Orphan Brigade [High School Years]: Geoffs boys are growing up fast. They’re attending High School, meeting girls and participating in epic heists.
Michael had always loved Greek mythology growing up.
The stories were gory and bloodthirsty, filled with brave warriors and incredible beasts.
His favourite ancient hero had always been Achilles. In particular, Michael liked his close bond to this best friend: Patroclus.
Michael could very easily image himself and Gavin in those roles. Himself as the fierce warrior prince and Gavin as the adoring best friend, who would stay by his side to the end.
Michael understood Achilles fits of rage and passion.
If anything happened to Gavin, he would burn the whole of Los Santos down to get revenge. Dragged the body of his killer around on a chariot was childs play compared to what Michael was capable of.
He would occasionally bring it up when slightly drunk, one arm around Gavin’s shoulders, pulling him closer.
“You know they’re gay right?” Ryan mentioned casually one day, sipping from the can of diet coke in his hand.
“Patroclus and Achilles.”
“They are not!” Michael retorted instantly.
“Think about it.”
“….Aw, god damn it!” Michael yelled, storming off to escape the conversation and the guaranteed teasing that came along with the revelation.