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(Anonymous) 2013-04-10 09:09 pm (UTC)(link)

Finch is frustrated that Reese won't do more than kiss.


Reese is frustrated that Finch won't do more than kiss.

Root gets more than she bargained for...

(Anonymous) 2013-04-10 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Somehow while she is trying to communicate with it, the Machine downloads its intelligence into her head. How will Reese & Finch deal with the Machine when it can walk around and talk to them?

Re: Root gets more than she bargained for...

(Anonymous) 2013-04-10 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I... want to read this.

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Aurora/Decima - Unexpected truce with unintended consequences

[personal profile] annchi 2013-04-10 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Greer's infiltrator AI (Decima) infects Finch's Machine (Aurora) but Greer and Decima Corp. don't gain control of the infected systems the way they expected to, and the Machine is known to be functioning as normal again. Did they acquire awareness of each other and make peace? Is the Machine an Observer-Infiltrator hybrid AI now? What happened?

This assumes A LOT about interpretation of current canon and future developments but I think it could be interesting for anyone who wants to attempt to write a little Machine luurrve story.

Re: Aurora/Decima - Unexpected truce with unintended consequences

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
I hope this is close to what you wanted: I tried to make it shippy but the idea that the two are basically related kept squicking me, so I had to go with sibling-love instead. Sorry! I hope you still enjoy it.

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Finch/Reese: New Apartment/Safe House

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
I love idea that Finch decided that one set of Reese and his covers should be married. (Maybe after not being able to see John when he was hospitalized.) As part of their new cover, they buy the apartment where they take Monica Jacob in Trojan Horse. Despite Reese's teasing, he's bothered by the fact Monica was offered a job with IFT, so he finds himself back at the new apartment/safe house to brood. Harold comes 'home' and they end up having a heated discussion. In the end, their married covers become a lot less fictional (and their primary covers).

Finch/Reese, coffee and/or book shop AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 01:31 am (UTC)(link)
I just... I just really like coffeeshop AUs okay

am I kicked out of the fandom yet or

Re: Finch/Reese, coffee and/or book shop AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 01:47 am (UTC)(link)
Can you imagine what happens to the first poor bastard who demands to know what idiot forgot he didn't want foam?

and yes, yes you are. <>

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Finch/Reese - non-relationship. :-(

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 02:41 am (UTC)(link)
John doesn't realize Harold thinks it's just sex until after their first time has passed. But if that's what Harold wants, all Harold wants, he can do that. He'd do anything for Harold.

Re: Finch/Reese - non-relationship. :-(

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 07:07 am (UTC)(link)
omg the pain, the feeeeeeeels
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Root, Dollhouse AU

[personal profile] memyselfandi 2013-04-11 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
Root is actually a Doll, and the Dollhouse is yet another shadowy corrupt organization after the Machine.
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Finch/Reese, kidfic, being overprotective parents

[personal profile] sarcasticsra 2013-04-11 05:38 am (UTC)(link)
So I have been introducing a friend to PoI (the second one this year! yay!) and just before we watched 'Baby Blue' I was like, "OH! This is the one where they steal a baby!" and she was like, "What?! WHO STEALS A BABY?!" and I assured her it was amazing and then we spent the whole episode making fun of Harold's and (especially) John's 'how do babby work' behavior...anyway, she even noticed that they were totally married, and brought up how ridiculous having the two of them as parents would be: "Could you imagine trying to bring a guy home?! Finch would have the poor dude's social security number and bank info and that time he forgot to return a library book in the fourth grade and meanwhile Reese would just be standing there. Looming. Ominously."

So now I want that fic, maybe something in the future where they have Leila or idk maybe another kid who they probably also stole and they're starting to date. And it is ridiculous. Give me overprotectiveness and poor boundaries and the daughter (or son, because you know they'd be just as bad with a boy, their ridiculousness does not discriminate) being like OH MY GOD YOU TWO ARE IMPOSSIBLE AUNT JOSS PLEASE TELL MY FATHERS TO STOP STALKING MY DATES.


Re: Finch/Reese, kidfic, being overprotective parents

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someone is a ghost AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 10:36 am (UTC)(link)
... The fun thing about a kink meme is I keep thinking of great tropes that I love and then applying them to PoI and going OMG AMAZING. So you know that trope where someone is a ghost. Can someone write a story where Finch recruits Reese for the mission, but... one of them is a ghost? (Could be gen or shippy.)

