honestly mavinsay is like. the golden ot3. it doesn’t get better than this, lads. you’ve got lindsay and gavin who are, in all actuality, the same people, and you have michael who yells at them for their antics but he does it with a smile on his face, and they apologize but they’re snickering the whole time, and like? this isn’t even conjecture? the way that michael interacts with both of them is literally exactly the same. listen to a michael and gavin argument from fuckin anything. listen to a lindsay and michael argument from ib or off topic. it’s michael yelling, gavin/lindsay defending themselves, michael getting hyped up because they’re so fucking wrong and gavin/lindsay giggling and smiling and continuing to defend themselves louder and louder while michael screams.
and let’s not forget the best moment of my existence, when lindsay referred to herself and gavin as michael’s boo and his boi. his boo and his boi. like? she said that? with her mouth? she willingly draws comparisons and points out similarities between her relationship with michael and gavin’s relationship with michael. these are real things that she’s done.
then there’s the way that michael talks about meeting both of them, like, he talks about these two friendships that weren’t any work, they just happened. he met lindsay and they were friends, he met gavin and they were friends, just like that. and you can see that in how they hung out all the fucking time, how you had michael and lindsay and gavin, maybe barbara, but definitely gavin. if i remember correctly gavin kept spare swim trunks at their apartment because he came over so often and i just
obligatory mention of how michael literally said that him and meg are the same person, as are gavin and lindsay. i’m not saying any more about this because i’ll lose my shit
also: shout out to the story michael told about how gavin was over one day and gavin freaked because he saw a bug and michael grabbed him and pulled him away from it and then was like “lindsay get it. neither of us are gonna do it. you gotta kill the bug” while michael and gavin stood very far away and very scared of it, like, i’ve read fics touting their domesticity that don’t come close to this shit, what the everloving fuck,
lindsay and gavin are two sides to the same coin and michael’s stuck with them until death do they part and he’s not nearly as unhappy about that as he pretends to be