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22 October 2011 @ 02:13 pm
White Collar Fic: Life Interrupted  
Written for whitecollar100 Challenge #068 – Jump

Title: Life Interrupted
Pairing/Characters: Peter/Elizabeth
Rating: PG13
Word Count: 200
Spoilers: Pilot
Summary: Elizabeth curses the NYC traffic until she finds out what really happened
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

She doesn't normally curse, but being forty minutes late for a meeting with a new client doesn't make Burke Premier Events seem all that professional.

As Elizabeth glares at her watch for the fourth time in five minutes she swears under her breath, glad Peter isn't there to tease her for her rare foul language.

She eases her car around the orange cones set up on the street, eyes flitting about to ensure she can make it through the tight space even as her curiosity takes in the now visible scene.

There's a white sheet on the ground just below where the bridge hovers above the boulevard. She knows what that sheet must mean: a jumper.

All her haste leaves her as she stares at the shape under the white cloth marred with small dark spots. Did they try to stop him or her? Were they only called after the person had taken their own life?

Once she clears the bridge Elizabeth turns and takes a different road back home, calling her assistant to reschedule the meeting for her.

When Peter gets home he won't know what hit him, but it will give Elizabeth what she needs: to feel alive.

rubynye: Minas Tirith (movie still)rubynye on October 22nd, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh ELIZABETH. I hear you, milady.
love_82 on October 22nd, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)

This is beautiful.
ladygray99: WC100Eladygray99 on October 23rd, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Wonderful and surprising take on the prompt. You write Elizabeth so well and real.