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Finch/Reese, Sometimes When We Touch, angst, pining!boys

(Anonymous) 2013-09-24 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes when we touch was on the radio earlier, and I just thought - that's so Finch.

He stops touching Reese unless it's absolutely unavoidable - because he realises that it's him lying to Reese and he promised not to do that. When he touches Reese, it's because he's starting to fall for him. Because he wants to offer Reese some comfort, some sense of security, and he thinks Reese is touch starved. It's not to help him up, or pass him something and their fingers brush 'by accident'.

Reese notices - and he thinks it's because Finch is somehow angry with him, or disgusted or ashamed of him. So he decides to step back - he'll keep working the numbers for him, but there's no way there can ever be anything between them. And that hurts, all the more because when Finch touched his arm, or patted his shoulder, he thought that just maybe it was going to lead somewhere.

Up to writer who smacks somes sense into them, but please let there be a happy ending.

Finch/Reese or Finch + Reese, OCD!Reese and caring!Finch h/c

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
To begin with Harold though Reese was just being prepared - professional, practical. Even though he abhores guns, he had to respect and admire the way Reese cleaned them so thoroughly and often.

Now he sees Reese doing it even more often and what he witnessed originally was clearly OCD at a minor level. Now Reese seems to clean the guns so often that it's obvious he is struggling.

Finch adjusting things to support Reese please and helping him through whatever trauma has caused the OCD to flare up.

Finch/Reese, h/c, evil!Root, betrayal, Finch thinks he's crazy

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
Finch & Reese have just got together. It’s new and delicate. Not the best time for Finch to start seeing little mementoes of Nathan everywhere. Or to start seeing Nathan. At first he thinks it’s guilt because he’s with John and he could be happy. Then things turn sinister and he sees CCTV footage of John with Nathan.

Nathan must have faked his own death. John is in on it.

But Finch knew there was always a chance John would need to be dealt with. He has a contingency in place; John can’t be left free to act against him, and he has skills and issues in abundance that mean he could be a threat to himself and to others.

Still, he’d grown to care for John – still does, despite his betrayal – so had modified the contingency some time ago. He pretends nothing’s wrong, manages to sedate John enough to make him manageable – easy because John trusts him – and checks John into a private clinic in the city.

John is angry and hurt and scared – for them both – especially because Harold won’t tell him why

Harold then shuts down the library and disappears. It’s only later he discovers that Root had been drugging him, making him imagine all of this.

And he’s just done to John what he did to her, left him vulnerable, helpless and so easily accessible. He's played right into her hands.

Re: Finch/Reese, h/c, evil!Root, betrayal, Finch thinks he's crazy

(Anonymous) 2013-10-15 04:39 am (UTC)(link)
If someone were to combine this with the one where Root has John and is making Harold jump through hoops to get him back, thst would be awesome. How guilty would Harold feel if Root got her hands on John because Harold had been tricked into abandoning him? And how would John feel?

Finch/Reese, pre-slash to slash, bilingual!Reese is a turn on for Finch, maybe a little D/s?

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
The ability to speak many different languages must have been a valuable skill set for a CIA agent, so Finch isn't surprised to find that Reese is bilingual.

He is surprised to find it such a turn on. And every time Reese speaks a different language, Harold gets more and more flustered. He starts fantasising what it would be like to take Reese to bed, and insist he only speak Russian or Polish, and work him over so slowly, making him take Harold's pace, that Reese would be begging in that foreign tongue which would just turn Harold on even more.

Eventually he either confesses or Reese works it out; either way Harold gets his wish and and by the time Harold is done, Reese isn't sure he can speak English never mind a foreign language.

Finch/Reese, jealous territorial!Finch, cracky?

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Their latest number is a stage magician / illusionist, who unfortunately isn't very good. The poor prospects caused his assistant to walk out on him which leaves a handy opening to get close to him.

John might have to kill Finch for this one, but he's a professional so he gets into the sparkly sequined suit and ignores the titters from the audience as the card trick goes wrong and the rabbit escapes prematurely from the top hat and gets electrocuted by chewing on the wiring for the lights.

But he is absolutely not letting this guy tie him up instead a box and try cutting him in two.

In short, it's a disaster. Harold will not admit to finding the situation amusing in the slightest. But when the magician gets drunk and handsy and tells John he thinks he's nice, Harold then genuinely doesn't find it amusing.

Turns out Mr Magic was stealing another illusionist's tricks in the hope of kick starting his career, and John has to save him from a sabotaged trick.

Once it's over, Harold can safely let his territorial side out and just shoves John down and has him. John isn't complaining.

Finch/Reese, emotional h/c for both boys, Reese was once a number himself

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Up to writer what the circumstances were, but Reese is helping Finch move the outdated numbers board - the one from before Harold found John, because John's convinced him to move on from then - when he sees a familiar social security number.

It used to be his under one of his CIA aliases.

He doesn't let on, but Harold sees his reaction and starts digging.

Whatever happened to John, it was traumatic and horrible, but he managed to save himself.

