Disclaimer: Nope, still don't own Suits. Other people who are infinately cooler than myself do.
AN: Written for a prompt on the meme that basically called for Mike to have a child who he is required to bring into work one day where he/she delights the office.
Mike twirled his highlighter in one hand while his eyes scanned the paper
before him at a rapid fire pace. He was doing his best to get familiar with
"Mike, hi this is Carrie from the daycare center."
"Is everything alright?" he asked. "Fiona?"
"Fiona is just fine, currently playing tag," Carrie soothed. "Our daycare center on the other hand isn't as fine as she is. I'm afraid two of our pipes burst a little while ago and they can't get someone out to fix it until late tomorrow. We're calling all of the parent's to ask them if they or another authorized person can come and pick up their children within the hour."
Mike groaned and leaned against the wall. There was absolutely no way he could get out of the firm within the hour and then take the rest of the day off.
"I'm sorry for the inconvenience Mike. I know you have busy days at the law firm," Carrie told him.
"It's not your fault that the plumbing decided to rebel," Mike told her. "I can't get away but Jenny can probably come. If not then I'll be there."
"Alright, I'll let you make your arrangements," Carrie said. "Onto call number eight."
"Good luck," Mike winced because he could imagine that making those calls to parents was neither easy nor fun. The line cut off and Mike sighed before he went to his contacts and pressed Jenny's cell. She answered after two rings.
"Yes?" she sang. Mike bit back a laugh.
"Jenny I need a huge favor," he said.
"The pipes burst at daycare," he began. "And they need the kids picked up within the hour. But I can't get away and…"
"Say no more," Jenny laughed. "I can spare some time and go get our bumble bee for you."
"I love you," Mike told her. "You know that right?"
"I know," Jenny responded. "But I can't watch her all day. I'd love to but we're swamped here."
"That's fine," Mike interrupted because he had a plan halfway formed in the back of his head. He didn't like what he was going to have to do but if people like Harvey and Louis wanted work to get done then they would have to deal with it. "You can bring her here."
"Are you sure? Mike that means that people will find out," Jenny responded.
"I know but I knew that it wouldn't last forever and there isn't a choice. If they don't like it they can send me home," Mike chuckled. "Besides our bumble bee will be ecstatic. She's been demanding a field trip since I got the job."
"That she will," Jenny laughed. "Alright I'm heading out the door now, we'll be there soon."
"Thanks Jenny, you're the best. Text me when you're on your way up."
"I know," she sang before the line cut off. Mike pocketed his phone and leaned against the wall and closed his eyes. This was definitely not how he'd pictured his day going but he couldn't help the smile that had started to form on his face when he thought about the fact that he'd get to see his child sooner than planned today.
"I know you're not taking a break when we have a client meeting in less than two hours."
Mike opened his eyes and found
"Sorry, had to take a phone call. It's done now."
"And now that I've taken care of that I'll just…go back to work
now," Mike said.
"Jessica's stuck me with yet another pro bono which means that-"
"It's now my pro bono, yeah, yeah," Mike bit back a smile as he took it.
"Have it read in two hours,"
"Aye, aye captain," Mike mock saluted and chose to ignore pointing
An hour later found him hunched over the new brief as he made frantic notes about what he could use to win the case. He was so engrossed that he may or may not have jumped when his phone vibrated on his desk. He picked it up and grinned when he saw the message from Jenny.
Waiting at security. Come collect your buzzing bee.
He typed out a quick reply, grabbed his id card, stood up and walked towards the elevators and was more than a little grateful for the quiet ride down. When he got out of the elevator he was greeted with the sight of Jenny standing there holding the very eager hand of his five-year old daughter.
As he walked towards them, Mike was pleasantly surprised to find that the two braids he'd put her blonde hair into this morning were still in place. He was equally shocked that her skinny jeans, yellow top, and equally yellow converse were still in the same condition as well after a game of tag.
His daughter broke away from Jenny and ran towards him, past Frank the security guard, and Mike just held a hand up towards him as he squatted down and caught her in his arms.
"Oof, there's my bumble bee," he exclaimed as she giggled and wrapped her arms around his neck and pressed a wet kiss to his cheek.
"Daddy!" she exclaimed again. "It rained at daycare."
"I know that," Mike kissed her cheek as he settled her onto his hip and walked past Frank, who looked thoroughly amused, and went over to Jenny and gave her a hug. "My lifesaver. Thank you."
"Anytime, I'm sorry I can't watch her," Jenny replied as she handed him a yellow backpack that he threw over his free shoulder.
"Hey it's alright, we can't help it that it rained in daycare right Fi?" Mike asked his daughter who grinned and shook her head.
"Well we stopped by your place and got her some things to do while she's here. Do you want me to come get her at five?" Jenny asked.
"Let me see if I can get out of here, I'll text you by four if I can't?" he asked. Jenny nodded before she leaned in and pressed a kiss to Fiona's forehead.
"Be good for your daddy today alright bumble bee?" Jenny asked. "If I don't see you tonight, I'll see you tomorrow for your soccer game and then you and I are having our girls day on Sunday right?"
"Always," Fiona nodded before she reached her little fist out. Jenny grinned as she connected her fist to the five year-olds. Mike wondered how he had ended up with such an awesome kid. He smiled and gave Jenny a quick kiss on the cheek.
"Once again my lifesaver," he told her. Jenny just waved him off before she blew one more kiss to Fiona and walked out of the door. Mike watched her go before he looked at the little girl in his arms. "So girl's day with Aunt Jenny?"
"Uh huh, she's gonna do my hair," Fiona informed him as they started to walk back to the security desk.
"What? Did I do something wrong this morning?"
"No daddy but she's better," she told him, Mike made a face; Fiona giggled and patted his cheek reassuringly. "I still love you the best."
