sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara 2)
Title: inching closer to the scorpion's tail
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sapphire2309
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis (pre- and post-N/S) (don't ask me.)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 852
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Neal needs to know if this is their time, their place. If they can be us again.
Author's Note: Set post-series. Season 6 never happened here.
This is... kinda bittersweet? And maybe a bit too lovey-dovey? Honestly, it's a minor miracle I'm writing something... less angsty than my usual fare. I'll take what I can get, and I hope mods will too. The title is from Tori Amos's Sweet the Sting, which I did not listen to in the writing of this fic for fear of Neal and Sara jumping into bed, which is pushing the theme 'gen/PG schmoopyfluff' a bit too far, I think.
This was written for [livejournal.com profile] alltoseek's prompt 'sweet the sting' at [livejournal.com profile] runthecon. It's not explicitly mentioned, but it's there.

She's so beautiful, he wants to reach out and touch her. )

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sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara 2)
Title: inching closer to the scorpion's tail
Author: [livejournal.com profile] sapphire2309
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis (pre- and post-N/S) (don't ask me.)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 852
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Neal needs to know if this is their time, their place. If they can be us again.
Author's Note: Set post-series. Season 6 never happened here.
This is... kinda bittersweet? And maybe a bit too lovey-dovey? Honestly, it's a minor miracle I'm writing something... less angsty than my usual fare. I'll take what I can get, and I hope mods will too. The title is from Tori Amos's Sweet the Sting, which I did not listen to in the writing of this fic for fear of Neal and Sara jumping into bed, which is pushing the theme 'gen/PG schmoopyfluff' a bit too far, I think.
This was written for [livejournal.com profile] alltoseek's prompt 'sweet the sting' at [livejournal.com profile] runthecon. It's not explicitly mentioned, but it's there.

She's so beautiful, he wants to reach out and touch her. )
sapphire2309: (Kate)
Title: Flaw In Her Code
Characters (Pairings) Kate Moreau, Neal Caffrey (Kate/Neal)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2,872
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Victory isn't as sweet as it should be.
Warnings: Some may see shades of dub-con in this. I didn't write it that way, but once I've written it, you're free to interpret it as you wish.
Other Content Notes: Shades of power play and humiliation (they're a light or medium grey to my eyes), post orgasm torture.
Author's Note: Written for the prompt 'safety net' from [livejournal.com profile] sheenianni, for [livejournal.com profile] runthecon.
I hope you like your porn with a ginormous heaped ladleful of Feelings, because that's what this became. Also, yes, there are 800 porn-less words in the front. Sorry about that. *glares at brain*. Title from Gasoline by Halsey. (You see where all the feels came from? xD)
I consider this part of my Tomorrow'verse. (see Tomorrow is a Different Day). There's like two fics to be written between that and this, but what the hell. Porn! (With Angst!) (?) (xD)

Kate's tired. But that's not new. )
sapphire2309: (Neal 1)
Title: No Such Thing
Characters (Pairings) Cristina Yang, Meredith Grey, George O'Malley, Izzie Stevens, Alex Karev, Neal Caffrey.
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 327
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Grey's Anatomy is Shonda Rhimes'. Not mine.
Summary: Our favourite surgical interns discuss a rather frequent ER visitor.
Content Notes: Mention of a werewolf bite.
Author's Note: Set somewhere in season 1 or 2 of Grey's Anatomy, because I'm nostalgic, even though the timelines don't match. Also, we're pretending Seattle Grace is in New York. Or something.
For challenge 1103 - Paging Dr. Kildare - at [livejournal.com profile] tv_universe. Inspired by [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13's recent art piece, and the White Collar fandom's loving whumpage of our dear, long suffering Neal.
And I know, McSexy was one of the rejects for Mark Sloan's nickname, but I can't think of anything else right now.
Sorry about the messy dialogue tags. All the untagged ones are likely Cristina's. (Can you tell I love her? :D)

McSexy's back. )
sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara 2)
Title: Rust Or Gold, You Decide, What You See, What You Hold.
Characters (Pairings) Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis (Neal/Sara)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 606
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: She decides what happens now. Not him.
Content Notes: Anorexia. Hallucinations.
Author's Note: Title from Rust Or Gold by Jill Andrews. S6 finale tag.
This is for my Music Is My Girlfriend meme (which is still open to prompts!), for the prompt Rust Or Gold - Neal, for [livejournal.com profile] treonb. My headspace is still shit. There is light in this story, though. (Let's not talk too much about the headspace.)
This is a sequel to She's Just Like The Weather, Can't Hold Her Together, and is set shortly after that (a hour at the very most, in fic-time).

