angelita26
19 August 2014 @ 08:17 pm
WC - The Silent Language of Grief  
Title: The Silent Language of Grief
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, Mozzie, Diana, Jones, June, Christie
Spoilers: Up to and including about half of Judgment Day.
Warning: Presumed Dead Canon Character. A metric ton of angst.
Word Count: ~4500
Summary: Neal jumps, Mozzie plots, Peter grieves.

Notes: Fills the "grief" square on my H/C Bingo Card. This story diverges from canon during the events of Judgment Day. You can blame/thank [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for this – she sent me an amazing piece of art that I couldn't stop thinking about. The cover art is all hers (click it to enlarge). Also, much thanks to [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama for her help and excellent thoughts and suggestions and [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for her brainstorming genius.

ETA: Please check [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's post with the original artwork that inspired this story. It's hauntingly beautiful.



Peter hadn't slept in three days. Every time he closed his eyes he saw the tram, saw the water, saw Neal fall. Every damn time. )

Also posted: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
28 May 2014 @ 10:37 pm
WC - Redraw the Lines  
Title: Redraw the Lines
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, Diana, Hughes, OCs (The Hughes Family)
Spoilers: Up to the Season 2 episode Point Blank
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama - I made many changes after her pass, so any mistakes are my own
Word Count: ~19,000
Summary: Reese Hughes' son was kidnapped when he was three-years-old. Twenty-four years later, when his daughter desperately needs a bone marrow transplant, Hughes discovers that his son has been right in his own office, working as Peter Burke's CI.

Notes: The prologue breaks from canon during the events of Point Blank, and as such, many of the words belong to Jeff Eastin, writer of the episode. Also, I researched the hell out of the medical aspects of the story, but I'm not a doctor, so creative license was taken at times.

( Neal heard Diana call his name, but he didn't care. He was so close to confronting Fowler, to confronting Kate's killer that nothing else mattered. He grabbed the knife from the display case and sliced through the rope holding the banner without much thought. His body and mind felt both disconnected and so incredibly in-tune with each other at the same time. It was exhilarating. )

Acknowledgements )

I dedicate this story to the memory of James Rebhorn. Hughes was one of my favorite characters, and I will miss him greatly in the last season of our beloved show.
 
 
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
18 March 2014 @ 09:42 pm
WC - Sleep Will Come Soon  
Title: Sleep Will Come Soon
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, Jones, Diana, and Theo
Spoilers: Through the Season 5 finale.
Word Count: ~1800
Summary: Post-S5. A quiet moment amid chaos is enough to break down walls that Neal's spent seven months building up.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc's Abduct-a-Palooza II. Specifically in response to a prompt by anonymous.

Neal padded quietly down the stairs and stood by the kitchen entryway to listen to the commotion in the dining area. It was late – after ten – and Peter's team was gathered around the table with laptops and case files and maps of the city. )

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
28 October 2013 @ 05:26 pm
WC - Out of Town  
Title: Out of Town
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Diana
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~2600
Warning: Shameless Neal whump.
Summary: A case takes Peter, Diana, and Neal out of town. Neal's recuperating from a gunshot wound, and his recovery is threatened by a seemingly minor car accident.

Notes: Pre-Season 5, but no spoilers. Written for the [livejournal.com profile] run_the_con lightning round for the following prompts: "sleeping in", "breakdown", "out of time", "falling softly", "change of plans", and "you don’t know me". A couple of these snuck in there while I was writing.

Snow was falling softly onto the windshield as Peter drove expertly down the winding roads of Connecticut. A case had finally taken them out of the city, and Neal had been almost too excited to sit still for the drive. )

Also posted on 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
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
 
 
angelita26
03 September 2013 @ 03:21 pm
WC - Cold Dark World  
Title: Cold Dark World
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Pre-Neal/Diana
Word Count: ~2300
Summary: Neal gets hypothermic, which leads to naked cuddling and a confession from Diana.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] rabidchild's prompt at the Heroes Fest. Title borrowed from the Weezer song of the same name. Oh, and I have no idea what the standard FBI field medicine treatment would be – the internets sadly would not tell me.

"Naked cuddling? I thought that was a myth." )
 
 
angelita26
29 July 2013 @ 04:51 pm
WC - Unbearable (A Companion to Unbreakable) - Part 2/2  
Title: Unbearable
Part 2: Day 0
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Peter, Elizabeth
Warnings: Lots of angst ahead.
Word Count: ~1600
Summary: Companion piece to Unbreakable. Peter struggles to deal with finding Neal and Diana.

If he were honest with himself, Peter had started to give up hope that this day would ever come. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
16 July 2013 @ 10:36 pm
WC - Year 12 - An Unbreakable Timestamp  
Title: Year 12
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Neal/Sara, Diana/Christie, Peter/El, Jones/OC
Spoilers: Nothing specific, just the use of Christie and mention of Sara having been in London.
Warnings: Past miscarriage
Word Count: ~1700
Summary: Ten years after Diana and Christie's wedding, everyone gathers to celebrate and Neal gets some unexpected news.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama's "Prompt Me" meme prompt, which was Unbreakable - 10 years later.

