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
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
03 August 2014 @ 05:20 pm
WCRPS - Wish You Were Here (Bookstore)  
Title: Wish You Were Here
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: As fictional characters: Matt/Tim, Willie
Warning: Permanent injury of a main character. Violence.
Word Count: ~3300
Summary: Bookstore AU. Matt's mugged While Tim's out of town, so Willie steps in to take care of him.

Notes: Title from the Pink Floyd song. Banner by the amazing [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 and icon by the awesome [livejournal.com profile] aragarna.



Matt rubbed his eyes and glanced at the clock. It was after eleven, so he should think about heading home soon. Tim had been out of town for the last few days overseeing the development of an art museum in Los Angeles and spending his free time with Alex. )

Also posted [livejournal.com profile] wc_rps 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
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 [livejournal.com 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: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
angelita26
29 June 2014 @ 10:48 pm
WCRPS - We Shall Always Be You and I (Bookstore)  
Title: We Shall Always Be You and I
Author: angelita26
Rating: PG-13
Characters and/or Pairing: As fictional characters: Matt/Tim, Taylor Kitsch (Past Matt/Taylor)
Warning: Permanent injury of a main character.
Word Count: ~2500
Summary: Bookstore AU. While on vacation, Matt runs into an old friend.

Notes: Title from the Pablo Neruda poem, Always. Read it after the fic for the title to make sense ;) Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector for taking a peek before I posted. Art credits and much gratitude go to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] aragarna for the icon and the brilliant [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for the banner (which she made a manip for because she is all kinds of awesome)!



Tim woke before Matt and propped himself up on his elbow to watch the younger man sleep. Matt was looking especially relaxed, and Tim couldn't blame him. )

Crossposted: [livejournal.com profile] wc_rps 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
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
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
05 May 2014 @ 11:33 am
Drabbles with Hurts and Feels – Meme Roundup  
This meme was loads of fun, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Thank you all for participating, and please feel free to play this at your journal.

[livejournal.com profile] embroiderama requested Neal - the sads

[livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector requested Neal,agony

[livejournal.com profile] doctor_fangeek requested Neal, broken

[livejournal.com profile] scarym1 requested Peter - Hope

[livejournal.com profile] sheenianni requested Diana, aches

[livejournal.com profile] aragarna requested Peter, relief

[livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 requested Neal, terror

[livejournal.com profile] sinfulslasher requested Satchmo - loss
Note: No Satchmos were harmed in the writing of this drabble.

[livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan requested Peter - Grief

Thank you again!
 
 
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
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 [livejournal.com 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: [livejournal.com profile] whitecollarhc and AO3
 
 
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