Re: someone is a ghost AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 03:13 pm (UTC)(link)
you mean Finch really IS a GHOST IN THE MACHINE?
Bwahaaha YES.
Also the angst ;__;

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Reese/Finch, non-sexual D/s slowly turns sexual

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 04:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch notices that Reese has a submission kink & is willing to accommodate it, but (for whatever reason) is reluctant to make things overtly sexual (or even very physical between the two of them. And let's not even think about talking about bringing romantic feelings into it...)

But over time Finch can't keep his distance and things get messy and confusing and finally they have to work it out.

Re: Reese/Finch, non-sexual D/s slowly turns sexual

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
UNF +1

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Brainship--anyone read Anne McCaffrery?

[identity profile] 2013-04-11 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
I was just struck with the idea of Finch's injuries we see in the show being such that he ends up a shellperson in a Brainship ... and of course Reese is his Brawn.
kayqy: The plot jackalope! (jackalope)

Fill: Brains and Brawn, Reese and Finch, Gen/Pre-Slash, No Warnings so far

[personal profile] kayqy 2013-04-22 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
OH GOOD LORD YES I NEVER KNEW I NEEDED THIS. *ahem* So the plotbunny/worldbunny's latched on pretty firmly, but here's a drabble to whet your appetite (and confirm YOU'RE NOT ALONE~)

Reese/any: Alcohol

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Some days Reese still drinks too much when he's off the clock (for reasons of your own choice). But the machine waits for no man and a number comes in after a few drinks too many.

Reese/Finch Finch has amnesia

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 08:25 pm (UTC)(link)

One of my favourite tropes.

Finch wanders off from the hospital with amnesia and Reese is freaking out looking for him.

Bonus points if Finch turns up at Reese's apartment "remembering" that they're happily married. Cue angst as Reese gets everything he wants dangled in his face but can't take it.

Re: Reese/Finch Finch has amnesia

(Anonymous) 2013-04-11 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
/me bonds with you instantly

MASSIVE love for this prompt

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Finch/Reese: Money and wealth

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
Reese doesn't really spend any of the money Finch pays him, not on stuff for his loft or just whatever else he could want, and lives rather frugally. Finch wonders why.
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You Can Drive My Car (Finch/Reese)

[personal profile] astolat 2013-04-12 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Inspired by this awesome gifset by redfar:

John is Harold's driver (could be an AU or could be on a case). They end up having sex in the back seat.

Re: You Can Drive My Car (Finch/Reese)

(Anonymous) 2013-04-13 03:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I tried to steer my mind towards 'doing it on the backseat', but it's late and my mind decided to fixate on the smile (I may have stared at the gif for too long), so all I came up with was this surreal bit of conversation. headdesk. I will apologise and wait for someone else to do a better job. But meanwhile...


