“And maybe I could play guitar like Hendrix
Or save the world or end it
And then maybe you’ll remember me when I’m gone
That’s all I could ever want”
if you think for one second that this recent news of Gav stepping down from his promotion has derailed my team losers ruling the world hc train…then you are woefully misinformed, here come sit next to me and let momma spin ya a yarn.
So Gavin said he wanted to spend more time with the Slo Mo Guys this year. And the little heir steps down from active duty, goes back to Lindsay and her crew now, away from Burnie…right? The masses above and underground hear, or rather believe, that Burns had a moment of clarity. That he realized the sheer lunacy of a mistake he made putting fucking Gavin on the path to the throne. That the sheer incompetence of Sir Free made Burns rescind his offer…
No. no see Gavin made that choice of his own volition, and Burnie laughs anyway because, the position he gave Gavin merely put him in a position better suited to take the throne one day. Like a fast track to his crowning. Nothing more, nothing less, than an accelerated track to his inevitable fate, because ever since Burnie hired Gavin, Gavin was always the heir. Always. his ascension is assured if he wants it. Now, whether Gavin took the mantle and crown of CEO of RT now, later, or even never, was up to Gavin, Gavin’s choice, but Gavin would always be Burnie’s heir.
Burnie just thought Gavin was ready for it. But no, the little heir takes Burnie aside, pleads for Burnie to wear the crown a little while longer, because he wants to study abroad a bit more. He’s got a plan, he says. Burnie accepts, and off Gavin goes, back home across the pond. Back to England. And Burnie’s shocked because Gavin brings home a tall, stocky, swarthy young man with a smile almost as viperish as Gavin’s. “An old business partner,” Gavin calls him fondly. And the truth comes out, Gavin and this old business partner have been together since they were children, grown up together, bled and fought for each other, in this man is how Burnie’s little heir grew into what Burnie sees before him today. They, Gavin and Daniel Burnie’s told eventually, started small, peddling drugs from mummy’s cabinets, petty theft, but in time they grew, got better, grew bigger, and Gavin was the mastermind behind it all. Daniel had brawn aplenty, and an extensive knowledge in weaponry thanks to a few tours abroad, and talent with machinery of other kinds as well. He could fight and kill with ease, and paired with Gavin’s charm and intellect, it was little wonder they were nigh unstoppable.
Burnie learned that Gavin already had a crown, he created his very own crime syndicate back home, cared for lovingly by Daniel in Gavin’s absence, all for the prodigal son’s return.
So Daniel’s got England, and in true Gavin form, Gavin’s turned this Daniel’s loyalties to steel and diamond, so wrapped up in Gavin that he’d live and die at Gavin’s command, as Gavin has turned Michael and Meg and Geoff. Falling in love with the boy is inevitable, and no one’s ever managed to escape ,and the look in Daniel’s eyes tells Burnie he doesn’t want to. so Daniel has England and Gavin has Daniel, and England..
SMG, they call themselves, and its not as big, not near, nor as powerful as RT but it’s a crown and it’s Gavin’s already. So Gavin tells Burnie, “let me build this up. Let me make our kingdom all the more powerful. With SMG under my yoke, I’ll take us to the stars, hell i could probably take us farther.” And Burnie’s baffled by Gavin’s reach because he’s heading for RT’s crown with the SMG crown already on him. England AND America, and all of it Gavin’s.
He’d be afraid of Gavin’s ambition, hubris is a deadly thing after all, if it weren’t so damn enthralling to watch. and if the bastard falls it’ll be a hell of a drop, a helluva show the entire way down.
So now, the rest is just a matter of waiting. It’s a matter of watching Lindsay growing into her own, her crown, her kingdom, it’s a matter of Gavin getting ready to take the crown, its a matter of watching Daniel and how he interacts with the crew.
It’s board meetings with the three of them. God knows what they discuss.
And the public still thinks Burnie’ll hand the company off to someone else now that the little heir has been ‘demoted’. like hell would burnie do that. he’s not missing this show for anything.
so yeah thats where this has gone. i spent five minutes despairing over the untimely, gruesome death of all my hc’s before realizing, no yeah this is SOOOOOOO much better hahahA
we are far from good people, tell me you know that.
because, you laugh into my shoulder like there is a place for us that isn’t an unmarked grave in a place no one will ever be able to find. because, I always hold you like you are gentle enough for my calloused skin to bruise but you got shot last week and smiled at the blood on your hands. because, sometimes I don’t think I have the heart to tell you gold is meant to be pure and you are not.
listen, all I know is: people used to kill for gold, used to spend their whole lives searching for it, and I would do just that for you. wipe the blood from your mouth on your dirty sleeve, love. swallow your survivor’s guilt like you don’t like the taste of it in your mouth, darling. I don’t know how to talk to you kindly without using petnames every time, honey. baby, dear,
we’ll die one day, you’ll get shot one day and you’ll be screaming instead of laughing. eventually they will realise you’re not golden, that beneath the mask you’re the kind of broken that cuts your palms when you try to pick up the pieces. in a few months, I will know how to tell you the truth instead of treating you like you’re so fragile I could make a mess of you just by touching you.
sweetie, my love,
if you don’t stop clenching your first every time you want to fight, you will make a mess of me.
– golden boy, you had the whole world in your palm and you destroyed it.