angelita26
19 December 2014 @ 11:35 pm
WC - What Child Is This  
Title: What Child Is This
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~2500
Summary: For as long as he can remember, something curious happens to Neal when he gets sick - he turns into a little boy. This time, Peter and Elizabeth are there for him.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc's Advent 2014. Title shamelessly borrowed from the Christmas carol by William Chatterton Dix. Artwork is by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 who took the idea and turned it into something magical before the story was even written. Much love to you, my friend! (Psst – click to enlarge.)



Neal sniffled and tried to hold back the cough that had been tickling his throat for the last few minutes. )

Also posted at [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
15 July 2014 @ 09:53 pm
WC - Comfort Always (Neal Hughes)  
Title: Comfort Always
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Gen – Neal, Reese, OFCs (Cathy and Emma Hughes)
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~1700
Timeline: About 4 months after Redraw the Lines
Summary: Neal spends his first night at the Hughes home, but a migraine makes him miserable.

Notes: Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] joy2190, [livejournal.com profile] ivorysilk, and [livejournal.com profile] aragarna!!! I dedicate this one for your special days! Thank you times a million to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for her help and suggestions.


Neal rubbed his forehead, between his eyes where the ache had been building since his undercover assignment earlier that day had gone sideways. )

Also posted: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
18 June 2014 @ 12:22 am
WC - Christmas Eve Comforts (Neal Hughes)  
Title: Christmas Eve Comforts
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Gen – Neal, Reese and the rest of the Hughes family
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~1000
Summary: Neal's ill on Christmas Eve, so the Hugheses take Christmas to him.

Notes: Timeline: 7/8 months after the events of Redraw the Line. This was written for [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector's prompt in my Timestamp Meme, in which she asked for "Neal's first Christmas with the Hughes's".

Neal blamed Blake for the flu that had taken out more than half the office before it finally hit him. )

Also posted: AO3 and [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc
 
 
angelita26
11 June 2014 @ 12:27 am
Meme Roundup: AUs I'll Never Write (Or Will I?)  
Wow! You all gave me such varied and interesting prompts. They were a lot of fun to research and write, and I thank each and every one of you for participating. I apologize that it took me so long to get them filled, but I was determined to get them all written.

From [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan: White Collar RPS - Tim DeKay and Ross McCall are hockey team mates. Matt Bomer is the new guy on the team.

From [livejournal.com profile] theatregirl7299: Peter and Neal are competitors in the fast paced world of the professional show dog circuit. Things come to a head at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

From [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama: WC RPF - Matt's the new guy in the gay men's chorus, Tim's the director.

From [livejournal.com profile] daria234: Victorian or steampunk Dark Angel?

From [livejournal.com profile] doctor_fangeek: Didn't we have a conversation in comments of another meme about how you wanted to write a White Collar vampire AU? Didn't we?? ;)

From [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector: Peter runs a traveling carnival always on the edge of completely folding. Neal Caffrey is a maybe just legal kid who tries to sell Peter on his carnie-saving act.

From [livejournal.com profile] sinfulslasher: You know, seriously, you really finally need to write that AU with pirate!Peter and cabin boy!Neal...

From [livejournal.com profile] love_82: Mozzie runs an animal rescue and adoption agency. Elizabeth and Peter can still be an event planner and FBI agent. Mozzie hires Elizabeth to plan a fundraiser. Peter comes along to help out and meets one of the shelters most dedicated volunteers, Neal.

From [livejournal.com profile] joy2190: Peter is a speech pathologist and Neal his patient, an Afghanistan vet suffering from a PST induced stammer.

Thank you again!!
 
 
angelita26
02 June 2014 @ 10:26 pm
WC - Whole Again  
Title: Whole Again
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Reese Hughes
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~600
Summary: Reese Hughes reflects on the news that his son Daniel has been found.

Notes: Companion piece to Redraw the Lines. Written for [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan for the 2013 fandom_stocking. I've been saving it for when I posted Redraw the Lines – thank you all so much for your support of that story and this 'verse, which I'm calling 'Neal Hughes' because that's what I've been calling it since it popped up in my brain.

Reese sat alone in his study with a tumbler of bourbon and cried. Peter had stopped by the hospital that evening and delivered three words that he thought he'd never hear – 'We found Daniel'. The other proverbial shoe dropped almost immediately; he and Neal Caffrey were one in the same. )

Also posted at AO3 and [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc
 
 
angelita26
02 May 2014 @ 11:49 am
WC - A Little Hope for Their Future  
Title: A Little Hope for Their Future
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Neal/Peter/El, Diana, Jones, June, Mozzie
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Sexswap, pregnancy, brief discussion of unrealized abortion
Word Count: ~9700
Summary: Strange things have happened to Neal in his illustrious life; none of them stranger than waking up as a woman.

Notes: This was meant to be crackfic - it isn't. There's also some scientific/medical/pregnancy handwaving necessary for the sake of the plot. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for beta-ing and hand-holding, [livejournal.com profile] citrinesunset for the encouragement, and chat for all their help.



