I'm not sure if you've spoken of dark timeline Team Nice dynamite but I am highkey into the idea of it because Gavin is like a match and Michaels the fuse, and they're destructive alone but it's hellfire when they're together
alright, so, the thing about darker timeline tnd is that michael–
look, okay, sure, michael’s explosive, michael is fire and michael is all cards on the table, wears everything on his sleeve, can become blind and lost to his emotions, sure. michael is four thousand pounds per square inch of pure destruction, put everything you’ve got into one hit, but
the thing is, darker timeline michael’s also rational. he knows when it’s time to fight and when it’s time to put the brass knuckles away. he knows when blowing up a building is a good strategy and when it’s just dangerous. he knows how to pick and choose what to get himself into when it comes down to it, fury-fueled decimation notwithstanding.
but take one rational-michael and add one devious-gavin and you’re working with a new monster entirely.
because michael? michael adores gavin. michael will shout his fool head off at gavin and have a smile on his face while he does it. michael gives gavin what he wants, heedless of innocent bystanders, of his own safety, of his own crew.
gavin’s clever and michael’s ruthless and they’re both in it for the fun of it in the end, past the money and the power and the infamy. and so they tear at the city, at each other, grinning like it’s a children’s game, like they don’t realize they’re staring at beautiful, terrifying death.
so if gavin casually decides it’d be cool to take a minigun to a whole squadron of lspd’s finest, or bring a grenade launcher to a street of busy shops and let loose–just to see what happens, because he’s curious, because he’s bored–
michael will grin and grab his weapon, fire and delight and death in his eyes, and sling an arm over gavin’s shoulders and ask him where to start, because they’re fucking invincible, because what could possibly kill them when they’ve got each other?
like, man. team nice dynamite will probably destroy the city one day, but darker timeline michael and gavin? they’ll destroy each other, absolutely, no question, laughter and death and devotion.
and so it’s innocent–as innocent as anything ever gets in los santos. i adore you and that’s why i’ll kill anyone. i adore you and that’s why i’ll kill us.