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annchi: Elizabeth Shaw (Default)

Finch/Reese -- Finch begins to hear the Machine as a literal voice in his head.

[personal profile] annchi 2013-05-03 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
How will Reese cope now that Finch might be losing touch with reality? Is Finch just "hearing things," or is the Machine really speaking to him?

(Posted two prompts in a row, I hope that's OK!)

FILL: Are you ready (for what I'm about to do to you?), Reese/Finch, 4/5

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
It happens three more times. Three little tiny crossroads, where Reese might have held back and let Finch do the work with computers and harmless paperwork, but instead went ahead and did the work with his fists.

It's all fine until today, when Reese spontaneously accepts their target's offer of a drink; except the glass contains whiskey and aconite and Reese swallows about half of it before Finch's warning comes through.

He has about twenty minutes to make it to a hospital before the first symptoms appear. Twenty minutes in which he has to avoid their target's hired muscle. Their target's small army of hired muscle.

Finch's voice is eerily calm. "Door to your right. Go!"

Reese hurtles himself at the door, and takes off running.

"Down two floors. As quickly as you can."

Reese hears people in the stairwell above him. His heart surges a bit. He loves the chase.

"You should be at level three now. Open the trap door to your right."

Reese doesn't even think about it, he opens the door. Finch says: "there should be a disused elevator. Use the ladder built into the wall, and tell me when you hit the floor." Reese climbs down the ladder; he feels exhilarated. Finch is so good at this. How did Finch even know.

"On your left. Pull on the lever near the door."

The door opens onto a parking garage. "Convenient", said Reese, just as a guard comes up behind him. Reese, driven by momentum, knocks him out without even looking in his direction.

Finch makes an odd noise in his ear.

They don't speak again until much later. Reese has hotwired a motorcycle, and been to the hospital and back. He is fine, and he is jubilant. The case ended with zero deaths and a chase scene straight out of James Bond. The perfect day. But when he walks back to the library, Finch hardly acknowledges him.

"What's wrong, Finch?" Reese drawls. "New number?"

"No, Mr Reese, your adrenaline will not be required again today." Finch's tone is unreadable.

"What is it, Finch? You're saying that like there's something wrong."

Finch shifts in his chair. "I… simply wish it were possible to achieve things without violence."

"Well, Finch, If it were possible to achieve things without violence, you wouldn't need me, would you?"

Finch stares at the desk. Reese walks up to him, and leans. "Finch?" A moment passes. "Finch?" Reese repeats, voice soft. "That was a joke. I don't think…"

But Finch doesn't move, and Reese places a hand on his shoulder. "Harold? What...?"

Abruptly, Finch grabs Reese's forearm, pushes Reese's hand away. Reese, shocked, doesn't move. Watches as Finch stands and, still gripping Reese's arm, twists it.

Reese resists at first - of course he does, he has no idea what's going on - but then, without knowing why, turns pliant, and Finch pins him between the desk and himself. Finch finally looks up into Reese's eyes. "What were you thinking", he asks.

Reese, disconcerted, looks at him. "Your eyes are blue."

Finch grabs Reese's shirt, holds it in his fists, and pulls. "You don't just drink anything people give you! How could you do that? How could you possibly do that?"

Finch's strength is surprising. Reese sways down towards him.

But Finch steps away. He turns around, heads towards the door, and leaves.

Re: Any characters, a conversation that passes the Bechdel test

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 11:16 am (UTC)(link)
yes! +1000000000

I've been thinking a lot lately about how many interesting, well-developed women characters this show has (unusual for this type of show) and how they never get to talk with each other (unfortunately, not so unusual).

Re: Fill: Not State Secrets (Gen, no warnings, Finch and Reese, minor char)

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 11:48 am (UTC)(link)
OP here -- I absolutely love this, how understated it is... perfect.

My favorite thing of all is -- it's still not definitive. Anyone who noticed Finch and Ingram had a secret relationship might conclude they were seeing each other, instead of, you know, conspiring to build the mothership of all surveillance systems. What John really uncovered was that Finch had a real partnership with Ingram, the way he does with John now. <3

Thank you sooo much for filling this!

Re: Reese/Finch - Reese tries to sacrifice himself for Finch

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 11:52 am (UTC)(link)
Seconded hard!

Reese/Finch - identifying marks

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 12:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch is creating medical records for John's cover identity, and he needs data.
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

Re: Fill: Not State Secrets (Gen, no warnings, Finch and Reese, minor char)

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-03 01:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, yay! I'm so happy you liked it! ^__^
I hope it wasn't TOO understated, ahaha. ;)
Thanks for such a compelling prompt. :D

Bugged Glasses

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 01:24 pm (UTC)(link)
In 2.21 we learn that Reese has a tracking device in Finch's glasses. How did he manage that one? Generally people only take off their glasses when they sleep...

