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Finch PTSD(ish)

(Anonymous) 2013-05-13 01:34 pm (UTC)(link)
(I made myself sad thinking about Finch and the bomb in the stroller (Number Crunch) and then Reese in the bomb vest on the roof in context with Nathan's death.)
Finch doesn't handle people he loves being put in soon-i'll-explode-and-you'll-be-left-alone situations. Go
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Fill: Burn Up the Ashes (Gen, Finch & Reese, loose descriptions of PTSD-stuff)

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-28 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
On AO3:
Not totally per the prompt, but close maybe.

Re: Finch PTSD(ish)

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Reese/Finch, retirement

(Anonymous) 2013-05-14 04:51 am (UTC)(link)
So it's years from the second season finale and Reese and Finch have retired, wether they live is the suburbs, a farm in the heartland, a shack in Canada, a castle in Scotland or another city is up to you.

Now Shaw is running the operations, Leon is terrified and totally aroused by her, Zoe misses John but has great fun with Shaw (who turns out to be a great shopper, who knew, right ?), Carter is okay she guesses since Shaw took the bullet to kneecap policy, Fusco wonders why so many women in his life are scary, maybe Logan Pierce joined the party, fascinated by the idea that he can't buy Shaw (but Leon is willing to be bought !). Root is... sometime allies sometimes foe but always getting on Shaw's nerve (they could be having angry / manipulative / we are alive once again sex).

So everything is as it should be in New York and the Machine has begun to create other operations across the globe and for those people Reese and Finch are a myth.

But something happens that obliges them to go out of retirement and show that they may have aged but they still are badasses.

Re: Reese/Finch, retirement

(Anonymous) 2013-05-14 11:42 am (UTC)(link)
This is a thing of *absolute* beauty.

Mother hen Finch

(Anonymous) 2013-05-15 02:54 am (UTC)(link)
I'd really love to see Finch trying to care for a seriously ill Reese (and manage the numbers at the same time). I just need some good angsty h/c, you know?

Shaw/Root - Gun Fucking

(Anonymous) 2013-05-15 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
I'm tempted to write this myself, but...
Shaw and Root and gun fucking please.

the shaw and leon and bear show

(Anonymous) 2013-05-16 01:36 am (UTC)(link)
SHAW AND LEON AS B-TEAM, SOLVING A NUMBER. IN DUBIOUSLY LEGAL WAYS. With Bear. And Leon deeply disturbed(/strangely turned on) re: Shaw and Root's sexy antagonism.

Basically I would watch this spinoff show. The Shaw and Leon and Bear show.

Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

(Anonymous) 2013-05-16 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
BEST. SHOW. EVER. I might have to stop doing actual work and go make a banner for that...

Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

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Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

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Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

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Finch/Reese - Reese is always injured, h/c

(Anonymous) 2013-05-16 06:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd love to read a story about how John is always a little injured: bruised somewhere, gunshot wound healing, cuts scarring over, broken ribs knitting. Does he use it as punishment, at least in the early days? When and how does Finch notice?
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Reese/Finch, cabin in Montana

[personal profile] astolat 2013-05-18 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
So all the way back in Number Crunch, Mark says to Reese that he imagined Reese would instead have gotten "a cabin in the woods, Montana maybe."

Any variation on either of these would fill me with glee:

- AU of the pilot where Finch trudges out to the tiny isolated cabin in the woods where Reese has gone to lose himself, to recruit him, and of course Finch's unsuitable car dies and it snows! (Perhaps they are sufficiently isolated they are basically snowed in for the entire winter, even? But I would be just as gleeful for huddling for warmth through a blizzard.)

- AU of Super where Finch takes John to aforementioned tiny cabin to hide out from the CIA while he recuperates, or for that matter, not an AU, just Finch and Reese need a break for some reason of your choosing! (Maybe Finch has gotten hurt?) They go to tiny cabin for recuperating purposes.

your employees are secretly judging you

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
Can we get an outsider POV from Finch's security guys in the pilot, who clearly were the ones who had to drag passed-out-drunk Reese from his motel and zip tie him to a headboard for Finch? Because really. What were they *thinking* was going on?

Re: your employees are secretly judging you

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 11:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I've occasionally wondered that myself.

Unlikely getaway vehicle

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch fixed Reese with a look that was equal parts helplessness and incredulity.

