Fandom: White Collar
Pairings: Neal/Kate, Neal/Alex
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.