Mike & Harvey
|Relationship:||Mike Ross & Harvey Specter|
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No matter the pairing focus of fanworks, fan tend to portray the relationship between Harvey and Mike in a similar way it's written on the show. They have a close relationship and obviously care about each other. They engage in witty banter.
It's not a common practice to tag the gen works with a specific Mike & Harvey tags when submitting fanworks to the archives. Instead, they are often simply tagged with the characters themselves. On FFN specifically, authors will sometimes make a point of noting "No slash" in the fic summaries.
Common Tropes in Fanworks
- Hurt/Comfort - there is a lot of h/c fics with Mike being the one in need of comfort. This involves both emotional and physical comfort.
- Found Family - the relationship between the two is sometimes interpreted as familial, with Harvey taking on a role of either an older brother or a big brother. Sometimes fans take it one step further, and making the characters actually be related to each other.
- The New Deal by Closer, 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. Mike poses as Harvey's little brother, Found Family trope.
- Finding Affirmation by rebyl, Harvey tells Mike he's proud of him. (Set directly after Episode 1.10 "Shelf Life")
- To Whom It May Concern by Phoenix on cloud nine, Harvey and Mike start leaving each other notes around the office if they're too busy to talk.
Archives and Communities
- Mike Ross & Harvey Specter works on AO3
- Harvey & Mike Friendship community on FFN
- I Just Got An Image Of You As A Dad community on FFN, gathering fics where Harvey either acts vaguely father-like or is Mike's biological parent
Other Fannish Resources
(Rec Lists, Big Bangs, Thing-a-thons, Holiday Exchanges, wiki links, etc.)