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White Collar Fic: Hustled

Title: Hustled
Prompt: #100 React
Author:  dennih23
Rating: G
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke
Word Count: 250-300
Spoilers: slight for Stealing Home
Summary: Neal vs. Peter at billiards
Disclaimer: White Collar is owned by Jeff Eastin

They were sitting in a small bar finishing dinner. Neal was trying to ‘convince’ Peter to let him go to a small gallery opening outside his radius. Peter said no, there was a stake out and he was needed in the van.

Scanning the bar Neal noticed a few pool tables in the back and made a quick plan. He had been hustling pool since he was 8 years old, so this should be easy. “Peter, please I really want to go to the gallery tonight.”

“You’re not going. I don’t have an agent available to take you. Besides you’re needed in the van.”

“I don’t like the van, it’s too -- confining. How about we make a little wager? If I win, I get to go to the opening. If not, I’ll work in the van for the next month, no complaining.”

Peter hesitated, “What sort of wager do you have in mind?”

He casually scanned the bar, “What about a game of pool?”

Peter glanced at the tables, “All right, but you’ll work the van for two months with no complaining.”

He strolled over to the tables planning his strategy. The game would have to be close so Peter wouldn’t suspect he was being hustled. He shot first, deliberately not sinking a ball, and leaving an easy shot for Peter.

Peter took the shot, than cleared the table. He set the cue stick down and ambled towards the door, “See you in the van.” Glancing back he smiled at Neal’s reaction.

Neal stood there,  his jaw almost hitting the floor, uncertain what had happened.  Then he realized - he had been hustled.

Thank you for reading, comments and critiques are welcome.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 3rd, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
LOL!!!! Oh Neal, you have soooo been hustled!! :D :D :D
Jun. 3rd, 2012 10:37 pm (UTC)
Heeee~~! This put a huge grin on my face - that was so not the hustle I was expecting! Or the one Neal was expecting, either. And Peter is sooo casual about it. Really cute. :D
Jun. 4th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Hee, I somehow knew Neal was going to get hustled as soon as he came with the wager. He should know not to underestimate Peter by now. Thank you for the smile.
Jun. 4th, 2012 08:03 am (UTC)
:D. Loved the twist, its never a good idea to underestimate Peter.
Jun. 11th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
HEE! Now I want to know where Peter learned to play pool.
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