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23 April 2011 @ 11:58 pm
White Collar Fic: Innocence Lost  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #042 – Innocent

Title: Innocence Lost
Pairing/Characters: Neal/Kate
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 100
Spoilers: Forging Bonds
Summary: Neal wants to tell Kate the truth but it won't come out
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

So many nights he wants to tell her...

He speaks her name and her face upturns to his, her gaze open and trusting.

Words fail him as he looks into her eyes.

To speak the words would be to make their life a lie.

To tell the truth would bring the fantasy crashing down.

Neal looks down at Kate, eyes wide and unaware, and he tries to form the words.

My name's not Nick Halden.

But he can't.

He can't spoil that beautiful innocence.

Not today.

He can't bear for her to find out he lost that innocence years ago.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on April 24th, 2011 07:32 am (UTC)
Not my best WC drabble ever, but having written pretty much an entire WC novella this week my muse is running a little dry.

Here's hoping for better once finals are over...


Emma DeMarais
ladygray99: WC100ladygray99 on April 24th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
:-) I think it's just fine. Can't wait for the Novel.
SamuelJames: White Collar-Neal Caffreysamueljames on April 24th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)
I quite enjoyed this and love Neal wanting to open up.
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on April 24th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Poor Neal trapped by his lie and wanting to tell Kate the truth.
karaokegal: Biden puppykaraokegal on April 25th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
GUH! Delicious angst!