Fandom: White Collar
Pairings: Neal/Adler, Peter/Neal (both require a bit of squinting)
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011 Day 66. Cheer-up fic for hllangel. Prompt from whitecollar100: Challenge #36-Skin. Thanks to evila_elf for whipping this into shape. Comments and concrit welcome.
Spoilers for Forged Bonds.
Summary: Peter still doesn't understand.
Neal should have realized that Adler was playing him.
To Peter, the whole thing had sounded a bit too cozy for a boss and employee, or even a conman and a mark. Of course Vincent Adler was no ordinary mark. Peter still couldn’t believe that Neal had willingly invested his own money with Adler’s hedge fund.
“Skin in the game,” they'd called it--in Neal’s case pretty much his whole hide--leaving him with nothing but a suit from Adler’s personal tailor.
Why Peter wanted to ask. What did you see in him.
And why do I care so much?