Summary: The Fakes hate Gemini. They’re a vicious, cut-throat crew who go against everything the FAHC stand for. But when a bigger, badder threat comes along, Michael and Ryan are forced to team up with Gavin - Gemini’s mastermind thief - to take down a common enemy.
The two of them are determined not to get too close - but living together in a small safe house, it’s hard to hide all the ways that you’re broken.
all major content warnings at the start of part 1
Ryan wakes up slowly to find himself in a hospital bed. His head feels thick and woozy, but nothing really hurts too badly. He lifts his head a little, disoriented, and it takes a moment before he recognises the room as the medical centre of their base. He turns his head and smiles as he notices Michael and Gavin curled up together in one of the arm chairs next to the bed. Gavin’s head is resting on Michael’s shoulder, the two of them looking at something on an iPad together, murmuring softly.
“Hey,” Ryan says, or tries to. Nothing but a faint rasp comes out, but it’s enough. They look up and their eyes widen and they’re springing up immediately, rushing to his bedside. Ryan tries to sit up a little more and grimaces; everything feels stiff and heavy.
“Hey, hey, don’t push yourself,” Michael chides. He reaches out and adjusts Ryan’s pillows, helping him to sit up gently. Gavin brings a cup of water to his lips and he drinks gratefully. It washes out the chemical taste in his mouth and when he tries to speak again it’s a little clearer.
“How long was I out for?”