Fandom: White Collar
Characters: Peter, Neal
Rating: G - GEN
Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 233. Prompt from whitecollar100. Challenge #59-Stars. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Neal learns something about Peter.
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
Neal catches Peter managing to give him a dirty look while standing at attention with his hand over his heart.
“What?” he mouths. He’s standing in the same position, even if he’s not bothering to fake his way through the anthem. The glare moves up slightly and Neal realizes he’s still wearing the hat.
He suddenly realizes that it does matter to Peter. He’s a Fed, through and through.
Neal manages to get his hat off and start singing loudly in time for the big ending.
It’s still too late.