When Neal woke in the early hours of the morning, sandwiched between Peter and Elizabeth, he shifted uncomfortably and wondered why his body ached and his head felt fuzzy, like it did when he had a fever.

Note: Link redirects to AO3 due to length.

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 made a gorgeous, amazing cover, and I've added it above. It's clickable for a much larger version. Check it out!
 
 
angelita26
16 March 2014 @ 07:58 pm
WC - Good Deeds Unpunished  
Title: Good Deeds Unpunished
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Peter/Neal, Elizabeth
Spoilers: None.
Warning: Accidental drug use. Very brief and unfounded allusion to child abuse.
Word Count: ~2700
Summary: Neal gets into a bit of trouble and calls Peter for help.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's Get Well Fest – my apologies for the late entry, and I hope you feel better soon! This takes place roughly during Season 2 and includes an established Peter/Neal relationship. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for her advice, her speedy proof-reading, and her titling help.

Peter's cellphone vibrated across the nightstand and fell to the floor with a clatter loud enough to wake the dog. Satchmo woofed and jumped off his dog bed to inspect the device. Peter pushed him away and picked up the phone, hoping none of it had disturbed El. )

Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
15 January 2014 @ 10:24 pm
WC - Stormy Weather (Unbreakable)  
Title: Stormy Weather
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Pre-Neal/Sara, Diana, Peter, El, June
Spoilers: Slight for In the Wind.
Word Count: ~1400
Summary: Sara returns to New York. Peter, Elizabeth, and June make sure that she gets to spend a little time with Neal.

Notes: Written for sheenianni's fandom stocking. Title and lyrics within the story are from Stormy Weather by Etta James, and the full lyrics can be found here.

The first thing that Sara did when she stepped off the plane at JFK was call Peter. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
12 January 2014 @ 08:51 pm
WC - Wishing Heart (Stand By Me 'Verse)  
Title: Wishing Heart
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~550
Summary: Stand By Me 'Verse. Peter really likes Elizabeth Mitchell but doesn't know how to tell her.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] aragarna's fandom stocking. Title from the Lisa Loeb song.

Peter had fallen for Elizabeth Mitchell the first time he'd seen her. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
13 December 2013 @ 10:43 pm
WC - Santa Day  
Title: Santa Day
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1400
Warnings: Kid!Fic. New AU.
Summary: It's Neal's first Christmas with the Burkes, and he's not feeling well.

Notes: This is not the story I started for Advent, but I do still plan to finish that one before Christmas. My deepest apologies to [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama and everyone in chat that I have been sharing cookies with. I will finish it! See End Notes for more information about the 'verse.


Neal had been so excited about Santa coming until the flu symptoms started a couple of days ago. Then, he'd attached himself to Peter and pretty much refused to let go. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
07 December 2013 @ 06:05 pm
WC - Jewelry (Arrest-iversary Special Fic)  
Title: Jewelry
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: OT3 with very P/N leanings
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~600
Spoilers: 5x07 Quantico Closure and 2x11 Forging Bonds
Summary: December 7th is a special anniversary, so Neal bestows Peter with a surprise gift.

Notes: This is an AU diversion, like a parallel world where the end of Season 3 and Season 4 didn't happen. Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] theatregirl7299 for helping with the gift.

Neal had been acting odd since the day before. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
04 December 2013 @ 04:56 pm
WC - Ice Breaker (with a Twist)  
Title: Ice Breaker (with a Twist)
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, Jones
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~2100
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama, who made this so much better with her suggestions. Thank you!!
Spoilers: Ice Breaker
Warning: Violence. More use of the word 'phosphene' (thanks [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector!).
Summary: During the events of Ice Breaker, Jones doesn't show up as quickly when Neal goes after Nikolai during the arrests.

Neal knew when he heard the shouts of "FBI!" above him that he was screwed. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
09 November 2013 @ 11:15 pm
WCRPS - Surrender (Bookstore AU)  
Title: Surrender
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters and/or Pairing: As fictional characters: Matt/Tim, Willie
Warnings: Permanent injury of a main character.
Word Count: ~1200
Summary: Bookstore AU. Tim moves in, but the day doesn't quite go according to plan.

Notes: Title taken from the Alanis Morissette song, "Surrendering". It deserves a listen after reading this story.



Matt woke up early on the morning that Tim was finally moving in. It had taken three weeks of planning and packing, but it was happening. )

Also posted on AO3 and crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] wc_rps.

Amazing Art Credits: Banner by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 and icon by [livejournal.com profile] aragarna
 
 
angelita26
27 October 2013 @ 11:24 pm
WC - I Don't Want to be Anything Other than Me (Stand by Me)  
Title: I Don't Want to be Anything Other than Me
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Mozzie, Neal
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~900
Spoilers: For episode 5x02, "Out of the Frying Pan".
Summary: Stand By Me 'Verse. June and Byron have offered to adopt Mozzie, but he's having a hard time deciding what to do. Enter Neal and a late night conversation.

Notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] run_the_con lightning round prompts: "after all these years", "out of time", "change of plans", and "you don't know me". Title from the Gavin DeGraw song.


Mozzie's head shot up when the overhead light abruptly flickered to life. Neal was standing in the doorway of the library, holding a blanket and his stuffed cat and looking like a kid caught with his hand in the candy jar. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
23 October 2013 @ 04:06 pm
WC - Hurt (Stand by Me 'Verse)  
Title: Hurt
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1100
Warnings: Mentions of Peter's parents' deaths in a car accident.
Summary: Stand By Me 'Verse. Peter's having nightmares, and Neal tries to help.

Notes: Written for the 2nd Annual Caffrey-Burke Day organized by the talented [livejournal.com profile] rabidchild. Title borrowed from the Nine Inch Nails' song, later covered by Johnny Cash, "Hurt".

He scrubbed his hands over his face as he fought to control his breathing and calm his heart. It took a couple of minutes longer than Peter liked. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
13 October 2013 @ 09:38 pm
WC - When Neal was Fifteen (Stand By Me)  
Title: When Neal was Fifteen
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Sara, Diana, June, Byron
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~2500
Warnings: None.
Summary: Stand By Me 'Verse. Neal's fifteenth birthday is spent in the hospital, but he's not alone.

Note: This is part of the “Neal Caffrey and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad (Birth) Day Fest” for the lovely [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama's birthday. Much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan for the banner and organizing the fest!




March turned out to be a miserable month. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
08 October 2013 @ 11:11 am
WC - Wednesday Date Night (Unbreakable)  
Title: Wednesday Date Night
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal, Kid!OC (Charlie)
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Kid POV. Mentions of Neal/Sara pairing.
Word Count: ~1000
Summary: It's Wednesday night – Neal and Charlie are on their way to dinner, but she has something on her mind.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] sheenianni's [livejournal.com profile] run_the_con prompt "partners in crime". This could have gone so many ways, so I blame this one on the muse. Part of Unbreakable – timeline info and story-related note below the cut for those unfamiliar with the 'verse.

Wednesday night was Charlie's favorite because it was her date night with Neal. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
22 September 2013 @ 11:01 pm
WC - Its Noisiest Passenger (Follow-up to Fate Misnamed)  
Title: Its Noisiest Passenger
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth
Word Count: ~1700
Summary: Peter and Elizabeth take Neal home to Brooklyn after the events of Fate Misnamed.


Notes: Follow-up to Fate Misnamed, which was written for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's Car Accident prompt at the White Collar H/C Community's Heroes Fest. Thanks to the members of the [livejournal.com profile] wcwu chat for their continued support. Also thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] sinfulslasher for encouraging me to write more of this one.

The doctor released Neal three days after his admittance with a white long leg cast, a pair of crutches, and strict instructions to take it easy for the next few weeks. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
20 September 2013 @ 04:47 pm
WC - Don't Want To Let You Go  
Title: Don't Want To Let You Go
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, June, Diana, Jones, Mozzie, Sara
Warning: Off-screen major character death
Word Count: ~1300
Summary: After an op goes terribly wrong, the loss is all but unbearable.

Notes: Much thanks to the amazing [livejournal.com profile] rabidchild for the beta and the encouragement. This ficlet was inspired by her wonderful story, Too Young to Feel This Old. Also, thank you to [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama, [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13, and [livejournal.com profile] sapphire2309 for the reassurances. I've never done a serious death!fic before.

When Peter wakes up, the first thing he notices is that the scratchy hospital sheets have graduated from annoying to itchy. The first thing he sees is Neal sitting in a chair in the corner, tailor style, watching him. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
12 September 2013 @ 07:52 am
WC BB 2013: The Lost Boys  
Title: The Lost Boys
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Sara, Diana, June, Byron, Hughes
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 10,298
Warnings: Off-screen assault and discussion thereof. Teenage AU.
Summary: Neal sneaks out one night and is assaulted by bullies from school. While he recuperates in the hospital, Peter and Mozzie take matters into their own hands.
Author's Note: 1) White Collar and the recognizable characters do not belong to me. 2) Beta credit goes to the amazing [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama, and a special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] theatregirl7299 for giving it an early read and cheerleading. 3) This story takes place in the same universe as Stand By Me but it is not necessary to read that ficlet first. All you need to know is that Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Diana and Sara are all foster children living with June and Byron in upstate NY.

Art and userpic by the very, very talented [livejournal.com profile] aragarna, who took on this very difficult project and made such amazing artwork. Click here to see the full size awesomeness.

Neal cried out when the bright light pierced his aching head and stumbled back until he fell on his ass in the middle of the floor, surrounded by the pens and paintbrushes he'd knocked off his desk. )



ETA: Please tell [livejournal.com profile] aragarna how amazing her art is. I'm so grateful she created this cover for me. :D