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White Collar Fic: Journey's End

Title: Journey’s End
Author: dennih23
Word Count: 187
Rating: G
Summary: Neal’s sentence is coming to an end
Disclaimer: Not mine, all characters belong to Jeff Eastin

A/N: written for the WhiteCollar100 prompt #209 - Dull




The sound of laughter wafting up from the bullpen prompted Peter to look up from the file he was reading. He glanced at his watch, it was almost four thirty.  Agents and staff members were beginning to gather around Neal’s desk.

In just under thirty minutes he would be unlocking Neal’s anklet for the last time. He dug the key out of his jacket pocket. The small piece of metal felt heavier than usual in the palm of his hand. Peter rotated it between his fingers a couple of times before tossing it on the desk.

Peter sighed deeply and rubbed his temples. A dull ache of emptiness enveloped him. He shook his head trying to get out of the current state of melancholy he found himself to be in.

Neal had kept him on his toes over the last four years but Peter was immensely proud of him. He thought back to some of their cases and a smile crossed his lips. They made a good team but starting tomorrow he would be back on his own.

He was going to miss Neal’s wit and brilliance.




Thanks for reading.

Cross posted at: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2263107

Comments

( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
daria234
Sep. 6th, 2014 12:42 pm (UTC)
Aw, Peter don't be sad, now you guys can make out more.

Ahem, sorry. This was a really lovely fic!!!
dennih23
Sep. 6th, 2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
Hehe - they will definitely be able to spend more 'quality' time together
:-)
aragarna
Sep. 6th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Awww poor Peter. This day is going to be tough. Full of mixed feelings. Nice ficlet! :-)
dennih23
Sep. 6th, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Peter is going to have a difficult day when their partnership comes to an end.
(Anonymous)
Sep. 8th, 2014 11:09 pm (UTC)
Difficult day
I'm going to have a difficult day when their partnership ends! Nice story.
eldorah
Sep. 6th, 2014 05:23 pm (UTC)
Awww!! I feel for Peter - that will be such a bittersweet moment for him. Beautifully written.
dennih23
Sep. 6th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Both Peter and Neal are going to have a hard time on their final day of partnership.
ladygray99
Sep. 7th, 2014 09:14 am (UTC)
Don't worry Peter. I'm sure getting Neal out of your life won't be that easy. :)
dennih23
Sep. 7th, 2014 12:23 pm (UTC)
You're right, Neal will be difficult to get rid of. Just because they would not be working side by side anymore, I am sure they will find ways of driving the other one crazy :-)
treonb
Sep. 7th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Lovely fic :-) Though I second lady gray - Neal is hard to get rid of..
dennih23
Sep. 7th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Neal will be difficult to get rid of. I just hope they are just hanging out together and not Peter chasing Neal, because with Neal you just never know what he is up to :-)
lov_pb
Sep. 7th, 2014 03:17 pm (UTC)
I hope that's not where the series finale leaves us. I can't see Neal walking out of Peter's life ... at least, not for long. Beautiful little ficlet.
dennih23
Sep. 7th, 2014 05:06 pm (UTC)
This would be the worst case scenario for Neal to leave the FBI. Even if he does I am sure Peter will go to Neal for his advice in lots of new cases. I see these two continuing to be friends in the future.
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