Read more... )
sapphire2309: (Sara 2)
Title: She's Just Like The Weather, Can't Hold Her Together.
Characters (Pairings) Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey (Sara/Neal)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1465
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: It's mildly alarming, really, how badly Sara's dealt with Neal's death.
Content Notes: Anorexia. Reference to suicide. Hallucinations.
Author's Note: Title from Landscape by Florence + the Machine.
For the mini fest at [livejournal.com profile] wc_women_fest. S6 finale tag.
It's past midnight, and I'm not in a good headspace. Proceed with caution. (There is light, though.)

Sara doesn't breathe. )
sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara 3)
Title: Don't Need A Dozen Roses
Characters (Pairings) Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey, Mozzie, (Sara/Neal)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6456
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Sara Ellis is confronted with a case that promises to be just as exciting as she expects it to be and a client who's going to be a pain in rather more unexpected ways.
Content Note: This story portrays the very beginning of a D/s relationship. If you'd like to know anything at all about kinks mentioned or explored in this story, please don't hesitate to PM me.
Author's Note: This fic is for [livejournal.com profile] citrinesunset, for the [livejournal.com profile] wcpairings exchange, with love. I hope you enjoy it! It follows one of your prompts as closely as I could manage. And I am so sorry for the delay!!! Real life staged multiple interventions.
Be warned, italics have been merrily overused.
Pardon the formal register of my writing - I've been watching far too much of The Royals.
The title's from the Nicki Minaj song Get On Your Knees. I would call it the anthem of this fic if my words didn't always end up this damned sappy. As things are, this fic is also inspired by Same Old Same Old, Dust to Dust, Eavesdrop, Disarm, and Poison and Wine, all by The Civil Wars, all delightfully angsty. The Civil Wars write and sing the best Neal/Sara songs. (Disarm is a cover, for the record.)
Sara's a lawyer in this AU. I, however, am not. (In this AU or in real life.) And even if I was, I still wouldn't have much of a clue of the American legal system, which is not the same as the Indian one. So I bullshitted my way through the legal stuff. Most of it is probably inaccurate. Prior warning issued. Sorry not sorry.
There will be more in this verse! Maybe. Look to Can't Hold You Closer Than This for my (totally nonexistent, I can assure you) reliability with delivering on fic-related promises. (This one might just get written, though, because it's mainly sexy fun times. No promises!)
I will give this fic another editorial look-over tomorrow, because I am paranoid as fuck.
Why are my fics turning into such lengthy monsters lately??? What happened to nice little thousand word fics???


The first time Sara Ellis lays eyes on Neal Caffrey, nothing remarkable happens. )
sapphire2309: (Kate)
Title: Tomorrow Is A Different Day
Characters (Pairings): Kate Moreau, Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Alexandra Hunter, Vincent Adler, Garrett Fowler (Kate/Neal)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4990
Spoilers: For Kate's storyline through seasons 1 and 2
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Kate's spent her whole life investing in her tomorrow.
Author's Note: This is for [livejournal.com profile] runthecon, for the prompt 'tomorrow is another day' from [livejournal.com profile] aragarna.
Title's from Avril Lavigne's Tomorrow. There are lyrics from Halsey's album BADLANDS all over the story. They serve as sort of introductions to the various little disconnected pieces. So this isn't exactly a songfic, buuut it kinda is.
Many, many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] reve_silencieux for the speedy proofread and the cheerleading!
I should mention that this is a slightly old idea, and it had around 300-400 words written in advance, but this thing be looong (LOOK AT THAT WORDCOUNT, GUYS), so I don't think it makes that much of an impact? I mean, I knew the direction the story was headed in, but I had very few actual words written in advance, so. I hope that's okay?

As seems to perpetually be the case with me, this story isn't complete. Yes, you read that right. Almost 5k words and this monster wants more. Piece of shit.
Slightly spoilery content note-like thing (spoils a character arc): I know the first sentence is what it is, but Kate isn't vilified in this story. She loves Neal. She means well. She's allowed to be angry, and think freely, and do things that may hurt Neal without her realizing it. Peter, who is the antagonist of her story, is on the receiving end of much of her anger, but that doesn't make either of the two characters evil. They're just different people who happen to have made terrible first impressions on each other. Not every human on the planet has to get along like a house on fire. And finally, I'm sorry if Peter seems out of character to you, but I stand by his characterization in this fic.
I kinda sorta borrowed the "ornamental, not functional" idea from this really painful insult delivered by the President to the First Lady on Scandal. I wouldn't have mentioned it, but I couldn't find any alternate wording, so. :P
This is a bit of a bricolage, but I enjoyed writing it, so. :D

Also, it's 2 am, I haven't given this fic my usual final once-over because I'd like to sleep, please forgive mistakes and clumsy phrasing and such. ETA - Edited!


