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 Title:  Comfort Food
Author:  pooh_collector
Character(s):  Peter, Neal, gen
Rating: PG
Word Count:  1,045
Genre(s): Friendship, hurt/comfort, angst, (yeah, I know)
Warnings: Schmaltzy ending?
Beta Credit: angelita26
Author's/artist's notes:  So I’m a very bad bear.  The fic is gen, it’s PG, it’s sort of innocent, but I’m in an angsty place right now, so angsty fic.  My bad.  Written for this prompt from theatregirl7299 “Sometimes a hug is all you need.”
 
Peter took off his boots, shook out his snow-covered coat and draped it over the bench in the foyer before he began the climb up the stairs to Neal’s apartment.  The weather today was too much like it had been two weeks ago, a day he would never forget.  A day he would never allow himself to forget. The steps were slick under this stocking feet, so he shifted the brown paper bag he was carrying from his right to his left hand so he could hold onto the banister.
 
When he reached Neal’s door, he knocked perfunctorily then opened the door and stepped into the dimly lit space.  A soft, grey light was filtering in from the French doors and the skylight over Neal’s bed.  The bedside light was also on, casting a warmer glow around the man curled up under the covers. 
 
Neal was lying on his side facing Peter, a book hanging limply from his hand, as if he had drifted off mid-sentence, which he probably had.  It had been nearly two weeks since a blown undercover op had landed him beaten, bloodied and drowning in the freezing waters of the Hudson and Neal was still sleeping a lot as a result of the hypothermia he has suffered.
 
Peter set his bag on the dining room table and then wandered over to Neal’s bed.  Gently he extricated the book, an early Tattersal mystery, from Neal’s lax fingers.  Not Neal’s usual reading material.  Peter smiled at the telltale sign that Mozzie had been lurking around.
 
Neal made a sleepy noise and stretched out before opening his eyes. 

“Hey,” Peter said softly. 
 
“Hey,” Neal replied, a smile spreading across his face at the sight of his partner.
 
“Didn’t mean to wake you.”
 
“It’s fine.  I don’t like sleeping the whole day away.”  Neal pushed himself up carefully, bringing the down comforter up with him, until he was sitting up against his extravagant tiger oak headboard.  “What brings you my way on a snowy Saturday afternoon?” 
 
“My wife.  Oh, that reminds me,” Peter said as he placed the book he had been holding on the nightstand and turned back to the dining table.  “I should get the gelato into the freezer.”
 
“Mmmmm, gelato.  What flavor?”
 
“I think pistachio may have been mentioned,” Peter replied as he flipped on the room’s main light. 
 
“My favorite.”
 
“I know.”  He grabbed the bag off the table and made his way to Neal’s refrigerator.  When he finished stashing the container of gelato in the freezer he reached into the bag again for the Tupperware full of beef stew that El had also packed for Neal.  “Do you want some of this stew now?  It’s so cold, El thought you might like something hearty.”
 
When Peter turned back to hear Neal’s response, his partner was standing at the dining room table, leaning against one of the chairs.  In the brighter light that now infused the space Peter could clearly see the yellow green bruising around Neal’s left eye and the splotches that were still a light purple on his chest. 
 
It was quiet for a moment, Peter staring at Neal and Neal studying Peter, before Neal replied.  “Stew would be good.” 
 
Peter nodded and turned back toward the small kitchenette intent on his task of reheating the stew. 
 
Neal knew what Peter was really seeing when he looked at him – his body soaking and stiff, his face white, his lips and fingertips blue lying on the shore of the Hudson after he had been pulled from the water, dead by every definition of the word. 
 
Neal didn’t remember it of course, but Diana had given him an exceedingly graphic description of the scene and of Peter’s successful attempt to revive him.  And, that was all the mattered, he was here, now, with Peter because his partner had his back and always would.
 
While Peter puttered, Neal returned to his bed and grabbed the sweater that was lying across the bottom of his comforter.  He pulled it on slowly, feeling the tightness of the bruising along his ribs.  With the bulk of his injuries hidden from view, Neal returned to the small kitchen.  “I hope you’re making enough for two,” he said as he opened up the refrigerator and pulled out a bottle of water and one of the Heislers he kept for Peter.
 
“I should probably get back.  I’m sure El has a bunch of stuff on the Honey-Do list for me.”
 
