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14 November 2010 @ 05:23 pm
White Collar Fic: Cash on Hand  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #019 – Cash

Title: Cash on Hand
Pairing/Characters: Mozzie
Rating: PG
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Need to Know
Summary: Mozzie doesn't use ATMs
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

If Mozzie needs cash on a weekday he takes a cab to within two blocks of the Lexington Avenue Line subway entrance on 23rd Street, walks for fifteen minutes in a predefined pattern designed to ensure he's lost any tails, then takes the Lexington line. He exits the car at 125th and takes the elevator up from the platform only to immediately push the button to go back down, thus losing any tails on foot, to get on the line going the other way. Once he exits at the 68th street station he enters Hunter College's main building, opens a locker there and takes a change of clothing into the men's room. Once he changes and puts on a new hat, he takes the skywalk over to the next building then takes the stairs down to the underground parking garage. He waits there in a dark corner, listening for anyone following him, then proceeds to the utility room where a hidden panel behind the door opens only to his biometric fingerprint and 20 digit passcode.

It's not the most secure of safes, but it does for petty cash.

If he needs money on a weekend? That's a whole other story.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
LOL I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself! I just had to make it a crazy circuitous route, but at least I kept it to 200 words. I could have had him switch subway lines a few times. /grins/


Emma DeMarais
sg_lab: NealMozziesg_lab on November 15th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Lol. That would so be Mozzie. :D
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:32 am (UTC)
Most definitely! I can see Neal hiding his cash too, but this is pure Moz.

Thanks for reading and commenting!
melissima: WCSWmelissima on November 15th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
HEEEE Hee hee hehehe *applauds*

You are so good at characters, and what a character our Mozzie is!

*loffs him*
*loffs you*

One of these days I will get myself a Mozzie icon. Meanwhile I will go with this one, because ♥
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
And we all shine on...: Dogs - Sybilflawed_karma on November 15th, 2010 01:44 am (UTC)
Not gonna lie. I wanna try this route myself.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:33 am (UTC)
Hey there! Nice to see you again!

I admit, I nicked the info from Wikipedia, but with only 200 words I had to keep it fairly brief. /grins/
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on November 15th, 2010 02:57 am (UTC)

Love this to bits!
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Who doesn't adore Mozzie?
silver_falcon24: BB: Laughing Bernardsilver_falcon24 on November 15th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Hahahahahahaha, this is golden, absolutely golden.
Now, if only i knew where the hell any of that was...
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I confess I used Wikipedia since I've spent so little time in NYC, but at least it's not completely made up!
silver_falcon24: Random: use your imaginationsilver_falcon24 on November 15th, 2010 06:37 am (UTC)
Ah, good ole Wiki. If you trust Wiki then i'll trust Wiki. Though, if I'm honest, i wouldn't have had a clue either way. Never spent any time in America, so it's all a bit Greek to me. ;)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 06:40 am (UTC)
To be honest I know the Tube and the Paris Metro WAY better than NYC's subway and I'm an American!

Now Boston and LA? They have super easy subway systems. A child could figure them out. NYC just scares the pants off me - it's way too complex.

(This coming from someone who uses the Bay Area's BART system semi-regularly.)
silver_falcon24: Random: strange to mesilver_falcon24 on November 15th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
Haha, I can barely navigate Melbourne and I live here - and Melbourne's basically a grid. Geography and directions have never been my strong point. I know my way around where I'm going through the shop corners than the actual street names. It's a bit ridiculous.

(I had no idea what that was until ten seconds ago I took Mr Google Search Engine down a dark alley and forced it from him. Anything with the word 'rapid transit' in it would not be brilliant for my sense of direction at all.)
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 08:04 am (UTC)
LOL I'm sure Australia would blow my mind. I grew up on the West Coast of the US and I have an innate sense - no matter where I am - of which way the ocean is. In Australia though the water's all around you! (Yes, I know it's a huge place, but still, I knew where the Pacific Ocean was when I was in Michigan.)

The city I'm in right now is alphabetized and numbered so you'd think it would make sense, but it diverges from the grid just enough to screw with people. Ugh.

Thankfully we own a PDA with GPS. We can even walk around with it, not just use it in the car. We've got it programmed with a fake Jean Luc Picard voice from Star Trek so it tells us when we've 'strayed into the beta quadrant' and need to turn around. /snickers/
silver_falcon24: Boys: Noel :Dsilver_falcon24 on November 15th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC)
Haha, Australia's surrounded by water in the same way the whole American continent is surrounded by water. Just depends on where you are as to the closest beach is. :) But that is quite a spidey sense you've got.

UGH, sounds horrid. I like my grids. It's not too bad working Melbourne, you just need a memory with a larger capacity than that stored on your phone and you're fine. I, unfortunately, am not part of that crowd, haha.

Hahaha, that PDA sounds ace. I have a few friends who would be especially jealous. ^_^
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 08:45 am (UTC)
My lovelyl slashwife/roomie is directionally challenged; she's the one who bought the GPS. It has proven quite useful on the streets of San Francisco which are quite twisty and often diagonal.

Give cell phones/smart phones enough time and everyone will have them. Then you'll just tell it where you want to go and it will direct you there.

We'll have to wait a bit longer for smarter phones that don't take you through the crappy parts of town because it's a more direct route though. Hehehe
silver_falcon24: boys: red timsilver_falcon24 on November 15th, 2010 08:56 am (UTC)
Melbourne's main streets are all in a grid, but if you want to know anywhere good, you have to work the alleys. They're amazing. There's always something to find, but there's no chance a GPS would help you with them, haha.

Yeah, I've got a smartphone but it has an early model of Nokia Maps on it thats a bit shit. I need to upgrade but dont have the ching, haha.

Ah, wont be too long, you just have to renavigate the route. Most normal GPS systems allow a reroute function, so instigating them into smartphone technology should be a logical step in the next two or so years.
Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on November 15th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
Our GPS isn't exactly bright and shiny new either. Its reroute function is pretty sketchy and usually only works to avoid toll roads (which it is smart enough to alert you to, but there are slews of toll bridges around there so you can't really avoid them - well unless you're driving a Duck!)

SF's got some nice alleys as does Seattle. You find some amazing (read expensive) restaurants down some of the city's tinier allies on the posh areas. Definitely the kind of place you need to know someone to find.
Buggy: White Collar Neal smiletoomuchfandom on November 15th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
Aww good ol' Moz:D
SamuelJames: The Road Not Takensamueljames on November 15th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
All totally believable for Mozzie *g*
Karen: wc mozziebyrons_brain on November 17th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
LOL I love Mozzie!
ladygray99: WC100ladygray99 on November 19th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
LOL! Have just had my first real experience with the New York Subway I have a new appreciation for this. Mozzie is nuts but kind of brillant.
nice_disguise on January 2nd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
LOL. You captured Mozzie perfectly, and the whole thing was really funny!