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prompt: Reese, "I wanna be your dog"

(Anonymous) 2013-04-06 09:43 pm (UTC)(link)
A vid to The Stooges song "I Wanna Be Your Dog" would rock my world, but feel free to do anything else with the idea, kinky or not. (I know this is not a new idea in this fandom, but I can always use more.)

(I can't believe the show pretty much went there. HI HAROLD MEET MY SUBCONSCIOUS NOW HE CAN BE WITH YOU WHEN I'M NOT. Freud is partying in his grave. [Except for he doesn't have one, cause he was cremated, but whatevs. FREUD.])

Finch/Reese, hallucinations

(Anonymous) 2013-04-06 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese and Finch, holed up somewhere with Reese hallucinating his past and no way for Finch to leave or not notice.
hedda62: Harold Finch in his HAT (hat baby)

FILL: Untalked Of and Unseen (Finch/Reese) [Teen] [No warnings]

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-05-06 02:11 am (UTC)(link)

Set after 2.03, but I think a bit of 2.21 bled in. Hallucinations, hurt/comfort, and beating with sofa cushions.

Finch & Reese, what now?

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 12:29 am (UTC)(link)
One day the Machine just... stops giving numbers. There's no way to get the mission back without risking exposure, so... what do Finch & Reese do?

Finch/Reese, medieval fantasy dragon-rider AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 12:33 am (UTC)(link)
The dragons have always watched humanity, ever since the world began, and now the Last needs a little help to keep chaos at bay...

Definitely not a self-prompt to spur me into writing. Definitely not.

Fill; Allegiance (Finch/Reese sort of) [General] [No warnings apply]

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
“You are a man without a king.”

The statement, spoken with all the resonances of a question, slinks through the gloom with the soft guile that John has come to expect. There are few who have seen Them, few who have dared to wander so far from all that is ordered and holy, but the darkness that strokes its cool, gentle hands across John's skin is more familiar than his lover's long-dead kiss and he raises his head, Life-Thief's heft comfortable in his grip, and says, “Duty begets honour begets mercy. I am a man without mercy.”

There is a low, rushing sound, like that of a river at the highest point of thaw, and the rock trembles beneath the knight's feet, as though afraid.

“Then I may have a use for you, little one,” comes the voice again, tidal-deep, and the comfort of the darkness breaks above John's head, a wave in shadow, spilling out over a broad snout broader than a man is tall, gnarled with scars and split open to reveal the glint of monstrous fangs to the knight's flickering, faltering torch. “Greetings, Lord Reese, the man without allegiance. You may call me Finch.”
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Shaw & Monica Jacobs: Team 2!

[personal profile] omens 2013-04-07 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
I'd love to see a second team funded by Finch: Shaw with Monica Jacobs as her tech counterpart! Then she and Finch can nerd all day long over the comms and Shaw and Reese can be annoyed or jealous, however. :D
Edited (Subject line again. /o\) 2013-04-07 00:38 (UTC)
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Re: Shaw & Monica Jacobs: Team 2!

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homeless!Reese and junkie!Sherlock (Elementary crossover)

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
So, maybe before Reese met Finch and before Sherlock went to rehab, they crossed paths at some point... went to the same soup kitchen, ended up waiting in the same emergency room, crashed at the same shelter...? Story could be set during that time, or they could run into each other again, now that their lives are back on track, and recognize each other?

Reese/Elias in prison

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
I just want more scenes in Rikers between Reese and Elias. If Carter and/or Finch hadn't been able to extract John and he had to remain there for longer, how would it have played out? Any variation of Elias enjoying the power dynamic he has in there over John would be golden. Whether this is more benevolent (ie: Elias stepping in to protect him from other prisoners or abusive guards and then slowing courting him to his side) or more blatantly dominating (ie: using his own minions to overpower John and bend him to his will) I would be forever grateful to anyone who wrote more with this interaction.

Re: Reese/Elias in prison

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 02:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Not the OP but double points if Finch or Carter finds out/watches...

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grateful and needy

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
Reese is a hungry, greedy bottom and Finch gives him everything he needs.
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Knees and Hospitals

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 11:39 am (UTC)(link)
I just want to read the one about the NYC hospital and their ongoing pool as to how many people will come in that day because of a gunshot to the knee. And maybe their competition with that cross town hospital as to who will get more.

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(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
+100 :D

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Finch/Reese, alive!Nathan

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 01:05 pm (UTC)(link)
The one where Reese rescues Nathan from an eeevil faction of the government who faked his death and imprisoned him to get him to do something machiney.