Fainting Finch

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I want, really quite badly, a fainting Finch. Reese on hand to make sure he was alright would just about leave me kissing your feet...
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

Re: FILL: Are you ready (for what I'm about to do to you?), Reese/Finch, 4/5

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-03 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
O_O guhhh...
Damn this is good stuff.
yunitsa: Sexby and Angelica from The Devil's Whore; 17th c. woman in dark cloak with man in hat behind her (Default)

Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] yunitsa 2013-05-03 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[I have so many feelings about that single line of dialogue.]


Finch is asleep at his desk when John gets to the library, awkwardly contorted with his head pillowed on his arms next to the keyboard. He’s been asleep long enough that the computers have locked and the monitors shut down, so John can’t see what he was working on all night, but he would bet that Finch is still trying to figure out the purpose of the virus targeting the Machine. His glasses are off, neatly folded on the desk beside him.

John has been waiting for this – even before Stanton, before the rooftop, ever since Root took Harold and threatened to return for him. He’s been waiting, but there hasn’t been the opportunity – Finch has always been alert around him, first watching for any hints of coddling and then just his usual guardedness, as much a part of him as the exquisitely-tailored suits. Which isn’t to say that sometimes – increasingly often, if he’s honest – John hasn’t entertained fantasies of how he might manage to get that guard down, long enough to plant the bug and more besides. But if the worst happens, if Root returns, fantasy won't be enough.

Moving carefully, he picks up the glasses from the table, opens them, takes out the little box he always carries in his jacket pocket. It takes less than a minute before he’s able to set the glasses down again, impossibly gently, the metal joins momentarily warmed with his touch.

For ninety seconds further, he stands there looking down at Harold – the faint frown on his sleeping face, the shallow rise and fall of his breathing. He’ll be in pain when he wakes up. John’s own limbs ache with longing and inaction; before he leaves to buy tea and donuts, he touches the glasses again, just once, and tells himself that that’s enough.
hedda62: Harold Finch, half in shadow, text: Oh, Mr. Finch (finch)

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-05-03 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Still emoting here after 2.21, but I so badly want the children's book written by Root and illustrated by Grace. About a little bird named Harold. With a HAT.

Or anything about Root and Grace, really.
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-03 06:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Screw you for making me want to draw this. XD (I totally might...)
Edited 2013-05-03 18:30 (UTC)

Reese/Finch first meeting after Zero Day

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
How will Reese deal with what he learned in Zero Day about Finch's involvement with what happened in Ordos? How will affect his feelings for Finch?

I'd prefer a happy ending, of course hot, angry sex is always welcome ;) (extra credit for first-time)

Re: Reese/Finch first meeting after Zero Day

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded so hard. I keep thinking of Reese saying something like, "you said you'd never lie to me." Lies of omission would hurt just as much.

Finch. Sedition & mayhem

(Anonymous) 2013-05-03 07:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Backstory for a young Finch based on the sedition & mayhem comments in 2.21 (which, holy crap, what a gift of an episode). All the bonus points for incorporating Finch's hinted at history from 2(pi)r (2.11)
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Mirror Universe AU

[personal profile] killalla 2013-05-03 08:12 pm (UTC)(link)
So, post 2.21, I want the version of the world where there was no change of heart, no Road to Damascus, where Finch went for revenge rather than redemption, and IFT and Decima are in a shadow war to rule the world. Reese was recruited for his killer nature rather than his boy scout one, and serves as Finch's enforcer - Vader to his Emperor. You could map this out with more people if desired - Carter is Quinn, and she and Fusco run HR, Root is - probably still herself, just now she's openly fighting for the rights of the slaved AI's, and so on.

Bonus points for giving all the guys a Beard of Evil, particularly if Finch has a set of Victorian era muttonchops (Look, he rocks the sideburns already...)
hedda62: my cat asleep (Default)

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-05-03 09:24 pm (UTC)(link)
*flutters eyelashes* You know you want to...
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

Re: Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-04 02:00 am (UTC)(link)
O_O THANK YOU.
This was delicious... it is written so gently... I love it so much.
<3 <3 <3
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Re: Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] talitha78 2013-05-04 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
Perfection.
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Re: Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] astolat 2013-05-04 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Harold/Nathan gifset visual aid for part 3

(Anonymous) 2013-05-04 03:42 am (UTC)(link)
Image Image
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Re: Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] eris 2013-05-04 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
ahhhh this is perfect. <3 <3
(and yes, all the feelings)

(especially because harold has to know about it, how could he not, he is harold)
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Re: Mini-fill: "When I care about someone" [Reese/Finch] [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-05-04 06:33 am (UTC)(link)
This is perfect.

Re: FILL: Are you ready (for what I'm about to do to you?), Reese/Finch, explicit, 5/5

(Anonymous) 2013-05-04 07:42 am (UTC)(link)
ugh sorry, I fail at answering the correct thread. *failboat*