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29 May 2016 @ 09:56 am
Title: Those Left Behind
Author: Aragarna
Characters: Sara, Elizabeth
Genre, rating: angst and comfort, episode tag, gen, G.
Word count: ~2000
Spoilers: season 3 finale
Summary: When Neal runs, Sara finds unexpected comfort in El's pistachio ice-cream.
Author's Note: This is for sandy79, who asked for Sara and El bonding in the aftermath of 3x16, as part of the wcpairings exchange. Many thanks to reve_silencieux for the helpful advice and beta!

The soft knock on the door startled her, wresting her out of her moody reverie. Sara put down the book she was pretending to read and walked up to the door. For a moment, she hoped it would be Neal. She hoped he hadn’t disappeared on her, that history wasn’t repeating itself.
28 May 2016 @ 09:55 pm
Title: Double or Nothing
Sequel to: All or Nothing
Rating: R (violence)
Category: Adventure/Crime
Description: This is the sequel to 'All or Nothing', which was a bit of a rewrite of the ending of the show to allow Peter and Neal to continue working together albeit under different circumstances. Peter and Neal delve into one of the most famous art crime cold cases in American history, the Gardner Museum Heist of 1990, and discover far more than they ever bargained for...

Chapter 12: http://phoenix-cry79.livejournal.com/22543.html
24 May 2016 @ 01:06 pm
Title: Bon Appetit
Author: halfshellvenus
Characters: Mozzie and Neal (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: You can always do things the normal way, but where's the fun in that?
Note: Written for a comm challenge where I missed the deadline, but still got to use ashley5627's wonderful prompt of "Legal crimes."


What is that monstrosity in your living room?

23 May 2016 @ 10:49 am
Title: A Man of Two Worlds
Author: Aragarna
Characters: Peter, El, Mozzie, Jones, Diana
Genre, rating: angst and comfort, episode tag, gen, G.
Word count: 2250
Spoilers: The entire show, mainly the finale episode.
Summary: Even in death, Neal manages to be a bridge between two worlds.
Author's Note: This is based on a terrific idea from sheenianni. And many thanks to the always awesome reve_silencieux for the cheerleading and the beta work! :)

It was a lovely day, sunny, with a clear blue sky, yet not too hot, thanks to a slight breeze gently shaking the tree leaves. Such a freaking beautiful day. If it had been a movie, it would have been raining. It would have been a grey and cold day, to reflect Peter’s broken and cold soul. But this was not a movie, this was real life. Neal was really dead...
22 May 2016 @ 01:31 pm
Title: Regrette de Tous
Fandom: Psych, White Collar
Characters: Shawn, Gus, Peter, Juliet, Mozzie, El, Diana & Jones
Spoilers: This is set post-series for both but deals mostly with the finale of "White Collar"
Word Count: 452
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Shawn, now living in San Francisco and engaged to Juliet, receives a phone call with news he doesn't want to believe.
Notes: This follows in the same 'verse as Psychic in the City and (White) Collar Optional. You don't really need to read them. Just know that Shawn and Neal were good friends and met up again when Neal was with the FBI. I started this pretty much right after White Collar ended but lost the drive when my dad passed away. I only have four chapters ready to post and I can't promise a regular posting schedule.
20 May 2016 @ 11:08 pm
Title: Double or Nothing
Sequel to: All or Nothing
Rating: R (violence)
Category: Adventure/Crime
Description: This is the sequel to 'All or Nothing', which was a bit of a rewrite of the ending of the show to allow Peter and Neal to continue working together albeit under different circumstances. Peter and Neal delve into one of the most famous art crime cold cases in American history, the Gardner Museum Heist of 1990, and discover far more than they ever bargained for...

Chapter 11: http://phoenix-cry79.livejournal.com/22017.html

Chapter 1: http://phoenix-cry79.livejournal.com/19472.html
20 May 2016 @ 06:48 pm
Title : The Epiphany
Author : pipilj
Word Count: ~530
Summary : Rebecca is contemplative at the end of season 5
Spoiler : Spoilers for season 5
Author's note: This fills my regret prompt on my gen prompt bingo.

The Story
18 May 2016 @ 08:02 pm
Title: Let The Fates Decide
Author: ashley5627
Fandom: White Collar
Summary: There was a time for action and a time to let the fates decide. Now was a time when Reece had to sit back and watch things unfold, even if he didn't want to.
Characters: Reese, Peter, Neal, Elizabeth
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, Friendship
Spoilers: none, really
Rating: PG-13, I guess...
A/N: I wrote this for the runthecon challenge with the prompt 'Let the fates decide' from tjs_whatnot. I now tag halfshellvenus with 'legal crimes'.


Reese Hughes was a man of facts and evidence, of law and order, not a man to wait for a sign from a higher power to let him know how to proceed. But today, when an asset of the bureaus, a man that was close to more that one agent he looked after and was more than partly responsible for a startling closure rate, was taken hostage for twelve stressful hours while undercover to take down a seemingly harmless embezzlement scammer, then got stabbed while being rescued, well, then he decided that he could let someone more superior, more influential, decide the fate of Neal Caffrey, even if he wanted nothing more than to yell at the young man until he listened to his command to not die.