“I’m sure it’s nothing that can’t wait,” Neal countered as he placed the drinks on the table.  “You know I haven’t actually thanked you properly yet.”
 
“For what?” 
 
“For having my back, for saving my life.”
 
Peter turned from where he was stirring the pot with the simmering stew.  “You don’t have to thank me for that.”
 
“Maybe not, but I want to.”
 
“You do remember that I was the reason you were in that position in the first place, right?”
 
Neal sighed.  “Don’t do that.  Cortez was the reason.  And, if that’s not enough for you, then I was the reason, since I forged the bonds that got me sent to prison, or we could blame Adler or Mozzie or my father.  But, I would rather just not.  I would rather just thank you for having my back, as usual.  Can we just go with that and then have some stew and watch a movie?”
 
Peter didn’t say anything, and his expression didn’t falter, so Neal moved on to Plan B.  He took the wooden spoon from Peter’s hand and then carefully enveloped his partner in the kind of hug that Peter usually initiated, warm and strong and supportive.  It took a moment, but finally Peter relaxed into Neal’s embrace and then his arms came up and he held Neal the same way Neal was holding him.
 
They stayed like that for several minutes, gaining strength from the surety of each other’s stability.  Then Neal’s stomach growled.  Peter not only heard it, he felt it.  He snorted a laugh and gently extricated himself from Neal’s arms.  “You need lunch.”
 
“We need lunch,” Neal replied as he turned to pull bowls for both of them from the cabinet. 
 
Peter nodded as he took the bowls from Neal.  “We need lunch.”

 
 
pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: Deck the Halls
Characters/Pairings: Neal, June, Peter, El, P/E/N
Rating: G
Word count: 6,000
Summary: For [livejournal.com profile] angelita’s hurt/comfort advent 2016 prompt “Neal is injured while helping June hang Christmas lights, but he's too embarrassed to tell anyone. The injury gets worse and worse until he passes out while at work.”
Notes: As usual, fic went a little awry. I got the first part of the prompt, missed the second half. Edited in haste, since I’m very late, (thanks for the extension [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13) so please forgive the errors. Merry Everything to one and all!
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pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: The Truth Will Keep You Bound
Rating: G
Word Count: 1,470
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke
Spoilers: Pretty much everything into Season 5
Author’s Note: Written for my Episode Tag/Missing Scene meme for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13’s prompt. “I'm craving cuddles so how about some flooooof after drugged Neal falls asleep on Peter's couch in Controlling Interest? He had to wake up at some point, lol :D” Sorry, my friend, this went a bit angsty. But I did sneak in one cuddle.

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Title: You Live and You Learn and You Hope not to Lose
Author/artist: pooh_collector
Characters: Diana Berrigan, Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey
Rating: G
Genres: Gen, Hurt/Comfort, Angst
Warnings: Nada
Author's/artist's notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] runthecon for the prompt “I can’t believe you did that.”

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pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: Driven Apart
Author: pooh_collector
Word Count: ~3,000
Rating: G
Pairings/Characters: Peter/El, Neal, Peter
Summary: Bad things happen when Peter and Neal take a trip out to Long Island on a case and Peter fears the worst has befallen his partner.

This is a very belated birthday fic for [livejournal.com profile] angelita26. Happy Birthday, BT!

The fabulous art and the bunneh for this story were provided by the awesomely talented [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13.



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pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: Promises to Keep (Of Christmases verse)
Author: pooh_collector
Rating: G
Word Count: ~6,000
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth/Neal
Summary: Part of the Of Christmases verse. Set a couple of months after The Storm Will Pass, the Spring Will Come. Neal thinks he’s finally getting back to normal, and then he doesn’t.
A/N: A belated birthday fic for [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 whose generosity, talent and inspiration are a true gift to our little fandom.
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pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: A Christmas Pilot Part 2
Author: pooh_collector
Rating: G
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, June Ellington, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones
Pairings: Past Neal/Kate, Pre-P/E/N
Spoilers: S:1 E:1, Pilot
Warnings: Canon Character Death
Word Count: 12,370 total
Summary: A retelling of Pilot set during the holiday season where Neal was never a criminal, but he and Peter strike a deal (or two) nonetheless.
A/N: Thanks [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for all the amazing art!