She loves him less than he loves her. )
sapphire2309: (Rachel 01)
Title: Dragon Breathing Fire
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Rachel Turner (Rachel/Neal, with major consent issues)
Rating: R
Word Count: 2088
Spoilers: Through Season 5
Content Notes: Kidnapping, violence, food + water deprivation, psychological judo, reference to future offscreen noncon. (spoilers ahoy)
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Neal seems to have forgotten that when Rachel plays, she plays to win.
Author's Note: This is all for the very kind [livejournal.com profile] hurinhouse, who asked to know how the scene set in Get With The Program continues. I obligingly scared the shit out of myself by writing this monster.
Title from Don't Hurt Yourself by Beyoncé featuring Jack White. (LISTEN TO LEMONADE, Y'ALL).
The first snippet thing starts right where Get With The Program stops, so it probably won't make sense if you don't read that part.
As before, Rachel is OOC in that she isn't restrained by her love for Neal. Also as before, no cheerful rainbow unicorns to be found here. There is, however, flagrant abuse of italics. Proceed with caution.

Rachel takes in Neal's terrified expression with amusement. )
sapphire2309: (Neal 1)
Title: the heart is hard to translate
Characters (Pairings): Rachel Turner, Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey, Diana Berrigan (Rachel/Neal, Sara/Neal, Diana/Christie)
Rating: PG-13
Total Word Count: 538
Spoilers: Till Season 5
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: A peek into the hearts of a few characters.
Author's Note: This is a challenge that involved putting your music library on shuffle and writing drabbles for the respective lengths of the first five songs. For Challenge 29 - Do The Shuffle - at [livejournal.com profile] writerverse. Title from All This And Heaven Too by Florence + The Machine

Belly Up - Maria Mena
Rachel/Neal, 96 words.

we lie belly up in the pool of us )

Goodnight New York - Vienna Teng
Sara/Neal, 119 words.

goodnight, goodnight, may you be always heartbreaking )

The List - METRIC
Neal/Rachel, 103 words.

all dressed down to catch a whiff of the buzz )

Nothing But The Water (Pt 2) - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Diana/Christie, 114 words.

i have tried to find my way, to make it through to a better day )

Phir Na Kehna (Crazy in Zanzibar mix) - Sunidhi Chauhan and Kumar Sanu
Sara/Neal, 106 words.

dil deewana aaj kho jaaye toh )
sapphire2309: (Sara 3)
Title: Royalty
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey (Neal/Sara)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 290
Spoilers: None
Content Notes: None
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: The essence of Sara cannot be communicated in stillness.
Author's Note: Written a couple nights ago for a [livejournal.com profile] gameofcards challenge for the prompt 'Secret'.

She looks beautiful in his shirt. )
sapphire2309: (Kate)
Title: These Precious Days I'll Spend With You
Characters (Pairings): Kate Moreau, Neal Caffrey (Kate/Neal)
Rating: G
Word Count: 525
Spoilers: None.
Content Notes: None.
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: A golden warm evening.
Author's Note: Written for weekly quick fic 10 for the prompts “But I have promises to keep/ And miles to go before I sleep.” (“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost) and New York City, 2065.
Far in the future AU, a little sci-fi. I almost picked Alex, but ended up picking Kate for this one because she doesn't get to age in canon.
Title from September Song by Willie Nelson.

Walking is all the exercise she can handle now. )
sapphire2309: (Rachel 01)
Title: Get With The Program
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Rachel Turner (Rachel/Neal, with consent issues)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 212
Spoilers: Through Season 5
Content Notes: Kidnapping, threat of violence.
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: With Neal, there's always been a line that Rachel wouldn't cross, somewhere between wanting his love at any cost and not hurting him. What if that line didn't exist?
Author's Note: Written late last night for the prompt 'cry me a river' for TVU bingo. Inspiration (and a direct quote) drawn from Maya Lewis (Olivia Pope's mother)'s line in Scandal: "He ruined you. Cry me a river, Livvie. Whatever."
If you want cheerful rainbow unicorn fic, you're gonna have to look elsewhere. Sorry not sorry.

