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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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Title: Downtime
Rating: G
Word Count: 950
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Mozzie
Spoilers: Wanted, Most Wanted
Author’s Note: Episode Tag/Missing Scene Meme Fic #3 for [livejournal.com profile] angelita26 who requested “How about something during Most Wanted where Neal was wounded and Peter and Mozzie were taking care of him? Please, please, please :D”

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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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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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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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Title: Within the Book and Volume of My Brain
Author: pooh_collector
Word Count: ~2,900
Rating: G
Pairings: P/E/N
Summary: Another timestamp in the Of Christmases verse. Neal deals with another repercussion of his head injury/coma. Takes place in the verse between Blow the Bitter Winds Away and The Storm Will Pass, the Spring Will Come, about 6 weeks after Neal comes home from rehab.

Thanks for the story idea and the beta [livejournal.com profile] angelita26, and for the title William Shakespeare.

Within the Book and Volume of My Brain )
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Title: A Little Halloween Fic
Author: pooh_collector
Word Count: 2,145
Rating: G
Pairings: Gen
Summary: A little something to go with this wonderful Halloween art (below the cut) created by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13.
A Little Halloween Fic )
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Title: Miles from Home
Author: pooh_collector
Character: gen, Neal, Keller, Peter
Rated: G
Word Count: 1,860
Genre: Case Fic, Hurt/Comfort, Kidnapping, Keller Being Keller, takes place sometime between Payback and Countdown
Warnings: None
Author’s Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] runthecon. Thanks to my partner in crime [livejournal.com profile] angelita26 for providing the plot to this sticky wicket. My prompt was miles from home. This may be continued at some point in the far-flung future.

Neal looked down at his ankle for the hundredth time in the past hour. )
pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: And So It Goes
Author: pooh_collector
Rating: G
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, El Peter/El, Gen
Word Count: ~7,000
Warnings: None
Summary: Peter’s just back from his trip Belize and all is not well with his new CI. Or, how the ice was broken and a friendship was formed.

For [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13, for reasons. And written to go with this wonderful piece of art.
And So It Goes )
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Title: The Long Journey Home, Part 2
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Word Count: ~11,200
Characters/Parings: P/E/N Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, June, Jones, Diana
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Teeny bit of language
Spoilers: None
Summary: When Neal leaves the city at Peter’s beckoning for a case he ends up farther away from home than he thought and getting back proves to be quite the journey.
Kanarek's Art Post is here.

Part 2 )
pooh_collector: (Journey Home 1)
Title: The Long Journey Home
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Word Count: ~11,200
Characters/Parings: P/E/N Peter, Neal, Elizabeth, June, Jones, Diana
Rating: PG13
Warnings: Teeny bit of language
Spoilers: None
Summary: When Neal leaves the city at Peter’s beckoning for a case he ends up farther away from home than he thought and getting back proves to be quite the journey.
Kanarek's Art Post is here.




The Long Journey Home )
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: Lights of Christmas
Word Count: ~4700
Rating: PG13
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, P/E/N
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Summary: My 2014 H/C Advent entry. Fills this prompt from [livejournal.com profile] sahiya - An oldie but goodie: Peter and Elizabeth are out of town for Christmas when Neal gets sick - really sick. He doesn't want them to worry, so he stops answering the phone. But then they find out the truth (from Moz? June?) and they hurry back to be with him. This is not S6 compliant.

And, thank you [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for the beautiful cover art!



Lights of Christmas )
pooh_collector: (pooh again)
Title: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Word Count: ~2775
Rating: PG13
Characters/Pairings: Neal, Peter, Elizabeth, P/E/N
Spoilers: None
Warnings: A little squicky.
Summary: Neal has an unfortunate encounter on Christmas Eve. Post-series, not season six compliant.
Written to complement [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's beautiful art found here.

A/N: This is a little holiday gift for the lovely and amazing [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for her brilliance, her generosity and her thoughtfulness. Merry Christmas!

'Twas the Night Before Christmas )
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Title: Love Lift Me Up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] pooh_collector
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, P/E/N
Rating: PG
Word Count: 6,200
Spoilers: None
Summary: A fic for Caffrey-Burke Day. An elevator at the Federal Building goes on the blink. Bad things happen to Neal as a result. This fic is from a prompt from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 who also created the amazing artwork below.




Neal’s cell phone pinged with an incoming text just as he exited the Cyber Crimes offices. )
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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: 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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