Harold can't box it away so easily. In trying to support Finch, to make him realise he wasn't to blame, John finds himself revisiting what happened and maybe he didn't deal with it as well as he thought.

Guilty!Finch, shaken!John, please, but a happy ending (with snuggles and protective!finch?)

Dresden Files crossover

(Anonymous) 2013-09-25 11:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Am I the only one who really wants to see a crossover between PoI and the Dresden Files?

In particular concerning the parallels between Elias and Marcone and their respective relationships to John and Harry. I can't be the only one who found the dynamic there strangely familiar.
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Re: Dresden Files crossover

[personal profile] callmecathy 2013-09-26 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Omg YES, I have wanted this SO MUCH.

Because, Karin Murphy and Joss Carter would be best friends. Forever.

And the Archive (Ivy) and the Machine.

And, Bear and Mouse. And maybe even Mister.

Dresden and Reese! I don't know if there would be major alpha issues there, or just general "he's really weird" issues, but I'm sure they'd share a lot of respect for each other. And the similarity of their morals and views on "good decisions" and being a "good man" would be very interesting.

Finch/Reese, first time, hurt/comfort leads to medical kink, maybe dub-connish?

(Anonymous) 2013-09-28 12:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch doesn't know if he had this kink before, but it's hard to deny he has it now - so many times he's had to treat Reese's injuries or look after him when he's sick or just exhausted to the point of collapse.

Reese doesn't have that kink but he can't help to want to indulge Harold and if it means letting Harold play doctor, he can probably put up with that.

Finch, Reese, protective!Finch

(Anonymous) 2013-09-28 01:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch doesn't realise he is in effect John's handler now, his guardian I guess, until someone points it out to him. Can be slash or gen or D/s, wherever you want to take it. Just please for fiercely protective Finch and a Reese who on the one hand thinks he doesn't need it but he really really does.

(If Finch somehow, even anonymously, gets the opportunity to tell Snow and Corwin what he thinks of the piss poor job they did of looking after John, even better. I crave some payback for those two.)

Finch, Reese, Bear - hurt!Reese protected by Finch and Bear

(Anonymous) 2013-09-30 09:12 pm (UTC)(link)
It isn't often Reese needs help in a fight, but he's down and he's hurt, and his opponent is big and looking forward to beating him into the floor.

When the guy with the limp and his assistance dog show up, the little guy warning him off, Reese's attacker thinks it's hilarious. He ignores them and tries to grab John.

Then Finch unclips Bear's lead, gives a command in Dutch, and Bear tears into the guy who had hold of Reese. Back at the library, Bear sticks close to them both because Reese is hurt and Finch is shaken, and Bear is a very good dog.

Finch, Reese, AU, Finch starts to fall for bodyguard Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-10-01 10:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch's company IFT is often brought into consult for the FBI, and it results in him receiving death threats. The FBI offer protection, but Finch prefers to arrange things himself. The thought of having someone so close to him all the time is unpleasant but the thought of being brutally murdered even more so.

Police detective Joss Carter recommends former soldier and agent John Reese, and since Finch has no other options, he hires Reese to protect him.

And Reese is kind of like he is, secretive, intense, focused. Despite himself, Finch starts to fall for him, but he has an uphill struggle on his hands. First he has to survive the attempts on his life, then he has to figure out how to woo John Reese.

Fusco, Reese - Fusco saving Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-10-02 05:10 am (UTC)(link)
Anything really with Fusco saving Reese, helping him up - I love those eps where he does that, where he's gone from setting Reese up at the start of the show to just wading him to help him towards the middle and end of the first season (and he was worried for Reese when he got shot in number crunch).

Finch accepting John was right to keep Fusco on as an asset would be awesome. Maybe at one point Finch has to send Fusco to get John the way John had to send him to get Finch, which shows a lot of trust for Fusco on Finch's part.

Fusco, Reese slash or gen, White Collar Fusion

(Anonymous) 2013-10-03 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
FBI Agent John Reese knows hacker Harold Finch is probably the smartest guy on the planet - but he also knows he has a conscience and a solid moral compass. He might profit from his skills but he's never hurt anybody and only used his talents against those he perceived as villains.

But he's just caught Finch and he knows it's unlikely the guy will survive in prison. Also, another hacker known as Root is busy causing mayhem and Reese needs someone to match her. He pulls strings and offers Finch a chance to escape prison by working with him as a consultant to help stop Root and others like her.

SPOILER FOR 3.02! Reese/Finch or Rinch: bulletproof vest

(Anonymous) 2013-10-04 01:26 pm (UTC)(link)
SPOILER FOR 3.02, don't read unless you've seen the latest episode!

So, apparently Reese now wears a bulletproof vest at all times, or at least in possibly dangerous situations.

I want to read why.
Did Finch finally convince Reese to be reasonable and humour him in regards to his safety?
Did Reese decide on his own that he'd rather not be so reckless anymore and an extra layer of protection couldn't hurt?

Maybe something happened between Reese and Finch that brought on this change of heart.