Rachel. Of course. )
sapphire2309: (Sara 3)
Title: Check Shirts and Strawberries
Characters (Pairings): Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey (Sara/Neal)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 116
Spoilers: None.
Content Notes: Teh sexeh. *g*
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: The beginning of Neal and Sara's amis amants relationship.
Author's Note: Written late last night for the prompt 'new and improved' for TVU bingo.

So we're doing this, but we aren't? )
sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara 2)
Title: a heavy heart to carry
Characters (Pairings): Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey (Sara/Neal)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 349
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Late at night, Sara shows Neal the hardest parts of herself.
Author's Note: Dude, I don't even know. Apparently I'm not in a very good mood.
For a challenge at [livejournal.com profile] writerverse, for the prompt "He says, Only the strong survive, right?"
Title's from Heavy In Your Arms by Florence + the Machine.

Late at night, after the monsters under the bed have claimed their first victims, she shows him the hardest parts of herself. )
sapphire2309: (Peter 2)
Title: come away to the darkness
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke (background Peter/El)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1025
Spoilers: None. Set somewhere in S5
Content Notes: GSW. Blood. No suicidal ideation.
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Neal is more okay with the thought of dying than he ever thought he'd be.
Author's Note: I have no idea when this was written. (I think I PM'd it to [livejournal.com profile] kanarek13 for her birthday?) But I just found it in my drive and I figured, why not. Cleaned it up a little, axed a few words and sentences, and here it is. Title's from Come Away To The Water by Maroon 5 featuring Rozzi Crane.


Bleeding, fading, dying is more peaceful than Neal thought it would be. )
sapphire2309: (Sara 2)
Title: Can't Hold You Closer Than This
Characters (Pairings): Sara Ellis, Neal Caffrey, filler OCs (Sara/Neal)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4272
Spoilers: Till at least 4x16
Beta: The lovely [livejournal.com profile] percygranger. She saw this fic when it was about 2K, and gave me plenty of wonderful advice. It is now 4K. Any and all remaining mistakes are obviously mine. And a special thank you to [livejournal.com profile] reve_silencieux, who caught a few crucial errors while reading the finished fic!
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: Sara may never learn how to fake love, but she’s always known how to fake okay. (And by the end of this story, maybe she won't even need to do that.)
Author's Note: The title is a slightly modified lyric from Eavesdrop by The Civil Wars.
This story has been in the works since July 2014. Here's proof. It has since hopped 'verses, grown quite a bit, and matured. Sara sounds much more like herself in this story than she did in the very first version.
I'll probably write Neal's side of the story (i.e. his recovery) sometime, but if this story is any indicator, you can expect to see it in October 2017. Oops.
For more in this verse, click here.

There’s no buffer of familiar faces in London, no one she can count on or trust or talk to. )
sapphire2309: (Sara)
MY FIRST 20in20 LET'S PARTAAAAY.

This is for Challenge 1 of [livejournal.com profile] 20muses and these ridiculously beautiful inspirations.

Thank you, mod, for the extension! I don't know if I would have been able to get this set in otherwise.

samples


listen to me, you've been lonely too long )
sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara)
Title: I Would Have Let You Leave
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis (Neal/Sara).
Rating: PG
Word Count: 656
Spoilers: Mild for S03E16
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: After celebrating Peter's reinstatement, Sara tries to leave.
Author's Note: Repost from here for tagging purposes. Set during 4x04, just before the end. Title from Static Waves by Andrew Belle ft. Katie Herzig
Part of the Amis Amants 'verse. For more in this verse, click here.

"Leaving without saying goodbye?" )
sapphire2309: (Neal&Sara)
Title: Cuddle Me In
Characters (Pairings): Neal Caffrey, Sara Ellis (Neal/Sara).
Rating: PG
Word Count: 234
Spoilers: Mild spoilers for S04E16
Disclaimer: White Collar is Jeff Eastin's brainchild. Not mine.
Summary: I love you, left unsaid.
Author's Note: Title from Ed Sheeran's Kiss Me. This is for Challenge 8 - True Love - over at [livejournal.com profile] writerverse. Set just before S04E16.
This was meant to be an apology to [livejournal.com profile] sheenianni for breaking her heart, except that it's kinda low on the fluff factor. But you already knew that I'm not capable of writing non-angsty fic.
Part of the Amis Amants 'verse. For more in this verse, click here.

It's quiet. But the silence is weighed down by so many words Neal has left unsaid over the past few hours. )

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