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20 December 2010 @ 11:59 pm
White Collar Fic: Three Diamonds  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #025 – Diamonds

Title: Three Diamonds
Pairing/Characters: Peter/Neal/Elizabeth
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: They're the only ones who know what the diamonds really mean
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Neal has a gold ring with three tasteful diamonds embedded in the band he wears on his left hand. He tells people it's so women think he's married and leave him alone. As long as they think he's grieving for Kate, they let it slide.

Elizabeth wears a stunning white gold three stone diamond necklace that makes her female friends green with envy. She tells them her husband gave it to her for one of their anniversaries. She just doesn't say what kind of anniversary it was.

Peter wears a platinum tie clip with three small diamonds lined up in a modern design. It's stylish yet unobtrusive, so much so that few people notice he wears it. Those that do compliment him on his taste, but he just waves it off as a gift, not accepting the credit.

He won't say that Neal bought it for him just like Elizabeth won't say that Neal's the third diamond in their set and in their hearts.

And Neal just polishes his ring, keeping it bright and shiny, because while the rest of the world thinks it's a token of a dead love, it's actually a symbol of a love very much alive.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on December 22nd, 2010 10:17 am (UTC)
This is my last White Collar fic of the year, so Happy Holidays to all my White Collar friends and readers! Be sure to pop by on the 25th when I post my Holiday Gifts for my F-list post as I write ficlets for each person on my Friends list who asks for one.

It might take me a while to get to it (*cough* like a year *cough*) but I can be surprising! Plus bonus, crossovers are welcome! Even fandoms I don't know all that well! White Collar/Covert Affairs anyone? ;-)


Emma DeMarais
ladygray99: WC100ladygray99 on December 22nd, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
Oh this is beautiful and great prompt use. Thank you for supporting the com so regularly.

Have a happy Christmas.
elrhiarhodan: WC 100 - Sampleelrhiarhodan on December 22nd, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
Happy holidays and thank you for such a wonderful interpretation of the prompt.

Have a great break and take some time for yourself!
riverotter1951: Star burstriverotter1951 on December 22nd, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. 'it's actually a symbol of a love very much alive' and a love that keeps growing in their hearts,
Ayesha: Heroine Addict (_audrey)browngirl on December 22nd, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
Tamannaswingandswirl on December 23rd, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
I second this notion.

Absolutely stellar work, Emma, as always. /hugs this fic, then you/
SamuelJames: White Collar-Neal Caffreysamueljames on December 22nd, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC)
Love how they all have something symbolising their love for one another.
.: Sad Neal Caffrey with bottleafiawri on December 22nd, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
I love this solid and very visible symbol of their love that's still believably toned down without sacrificing how they match. I love the pieces you selected, too. And I adore that last sentence.
lady angel: three of a kinddameange on December 22nd, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
love this!
jrosemaryjrosemary on December 23rd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! I hope someday they can tell everyone what those three diamonds mean. :)
karaokegal: Big Drinkkaraokegal on December 24th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC)
Great idea. Nice use of the prompt and I love the idea of each of them having the secret out in the open.

Merry Christmas!