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IMPORTANT: This round is different and will thus have a few more rules applied to it. 

1. Prompt must have to do with a holiday. Any prompt that is not holiday related will be deleted. (Birthdays do not count as Holidays in this case. If you want a Birthday prompt that wasn't posted in Round 4, you can post it in Round 5 located here.)

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Holiday Round will close for 48 hours when it reaches 2500 comments and will close permanently when it reaches 5000 comments. During the closed time, people are still allowed to post FILLS, but any PROMPTS posted will be deleted. If all goes will we will have another Holiday Round.

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Round Four
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Re: Change Your Mind [4/?]

Mike started to unpack the things from the bags they were in and set them up on the table.

"Do you think that maybe we should wait for your friends to get here first, Mike? We don't want things getting cold. I can call the people here and get them to bring some more chairs in. It might be a tight fit, but we can make it work."

"No, you don't have to worry about any of that. It's just going to be us, you know, like always."

"But I thought you said you wanted to invite some people this year?"

"I know, I did say that, and I did ask some people, but you know..people are just busy this time of year, I guess."

"Oh, my poor sweet boy," she said.

"Grammy, it's not like that. It's not really a big deal."

"But you seemed so excited about guests when we talked on the phone the other night ago."

"Well, things didn't go as planned. It's okay though, I still get to have dinner with the most amazing woman in the world, and that's all that really matters."

"I love you."

"Love you, too," he replied, walking over and giving her a kiss on the cheek.


Mike had just about finished setting up everything at the table, when there was a knock at the door.

"I'll get it," Mike said, figuring it was probably just a nurse to check in on his grandmother.

What he didn't expect when he opened the door, was to see Harvey Specter, flowers in hand, standing on the other side of it.

"H-Harvey? What are you doing here?"

"That's one hell of a way to greet someone, Mike. You really should work on that. And if I recall correctly, you actually invited me here."

"I did and you said you couldn't come because of a prior engagement."

"Yeah, well, I got done early with my prior engagement, and I was in the neighborhood, so I just figured I'd swing by."

"You were in the neighborhood of my Grammy's nursing facility? Really, Harvey? Wait..how did you even know we were here to begin with?"

"Look, are you going to invite me in or not?"

"Uh, yeah, of course, come in," Mike said, still unable to actually grasp the fact that Harvey, of all people, had just shown up to have dinner with him and his Grammy.

"So this must be the infamous Grammy I've heard so many lovely things about. Harvey Specter," he said, extending a hand, and a smile to her.

"Harvey Specter. It's so nice to finally meet you. Mike's told me so much about you," she said, as she placed her hand into his.

"He has, has he?" Harvey said, as he shot Mike a quick glance. Mike's eyes darted directly to the floor. "These are for you," Harvey said, as he handed her the bouquet of flowers.

"These are beautiful. Thank you, Mr. Specter, that's very sweet of you."

"Please, call me Harvey."

"All right, Harvey. You can call me Grammy."

"I think I can manage that."

"I should get these in some water," she said, as she slowly pulled herself out of her chair, and walked over to the sink.

"Do you need any help?" Harvey asked.

"I think I can still handle putting flowers in water, but I'll give a yell if I do need help."

Mike had pulled over a third chair and sat it at the table.

"Harvey, thank you for coming."

"Yeah, sure Mike, not a big deal. Thanks for the invite. The food smells great, and the fact that you're not even wearing one of your shitty skinny ties is reason enough to be here."

"That is not appropriate dinner table language, young man," Grammy said, as she started to walk the flowers over.

"You're absolutely right, I sincerely apologize for that. It won't happen again," Harvey said, as he took the flowers from her hands, and set them down on the table.

Mike couldn't help but smile, his Grammy had just gotten the great Harvey Specter to apologize.


Perfect wasn't a word that Mike got to use often, but tonight's dinner had been just that. The food had turned out delicious, and he had been given many compliments from both his Grammy and Harvey on it. Of course, his Grammy knew what he was capable of in the kitchen, but as for Harvey, he was quite impressed by Mike's culinary skills, and he was pretty sure he was going to have to ask Mike for a few of the recipes from tonight.

Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

Right after they had finished dessert, Harvey had handed Mike's Grammy a small box wrapped neatly with a bow, which she initially declined, not even wanting to open it, let alone accept it. Harvey could be extremely convincing, it was one of his strong points actually, so he eventually managed to get her to open it.

When she did, she found a silver necklace with a dove at the end of it. Her eyes started to water a little bit as she pulled the necklace from the box.

"I know it's not the exact same thing, but I didn't have much to go off of," Harvey said, his tone oddly apologetic.

"It's absolutely perfect" she said, before walking over and wrapping her arms around Harvey.

Mike had to bite down on his lower lip to stop his own eyes from watering at that point. He had once told Harvey about how his Grammy had to pawn off one of her favorite necklaces, one with a dove on it, just to be able to pay their bills when he was growing up.

Of course, when he had told Harvey this, he was completely sleep deprived, and just rambling it off for no particular reason at all, and Harvey had told him something along the lines of 'I didn't hire you to hear your god damn life stories, kid. Now go home, get some sleep, and find me what I need in the morning or you're fired'. So, to know that Harvey had not only been actually listening to what he had said that day, as well as remembering what he had said, and then giving his Grammy a gift like that, well, it meant so much. This whole night had meant so much.


After both Mike and Harvey had said their goodbye's to Grammy, Harvey asked Mike if he wanted Ray to give him a lift back to his place after he had dropped him off, to which Mike had accepted the offer. They met Ray out front and headed off to Harvey's. The ride back was quiet, and maybe it was because they were too full, or too tired, or maybe neither of them knew quite what to say, but it still seemed like a lot was being said in that silence.

"Well, this is my stop. Thanks for dinner, Mike. It was nice meeting your Grammy, too. I'll see you Monday morning for work, on time, I should hope."

"I'll be on time. Promise. Thank you for tonight."

"No problem," Harvey said, before pushing the door of the car open and stepping outside, slamming the door behind him.

"Hey Ray, can you hold up a second?"

"Sure thing, Mike."


Mike opened his door and stepped outside, walking around the car and meeting Harvey on the sidewalk.

"Harvey, wait."

"You realize in order for Ray to take you home, you have to actually stay in the car, right?"

"I just needed to thank you."

"You already did th-."

Before Harvey could get the words out, Mike had completely engulfed him in a ridiculously tight hug.

"Thank you so much, Harvey. It really means the world to me that you showed up tonight. I know that you probably don't get it, and maybe you won't ever get it, but just....well, just..thank you..for just..being there."

Maybe Mike was right, maybe Harvey wouldn't ever understand it, because all Harvey understood was how completely defeated Mike had looked when he had told him he wouldn't be able to come, and he understood the slight ache in his chest he felt when he had talked to Donna at the end of the day, and found out that as far as she knew, nobody had said they were going to dinner with Mike, so maybe he didn't understand what exactly it had all had meant, but the fact that it had obviously meant something to Mike, was enough that it made him want to be there for him. Harvey knew how hard he had been working, so Mike certainly deserved something good, after all.

When he realized that Mike had actually started crying, he moved his arms up so he could return the hug to Mike, which only seemed to make him cry harder. He just let him though. For a good while, anyway.

"Mike?" he finally said.

"Yeah, Harvey?"

"Little known fact, I'm a fan of breathing, and would like to be able to do it again sometime soon."

"Oh, right..uh, I'm so sorry," Mike said, pulling away from him, and wiping at his eyes.

Harvey just placed his hands on either side of his face, "Look, don't apologize, and stop thanking me already. Just go home and get some sleep, okay?" he said, before softly pressing a kiss to Mike's forehead.

[OP here] Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

OHMYGAWD that was so perfect! Exactly what I was hoping for! Amazing! Thank you for writing such a great fill! When I prompted this my goal was for it to be really heart breaking but sweet at the same time! I also feel honored that my prompt is the first to get a fill! So thanks again for writing! <3

Re: [OP here] Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

Thank you! I'm so completely relieved to hear that you liked it! Such a fantastic prompt :) And wow, I didn't realize this was the first one to get filled here.

Re: [OP here] Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

You're welcome! :D and thank you! Glad you thought so!

Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

Oh God, that was beautiful and I'm really crying right now! ;;
Amazing <3

Re: Change Your Mind [5/5]

aww, thank you so much! <3