A Christmas Pilot Part 2 )
pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: A Christmas Pilot
Author: pooh_collector
Rating: G
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, June Ellington, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones
Pairings: Past Neal/Kate, Pre-P/E/N
Spoilers: S:1 E:1, Pilot
Warnings: Canon Character Death
Word Count: 12,370
Summary: A retelling of Pilot set during the holiday season where Neal was never a criminal, but he and Peter strike a deal (or two) nonetheless.
A/N: Thanks [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for all the amazing art!





A Christmas Pilot )
pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: Hope Fills the Holes of My Frustration
Word Count: ~2450
Rating: PG
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, P/E/N
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Summary: Another timestamp in the Of Christmases verse. Neal has only just emerged from his coma and regaining what he lost is proving hard for both him and Peter. Title from a quote by Emanuel Cleaver.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY my [livejournal.com profile] angelita26!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *HUGS*

Hope Fills the Holes of My Frustration )
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Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Art by: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Check out ang’s beautiful art here.

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Title: Man in the Mirror
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, P/E/N
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1,200
Spoilers: None
Summary: Another timestamp in the Of Christmases verse. Neal hasn’t been home long from rehab and he’s learning to get used to the new Neal, with some help from Peter. This came about at meet up from the beautiful picture prompt by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 below.



Man in the Mirror )
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Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust - Part 3
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Art by: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.

Part 3 )
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Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust - Part 2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Art by: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.

Part 2 )
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Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Art by: [livejournal.com profile] angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.



Part 1 )
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Title: Lost Time is Gone Forever – Part 2
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Word Count: 13,000
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Clinton Jones, June Ellington, Sara Ellis, P/E/N
Rating: PG
Warnings: might be iffy if you are claustrophobic
Spoilers: the Cape Verde episodes and this story goes AU in S5 Ep 1
Summary: On an ordinary day three years after Neal has left Peter’s life, an unexpected message leaves Peter desperate to find his former partner.



Lost Time is Gone Forever - Part 2 )

Part 1
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Title: Lost Time is Gone Forever
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Word Count: 13,000
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Clinton Jones, June Ellington, Sara Ellis, P/E/N
Rating: PG
Warnings: might be iffy if you are claustrophobic
Spoilers: the Cape Verde episodes and this story goes AU in S5 Ep 1
Summary: On an ordinary day three years after Neal has left Peter’s life, an unexpected message leaves Peter desperate to find his former partner.

See all of Kanarek13's lovely artwork here.



Lost Time is Gone Forever )

Part 2
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Title: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Word Count: 3,330
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Neal/Elizabeth
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Spoilers: This is an auish tag to S2 Payback
Summary: The cat comes out of the bag. Written as a bday gift for [livejournal.com profile] elrhiarhodan. Hides head in hunny jar of shame for the lateness. Plot bunny provided by [livejournal.com profile] angelita26.

Despite a long and exhausting week filled with emotional upheaval, Neal was up with the sun on Saturday morning. )
pooh_collector: (hunny pot)
Title: Bittersweet
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Rating: G
Characters/Pairing: Gen, Peter/El, Peter, Neal
Word Count: ~ 5,200
Spoilers: S5 finale
Warnings: Tissues will likely be required.
Summary: Written for Abduct-a-Palooza II at WhiteCollarHC. Neal is kidnapped and Peter never finds him. Five years go by, Neal is finally free and has made a new life for himself. And then he has an unexpected encounter.

Peter stepped out of the Bittersweet Cafe and onto the sidewalk on Main Street. )
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Title: And Reigns the Winter's Pregnant Silence Still
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: P/E/N
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Word Count: 2,175
Summary: Another timestamp to Of Christmases Past, Present and Future. Set between Blow The Bitter Winds Away and The Storm Will Pass, the Spring Will Come. Elizabeth’s fears come to light.
Note: Title from a poem by Helen Hunt Jackson.

Happy Birthday [livejournal.com profile] angelita26!

The February air was brisk with a sharp bite in the breeze as Neal stepped out into the bright, blue afternoon. )
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Title:  Blow the Bitter Winds Away
Rating: PG
Word count:  ~4250
Pairings: P/E/N
Notes:  Written for Fandom_Stocking 2013 for [livejournal.com profile] angelita26.
Summary: Timestamp to  Of Christmases Past, Present and Future.  Neal finally comes home from rehab, but things don't go as smoothly as anyone would like.

Here be fic. )

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