bed fics are always fun XD
That’s genuinely a very small TINY teeny selection welp
The one I can think of is:
Walk the Line
Mike is convinced he doesn’t like anal sex. Harvey sets out to prove him wrong (and is smug about it).
Also you might like this?? It ends up with Harvey topping from the bottom, though.
The one where it’s Mike’s ass and therefore, Mike’s decision. (And his decision remains, “don’t stick anything in there.”)
If you want, you can check out our ‘first time’ tag, here.
I…actually couldn’t find any :O I think I have read a couple though, which makes it extra frustrating XD Does anyone else know any?
Harvey raises the stakes in their D/s games by initiating a scene with Mike late one night in the office after everyone has gone home…with unexpected consequences.
Here’s a reclist where Mike is homeless (and therefore has trouble eating) and then here are a couple more recs where Mike has an eating disorder. Make sure you check the warnings in case of triggers.
Written for a prompt on the kink meme. Eating disorder fic with Mike Ross with Harvey sort of saving the day. H/c and angst. Warnings for ED triggers, obviously.
Ataraxia for the Epicure (WIP)
[Prompt] Mike’s really skinny - that much is obvious - and he’s extremely self conscious about it. When he was growing up with his gram, they didn’t have a lot of money. He became used to often going without food (by convincing her he ate at school, at his friend’s house - whatever) so that she could pay for bills. It got to the point where eating just felt wrong to him. Maybe he feels too heavy with food in his stomach? Maybe he feels bad because he’s using money that would be better spent on other things?
I Know What Love Isn’t
A story where two halves do indeed make one whole.
Or, a Musician!AU where Mike is broken, and Harvey is broken, and it takes them a while to figure out how to be whole, together.
mikeandharveytime just wrote a fic where mike has an ed, it’s up on ao3 and she put a link to it up, it’s further down in the marvey tag
Ooh umm, I Know What Love Isn’t? Hee I just finished that :3
I’ll add it to the list, thank you :)
ETA: actually creys no I didn’t I read a different fic by them *rolls around* it’s too eaarrly XD
There’s a list of supernatural!Harvey fics here, annnnd then there are these:
And I asked the Lord Above, Have Mercy
While at Harvard, Harvey Specter makes a deal with a demon at a crossroads. He doesn’t take it very seriously.
No Angel (Supernatural crossover, WIP)
One day Harvey sees some scars on Mike’s back that perk his interest. He has no idea that those scars are when Mike used to have wings.
Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven?
Harvey Specter didn’t believe in God until an angel literally fell into his life.