And Finch is so happy! His friend is back! And look what I did Nathan, we're saving the irrelevants, just like you wanted aren't you proud of me Nathan come let's have dinner and I'll tell you about the time I stole a baby.

And Reese is happy! Because he made Finch happy by saving his friend and making Finch happy is the best thing in the world and he wants to be here with Finch and count how many types of smiles he shows and where are you going with Nathan, Finch? Sure, I'll look after Bear while you go to a baseball game with your new/old best friend. Again. I never see you anymore do you like him better than me my life is so hard.

And Nathan is happy! When he isn't PTSD-ing, anyway. And finally understands why Harold never gets involved with people, since he doesn't even notice his guard dog pining after him. And maybe he'll point that out eventually, but he spent two years in a windowless cell and a man's got to find his fun where he can.

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Finch Loses His Voice

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 02:21 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch, whose power is really his ability to communicate, loses his voice. Go.

Finch/Reese, movie date... OH WAIT THAT REALLY HAPPENED

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
So at the beginning of 2x17 Proteus, Finch & Reese have gone to the movies together... which is about the most adorable thing that has EVER happened. Can I have like fifty stories of HOW that happened? Was it an actual planned thing, or did Finch just try to go the movies by himself and Reese stalked him there? If it was planned, whose idea was it? Who paid? Did Reese tease about it being a date-like activity? Just, tell me more about the movie date plz.

Re: Finch/Reese, movie date... OH WAIT THAT REALLY HAPPENED

(Anonymous) 2013-04-10 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
love this prompt!

Elias/Reese, trading non-con/dubcon for information

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
So when Reese asks Elias for help finding Laila, what if the scene played out a bit longer? What if Elias wanted to test out how far John would go? What if he got off on power? What if he wanted to flaunt it? What if Finch found a way to listen in? Or would Finch find out later on and dig up some footage? Or would he not know at all? Would Reese tell him or just shrug it off?

Essentially, consent issues and their fallout. Personally, I'd love a Finch/Reese layer to it, but that's up to you.

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Vid prompt: "Personal Jesus"

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
(This may or may not be a crack prompt.)

Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus" came up on my ipod just now, and I realized it was perfect for POI. You could just play it for straight-up meta comedy, what with, you know, Caviezel's previous acting choices, but some of the lyrics ( also seem to fit the show's premise very nicely.
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Steampunk Martian wild west AU - Carter/Stanton

[personal profile] annchi 2013-04-07 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Carter and Stanton are bounty hunters or marshals fighting to stay solvent in the new alien frontier. Will capturing notorious criminal Harold Finch help them make a name for themselves? Not if John Reese can help it!

Would love an ending where Carter and Stanton help them run rather than put them away, but anything else is up to the filler!

harold takes control

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
So I really just want Finch to kiss Reese and Reese be like, no, that's not what I want (it's totally what he wants) and then they try to work together but Reese is going crazy with how much he wants Harold and how much he wants Harold to just tell him to come home with him and he gets super weird and all "don't buy me stuff, don't dress me, don't create my entire world, that's not what I want" (it's totally what he wants!) And I want Harold to just FIX it somehow like a boss (fix it with his cock).
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FILL: Half Past the Point of No Return (Finch/Reese) [General] [No meme warnings apply]

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-08 09:36 am (UTC)(link)
I hope this is somewhere in the vicinity of what you wanted! Fic went in an interesting (and slightly unexpected) direction on me. (Note: does include some references to self-destructive drinking and depression.)

1) denial;

Harold is kissing him, softly but insistently, and John has to fight every instinct he possesses; every last piece of him is telling him to give into it, to let himself go, because he belongs to Harold, and if Harold wants this from him, he deserves to have it.

(Harold deserves every last piece of him, truthfully, every last slightly rusted and hollowed-out part of his soul.)

But he can’t give him this. It’s not his to give. He may belong to Harold, but Harold belongs to Grace, and John knows where he falls.

He pulls away, face carefully blank. “I should go.”

Harold’s faltering, wounded expression carves another hollow spot in his chest.


Harold sits in front of his monitors, Bear’s head on his lap, and wonders where he miscalculated.

Interpersonal relationships have always been tricky for him, especially his own. Being an impartial observer can make it easier, but he knows it’s nearly impossible to have that kind of impartiality when it comes to one’s own life.