Extra points for Harold calling John out on this development somehow (teasing him about it, thanking him for finally relenting...)

Re: SPOILER FOR 3.02! Reese/Finch or Rinch: bulletproof vest

(Anonymous) 2013-10-08 05:44 am (UTC)(link)
Great prompt! I might fulfill this one.

Reese, Finch, Suicidal inclinations, Hurt/Comfort

(Anonymous) 2013-10-07 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
Finch attempts suicide, reasons are up to prompter. A million and a half points for a tender, comforting Reese.

Finch, Reese, eventual Finch/Reese, Ladyhawke Fusion

(Anonymous) 2013-10-07 07:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, it's on right now and I thought why not!

Hawk by day Finch, wolf by night Reese - maybe Finch because he crossed the government and wouldn't give up the machine, but he escaped with it. Reese because it suited his CIA masters to have a wolf at their beck and call at least part of the time?

Or for reasons.

Reese, Finch: torture, hurt/comfort, PTSD

(Anonymous) 2013-10-08 07:24 am (UTC)(link)
A case goes sideways, or the government gets ahold of him, any reason, and Finch is tortured. Reese gets him back, of course. Finch says he's completely fine, except he's jumpy and anxious even around Reese and he's not sleeping or eating and he's having panic attacks but there's nothing wrong at all because he's just fine.

Reese finally convinces him not.

Cue to Reese being protective and comforting and gentle.


(Anonymous) 2013-10-10 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
I have a scene in my head and I don't know what to do with it. Harold and John are walking Bear and someone is watching them from a distance, through binoculars, and comments on Harold's matched set of retired, repurposed wardogs.

Reese, Finch, Finch gets turned on by Reese being manhandled - dark!Finch?

(Anonymous) 2013-10-10 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese will never know, but Finch gets super turned on by seeing him getting manhandled.

Bear is the Machine's step-sibling.

(Anonymous) 2013-10-11 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
If the Machine is Harold's brainchild, and Bear is Harold's adopted baby -> the Machine would then be Bear's step-sister. Step-creation. Something like that.

Anyway, all good sisters watch out for their little brothers. Let's see something?

Crossover Teams, Not Just NYC

(Anonymous) 2013-10-11 01:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Hi! I would love to see some crossovers of teams that Finch and Reese recruit to help with the numbers up and down the country. I've listed an example for Arrow under the cut since its based on the season 2 premiere and I don't want to spoil for anyone.

I've also listed fandoms there that I like , though any fill I will read but I may not have knowledge of the fandom.
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H/C, author's choice

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-10-11 03:54 pm (UTC)(link)
So I'm sick. If someone wrote a nice h/c fic I'd be the happiest little ball of snot. <3

Elias/Scarface, anything at all.

(Anonymous) 2013-10-14 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
I can't find a single fic with Elias shipped with his head enforcer (Scarface/Anthony S. Marconi). I am very surprised. In fact, this is how surprised I am :O

I plaintively set my case:
1. Crime boss and his hot Italian second-in-command. Come on.
2. Scarface set the car bomb killing the Dons, kidnapped Detective Carter's kid on command and then turned around and thanked Carter for saving his boss. He apparently has a day job as a NYPD cop as well (what are you doing, Internal Affairs). He has layers.
2 and a half. I'm guessing by the Barolo, a premier Italian wine, that Scarface probably picks up food for his employer as well.
3. He picked up 1.2 mil in cash and diamonds the last time we saw him and walked out to the tune of Muse's 'feeling good.' He has style.

So why is this ship nearly invisible? PLEASE I want to know.
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Not Quite Fill: Talent Scout | Teen | No Archive Warnings Apply | Elias, Scarface

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-10-17 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
So I was trying to write something for this, and ended up with a totally gen fic of their first meeting instead. I apologize for my failure, and will be trying again shortly, but in the meantime, I figured I'd link in case you might be interested: Talent Scout.
Edited 2013-10-17 00:57 (UTC)

Temeraire fusion

(Anonymous) 2013-10-15 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
You know you want it! Maybe there's an injured retired dragon, too smart for what they wanted from him (like Temeraire) who decides one day he can just leave the breeding grounds and work on some project he has in mind only to realize he's going to need a human partner. He finds John in the gutter, introduces himself as Finch (he never liked the name they gave him anyway.)
Or it's John who is the disillusioned dragon after surviving the suicide mission that killed his aviator and Harold needs a dragon. For reasons.
Surely there is a fan of both worlds here somwhere!

Rinch, mpreg, case!fic

(Anonymous) 2013-10-16 08:17 am (UTC)(link)
Preggers John, preferably around second trimester (just beginning to show, but not yet on strict desk duty). The Machine gives them a new number - John's - but he's not the one in danger. Someone (Root, Elias, whatever villain you like) found out about the pregnancy and is taking the fetus hostage.

Bonus points: cravings, Finch fitting the library/apartment out with luxury baby stuff, Fusco or Carter teasing John, bamf!Finch.