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Corruption AU - [narrative: 1/?]

Michael Bluth is discovering that being President of the Bluth Company is a lot harder than he’d previously thought. There are the discrepancies in the budget reports, for starters. The family is constantly siphoning off funds. And some of the business partners are insisting that if Michael’s wise he’ll launder several million dollars for them quarterly — no questions asked. 

It’s a lot for one guy to handle.

Luckily for Michael, though, he has Gob, his older brother who has been searching for a way to earn Michael’s respect for years. It becomes sort of a win-win arrangement. With Gob acting as his right-hand man, he gets to be an invaluable asset who volunteers to do the dirtiest of Michael’s deeds in exchange for a fair paycheck and his brother’s attention.

Surprisingly, it goes about as well as it possibly can. Maybe that’s why things start changing between them. Maybe it’s the reason Michael starts seeing Gob in a different light. If Gob wants his respect, pride, and love, well, he’s more than deserved them. As for Michael, why shouldn’t he want to feel good about strengthening their previously tenuous bond? It’s gotten them this far. 

Besides, they’ve already gone all in.