Neal laughed softly so that he wouldn't disturb the toddler draped across his chest, sleeping despite the noise her mothers were making. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
29 April 2013 @ 11:09 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 8)  

Title: Unbreakable
Part: 8/8
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Neal, Diana, Peter, Elizabeth, Christie, June, Mozzie, Jones - Diana/Christie
Spoilers: Minor for Forging Bonds.
Warnings: Unbetaed. Angst. Brief mention of torment and violence.
Word Count: ~4100
Summary: It's a very big day for both Neal and Diana, in two very different ways.







Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. This is the last chapter, and I hope you've all enjoyed the ride as much as I have. This story would not have been possible if not for the encouragement from the ladies of [livejournal.com profile] wcwu chat. Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] theatregirl7299 and [livejournal.com profile] embroiderama for taking a peek and assuring me that this was ready.

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3
Part 2: Month 7
Part 3: Week 1
Part 4: Week 2 or so
Part 5: Month 1
Part 6: Year 1
Part 7: Month 9





Peter took a deep breath as he stood in front of Neal's door, juggling a six-pack and a bottle of wine. It was after eleven at night, but tomorrow was going to be a long day. Peter wanted to grab a few minutes with Neal while they had the time. )

Also posted at AO3

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angelita26
14 April 2013 @ 01:10 am
WC - Light to All of my Darkness  
Title: Light to All of my Darkness
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters and/or Pairing: Neal, Peter, Jones, Diana
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~900
Summary: It was an easy case, until it wasn't. Peter suffers the consequences with Neal at his side.

Notes: A little Peter whump/Neal comfort for [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan's birthday. It's a few days late, but she assured me that was okay. :) Title is from “My Best Friend” by Weezer.

Peter saw the glint of a gun while he was reaching for his own weapon but had no chance to dive for cover. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
14 March 2013 @ 11:55 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 6)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 6/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana, Peter, Elizabeth, Jones, Mozzie
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed.
Word Count: ~2100
Summary: Neal's loss of appetite concerns his closest friends.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. Thank you all for being patient. There's at least one more part to go!

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3
Part 2: Month 7
Part 3: Week 1
Part 4: Week 2 or so
Part 5: Month 1

As the one year anniversary of the kidnapping approached, Peter tried to subtly pull Neal and Diana back from active investigations. They both noticed within an hour and protested that they were fine, but the tell-tale signs of sleepless nights were evident in their lines on their faces. Peter held firm and handed over a box of cold cases for them to divvy up. )

Also posted at AO3

Note 2: This chapter also fills the "Comfort Food" square on my [livejournal.com profile] 10_hurt_comfort DIY Prompt Table
 
 
angelita26
11 March 2013 @ 08:17 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 5)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 5/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana, Peter, Elizabeth, June
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed.
Word Count: ~1100
Summary: Neal and Diana are released from the hospital and head for Riverside Drive.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. There are five parts to this fic so far, but there will be between eight and ten parts total.

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3
Part 2: Month 7
Part 3: Week 1
Part 4: Week 2 or so

It was raining, barely more than a drizzle, the day that Neal and Diana were released from the hospital. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
10 March 2013 @ 10:55 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 4)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 4/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana, Christie
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed.
Word Count: ~800
Summary: Diana receives an important visitor.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. There are five parts to this fic so far, but there will be between eight and ten parts total.

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3
Part 2: Month 7
Part 3: Week 1

She reached toward Neal's bed before remembering that he was down in radiology for a CT of his kidneys. Twisting his sheet in her fingers, Diana took a breath to try and calm herself. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
09 March 2013 @ 11:27 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 3)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 3/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed. Minor medical squick. Mention of offscreen physical abuse.
Word Count: ~1300
Summary: Diana hates feeling vulnerable, but right now it's unavoidable.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. There are five parts to this fic so far, but there will be between eight and ten parts total.

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3
Part 2: Month 7

Neal woke, groggy from the drugs and the lingering effects of his injuries. He stared at the ceiling for a moment, listening for whatever it was that pulled him from sleep. All was quiet. Too quiet. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
08 March 2013 @ 11:08 pm
WC - Unbreakable (Part 2)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 2/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana, Peter
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed. Sick!Neal fic.
Word Count: ~1300
Summary: Neal's not feeling well, but Diana's there to help. Peter wishes he could do something too.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. There are five parts to this fic so far, but there will be between eight and ten parts total.

Part 1: Day 0/ Month 3

Neal's cough had started out innocuous enough. Four days later, he was pretty certain he was going to hack up a lung at any minute. It didn't help that he had developed body aches, a fever and just couldn't get warm despite Diana's body pressed against his back while they lay under a pile of blankets in his bed. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
Current Music: Skinny Love - Bon Iver
 
 
angelita26
08 March 2013 @ 01:31 am
WC - Unbreakable (Part 1)  
Title: Unbreakable
Part: 1/?
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: Gen – Neal, Diana, Peter, Jones
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Unbetaed. Mentions of abuse and captivity.
Word Count: ~1200
Summary: A story told in timestamps – Neal and Diana were kidnapped during a case and held captive for several months. Their rescue is only the beginning.

Notes: Written for a prompt at [livejournal.com profile] collarkink that can be found at the end of this chapter. There are five parts to this fic so far, but there will be between eight and ten parts total.

When Peter and the cavalry finally appeared, pulling open the heavy iron door and letting light flood their small cell, Neal and Diana were curled up on the single cot together, eyes closed and bodies tensed as they waited for the next round of torture. They were filthy, stained with dirt and blood on their skin and what was left of their clothing. )

Also posted at AO3