Don't get him wrong, Reese did believe in God, some order in this world of chaos, but he did not think he was the one to look to whenever you needed a hand. Now, though, now he needed someone else to take the reins as he was not capable of controlling this situation. Caffrey's life was out of his hands now and he had to let the fates decide.

Peter Burke, one of his best agents, who sat two chairs away from him in a busy waiting room with his distraught wife, seemed to be most effected by Caffrey's precarious situation. Burke was part of the team that took down the man that had held Caffrey hostage, and the one that killed that man.

Their unlikely partnership had become something more than the professional admiration that it had started as. Hell, Caffrey often had dinner with Burkes' wife and now it seemed almost as if both of the Burkes had adopted the wayward ex-con as one of their own. Lord knew that he needed guidance and an occasional pat on the back when he did right, something that Reese highly doubted he'd had as an adolescent.

Things really could have turned out much different for Caffrey if he'd had parents like his current surrogates. The kid was smart, smarter than most criminals Reese had taken down in his days as a law enforcer. He would have been one hell of an agent, if he'd chosen that path, but it seemed that the fates did not choose that for him.

Sitting in a waiting room full of people anxiously waiting for news on Caffrey and drinking stale coffee that rivaled the office coffee for worst in the city, Reese wondered if Caffrey knew how many people really cared for him.

The Burkes would've been devastated if Caffrey didn't make it through the surgery, and while other agents wouldn't really say it to the man's face, Reese knew that there were now more agents that respected and even liked Caffrey than those that didn't.

Hughes also knew that that short, balding friend of Caffrey's was lurking around the hospital somewhere, waiting for the same news as everyone else. What would become of him? As far as Reese could tell, those two were nearly inseparable. It was actually quite the competition between Burke and Mozzie on who was closer to Caffrey now. Burke gave Caffrey the father figure he always needed and Mozzie gave him a steady friend that would always be there for him. He needed the both of them in his life, to guide him in their own unique ways. Mozzie was definitely not the best role model, but he was a rock in Caffrey's unstable life and helped him through many of his difficulties.

If Caffrey was to die in surgery, the world would never be the same again. Yes, life would go on, but things would never be the same. Every time Reese would see a jauntily donned hat or nicely cut suit or even a ball made of rubber bands, he'd think of that conman that somehow wormed his way into many hearts that were trained not to trust criminals. Without anyone even knowing, Neal Caffrey had become one of the team and no one would be able to bear loosing him.


Regretfully, Reese had to return to the office to take care of the mountain of paperwork that always came his way when someone he looked after was injured. If he hadn't, other agents would have had to and Reese didn't have the heart to make Burke leave his wife and waiting room vigil.

After four hours of paperwork and a few not-so-pleasant phone conversations with governmental fat cats that wanted to know what the hell happened today, a probie informed him that Caffrey pulled through the surgery and was well on his way to recovery. Reese finally let himself relax for the first time since the sting was originally compromised.

Later that day, once the last t was crossed and i was dotted, Hughes gave into the uncharacteristic urge to go back to the hospital to check in on Caffrey.

Predictably, Burke was sitting by his partners side, waiting for the kid to wake up and start pestering him again. "Reese," Peter greeted with no small about of surprise in his tone. It wasn't common for Hughes to personally come to see a fallen CI - he'd usually just send a card or, more likely, have his secretary do it for him - but this situation and, more importantly, this man was an exception.

"Peter," Reese said back, glancing at the pale, unconscious man in the bed. Caffrey looked better than he had when he had been wheeled out of the office of the idiot that stabbed him, red blood against pale skin, but he still had a long ways to go. Reese had no doubt that he'd be the most stubborn patient, and Burke would be the only one that would be able to keep him in line.

The notable smell of Elizabeth's sweet perfume was still in the air, so Reese guessed that she had just left to either go home to get some rest or some more unbearable coffee. Seeing the way the Burkes cared for the young man in the hospital bed in front of him, Reese guessed that it was the latter.

"How is he?" Reese asked quietly as he walked farther into the room, his eyes going back to Caffrey again. The man had roughed him up to show that he was serious, the dark bruises on Caffrey's face the result.

"The doctors say he's damn lucky, which isn't a surprise since it's Neal we're talking about," Peter said with a fondness that he reserved just for Caffrey, though that fear was still in the agent's eyes as he gazed down at his unlikely friend.

The fox and the hound, that was what Caffrey and Burke were, Reese's realized suddenly, Caffrey being the fast and agile fox and Burke the hound, a hunter that wouldn't give up once he caught a scent. Two individuals that were meant to be mortal enemies, but were, against all odds, friends and coworkers. Reese had seen many CI's come and go in the years, but he'd never seen the connection that these two shared.

"He's one tough kid," Reese agreed.

