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 [ profile] whitecollarhc Advent 2016. This fills the "minor illness or injury" H/C Bingo square. Many thanks to [ 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
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. )
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. )
15 May 2016 @ 10:58 am
WC Run the Con Round 3 Story: What Only Words Can Say  
Title: What Only Words Can Say
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Pairing: Neal/Sara
Characters: Sara, Peter
Spoilers: Through the end of Season 6
Word Count: 957
Summary: Sara receives a mysterious envelope from an unexpected person.

Notes: Written for [ profile] runthecon Round 3 for [ profile] pooh_collector's prompt: " The thing he couldn’t say." I tag [ profile] doctor_fangeek with the prompt: "the truth sets you free".

Sara slipped out of bed and shrugged into her silk robe as she quietly made her way into the kitchen of her flat. It was early, but she hadn't slept well during the night. )
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 )
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 [ 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. )
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 [ 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. )
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 [ profile] whitecollarhc's Advent 2014. Title shamelessly borrowed from the Christmas carol by William Chatterton Dix. Artwork is by the amazing [ 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 [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
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
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 [ profile] whitecollarhc, [ profile] caffrey_burke, and AO3
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 [ profile] kanarek13's gorgeous image below - click to enlarge! Many thanks go to [ 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
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 [ 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: [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
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 [ 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 [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
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 [ 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 [ profile] embroiderama for her help and excellent thoughts and suggestions and [ profile] pooh_collector for her brainstorming genius.

ETA: Please check [ 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: [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
06 July 2014 @ 07:58 pm
WC - Water's Wider  
Title: Water's Wider
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Gen – Neal, Peter
Warnings: If you're squeamish about blood, there's some description of injury.
Word Count: ~1300
Summary: A routine investigation goes sideways. Neal and Peter are trapped in a bank vault, and Neal's gravely injured.

Notes: Inspired by the Chicago Fire episode, "Joyriding". Hopefully, it fills the "bullet wounds" square on my H/C Bingo Card. Many thanks to [ profile] pooh_collector for giving this a read-over and suggesting title ideas.

He woke to numbness and confusion. He was lying on a cold metal floor, though his head was on something soft. )

Also posted: [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
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 [ profile] elrhiarhodan: White Collar RPS - Tim DeKay and Ross McCall are hockey team mates. Matt Bomer is the new guy on the team.

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

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

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

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

Thank you again!!
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: [ 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.
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 [ profile] pooh_collector for beta-ing and hand-holding, [ 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 [ profile] whitecollarhc

ETA: [ profile] kanarek13 made a gorgeous, amazing cover, and I've added it above. It's clickable for a much larger version. Check it out!
19 April 2014 @ 06:13 pm
WC - Postcards from Paradise (Reverse Big Bang 2014)  
Title: Postcards from Paradise
Artist: [ profile] kanarek13
Author: [ 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 [ profile] pooh_collector for betaing and to [ 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 [ profile] kanarek13's art post and leave her feedback as well!
29 March 2014 @ 12:51 am
WC - Lay Your Weary Head to Rest (Embroiderama's Redwing 'Verse)  
Title: Lay Your Weary Head to Rest
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG
Characters: Neal/Peter, June, Sara
Spoilers: None.
Warnings: Brief mention of child abuse.
Word Count: ~1800
Summary: When a new teen at Ellen's Place runs away and Neal doesn't know when to rest, Peter steps in to take care of his man.

Notes: The amazing [ profile] embroiderama graciously allowed me to write a little something in her Redwing 'verse - which starts with The Heart is Still a Redwing. I loved it so damn much that I had to write this; I hope I did it justice. (Title from Kanas' Carry On my Wayward Son)

Peter had sent three texts to Neal without a response, and he was getting worried. When he finally got a break, he stepped outside the precinct to grab a cup of coffee and a sandwich and to call Neal. )

Crossposted: [ profile] whitecollarhc and AO3