He had thought…he’s seen the way John looks at him when he thinks he’s not paying attention. He’s captured both photographic and video evidence of that look, repeated so many times that the pattern had appeared obvious: longing, need.

(He had been, selfishly, thrilled. His selfishness being a vice he’s long since accepted, he had acted.)

Clearly, he’s missed something.

2) anger;

John shows up at the Library the next day in jeans and a t-shirt. The suit hanging up in his closet had been unapproachable, a monument to Harold’s presence in several thousand dollars of custom-made Hugo Boss.

(He feels like he’s charging into battle without body armor.)

“Do we have another number, Finch?” he asks, careful to call him by that name.

Harold is staring at him. He looks…frankly, John thinks he looks pissed off.

“Did something happen to your suit, Mr. Reese?” he asks, tone sharp. “I have your measurements recorded. I can order you another one.”

“Suit’s fine,” he says, almost snaps. “Our number?”

Harold of all people should understand this, he thinks.


Harold doesn’t look at John through the entire briefing on their latest number, stares pointedly at either the board or his screens. He can feel the tension in his neck and shoulders, knows it’s going to wreak havoc on him all day, and he wants to blame John.

John, who doesn’t call him Harold once, not even to needle him; John, who has shown up improperly attired like it means nothing; John, who apparently felt the need to reject him not once, but repeatedly.

(He tells himself he has no right to feel this way, but apparently selfishness is not his only major vice.)

Harold dismisses him early that night, and he thinks…John looks wounded.

3) bargaining;

He’s back in the suit. It’s a peace-offering, he tells himself, an olive branch. It’s to let Harold know that things can continue as they have been.

(He ignores how it feels right, being dressed the way Harold prefers him, because those are thoughts he can’t let himself indulge.)

Harold looks surprised and speculative when he sees him, but doesn’t comment, and the day proceeds as normal—kneecappings included.

He hates how much more comfortable he feels, hates that he can’t make a clean break; Harold deserves that, deserves someone stronger, deserves someone who isn’t hoping he’ll try again.

John can’t want it, and he knows he wouldn’t be able to resist a second time.


Harold has noticed that John appears to be flinching.

It’s not obvious; it would never be obvious. Careful observation, however, has revealed the minutest of flinches when he thinks Harold is looking away.

Revulsion, he thinks, at first, but upon closer inspection, he suspects it’s regret.

None of this makes sense to him, John’s bizarre behavior. He had seemed to make it perfectly apparent that he wasn’t interested, yet all evidence points to the contrary.

(There’s more that doesn’t make sense, of course—like the surprisingly base emotion he experiences upon seeing John back in his suit.)

Contrary. There’s a word for John, apt in many ways, and Harold isn’t quite sure what to do.

4) depression;

John is having a staring contest with a bottle of whiskey.

(He thinks briefly that Harold wouldn’t approve, and he’s not sure if that makes it more or less likely that he’ll lose.)

It’s been a while since he’s really thought about drinking; having a drink doesn’t count. Drinking is another thing entirely.

He did the right thing, he’s sure. He can’t be what Harold needs him to be. He wants to be, because he’s weak, but that changes nothing. It changes nothing and the sooner he stops wanting the impossible, the better off he’ll be. The better off they’ll both be.

The whiskey would help with the wanting. It would help with feeling anything.


He didn’t miscalculate.

Harold has run the numbers, simulated the code—the data always yields the same result.

Yet it’s midnight and he’s sitting at one of his safehouses, staring at the wall, trying to make sense of the nonsensical. He picks up his phone, looks at it intently for a long moment, and then makes up his mind; he dials a number, calls a car, promises an excellent tip. The receptionist assures him he’ll have a driver within ten minutes.

Twenty minutes later, he’s standing outside John’s door, raising his fist.

(His apartment, his suit, everything is his, including John, and he’s lost too much not to be selfish now.)

The door swings open.

5) acceptance;

“John, this is ridiculous,” Harold says, eyeing him. John looks away, at anything other than his expression.

“What’s ridiculous, Finch?”

“This…mutual and unsatisfactory abject misery,” he says. “I can’t see a reason for it beyond stubbornness and possibly some sort of misunderstanding.”

“I can’t replace her, Harold,” John tells him. “There’s no misunderstanding.”

Harold stares at him. “Is that what you thought? That you were going to be some meaningless, tawdry fling?”

John makes an impatient noise, but he can’t help but smile, if sadly. “Of course not, Harold. That’s my point. You think of me as more, but I’m not more. I’m not as good as she is, and deep down, you know that.”