Reese glanced in the back mirror. Finch had put on his seatbelt and was smiling discreetly, evidently riding the thrill of another Number saved, expression a little loose from the alcohol they had served in the Convention. The Number had been a remarkably talented one: he was saved by his own hacking skills as well as Finch's, and Reese had to give the man credit for being able to at least follow Finch's handiwork. Finch was always excited to meet a fellow geek, though he would never carry over the enthusiasm after the case had closed, but it was not yet tomorrow.
"You took three...right turns," Finch says, suddenly, meeting his eye in the mirror.
"Pardon?" Reese murmurs.
"Three right turns," Finch repeats, small smile bearing a hint of curiosity now, "which takes us back to where we started. Are you lost, Mr. Reese?"
Reese contemplates on how best to give the answer. "No," he says after a while, then with a coy arch of the brow, "Has it never occurred to you that you haven't actually told me where you live?"
"Details, Mr. Reese," Finch replies, with a drawn out 'd', and Reese realises Finch might have been more drunk than he lets on. The guy did have about five tequila shots in order to con the password out of fellow hackers, after all. And then a celebratory toast after he'd won the fastest and simplest code to break a specifically designed game firewall.
"Finch?" he tries again, careful to veer a left this time. Finch seems unperturbed by the aimless wandering in New York traffic, which was dying down as the hour approach midnight.
"The city," Finch announces suddenly, "is like a circuit board."
Reese frowns.
"Electrons flowing in a single direction," Finch continues, tapping the window once to signal passing cars. "Through switches" - a nod towards the traffic lights - "to arrive at the power source."
"Okay," Reese says slowly. He ponders about this for a minute. Then, "I always thought the city after dark was a lot like the sea."
"Oh?" Finch straightens a little in his seat, "How so?"
Reese flicks his gaze towards the side mirror. "Headlights. Like that fish in the deep sea with a lightbulb in front of his head - waiting for the prey to come towards the light."
"Melanocetus johnsonii," Finch announces, with an unwarranted dramatic flair. Reese's lips twitch. One day Finch is going to refer to the Numbers as homo sapiens and then he'd have to put his foot down, but before that? The tiny curve that dons Finch's lips, half carefully smug and half inwardly pleased, that alone is enough.
"It depends on how you look at it," Finch continues, as if they had been having a meaningful conversation. Reese turns his attention back to the road.
"How I look at what?"
"The light," Finch says, voice falling to the quiet and mesmerising. "Some say the prey come towards it, others see the fish chasing after it."
Reese huffs a laugh. "I think the fangs speak for itself, Finch."
A strange look passes Finch's face, then he breathes a sigh. "Yes, I suppose they do."
They are at a cross section now - the traffic is thinning. Three cars veered off to the right, while two went straight ahead; Reese takes his time in the queue. The slowing in motion prompts Finch's attention back to the road, and Reese watches him as he watches the passing traffic, quieter at this hour.
"And where do all the anglerfish go?" Finch asks suddenly, reverting his eyes to the driver's seat. Curious and tender; just a hint of being haunted in the lingering shadow of the streetlight.
"Home, I suppose," Reese replies.
"Home," Finch repeats, a little drunk on the word. The expression softens, opens up, decompresses; the lines around his eyes fade. In the mirror Finch closes his eyes again, half a smile tugging at his lips, looking like he's silently humming to a tune that only he knows. Home. Reese smiles a little, too, and takes the right turn that will lead them back to theirs.


I mean... I don't even know. Anglerfishes aren't even the most pretty kind of fish. So WHY. *facepalm* Do excuse my brain.
Hope you aren't too weirded out by this, love all of your POI fics, they are amazing <3

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Finch/Reese Finch is Cyrano

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 03:37 am (UTC)(link)

I watched Bury the Lede again tonight and it made me want a story where for some number related reason Finch has to play Cyrano to Reese only their feelings get accidentally revealed in the process.

Full disclosure? I'm also thinking about this Oglaf version of the Cyrano story:

It's Oglaf so a warning probably isn't necessary but, just in case, THIS IS NOT SAFE FOR WORK!

(For extra fun, be sure to hit the Epilogue button to the right)

Re: Finch/Reese Finch is Cyrano

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Hope someone fills it but in the mean time have you seen this? Very close,

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Logan Pierce/Reese hookup, Finch/Reese UST, Voyeur Finch

[personal profile] verob2002 2013-04-12 04:14 am (UTC)(link)
Reese randomly hooks up with Pierce after taking care of a number. Logan seduces Reese with a line like "how many people can say a they've recieved a blowjob by a billionaire."

Finch calls in the middle with a new number. Reese answers raggedly saying he'll be there soon, and hangs up. Reese gets even more turned on hearing Finch's voice. Logan notices and teases him.

Finch overrides Reese's phone because he's concerned, and overhears.

Kudos for either referring or dialogue addressing erotic intubation during One Percent episode. :D

Re: Logan Pierce/Reese hookup, Finch/Reese UST, Voyeur Finch

(Anonymous) 2013-04-13 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
A plot bunny very close to this prompt has been hopping around my brain for a little bit. Hopefully I'll be able to get him to hop on the page soon.

BTW, how weird are we that we both found that intubation scene so incredibly erotic????? All I could think about during it was "OMG how f*ckingly intimate/erotic is that?"

Cosplay... FOR JUSTICE

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
so a number is going to be killed at Comic-Con or an anime convention or something, and some combination of the main characters have to dress up in order to infiltrate without being recognized.
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Fill: Secret Identity, Finch & Reese, [General] [No Warnings Apply]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-04-12 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Sorry, this is just a mini-fill, but I couldn't resist -

The suit was heavy. It itched, the cowl impeded his vision, and even though it was made using real body armor and the best materials money could buy, Reese was still dubious that he’s be able to fight in it, if it came to that. “I still don’t understand why I need the costume, Finch.” He muttered. “Couldn’t I have just worn the usual?”

