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25 May 2012 @ 11:35 am
White Collar Drabble: "The Finer Things" (G)  
Title: The Finer Things
Fandom: White Collar
Author: HalfshellVenus
Characters: Peter, Neal (Gen, Drabble)
Rating: G
Summary: Neal's tastes run to caviar and champagne.
Author's note: For embroiderama, for the prompt of "Vodka."

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"Now this is what I call vodka," Neal says.

They're at some millionaire's mansion, a fundraiser for a favorite charity, investigating whether money's being skimmed off into private accounts. Neal looks right at home (typical). Peter just wants to seem worthy of an invite.

"Vodka has no taste, so what does it matter?"

"The good stuff does. This is smooth."

Smooth is Neal, able to charm information from anyone. "Just remember why we're here," Peter says.

He knows Neal misses the high life, needs it, even. He hopes these small doses are enough to keep him from running after it.


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themysteriousgthemysteriousg on May 25th, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
This is just a perfect little scene. You've shown me so much! I look forward to reading more.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 25th, 2012 07:13 pm (UTC)
So glad you liked it!

This is actually just a 100-word drabble (I made an offer for drabbles the other night). I have several that are longer-- either via my "Other fanfic" page, or by clicking the "White Collar" tag. I know that's one of your fandoms!
nrrrdy_grrrl on May 25th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
nice pose, boys!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 25th, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: nice pose, boys!
Is this the TV Guide photo? Nice, though a little suggestive.

Also, artistically speaking... I'd prefer Matt's head to be straight up and not tilted. The negative space below Peter's legs is off-kilter, but Matt's right arm lines up perfectly.

OCD or aesthetics? :0
nrrrdy_grrrl on May 25th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC)
Re: nice pose, boys!
All I know is IT'S TOTALLY MANSEXING.
a rearranger of the proverbial bookshelf: White Collar - Neal & Peter handsomeembroiderama on May 25th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's awesome. Thank you!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 25th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad you liked it. :)
cindy: wc - matt&timtsuki_no_bara on May 26th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
that is exactly something my sister would say, that the good stuff is smooth. heh. i love the contrast between neal's ease and comfort and peter just wanting to look like it's ok that he's there. it's kind of the two of them in a nutshell.

Edited at 2012-05-26 04:37 am (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 26th, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
I think it might take an afficionado to notice, too, though I'm not much of a drinker.

Neal is so at home in a setting like that, and though Peter can look the part, he'd have to B.S. his way through the conversations that for Neal are second nature.

Thanks for reading!
Sholio: WhiteCollar-Neal hatsholio on May 27th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
This is a nice scene; it says a lot with so little.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! This could be one of many setups they've run before, but Peter's concerns are the truth underneath the flashy surface.
daria234daria234 on May 28th, 2012 12:06 am (UTC)
love it
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2012 07:19 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
pipiljpipilj on May 28th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
This was a lovely drabble.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2012 07:20 am (UTC)
Thank you-- glad you liked it!
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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 28th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love drabbles, for the challenge of how much characterization/setting you can convey in so few words.
Ferryboat GeorgeFerryboat George on May 29th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Nice
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: White Collar- Neal & Peterhalfshellvenus on May 29th, 2012 05:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! I do so love a drabble challenge. :)