"You can't possibly mean *that* thing."

Reese's answering expression was a combination of smirk and scowl.

"Oh, dear."

(Art, fic, whatever works! I just want to see what you guys come up with ;D )
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Mini-Fill: "The Aurora" [ Finch, Reese, Shaw, Leon] [ Gen] [No Warnings Apply]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-05-30 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry it's only a mini-fill, but the prompt gave me steampunk ideas! Crossover with The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, with references to The Difference Engine.

Mr. Harold Finch took a long moment to examine the rope ladder, rising up towards the gondola high overhead and then fixed his companion with a look that was equal parts helplessness and incredulity. "You can't possibly mean *that* thing."

“I’ll have you know that the Aurora is the world’s first and finest dirigible airship. I won it off the Baron de Montmorency only last week.” Mr. John Reese's answering expression was a combination of smirk and scowl. “Moreover, sir, may I remind you that you are not in a position to complain, as we urgently need to leave this place at once.” For a second, his expression softened. “I’ll be right behind you, Harold, just go slowly and don’t look down.”

"Oh, dear." Taking a deep breath, Finch began to climb. After several lengthy and mildly terror filled moments as the ladder swayed and wobbled in the wind, he was within sight of the hatch, which obligingly opened as a hand reached down to pull him up into the cockpit.

“Late again. What took you so long? Tao is waiting to de-couple the magnetic grapples.” A pretty, dark haired young woman, who was wearing an aviator hat and a rather – unusual – jumpsuit that appeared to be made of leather looked at Finch in surprise. “Oh. You’re not John.”

“No, I’m –” Finch started before he was interrupted by Reese’s emergence on the flight deck.

“Samantha, may I introduce Mr. Harold Finch, engineer, savant and clacker? Mr. Finch is the creator of the Modus, which has unfortunately just crashed the Grand Napoleon, necessitating our immediate departure from Paris. Mr. Finch, my cousin, Lady Samantha Shaw of Shillingworth Magna and Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Turning to look over his shoulder, Reese shouted “Tao!”

“Yes, ‘Master’?” The man who popped his head around the door had a pair of enormous goggles perched on his head. Although dressed as a manservant, a certain lack of formality was evident in his voice and bearing.

“We’re ready for liftoff – get us out of here. Now.” There was a brief clang as the airship divested itself of its tethers and then the hum of the propellers kicked in as the Aurora turned and headed for the Channel.

Also available at the AO3, here -
Edited 2013-05-30 01:03 (UTC)

Re: Unlikely getaway vehicle

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Anything you can do...

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
...I can do better.

Reese feels insecure due to Shaw's constant ridicule.
He thinks he has to convince Finch that he's still the best for the job.

Finch/Reese - Finch the chameleon

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 10:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch (due in part to Emerson's skill!) is amazingly good at taking on various personalities that are so different from his own (notice that Harold Partridge, in the Fix, uses a cane - but Finch doesn't - and he drops the cane once he essentially reveals himself to the villain in that restaurant scene).

Anyhoo, I'd love a story where Reese is fascinated by Finch's ability to inhabit his various personas, and wants to know more about how Finch developed that skill.

Reese/Finch Vid suggestion

(Anonymous) 2013-05-18 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)

I cannot get the notion of out my head of a Reese/Finch vid set to ZZtop's Sharp Dressed Man.

I suppose I should apologize. *g*

[Finch/Reese] Slave!AU (Dubcon)

(Anonymous) 2013-05-20 06:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese is captured and sold as a slave while he is still homeless. Finch has been tracking him for a while to give him a job, but ends up having to buy him of an auction instead. Bonus for Reese having to wear Harold's collar!

Finch/Reese subspace (with aftercare!)

(Anonymous) 2013-05-21 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
Dom!Finch sub!Reese. Reese feels safe enough with Harold to go under.
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Re: Finch/Reese subspace (with aftercare!)

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-05-22 05:17 am (UTC)(link)
Question! Were you hoping for this in a regular 'verse, or a BDSM 'verse?

Re: Finch/Reese subspace (with aftercare!)

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Finche/Reese, [God Mode Spoilers]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-25 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm surprised that there aren't more Codas to God Mode that deal with trust-issues and rejection. Like, maybe Reese would be hurt about Finch deliberately leaving him behind, lying to him, etc -- but not in an angry, blaming kind of way. More in a expected too much, my bad, have no right to be disappointed, need to get my shit together kind of way.

