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Title: By The Sea
Fandom: White Collar
Pairings: Neal/Kate, Neal/Alex
Rating: PG13
Wordcount: 100
Notes: Written for MMOM 2012, Day 24. Prompt from whitecollar100.Challenge #99-Burn. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome. Takes place after Judgement Day, but no specific spoilers.
Summary: Even alone, Neal wants the right partner.



He couldn’t think of Kate right now.

Kate had loved and soothed him, but he didn’t feel worthy of comfort. Neal had done what he always did, been who he always was, and hurt anyone who tried to make him better.

The sound of waves reminded him of Alex. Equally likely to wash over him like a warm breeze or pound him into the shore.

She’d seared him like a flame and he never got over her.

“Hey Alex,” he sighed, pushing down his shorts, as he summoned up the necessary images of pain and betrayal.

That’s what he deserved.

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cookielaura
May. 26th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
Poor Neal :(

I love that 'Equally likely' sentence, it's perfect. x
karaokegal
May. 26th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I was struggling to get that metaphor exactly right, so I'm glad you liked it.
livejournal
May. 26th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Friday, May 25, 2012
User coolceruleanblu referenced to your post from Friday, May 25, 2012 saying: [...] Pairing(s): Neal/Peter/Elizabeth. Rating: R. By: . - By the Sea [...]
ladygray99
Jun. 11th, 2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, Ouch! Self worth is maybe something Neal needs to work on a bit.
karaokegal
Jun. 13th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
I think that if he didn't have some self-esteem issues lurking under the facade than with the looks and the psuedo-charm, he'd actually be insufferable, which is why I personally insist on seeing that darker side. On the other hand, I think TPTB would like to pretend it's not actually there.
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