September 2nd, 2015

White Collar- Neal & Peter

White Collar Gen Fiction: "Rolling With The Tide" (PG)

Title: Rolling With The Tide
Fandom: White Collar
Characters: Neal, Mozzie, June (Gen)
Rating: PG
Summary: Neal's plans take an abrupt turn for shore.
Author's Notes: For runthecon, and the prompt of "Rainy Sunday afternoon."


"Unbelievable." Neal sloshed up to the front door, water dripping from his once-fashionable bucket-hat.

Mozzie sneezed. "I don't control the weather, you know."

"Oh, I'm not mad at you, Moz. It's the meteorologists from the radio, the Times, and the web who should have seen that storm coming." Neal took off his deck shoes and poured them out before stepping into the front hallway.

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I thought I was going to come home last night and pay bills, hang out with our kids, catch up on sleep. Instead, I got tagged to start the first round of runthecon, so I stayed up late writing and posting a story! Great prompt, though—it gave me a very clear idea right away.

Our daughter had two wisdom teeth pulled yesterday, so she's feeling a little out of it and more sociable than usual. Swollen jaw, but not too much pain. Our son had four wisdom teeth removed about three weeks ago, and I can't believe I didn't mention it. He was miserable the first day, and kept complaining that the painkillers were worthless. Then, along about bedtime:

"I just realized, I mixed up the antiobitics and the pain pills."

I've been teasing him about his Wild West pain-management techniques ever since. ;)

At work today, somebody unpacked something that involved styrofoam molding. I could not get the earbuds in fast enough—the screeching of styrofoam is to me what fingernails-on-the-blackboard is to other people. Yikes! As a result, though, I spent much of the day listening to various Khachaturian recordings. I love the violin concerto, and the lush, unusual chords and eastern melodies. Khachaturian was the only well-known Armenian classical composer, and there is a distinct sound to his music that is wonderfully different from the Russians, the Czechs, and the Hungarians.

On a side note, I do not see how the car wash guy on Breaking Bad is not Armenian (those eyebrows!). says the actor is Romanian, though, like the character (and those appear to be his actual eyebrows!) Still...

And in a final random note, our family movie this week was Mockingjay, Part I, and let me just say... I found that book to be the least interesting one in the trilogy, so why in the hell would you want to stretch it into two parts? Also? We now definitively know whether Jennifer Lawrence can make dolphin noises.

All right, it's getting late again. Off to bed.