So, he's self-aware enough to know that he's grieving this trust thing that he had thought, hoped, to be true. But at the same time he wouldn't want Finch to feel guilty, because it's not Finch's fault that he let himself get too close. So outwardly he tries to act like nothing has changed while he inwardly withdraws to get back some perspective. He doesn't stop being Reese, he just stops pushing, and he wouldn't dream of pressing himself where he's not wanted. There's no self-pity, it's just what he expected all along. It takes Finch a while to notice this (if he even does?)... and what happens then?

Re: Finche/Reese, [God Mode Spoilers]

(Anonymous) 2013-06-04 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
OMG! Yesss, I need this like I need air! This sounds delicious...and angsty...and sooo much potential.

Carter and Elias - What Happens Next?

(Anonymous) 2013-05-28 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
This place got quiet. I'm hoping that's cause we're all off writing our post S2 fic. ;)
In that vein, I'd love to see Elias and Carter, directly post the end of the episode. What happened next?


(Anonymous) 2013-05-29 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Space AU
I want to see Finch as a space captain, Reese as his second in command, and the Machine as their spaceship.
Crossover with something (Firefly, Star Trek)? Go for it! It's own thing? Go for it!
GO. <3


[identity profile] 2013-05-29 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Mal and Reese. Jayne and Reese. Jayne and SHAW and WEAPONS!! The ZOES!! JOSS AND ZOE!

Root and River... and Finch. I just ... UUUUGGGGHHHHHH



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Any/Harold. Control has Finch. Warnings: torture/blood/insanity/kidnapping

(Anonymous) 2013-06-01 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Any/Harold. Control has Finch. Warnings: torture/blood/insanity/kidnapping

End season 2 of POI.

The Machine is free.

Control finds and kidnaps Finch.

They want the Machine back and they've found out that Nathan wasn't the one who built it and now they know that Harold was the creator of the Machine and he was the one to set her/him(up to anon) free.

Harold of course isn't going to tell them anything. He really doesn't know where the Machine has shipped itself. He's glad that he doesn't know because he knows he would've told them when they tortured him. And they do torture him.

Reese finds him after years, months (up to anon).

Harold is broken, body and mind.

The Machine talks to Harold and does things or him after Reese finds him. (How is up to anon)

The rest is up to anon.
Would really like it if Harold when and after Reese finds him is like River from Firefly or Dru from BtVS.

Re: Any/Harold. Control has Finch. Warnings: torture/blood/insanity/kidnapping

(Anonymous) 2013-06-01 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Not or, sorry.

The Machine talks to Harold and does things for him after Reese finds him. (How is up to anon)

Role reversal time!

(Anonymous) 2013-06-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
So I have this little idea in my head:
What if Nathan actually survived the car bombing but Finch died in Nathan place? And Nathan ended up with Finch's injuries?
and maybe it caused a AU where Nathan and John are a team instead of Finch and John...

Finch/Reese - post 2x14

(Anonymous) 2013-06-02 09:32 am (UTC)(link)
I know it's been done, but as far as I'm concerned it can be done a million times and never get old -

Reese realizes that when Finch destroyed the watch, it was as much out of possessiveness as to find the GPS. He is ... intrigued.


(Anonymous) 2013-06-02 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't honestly care what the situation is, I just have a desperate craving for sub!Reese.

Bonus points for any scene involving Reese on his knees in front of Finch, head bowed and wrists cross behind his back (because this mental image has been in my head for DAYS).

Finch/Reese, pretending to be married

(Anonymous) 2013-06-02 04:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Going undercover as a married couple for a number. And not just the kind where they go to some sort of public event and wear wedding rings, but more...well. Like Reese and Zoe had to do in 2x06, really. Living together, doing little domestic things like grocery shopping and arguing over who's in charge of making dinner.

I'd especially love to see something that addresses not only how they interact during the time they're undercover, but also how they deal with things once it's over - how do they handle suddenly not living together anymore?