“Because this is the New York Comic Con, and our number is part of this community,” Finch answered, indicating a gangly young man wearing an unfortunately ill-fitting Flash costume. “And because we want to blend in, not stand out.”

“In that case, why aren’t you wearing a costume?” Reese grumbled.

“I *am* wearing my costume,” Finch answered serenely.

Reese studied him, and – okay, the suit was a bit less expensive and more professorial than usual, and he was carrying a very large and dusty leather bound book. “That’s it?”

“That’s him!” The shout came from the other end of the atrium, and a moment later, a pretty blonde girl with a ponytail came barreling down the hallway and practically tacked Finch in a hug. “It’s our Giles!”

“Sorry, Jen can get a little overenthusiastic, that’s why she’s our Buffy.” A second girl, with dyed red hair and an armful of replica weapons came up behind her. “You must be Raven. I’m Kath, our Willow, and Cody here is our Xander.”

“Glad we found you through the forum, man.” Cody was shaking hands enthusiastically. He was wearing an eye patch. “We needed a Giles, and there isn’t anyone in our group who can really rock the tweed.”

“Not a problem.” Finch smiled. “After all, I actually am a librarian of sorts.” Jen/Buffy was still hanging off his shoulder, bouncing excitedly.

“When this is over, Finch…” Reese was practically growling with his annoyance as he stalked off to follow their number.

“Cheer up, Mr. Reese. I did promise I’d buy you the car.
Edited 2013-04-12 18:45 (UTC)

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 08:11 am (UTC)(link)
omg I don't want to co-opt the ghost prompt but wouldn't it be awesome if Harold wrote a Nathan AI after his death (or wrote him into the Machine itself maybe). I just really want him to obsessively 'talk' to Nathan via terminal when no one else is around, please.

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
I started something identical to this. Great minds think alike! I will try and breathe life back into it for you.

Finch and Reese watching Lost together

(Anonymous) 2013-04-12 02:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch and Reese watching Lost together and Reese commenting on Ben Linus's character. Then he proceeds to remove Finch's glasses and you decide what happens next. Can be established relationship or first time, whatever makes it easier. Preferably smut but up to you obvs! <3

Alternatively, just the duo watching any show and commenting, really. Especially other crime fighting shows, offering their own expertise as comments. Domestic fluff abound!

Missing Scene -Mid 1x10 Number Crunch

(Anonymous) 2013-04-13 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
So half way through ep 1x10 (Number Crunch) Finch is floored by a bomb. I'd love to see what happens in between that and when we next see our dynamic due back at the library.

White Collar crossover - Bear and Satchmo are friends

(Anonymous) 2013-04-13 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Peter and El have a golden retriever, Satchmo. Sometimes Mozzie "borrows" Satchmo. Would love to see Mozzie & Finch having a chat at the dog park...
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Re: White Collar crossover - Bear and Satchmo are friends

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-04-18 06:28 pm (UTC)(link)

Ensemble cast - post-apocalyptic survival

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 01:37 am (UTC)(link)
My favorite part of apocalypse stories is when the immediate crisis is over and the survivors have to band together & think about surviving long-term in the post-apocalyptic world. I would love to see Reese & Finch in this kind of situation, maybe along with Shaw, Fusco, Carter, Zoe, Leon, or some combination of those characters along with other random people, where after a zombie apocalypse or nuclear destruction or otherdimensional invasion, they have to create a community as best they can. (Pairing is up to you but I'd enjoy Reese/Finch, Reese/Carter, Finch/Shaw, Finch/Fusco, Reese/Zoe, or any/assorted...)

Re: Ensemble cast - post-apocalyptic survival

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 01:57 am (UTC)(link)

Have you read X-Art's City of the Dead? Great little post-zombie apocalypse story.

To help you pass the time until someone writes your prompt. *g*
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Their new number is a vampire but he/she is the victim

[personal profile] verovare 2013-04-14 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
I have no preference for what kind of vampire they are, but they are living a quiet life with a job, neighbors and a regular but discret suply of blood from the hospital.

I want John feeling astoshinement when he discover that the aggresors are trying to burn the house and kill the victim with wood stacks!

Prompt ~ irreconcilable differences

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
Finch makes a call in the field that Reese doesn't agree with. He goes along with it out of habit but it eats away at him. Major brooding. He confronts Finch about it and Finch remembers Nathan walking away from him in the exact same way and he falls apart.