angelita26
14 August 2017 @ 10:29 pm
WC - Leaving Again (Unbreakable) (Ficlet)  
Title: Leaving Again
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Pre-Neal/Sara
Spoilers: Slight for In the Wind.
Word Count: ~650
Summary: Sara gives Neal some news that neither of them want.

Notes: I just found this in my WIP folder, but it was completed, so I'm posting. This is a relationship in a verse that I hold dear, and I hope that you enjoy! I should also note that this was my attempt at fixing a little timeline issue I created for myself by posting this verse in a non-linear fashion. :)


Neal looked devastated, and Sara felt like she was dirty gum on the bottom of his shoe. Worse even. )

Also posted at AO3
 
 
 
 
angelita26
11 December 2016 @ 05:00 am
Secret Santas (WCHC Advent 2016) (Stand by Me / Lost Boys 'Verse)  
Title: Secret Santas
Author: angelita26
Characters/Pairings: Neal, June, Sara, Peter
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1100
Summary: Stand By Me 'Verse. It's Christmas, and the Ellington house has a rule about Secret Santa gifts: they have to be homemade.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc Advent 2016. This fills the "minor illness or injury" H/C Bingo square. Many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for taking time away from her own Advent fic to look over this. Happy Holidays to one and all!

Neal coughed into his elbow and turned back to the sketch he was frantically trying to finish before Christmas. )

Also available at AO3
 
 
angelita26
09 July 2016 @ 11:22 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter P: Panic Attack  
This is the last story from the Fic Alphabet Challenge, originally posted on my Tumblr.

Alphabet Challenge: Letter P
Prompt: Panic Attack (WC: 372)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: Future AU
Pairing: Neal/Sara
Summary: Two words send Neal into an immediate panic attack: Sara's missing.

All it took was two words. The air was punched from Neal's lungs, and his knees buckled. Peter got an arm around his waist before he could fall and lowered him into a chair. )
 
 
angelita26
09 July 2016 @ 11:18 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter N: Needle  
I just realized there are a couple of Fic Alphabet Challenge stories that I haven't posted yet :) Challenge fics were originally posted on my Tumblr.

Alphabet Challenge: Letter N
Prompt: Needle (WC: 743)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: Santa Day AU where Neal is a kid that Peter and El adopt as a toddler
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal gets a flu shot, and he's not happy about it. Peter comforts him.

Elizabeth was caught up in client meetings for a last-minute diplomatic luncheon, so Peter bundled Neal into his coat, mittens, and hat, and carried him off to the d-o-c-t-o-r. )
 
 
angelita26
27 April 2016 @ 10:34 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter I: Insomnia (Gen)  
More from the Fic Alphabet Challenge over at my Tumblr. I have a few more to post here at LJ and one more to write. Enjoy!

Alphabet Challenge: Letter I
Prompt: Insomnia (WC: 223)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: Post Season 6
Warning: Spoilers for the end of Season 6
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal can't sleep. Maybe being free isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Neal sighed. The minutes were ticking by, but he was no closer to falling asleep than he had been five hours ago. )
 
 
angelita26
16 March 2016 @ 09:12 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter H: Hug (Gen) & Homesickness (Gen)  
More from the Fic Alphabet Challenge over at my Tumblr, which has stalled a bit due to work. These two are connected, so I'm posting them together. Enjoy!

Alphabet Challenge: Letter H
Prompt: Hug (WC: 151)
Timeline: Post Season 6
Warning: Spoilers for the end of Season 6
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal and Peter see each other for the first time in six months, two weeks, and one day.

