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
01 November 2014 @ 01:05 am
WC - Trick or Treat  
Title: Trick or Treat
Rating: G
Characters: Peter, Elizabeth, wee!Neal
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~400
Summary: Neal's excited for Halloween, and Peter tries to teach him one of his favorite holiday jingles.

Notes: This is based on an anecdote my mom told me about one of her trick-or-treaters tonight, who actually said what Neal says. This is written in a 'verse I plan on expanding where Neal is a boy (four, in this fic), who has been adopted by Peter and Elizabeth. Peter's sister is Ellen Parker, and she got Neal into their care after her partner, James Bennett, was arrested for murder. The first story is Santa Day.

Neal was so excited by the time he got into his Halloween costume that all he could do was bounce around the living room while laughing. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
angelita26
24 September 2014 @ 11:43 pm
WC - Friendly Advice and Family Dinner  
Title: Friendly Advice and Family Dinner
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, Reese, OFC (Cathy Hughes)
Spoilers: Up to the Season 2 episode Point Blank.
Word Count: ~1600
Summary: Neal Hughes 'Verse. Reese needs some advice about Neal and goes to the resident expert for help. Peter makes a suggestion.

Notes: The beginning of this story was written at the DC meetup and was inspired by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's gorgeous image below - click to enlarge! Many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for her proofreading services and her excellent advice.

A knock at the door at nine o'clock at night was unusual enough at the Burke house that Satchmo actually lifted his head and barked at the intrusion. )

Crossposted to AO3
 
 
angelita26
09 September 2014 @ 11:12 pm
WC - Saturday Night Fever (OT3)  
Title: Saturday Night Fever
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal/Peter/Elizabeth
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~900
Summary: While Peter and El use Neal's reservations at a fancy new restaurant, he stays home to try and nurse himself back to health from a nasty flu bug.

Notes: A little sick!fic written at the DC Meetup for the below picture prompt, which was created by the very talented [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13. (As always, click to enlarge.)

Neal coughed harshly into his fist and frowned at the phlegm that covered his palm afterward. "Ugh. I hate being sick," he said as he wiped his hand on a tissue and added it to the growing pile next to him. )

Also posted at [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
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
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
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
19 April 2014 @ 06:13 pm
WC - Postcards from Paradise (Reverse Big Bang 2014)  
Title: Postcards from Paradise
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26
Word Count: ~7100
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of kidnapping and physical abuse.
Spoilers: All the way through season 5.
Notes: Huge thank you to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for betaing and to [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for her amazing, inspiring artwork. All art is clickable for larger images.
Summary: Post-S5. Neal's returned, but he's not the same. With June's help, Peter and Elizabeth take him on a vacation to give him time and space to rediscover himself and his relationship with Peter and El.



It was a gorgeous day in the south of France. The weather was pleasant, and the sun was shining over Theoule-sur-Mer's Tuesday morning market. )

Don't forget to stop by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's art post and leave her feedback as well!
 
 
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
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
17 February 2014 @ 07:41 pm
WC - In Sickness  
Title: In Sickness
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~700
Summary: Peter's favorite food turns against him. It's not pretty.

Notes: Happy birthday [livejournal.com profile] theatregirl7299! I couldn't let your day pass without a little sick!Peter – hope you enjoy!

Peter clutched the toilet bowl and moaned through another bout of sickness. He was never, ever, ever eating deviled ham again. )

Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
26 January 2014 @ 04:16 pm
WC - Innocent Bystander  
Title: Innocent Bystander
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Spoilers: None.
Word Count: ~1500
Summary: Peter is injured off-duty, but that doesn't mean that he stops being a caretaker too.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's birthday – I'm sorry it's so late! This is based on a prompt that she gave me a while back :) ETA: Added the below cover art made by the very talented [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for my birthday. Thank you!! Please click to see the full version.



Peter never planned to get shot. In fact, he actively tried to avoid it whenever possible despite his high risk profession. )

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
20 December 2013 @ 09:38 pm
WC - We're Family  
Title: We're Family
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, various WC employees
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1400
Spoilers: Takes place sometime after Out of the Box (S1) but before Checkmate (S3). Whenever winter should have been ;)
Summary: Neal's feeling the pressure of his secrets during the holidays.

Notes: This was written during the Meetup in DC, and I've cleaned it up just a tad. It was for the prompt We Are Family during Round Two of our Fic-off (did that have a name?). I lost the round to [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan, but I'm proud of this little holiday ficlet.

ETA: The stunning image below is by [livejournal.com profile] love_82. Click for a larger version.



Every year, or so Jones told him, the White Collar office had a holiday party. )
 
 
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
11 November 2013 @ 05:10 pm
WC - Whiplash  
Title: Whiplash
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Elizabeth
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~600
Warning: Shameless Neal whump/Peter comfort.
Summary: Neal's hurting pretty badly, and Peter's there to lean on.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 and [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan, who asked for it in chat last night. *gentle hugs to you both*

Neal moaned and tugged at the soft cervical collar wrapped around his neck. )

Also posted at AO3, and crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and [livejournal.com profile] caffrey_burke.