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Mike has had that bit of information since they were kids, he’s held on to that stored it in a file marked Trevor in his mind along with things like Trevor’s favorite foods and the way he sounds with he laughs all high and floating, the shape of the long line of Trevor’s neck when he has his head tipped back exhaling slow and smooth before passing Mike the joining. He’s got a whole lifetime of information on Trevor, so many things he could use against him if he ever really wanted to, but despite everything he’s never wanted to even when Trevor got him kicked out of college and off the path his life should have taken, even when Trevor set him up on a drug bust, even when Trevor punched him Mike has never felt the need to use any of that against him. But now, now that Trevor has not only threatened Mike but Harvey as well, he has it there again at the forefront of his mind and for the first time he might actually use it. For the first time Mike lets himself see a situation where he could use that information against Trevor. And Trevor, Trevor who acts on his pain and his anger and frustration. Trevor who never really thinks anything through beyond his initial satisfaction is finally, finally, seeing just what Mike can do when pushed. He’s been trying to get Mike to this point throughout their entire friendship. He’s been pushing at Mike, finding all those places he’s vulnerable and pressing at them, just as often as he’s there to protect Mike from anyone else doing the same thing. For so long he’s been the safe place for Mike, and now, now he’s seeing that he’s pushed too far. He’s made himself into just one more pressure point, one more painful jab and Mike can’t take it anymore. And they’re both realizing it now. They’re so tied up in each other, wrapped up in shared pain and so many memories, and it just hurts to think about those things. And to remember what they used to have and where they are now, and maybe they’re both realizing they’ll be better off apart. And god that hurts.
#CAN I PLEASE HAVE THIS AU #MIKE IGNORES THAT CALL FROM HARVEY #TEARS APART TREVOR’S LIFE FROM THE INSIDE OUT #STARTS SEEING WHAT HE CAN DO WITH PEOPLE HE HASN’T KNOWN FOR A LIFETIME #BASICALLY BECOMES THE YOUNG MORIARTY OF NEW YORK CITY #AND HARVEY’S TRYING TO DEAL WITH THE FIRM TROUBLE AND JESSICA THINK HE FIRED MIKE SO SHE DOESN’T ASK #BUT HARVEY IS CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE NEWS AND THE PAPERS FOR ANYTHING ABOUT THIS NEW CRIMINAL ON THE STREETS #BECAUSE HE’D RECOGNIZE MIKE’S WORK ANYWHERE
…Jesus H. Christ.