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Suits Fic: Tomorrow
So apparently I'm back. And writing fic.


Title: Tomorrow
Rating: PG
Category: Harvey Specter/Donna Paulsen
Spoilers: Season Two, Break Point
Disclaimer: Owned by others.


At 6:30am precisely he finds her sitting in the coffee shop looking regal and broken, staring off into space and oblivious of the men ogling her while they wait in line. It’s not the normal coffee shop around the corner from the office, or the one by her apartment that she’d duck into quickly on the rare mornings she was late, but the one they went to all those years ago when they’d stayed up too many days straight on the Spelman case and she’d tucked a flask of whiskey in her purse.

It’s his first guess, and he’s not used to it hurting when he’s right.

He can tell when she realizes he’s there by the change in her breathing; it’s subtle, especially from the distance, and if he didn’t know her so damn well, he’d still be standing in the middle of the cafe staring at her like all the rest of the men. But he doesn’t stop after he enters; he sits down beside her, deliberate and calm though what he’d planned to say is lost to the moment.

“The guys aren’t staring anymore,” she states with a touch of sorrow, just the right hint of blame.

He does a quick check. “Not all of them.”

“Well that’s depressing.” She slides a coffee in front of him, and he watches her hand as it leaves his cup, steady and strong. He sneaks in a sideways glance, but she is remarkably composed, still looking off at whatever she imagines has caught her attention, and that’s the only sign he sees that tells him just how distressed she really is.

“I’m going to win the case,” he tells her, and feels his jaw tighten because that’s not what he means to say at all. He gets a quirk of a lip out of her anyway, a small smile that is unknowingly seductive and painful, and he finds he’s joined her in looking out at the street.

“Harvey,” she says, then stops. He can’t look at her because he hears it in her voice, so he shakes his head. He knows full well what she is going to say, and even miles from the office and no longer her boss, he knows what he wants to say, and it actually scares him the reality they’re in now.

Her arm rests on the top of the table next to his, and he remembers the cases spent side by side in the conference room as she signed and filed the endless paperwork that filled the folders he was reading. It doesn’t take more than a thoughtless moment and he’s moved his coffee cup just enough that his arm brushes into hers.

“I have opera tickets with Louis.” She says it like it should mean something to him.

“An acceptance under duress doesn’t count.”

She sighs. “He was persistent.”

He can’t tell if she’s moved closer or if he’s completely distracted and inappropriately letting his imagination run away from him, but her arm definitely seems closer, a warm pressure against his.

“Louis is the definition of persistent,” he reminds her. “Relentless, stubborn…”

“Like someone else I know.”

“Hey, I’m tenacious.”

He’s absolutely losing focus on the conversation as the back of their hands touch. He knows he’s not imagining things now, and it’s just a stone’s throw away from here to where it all makes sense again and is right. He strokes a finger down the back of her hand, and the moment is there, for one long pause.

She’s suddenly standing, her hand clasped in his as she pulls him to his feet. The past flickers before him fleetingly, but then she’s straightening his tie, and tucking his coffee cup into his hand.

“You’re going to be late.” It’s said with a firm smile, but he sees the flush of color on her chest and the shine in her eyes. He feels his jaw tighten again – holds back his words and thinks about beating Tanner to within an inch of his life.

She nods, pleased with what she sees or what she’s thinking. She meets his eyes. “Go get ‘em, Harvey Specter.”


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anr From: anr Date: July 20th, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
eeeee! You wrote fic! You posted!

phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: July 21st, 2012 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
anr From: anr Date: July 21st, 2012 02:56 am (UTC) (Link)
peanutbutterer From: peanutbutterer Date: July 20th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Donna, my baby!

Love the fic. Very subtle. Very Donna. She's totally tenacious.

These two! UGH, SHOW. I want to see what his reaction was when Jessica told him. They robbed us of so many emotional moments!
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: July 21st, 2012 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
THE FEELINGS. Seriously. I keep watching those scenes. How bloody brilliant Sarah Rafferty is when Donna gets the news - guh. AND THEN THE ELEVATOR SCENE. I can't even.

I need more fic. Also an icon that just says "ALL THE FEELINGS".
eveningdreamer From: eveningdreamer Date: July 20th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Suits! That is next on my watch list.

You are a great writer <3
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: July 21st, 2012 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Eep! Can't wait to hear what you think when you watch it. :D

And thanks love.
ceruleantides From: ceruleantides Date: July 23rd, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
IT HURTS. Because this is beautifully written and perfect and emotional and I just don't want this plot to be real..

I feel for them. I love that she went to a different place, somewhere meaningful to them, not close or easy. And, Harvey. Poor Harvey being right, again, but it being painful. ♥

phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: July 25th, 2012 06:58 am (UTC) (Link)

And now that you're caught up, YOU CAN BETA AGAIN. You see how I lured you in. ;)
From: tidbit2008 Date: July 31st, 2012 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
This is just so perfectly them. Love it!
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: July 31st, 2012 06:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I love all their subtext on the show - gives me so much to work with. :)
anr From: anr Date: August 7th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, now that I've caught up on this show (you = blame) -- IT'S STILL GOOD. *applauds*
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: August 7th, 2012 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG, you caught up? I HEART YOU NO REALLY. Do you like the show better now? BECAUSE I CANNOT STOP WHAT IS HAPPENING. Please join me in this madness, I don't even know what to do with myself right now.
anr From: anr Date: August 8th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
I do! I'd forgotten about Donna and Harvey's "marry me?" conversation in the pilot. Once I focused on that instead of the soap opera of Mike -- easy 'shipping! :)
andsheloves From: andsheloves Date: August 11th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Right in the feelings bone.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: August 11th, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
bichito From: bichito Date: August 14th, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
My... Don't ever stop writing fics about these two. Please.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: August 15th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you! They haven't left my brain in about three weeks, so I'm sure with new episodes continuing to inspire, there's more left in me. :)
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