(Prompt greatly inspired by this ridiculously good Elementary fic (

Reese snaps under stress

(Anonymous) 2013-06-02 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese is always highly alert of his surroundings and can never truly relax unless he's left alone in a place without any distractions.
This turns out to be a problem when a case takes longer than usual and there's no chance for him to wind down and he finally snaps (at Finch, or Bear, or someone or something else)

FILL: all the things we don't talk about, Reese/Finch, 9/?

(Anonymous) 2013-06-03 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Ever since that night, they'd been keeping communication to a minimum. They'd never spoken so little, in fact. They had been in some kind of liminal space. All through the Will Thomson case, Finch felt the shock of what had happened, felt the dread of the unknown fallout, but had also found himself maintaining the working patterns he and Reese had established over the two years of their collaboration.

His coping mechanism, he'd found, was basically: "as long as I don't know exactly what happened, I don't have to think about what happens next, and I definitely don't have to think about my feelings."

And as far as Finch could tell, Reese's coping mechanism was basically "finish the job, then worry."

Well now the job was finished, Finch knew exactly what had happened, they had both had time to rest, and Reese was going to appear at any minute.

Finch fiddled with his pocket square, and tried to stop thinking of that night. He'd been able to put it out of his mind as long as he'd been working, but then after their conversation with Will, when it had all been over, Finch's head had been flooded with images, bits of conversation, and hazy memories. It had all seemed so real. The intimacy had seemed (still seemed!) so genuine. He'd felt... happy. And yet. It was all the result of a drug.

Finally, Reese and Bear walked in.

"Mr. Reese" Finch's voice croaked slightly. "Mr. Reese, do you recognize this handkerchief?"

Reese sat down. "Yes. That's yours. You had it the other night."

"I did have it. Yes. But as a matter of fact, this is not mine. It was handed to me by the serial killer on Owen Island."

Reese blinked. "I beg your pardon?"

"The man on Owen Island gave me this. At the time, I wiped off my glasses with it, but I did not unfold it. You see, had I done so, my hands would have come into contact with a very fine powder that was covering the handkerchief's creases." Finch demonstrated by unfolding the handkerchief. "Instead, that happened the other night. My hand and face were covered with it."

Reese's eyes widened, but he didn't say anything.

"As you will recall, you also handled this handkerchief."


"Now, I cut off a part of the material and sent it into a lab. Yesterday, they informed me that we had been dosed with a substance that was unknown to them, but that behaved like a concentrated empathogenic drug, Empathogens, as you may know, are associated with serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine release, and activation of oxytocin-containing neurons."

Reese's jaw dropped. "Finch, you mean to say that the serial killer, before he died, tried to drug you with a handkerchief? But that instead of giving you GHB or some other date-rape drug to make you pass out, he gave you something that would, what, put you in a good mood? Make you feel friendly?"

"I'm as bewildered as you are, Mr. Reese."

"So the other night, you and I... we were on ecstasy?"

"Well, no. But we were on something very similar." Finch couldn't make himself look Reese in the eye. His mind suddenly supplied an image of Reese's throat working on his cock, and he squeezed his eyes shut.

Re: FILL: all the things we don't talk about, Reese/Finch, 9/?

(Anonymous) 2013-06-03 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
ugh, damnit, I did it again. Sorry. Posting this fill under the correct comment thread now.

"Dangerous AND crazy!" Leon's bad judgement about Shaw

[identity profile] 2013-06-11 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Despite never wanting to see Shaw again, Leon of course does have to see her and work with the team again and either

A. falls for Shaw hard because he's got horrible, horrible judgement about life and women so follows her around like a lovesick schoolboy, and the more she tries to scare him off the more he thinks she's PERFECT, or

B. he decides the evil glares of death she sends him are actually HER mooning after HIM, and he won't shut up to the guys about how obvious it is that she wants him bad and how this complicates HIS LIFE so much. He takes to hiding behind Finch, Reese, and Fusco when she's around while she makes threats that make him think she's hitting on him, though of course he can't keep his mouth from going off which makes her clean her arsenal pointedly. Every time she gets serious about shutting him down, she has to save his life, which he also takes as a declaration of devotion.

Shaw is not amused. However, everyone else IS!! I see this as more funny than a serious pairing, but hey, whatever works.

Re: "Dangerous AND crazy!" Leon's bad judgement about Shaw

(Anonymous) 2013-06-23 03:36 am (UTC)(link)
i hope someone fill this. but i do hope shaw is not going to end up with leon though...