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17 July 2011 @ 03:17 pm
Numb3rs/White Collar Fic: Cut and Run  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #054 – Sweat
Crossposted to n3crossovers

Title: Cut and Run (Sequel to Rounding Up the Pursuit Curves)
Series/Universe: Red, White and Two
Pairing/Characters: Neal, Billy, OC
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 300
Spoilers: Man Hunt (Numb3rs), Bottlenecked, Payback (White Collar)
Summary: Things get too hot in Hartford and Neal has to cut and run
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

He'd been right not to stay in Hartford too long. The call came in as he was on his way out of town: Agent Cooper looking for him. Neal was grateful both that he'd paid off his temporary landlord well enough that he'd never spill and that it was the FBI who had come closest first. If he had to be caught he'd be much better off with them than with Matthew.

Matthew had persisted with the taunting messages, so much so Neal all but broke into a sweat every time a new voicemail or text came in.

Sometimes it was a picture of where Neal had been a few days earlier, sometimes a list of what he was going to do to torture Neal when he finally got to him.

Neal understood it was all just to psych him out, but whenever he mentioned Peter and Elizabeth...

Neal shuddered, feeling a chill despite the heater being on in the car.

There had to be a way to turn the tables on Matthew, to get him on the run instead of Neal. But right now all the cards were in Matthew's favor: he'd planned this, he'd found Neal's weak spot in the Burkes, he had all the resources at hand.

Neal was cut off from Mozzie and Peter and having been in prison for four years he didn't have any recent contacts left he could truly rely on.

"Damn you, Keller," Neal muttered as his cell phone went off again. It didn't seem to matter how many he ditched; Matthew always found him again.

Neal fought the urge to look, focusing on the road ahead of him.

It was a couple hundred more miles to Delaware and he needed to stay sharp.

It wasn't just his life depending on it.

Emma DeMarais: BlueEyeemmademarais on July 17th, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
Two more in this N3/WC crossover series! Not sure how much farther it will go, but I do have at least one in reserve.


Emma DeMarais
ladygray99: WC100ladygray99 on July 18th, 2011 12:02 am (UTC)
You've got to keep this going. At least 'till the end of the month. It's just too good and too much fun.
Dedelibby on July 19th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)
I second this motion.
rubynye on July 19th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Meep eep eep!
saphirablue on July 23rd, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful! ♥

Thank you! :)
melissima: Agent Cooper <lj user=red-tanger>melissima on July 29th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I have thinky thoughts about how it might go... and I love it! There just can't be enough of this for me, I'm afraid. :D