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01 October 2011 @ 11:59 pm
White Collar Fic: Diamond Territory  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #065 – Earn


Title: Diamond Territory
Pairing/Characters: Diana/Christie, Neal, Peter
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Pilot, Out of the Box
Summary: Diana's only partially immune to Neal's charming ways
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ


"So..." Neal settled himself in Peter's doorway. "What's got Diana so grumpy?"

Peter sat back in his chair with a frustrated huff. "That's the question of the day. She's snapping at every junior agent and giving the rest of us the cold shoulder when we ask her what's wrong."

"You asked her what's wrong?"

"I even offered to listen if she wanted to talk," Peter added.

"Hmm... The direct approach. Not what I would have suggested." He held up a file. "Can I take Diana to the jewelry exchange with me? I want to walk through their security in person and I figure I'll need someone with a badge with me for them to let an ex-con in the vault."

"Go ahead," Peter said. "I'm sure the junior agents will thank you later."

Neal trotted down to Diana's desk, showing her the file with a flourish. "The Manhattan Jewelry Exchange requests the honor of your presence this afternoon." He lowered his voice conspiratorially. "And if you're good I'll lift a diamond necklace for you to give Christie."

That earned him a fraction of a smile.

"Why do you need me on this?" Diana asked, taking the file and flipping through it.

"I don't need you specifically," Neal admitted. "But I hear if another junior agent gets on your nerves there might be casualties and blood is so hard to get out of the carpet."

That earned him a real laugh. "Come on, Caffrey," she said, rising. At the elevator she finally let out a long breath, regret seeping into her tone. "Honestly?" she admitted. "With how bad I screwed up? We are in diamond territory."

"Ouch. That's not good." The elevator opened and Neal ushered her in. "Well," he mused, "we could be daring and actually buy a diamond necklace..."

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ladygray99: WC100Eladygray99 on October 3rd, 2011 06:05 am (UTC)
:) Now I want to know just how badly Diana screwed up. Diamonds means a big mess.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on October 3rd, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Or a medium sized one when your GF's a wealthy doctor. ;-)
rubynye: Galaxyrubynye on October 3rd, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Oh well done, Neal! And good luck, Diana!