Peter POV )
~~~~~~~

Alphabet Challenge: Letter H
Prompt: Homesickness (WC: 205)
Timeline: Post Season 6
Warning: Spoilers for the end of Season 6
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal and Peter see each other for the first time in six months, two weeks, and one day.

Neal POV )
 
 
angelita26
26 February 2016 @ 10:50 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter G: Greenstick Fracture (Gen)  
Alphabet Challenge: Letter G
Prompt: Greenstick Fracture (WC: 630)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: AU in Santa Day 'verse – Neal is 5
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal just wanted to play outside with Satchmo. He had no idea that falling out of a tree would hurt so much.
Note: The Santa Day 'verse is an AU where Peter and Ellen are siblings. She is a detective with NYPD, and her partner was James Bennett until he was arrested for the murder of a fellow cop. When neither he nor his wife could care for Neal, Ellen talked Peter and Elizabeth into taking him in. Also, many thanks go to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for asking for wee!Neal and cheerleading.

Neal knew that he shouldn't be outside without Peter or Elizabeth, but Satchmo was making sad noises by the door, so Neal opened the door to let him outside. )
 
 
angelita26
18 February 2016 @ 04:42 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter F: Food Poisoning (Neal/Sara)  
Alphabet Challenge: Letter F
Prompt: Food Poisoning (WC: 443)
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: Neal/Sara
Summary: Neal's hit with a case of food poisoning. Sara helps him feel better.

Neal woke from a deep sleep to a roiling stomach and the immediate fear that he was going to retch all over his bed. )
 
 
angelita26
18 February 2016 @ 04:38 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter E: Electroshock Gun (Neal/Sara)  
Alphabet Challenge: Letter E
Prompt: Electroshock Gun (WC: 386)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: Future AU
Pairing: Neal/Sara
Summary: Unfortunately for Neal, Sara's prepared when she hears a strange noise in the night.


Sara woke abruptly to a strange noise. )
 
 
angelita26
18 February 2016 @ 04:34 pm
Fic Alphabet Challenge: Letter D: Drowning (Gen)  
Alphabet Challenge: Letter D
Prompt: Drowning (WC: 608)
Fandom: White Collar
Timeline: Anytime Neal's on anklet and working with Peter
Pairing: Gen
Summary: Neal tried to stay out of the way, but that didn't stop a bullet for hitting him and causing him to fall into the river. He can't seem to find his way to the surface though.

Notes: I've been doing a little self-invented challenge on my Tumblr to write at least two drabble/ficlets a day using alphabetical prompts culled mostly from H/C Bingo on LJ and Gen Prompt Bingo on DW. Each day is brought to you by a different letter. I'm going to start cross-posting the WC ficlets :) Also, many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for inspiring this one and finding the West 79th Street Boat Basin for me.


Neal couldn't believe that this case was ending on a boat in the Hudson River. )
 
 
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
11 November 2014 @ 10:31 am
WC - Safe in Your Arms  
Title: Safe in Your Arms
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal/Sara
Spoilers: Through S4, Honor Among Thieves
Warnings: Discussion of Canon Character Death.
Word Count: ~800
Summary: On the anniversary of a death, Neal can't sleep and Sara's there for him.

Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's gorgeous Neal/Sara art, Safe in Your Arms. She also made the cover for me – click to enlarge. Thank you so much, K13!!



The sound of a wine cork popping open woke her the next time. She blinked her eyes open and tracked Neal's movements around the kitchen. He quietly pulled a glass out of the cabinet and poured more than his usual serving. )

Also posted: [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
23 October 2014 @ 09:56 pm
WC - Not Alone  
Title: Not Alone
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal/Peter/(Elizabeth)
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Off-screen death of (barely) canon character.
Word Count: ~1000
Summary: Neal can't sleep until he can let out his emotions on Peter's shoulder.

Notes: Written for 2014 Caffrey-Burke Day (though this is not the fic I set out to write – blame the muse).

Neal was wide awake. He stared up at the ceiling of the Burke's master bedroom and listened to the sounds of Peter and Elizabeth sleeping, like he desperately wished he could do. )

Also posted at [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc, [livejournal.com profile] caffrey_burke, and 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
23 September 2014 @ 11:48 pm
WC - Long-Distance Worry  
Title: Long-Distance Worry
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Peter, Neal (background Neal/Sara)
Spoilers: Through Season 5
Word Count: ~900
Summary: Neal's sick, and Peter worries from thousands of miles away.

Notes: Written to cheer up an under-the-weather [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector. *hugs my pooh bear*

When his cell rang, Neal didn't even have to look at the display to know who was calling. He answered with a raspy, "Hey Peter." )

Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and 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
21 August 2014 @ 12:11 am
Art: H/C Bingo: Loss of Possessions  
[livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 reminded me that fills for H/C Bingo can be things other than fic, so I got inspired to make this piece for the "Loss of Possessions" square. Click to enlarge.



The quote is from Mozzie during On Guard, but I think it's also very applicable to these images from Judgment Day. Neal is leaving everything behind: his friends, his gorgeous apartment, his vintage clothes, his hats! He fled for a good reason - no one should be forced to be Kramer's con-on-a-leash - but I was still very sad that he left everything, and everyone, behind.
 
 
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
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