"Well I love you the most," Mike told her before he stopped at security and flashed his badge. "Frank, I'd like you to meet my daughter Fiona; she's going to be my guest today."
"It rained in daycare," Fiona informed him. Frank looked from Mike to Fiona before he shook his head and chuckled.
"Rained in daycare you say? Well that is just unacceptable for a young lady like yourself isn't it?" Frank asked her. She nodded from where she had once again tucked her head against his shoulder. "It's a pleasure to meet you Ms. Ross. You two are clear to go up Mike."
"Think I'll get any trouble?" he asked Frank. The security guard eyed the both of them as he felt a tap on his cheek. He looked at Friona to find her blue eyes looking at him inquisitively.
"Why are you in trouble daddy?" she asked.
"Who says I'm in trouble?" Mike countered. She gave him a look. "I see Gram is wearing off on you."
"The only trouble your father is going to have is getting you back at the end of the day Ms. Ross," Frank finally told her. She looked at him with wide eyes. "I think you're going to charm the pants off of everyone."
She giggled and Frank took the opportunity to lean over to Mike's free ear.
"Introduce her to Donna and you'll be set," he advised. Mike nodded because that was sound advice. If he had Donna on his side then he could pretty much get away with anything. He looked at Fiona who was watching him suspiciously.
"So my bumble bee, before it rained in daycare want to tell me how your day was?"
She started babbling about how her art project was now ruined as he adjusted her weight once, waved to Frank, and walked back to the elevators with her. When they reached them she stopped talking and looked at him he nodded and knelt down just a bit so she could reach the button. "Go on and push it."
She grinned, gave him a thumb up and pushed the button twice, all while keep one arm wrapped tightly around his neck. Mike was about to ask her a question when his eyes caught the approach of someone with arguably the most power at the firm; Jessica Pearson. She had her eyes on him and the very precious cargo in his arms. He tightened his arm around Fiona by instinct but put a smile on his face all the same when Ms. Pearson stopped beside them to wait.
"Mr. Ross," Jessica nodded before she looked at Fiona. "And who do we have here?"
Fiona looked at him, he nodded his permission, she looked at Jessica and gave her a shy smile and held a hand out to her.
"I'm Fiona," she told her as she looked at Mike. "And this is my daddy. Who are you?"
"Daddy?" Jessica looked more than a little surprised at the declaration but like the badass lawyer she was she recovered and reached out to shake Fiona's hand. "My name is Jessica Pearson. It's nice to meet you."
Mike had to thank whatever deity was listening for the fact that his little girl could be a chatter box and extremely charming when the need called for it. He also thanked whoever was listening that the exchange gave him time to figure out his own explanation.
"Pearson?" Fiona's eyes widened as she looked at him and then swung her eyes to Jessica who looked more than a little amused at his daughter's fascination. "Like Pearson Hardman?"
"You own the law firm daddy works for?" she whispered. To Mike's surprise Jessica Pearson leaned over and smiled at his daughter.
"I own part of it," she supplied. "I'm what you call a managing partner which is-"
"The person that makes all of the big decisions about cases, money, and who gets what," Fiona finished. Jessica's eyebrows shot up in surprise, Mike felt a burst of pride in his mini-genius. The elevator dinged open; they waited for people to step out before the three of them stepped inside. When Jessica had punched the appropriate buttons she turned back to him and Fiona.
"Did your father teach you that?" Jessica questioned, Fiona gave her a smile in return.
"Daddy and I read his law books at night because I'm gonna be a lawyer one day," Fiona told her confidently.
"You know you're talking to one of the best lawyers in the city right now." Mike told her.
"I know that daddy."
"How do you know that I'm one of the best?" Jessica asked her. Fiona tilted her head and gave her an odd look.
"Because you own part of a law firm. And my daddy works here. You have to be the best," she responded in what Mike had dubbed her 'duh' tone. He was mildly worried about how Ms. Pearson would react but she just chuckled and gave his daughter a smile.
"You have a very smart daughter Mr. Ross," Jessica offered.
"I know," he grinned.
"Can I ask why she's here?" Jessica prodded.
"I'm sorry about this but the pipes burst at her regular daycare facility this morning and I can't find anyone to watch her ," Mike explained. "I would take the day off but Harvey and I have a full plate. I was hoping it'd be alright to have her with me. I promise it won't affect my work all that much and anything that doesn't get done I'll take home and-"
"It rained at daycare ma'am but I promise I'll be good," Fiona added. Jessica eyed the both of them for a few seconds before she nodded.
"It's alright if she's here Mr. Ross. I understand that things like this happen from time to time," Jessica nodded towards Fiona and gave her a wink. "And I think it'll be a good thing for a future lawyer to get some hands on experience don't you?"
"Oh a great idea to be sure," Mike nodded. Fiona bounced in his arms as they reached his floor. He let her climb down like the spider monkey she was but was quick to take her free hand when she held it up. They stepped out of the elevator as Jessica did the same and headed in the same direction.
"I was going to see
"Fiona, what kind of lawyer do you want to be?" Jessica asked as
they made their way towards
"A good one Ms. Pearson," she answered after a minute. "I want to help people. Daddy says he works for the best."
"He does," Jessica assured her. "And you can call me Ms. Jessica if you like."
"Daddy?" she looked up at him.
"It's alright because she said so," he responded as they reached Donna's desk. He wasn't surprised to find the redhead looking at him, eyebrow arched, head tilted to the side. He also wasn't surprised when Fiona burrowed close to his side when they stopped. While she certainly was a chatterbox after she got to know you at first she was shy. Donna looked at Fiona and Mike swore he saw her eyes soften when she took her in. He held a finger up and dropped to his knees and caught Fiona's blue eyes with his own.
"I'll be in
As always, thank you for reading.