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12 December 2010 @ 11:58 pm
White Collar Fic: The Same Trust  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #024 – Silver


Title: The Same Trust
Pairing/Characters: Peter/Neal
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Peter's the only one Neal would trust like this
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


He flinches even as Peter clicks the handcuffs closed around his wrists. They're police issue and the silver chain jangles when Neal tugs, tests his bonds. For a second he feels a welling up of panic, that claustrophobic adrenaline rush that accompanied his last return to prison.

Neal doesn't even realize he's practically hyperventilating until Peter soothes him, hand warm on his chest whispering it's okay, you're safe, you're with me. A nod to reassure then a deep breath and Neal's back in control. Or at least ready for Peter to take control of him.

He closes his eyes then, tries to focus on Peter's touch, Peter's voice, the smell of Peter surrounding him. He'd only do this for Peter, allow him to deny Neal his freedom to move. The same trust that put the monitoring anklet on his leg put the cuffs on his wrists.

So Neal lets go.

o--o

Neal's beautiful like this, spread out across his fine Egyptian cotton white sheets like a gift for Peter he doesn't deserve. That this amazing man should not only put his life in his hands, but offer up his body without reservation? It takes Peter's breath away.

He knows asking for the restraints is major, especially since they're the same kind of handcuffs that he used to put Neal in prison - both times. But it's the ultimate act of trust and that's why it means so much to him.

Once the cuffs are on he sees Neal react and automatically reaches out to him to calm him, assure him that it's okay, he's safe, he's loved. Neal has delivered himself up into Peter's caring hands and there's nothing Peter won't do to make sure Neal knows he's worthy of that trust, that he's not going anywhere.

So Peter holds on.

o--c
 
 
 
Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 13th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
Confession
I write a drabble called Sayonara to Silver for Gold week and what's the new prompt? Silver. /headdesk/ Thank the universe for handcuff porn. It's always a go to when you're out of ideas. ;-)

I confess I had to make both halves exactly 150 words. My inner Libra would have rebelled at the lack of symmetry otherwise. ;-)

BTW, in case anyone didn't realize it, the chapter markers in this fandom are closed handcuffs and the end of fic marker is a set of cuffs with one open, just like in the promo shots of Neal with one hand cuffed. I like my chapter/end of fic markers to be unique to each fandom I write and these were particularly apropos to this story!

Thanks,

Emma DeMarais
ladygray99: WC100Eladygray99 on December 13th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
When I saw your drabble last week my though was 'Emma's gonna kill me.'

That said I would never pass up handcuff smut from you for anything. :-)

This is great and thank you for it.
rubynye: Don (by weirdkid624)rubynye on December 13th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
*makes an assortment of high-pitched delighted noises* OMGOMGOMGEEEEEYES.
melissima: Garcia Guh! <lj user=melissima>melissima on December 13th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
This is so lovely. Like a mobius strip, folding the story over itself to show all sides.

I love how you write the difficulty Neal has in submitting to bondage, but even moreso I love how incredibly tender and focused your Peter is. What a remarkable lover he must be.

Brava my dear, brava.

ckll: pic#whitecollarcarryckll on December 14th, 2010 08:46 am (UTC)
he sees Neal react and automatically reaches out to him to calm him, assure him that it's okay, he's safe, he's loved.

It's amazing.
SamuelJames: White Collar-Neal Caffreysamueljames on December 14th, 2010 10:34 pm (UTC)
Neal has delivered himself up into Peter's caring hands and there's nothing Peter won't do to make sure Neal knows he's worthy of that trust, that he's not going anywhere.

Loved it, but this bit in particular.
.afiawri on December 29th, 2010 01:46 am (UTC)
Oh, wow. I'm impressed with how thoroughly the second half of this turned my first impression of the fic completely on its head. You do overlapping PoVs on the same scene so well.

And that's so cool on the handcuffs! I noticed them and wondered but didn't put two and two together.