"Yeah," Peter said as he nodded his head absentmindedly. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, Burke's hand was intertwined with Caffrey's smaller one. Burke saw where Reese's gaze was aimed and held on tighter, absolutely no shame in the outward display of affection. For some reason, that made Reese proud.

Elizabeth came back into the room right then, holding two cups of coffee in her hands. "Reese. Hi," she said as she spotted Reese, less surprised than Agent Burke had been. Mrs. Burke gave her husband one of the coffees, gave Neal a concerned and loving glance, then turned back to Reese. "I would have gotten you some coffee too if I would have known you were coming."

"That's fine, Elizabeth. I was just checking in," Reese said, then addressed Peter as well, who was now standing while still staying close to Caffrey. "I see that Caffrey will be just fine. He's in good hands," he said with a meaningful look. And with that, Reese took his leave.

Caffrey was a terrible rule follower, never did things by the book and constantly got into unnecessary danger for what seemed like just the hell of it, but if Reese had the chance to go back and tell Burke no when he asked for Caffrey to be let out of prison, he wouldn't change a thing. Caffrey might have been a pain in the ass and his moral compass needed a whole lot of reconfiguring, but he was a good man. Call it fate or call it luck, but Neal Caffrey was going to live another day and Reese was grateful for that.
18 May 2016 @ 11:07 am
All White Collar fans (and potential fans!) are invited to a community rewatch, starting this Friday!

We'll be doing one episode a week - you can watch in your free time, then come to the rewatch blog to discuss and squee together. The rewatch will be first-timer friendly.

Fans are also invited to join the optional fanworks challenge.

For more details, see our welcome post on Livejournal or on Dreamwidth.

We'll be starting this Friday on both LJ ( wc_rewatch) and DW (wc_rewatch)
17 May 2016 @ 09:32 pm
Posting for Mums_the_Word

Title: The Stars Were All Aligned
Author: Mums_the_Word
Genre: Fanfiction
Rating: General
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke
Word Count: 1685

Summary: Neal and Peter would always share a bond, even when time and an ocean separated them. Post series fic.

Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6888745
16 May 2016 @ 03:27 pm
Title: Double or Nothing
Sequel to: All or Nothing
Rating: R (violence)
Category: Adventure/Crime
Description: This is the sequel to 'All or Nothing', which was a bit of a rewrite of the ending of the show to allow Peter and Neal to continue working together albeit under different circumstances. Peter and Neal delve into one of the most famous art crime cold cases in American history, the Gardner Museum Heist of 1990, and discover far more than they ever bargained for...

Chapter 10: http://phoenix-cry79.livejournal.com/21776.html

Chapter 1: http://phoenix-cry79.livejournal.com/19472.html
15 May 2016 @ 09:01 am
Title: Buy a Clue, Alex
Author: hurinhouse
Fandom: White Collar
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Alex/Neal, Mozzie, Peter, Sara, Kate
Summary: Alex doesn't know herself as much as she assumed she did
Notes: For runthecon with sapphire2309's prompt "watch it begin again"

Buy a Clue, Alex
13 May 2016 @ 11:40 pm
Title: Tomorrow Is A Different Day
Characters (Pairings): Kate Moreau, Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Alexandra Hunter, Vincent Adler, Garrett Fowler (Kate/Neal)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4991
Spoilers: For Kate's storyline through seasons 1 and 2
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Kate's spent her whole life investing in her tomorrow.
Author's Note: This is for runthecon, for the prompt 'tomorrow is another day' from aragarna.
Title's from Avril Lavigne's Tomorrow. There are lyrics from Halsey's album BADLANDS all over the story. They serve as sort of introductions to the various little disconnected pieces. So this isn't exactly a songfic, buuut it kinda is.

Here at my LJ
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Tomorrow - Avril Lavigne
11 May 2016 @ 10:15 pm
Animula: Seeing Red
Short story to go along with my Animula Universe, a 'reverse' slave set up. The original story can be found on my profile. When a Master takes something seemingly simple from Peter things go down hill quickly with consequences for both sides.

Seeing Red: http://tigeress79.livejournal.com/14234.html
11 May 2016 @ 09:14 pm
Title : Those were the days
Author : pipilj
Authors Note: Written for nywcgirl prompt There were six of us for run the con.I prompt aragarna with the prompt - the secret keeper.

The Story
11 May 2016 @ 09:19 am
Title: Stolen Time
Crossover: White Collar, Discworld
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Death
Spoilers: None
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of death and Death, Slightly AU
Word count: 1052
Series: Thief of Time (check out The Hourglass)
Beta: none, so all errors are mine!
10 May 2016 @ 12:32 pm
Posting for Mums_the_Word

Title: The Man With The Plan
Author: Mums_the_Word
Genre: Fanfiction
Rating: General
Word Count: 1900+
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke

Summary:  Neal is single-minded when he makes that fateful deal with Peter to get out of prison. Of course, the best-laid plans often go awry.

Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/6810046