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25 March 2011 @ 02:39 pm
White Collar Fic: In Somnis, Veritas  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #038 – Muscle

Title: In Somnis, Veritas
Pairing/Characters: Neal/Alex
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Forging Bonds
Summary: The first time Alex sleeps with Neal she discovers truth in slumber
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

Alex doesn't expect him to sleep afterwards; a con man never lets his guard down. Yet Neal is splayed out bonelessly on his stomach across the rumpled sheets: a breathtaking landscape formed by the valley of a supple spine, the curved arcs of toned muscles and acres of flawless sun-kissed skin.

Her fingers thread through wavy hair and he turns towards her touch, seeking, triggering a deeper emotion foreign to her.

Then he murmurs a name in slumber and the spell is broken.

Alex rolls over, burying her disappointment in her pillow, leaving Neal to dream of someone named Kate.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on March 25th, 2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yes, the title's a riff on In Vino, Veritas (in wine, truth). Sue me if my Latin's imperfect. ;-)

(P.S. Anyone remember the TV show Veritas: The Quest?)

Very special thanks to beta melissima for her assistance with this fic.


Emma DeMarais
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: White Collar - Nealembroiderama on March 25th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, what a lovely image.
rubynyerubynye on March 25th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
So pretty... so ouchy.
ladygray99: WC100ladygray99 on March 26th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
This is really great. Wonderful image and hurts just that tiny bit in all the right ways. Thank you.
karaokegal: Beta Davis Eyeskaraokegal on March 28th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
So inevitable, and such an interesting pattern. Whoever cares about Neal is always going to by fighting the ghost (literal or figurative) of the one who came before.