“John,” Harold says, and he imbues this sentence with every ounce of authority he possesses, “come here, now.”

John appears to move without being aware of it, his back straight and his hands falling behind his back when he stops a couple inches in front of him. Harold’s noticed him doing that before, posture very soldier-like, when he’s giving him information about a new number.

“You are my partner, John. You have saved numerous lives. You are more, John. You are good. You are not to tell me otherwise ever again.”

He kisses him, tenderly, like the first time.

John sways and curves against him, fitting them together as close as it’s possible to be.

Reese/Finch Wall of adoration

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese adores Finch (obviously) and has a wall of adoration with receipts of their movie dates, pictures, etc. in his loft. Finch finds out (whoops).

Re: Reese/Finch Wall of adoration

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)

Jealous Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)

After a bad number Finch propositions Reese, who turns Finch down for 'reasons" (writer's choice).

Reese is fine, or so he tells himself, when he then (mistakenly) has reason to believe that Finch is sexually involved with [multiple others] but Finch taking up with [character] pushes him over the line in to action.

Angst and pining -- Finch/Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)

They fall in to a habit of having sex after certain numbers, sex that is never discussed and treated like it never happened.

Pile on the angst and pining on either side or both, as it gets to be too much for one of them who finally says no.


(Anonymous) 2013-04-13 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
It got long so I put it on AO3: Manifold (

Finch/Reese - Reese is used to using sex as a tool of his trade

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
When he was with the CIA, Reese was pretty much expected to use sex as another tool - to get close to an asset, to maintain a cover story, and even as a method of manipulating handlers or anyone else he worked with (even though in that case, both parties would be expected to try to manipulate each other). So he of course thinks sleeping with Finch is expected - and is baffled when Finch turns him down (which Finch does because, of course, he recognizes exactly what Reese is doing).

Cue Reese being baffled, maybe hurt, eventually realizing that he wants this for real and not knowing what to do about it, etc etc

Re: Finch/Reese - Reese is used to using sex as a tool of his trade

(Anonymous) 2013-04-07 07:36 pm (UTC)(link)

You might like by dracevixen though finch doesn't turn him down exactly

Harold's blonde co-worker from 1x02 Ghosts

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
"...who's your friend, Harold?"

I like her. And she seemed to like Harold! (Or at least his cover identity.) Can I get some fic about that woman?

Re: Harold's blonde co-worker from 1x02 Ghosts

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
+1 Million

Finch is a somnambulist

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 03:51 am (UTC)(link)

When Finch is forced to stay over at Reese's apartment Reese discovers Finch is a somnambulist with very strong feelings about Reese.

FILL: In The Middle Of The Night (Finch/Reese, Teen/up, Violence)

[personal profile] huggle 2013-09-21 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Filled for you over on AO3, switched it from Reese's apartment to a few safehouses and I'm afraid it got kind of long, but I hope you like.

In The Middle Of The Night (10640 words) by Huggle
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese, Logan Pierce, Joss Carter, Lionel Fusco, Bear (Person of Interest)
Additional Tags: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, protective Finch, Sleepwalking, Community: Meme of Interest, Attempted Kidnapping

Logan Pierce continues to try and acquire Reese, but more forcefully this time. While John works out how to deal with that, he also discovers that Finch sleepwalks sometimes and apparently has issues he won't own to when he's awake.

Carter/Reese, a case requires nudity

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 02:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Are there nude beaches anywhere around New York? There must be a nudist society or something. So maybe a nudist is plotting to murder their spouse and Reese has to show up and save them... naked. Would love it if Carter was around for the end of the case, or maybe called in to look over the surveillance video. (Bonus: set it during early S1 and have Carter pursuing the "man in the suit"... out of the suit.)

inanimate(ish) objects club

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
The Machine meets the Tardis. Or the Impala. Or your favorite fandom inanimate object...

Finch as a Piano-man, past Finch/Nathan

(Anonymous) 2013-04-08 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
I felt bad about blowing your cover identity. I've been looking for a new job for you. Dog walker maybe... or concert pianist?

Actually, Mr. Reese, one of Finch's cover is already a talented pianist. It turns out that Finch took piano lessons as a wee child to make his mummy happy. He used this cover prominently in his earlier days with Nathan to pose as a entertainer in order to sneak into the high society functions that he's not invited to. Also, it turns Nathan on knowing that he had thoroughly fucked Finch on top of the piano only 30mins before.