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sam_storyteller ([personal profile] sam_storyteller) wrote2010-08-12 10:00 am


Upon request, here is a master post for Exquisite, my epic follow-the-leader with White Collar.

Exquisite is a mild AU in which Neal has formed a sexual relationship (involving some bondage and submission) with both Peter and Elizabeth, and the story studies how their canon interactions might affect this relationship. It also introduces several original or semi-original characters including Clive the young forger, Sergeant Calhoun of the NYPD, and Captain Mike Shattuck ("Captain Shattuck" is a canonical offscreen character) who dated Peter before Peter met Elizabeth.

Rating: NC-17; language and sexuality
Warnings: Listed by chapter; so far nothing major, as far as I can tell. Some brief discussion of child abuse, some violence.

You can find all chapters in sequence at the Exquisite tag.

The entire story is also available at AO3.


Summary: There's a place in Neal Caffrey's head where he doesn't have to lie to himself or be three steps ahead of the other guy, but so far only Peter has found it -- and Peter won't give him what he really wants. Elizabeth, meanwhile, is slowly adjusting to the idea of abetting felons...

Chapter One | Chapter Two | Chapter Three | Chapter Four | Chapter Five | Chapter Six | Chapter Seven


Summary: Neal is finding a place for himself, both at the Bureau and in Peter and Elizabeth's life. Unraveling the mystery of the music box might ruin everything -- but that's a risk he has to take.

Chapter Eight | Chapter Nine | Chapter Ten | Chapter Eleven | Chapter Twelve | Chapter Thirteen | Chapter Fourteen | Chapter Fifteen | Chapter Sixteen | Chapter Seventeen | Chapter Eighteen | Chapter Nineteen | Chapter Twenty be continued...

(Anonymous) 2013-01-02 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
is this fic on hiatus?! IF SO, ALL THE SADNESS :( anyway regardless, UGH THIS FIC IS SO LOVELY AND I HAVE SPENT ALL WEEKEND READING IT AND I WISH DESPERATELY THAT THERE WERE MORE. your characterization is actually flawless. FLAWLESS.

i have tried really hard not to capslock through this entire comment and only partially succeeded (for a certain value of succeed, anyway), but tl;dr, this fic brings me SUCH JOY. you are wonderful. your writing is wonderful. it is so, so appreciated.


(Anonymous) 2013-04-25 08:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Just read through the whole thing - Really loved it! :D You have some pretty wicked characterization going on, and your ability to weave the episodes into your story without it ever being repetitive was simply amazing!

I also think it's nice that you added our own sub-plots, like Clive and so on!

I would love to see you continue this through the next two seasons, but I can also see how it would be difficult.. I mean, in season 4 we actually get a lot of info on Neal's past, that might not coincide with some of what you have suggested -
Which would leave the choice of going the more AU road, or trying to get it to fit into canon.
No matter what, I like what you did with this story. When watching the show I couldn't help but dislike Sara, but your story made me kind of like her, and even appreciate her and Neal as a couple.
(Though I'm still sailing my OT3)

Thanks for a great story!

Re: Woah!

(Anonymous) 2013-04-27 10:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, it's a shame :( Not that I mind the back-story they've given Neal; it's fairly open to interpretation, and I can easily see how that would make him who he is/is not.. But it does clash with your interpretation, which I also really like.. XD

And with the frankly awesome concept of sticking to the episodes and general storyline while adding your own depth, it might be a shame that you'd have to go all AU on season 4..

That said; it would be great to see season three in your point of view: There certainly is a lot going down between Neal and Peter there! -And I would love to see your take on it ;)

Hm, enough of my ramblings! Again, thanks for a great read!

Re: Woah!

(Anonymous) 2013-11-18 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
I've recently read "Exquisite" and I am in love with the relationship between Neal, Peter and Elizabeth. It's the best White Collar fanfiction I've ever read, so thank you for writing it!

Personaly, I love your version and I don't care that it diverges from cannon, I actually prefer it (love the past you gave Neal, very fitting).

Hope season 5 will inspire you to write more (I am willing to pay for another episode!).

Thank you again,

*English is not my first language (I actually live in the Middle east) so I hope the grammar isn't horrible...
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White Collar Exquisite

[personal profile] jjjemmm 2015-06-24 07:01 am (UTC)(link)
Your story just completed this adventure for me. When I finished the series, I felt like Kate when she said, "I want moorrre..." It was incomplete without your added context. Now these characters will continue to live in my mind for a long time. Thank you so much.