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(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 08:31 am (UTC)(link)
I really want to read about Reese's first experiences with men. And I want them to be totally downlow. And I want him to wear his Rangers uniform.

omg one could even be with Booth (Bones crossover).

Someone connects Norman Burdett & Harold Wren

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 10:14 am (UTC)(link)
Someone connects Norman Burdett, paralegal on the security tapes from the evidence locker robbery in Mission Creep, and Harold Wren, insurance underwriter who was conveniently at the bank in Shadow Box (although they won't have video there because Finch switches off the CCTV).

It's rather suspicious that an identical guy under two different names was involved in two incidents linked strongly to the 'Man in the Suit'.

Could be either an AU with Donnelly (How would Reese react if Finch was taken into custody as well?) or someone looking through the files later who puts the pieces together.

Reese/Finch or gen, please.

the Machine in the X-files

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 03:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Fox Mulder hears about "the man in a suit" and him and Scully go to NY to investigate.
Finch has heard of the special agent and knows his wild theories often turn out to be true so he decides to play it safe by putting them on a false lead.

Or well, anything that would result in Mulder and Scully meeting Reese and Finch (except maybe alien abduction).

Slight Reese/Finch would be enjoyable.

Reese/Finch You can only save one

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch somehow gets into a potentially deadly situation and when Reese comes to save him he realizes he can only save one: Finch or their latest number.
He chooses to save Finch.

Afterwards, EITHER Reese himself is having a hard time accepting that he's responsible for the other person's death, OR Finch is not happy with his decision although he's grateful (or BOTH?).

I just want lots of angst and a conflicted Reese (and Finch).

Re: Reese/Finch You can only save one

(Anonymous) 2013-04-14 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Y E S.

identity fraud

(Anonymous) 2013-04-15 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
Finch doesn't introduce himself to John as Finch but as one of his other identities (Wren, Burdett, Gull...) He lets John discover things about that identity and not Finch.

Over time he begins to regret the deceptions.

Narold prompt

[personal profile] kmmerc 2013-04-15 04:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Harold isn't talking to Nathan - maybe tired of Nathan's horndog ways. So Nathan invents the 'Programmer of the Month' award so that he can present it to Harold, have lunch with him in Nathan's huge office, anything so that they are talking again, so Nathan can apologize. Bonus: Office sex

What if Finch is secretly a serial killer?

(Anonymous) 2013-04-16 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Hey, can we get a serial-killer!AU in here?

(This brought to you by Michael Emerson's many, many creepy killer roles.)
wonderluck: (Ben Linus)

Re: What if Finch is secretly a serial killer?

[personal profile] wonderluck 2013-04-17 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Oh snap! +1 on this! He was amazing in The Practice.

Drugged and Semi-Conscious

(Anonymous) 2013-04-16 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Finch or Reese, gen or slash. @.@ My firstborn in payment.

FILL: the dark and quiet (Finch) [General] [Warnings: none]

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 07:58 am (UTC)(link)
They leave him in the dark, the room echoingly vast yet suffocating and quiet, quiet, quiet. The absence of sound should not shake him, familiar as it is, but the steady thrum, the heartbeat of his connections, is silenced and he feels disconnected and adrift. He knows vaguely that he should hear something, that his own heart is beating and if nothing else his gasps should fill the space, but his body is merely a name, a tool, Harold Finch, and blood vessels are a poor substitute for wires, easily broken.

His are broken all over, slit with knives and pierced with needles and the only thing he can do is calculate the countdown, his timer until critical failure. Arms and hands are inadequate in the face of the pressing darkness. He can’t determine where they are, behind him or by his side or in his lap, can’t say with certainty they even exist without the benefit of sight and movement and he misses being able to feel, but perhaps it will come back to him; even amputees still feel pain in their severed limbs.

But for now the only thing he has is his mind and even that is slowly fading, synapses fluttering and sparks dying in brilliant microseconds. Eight seconds under twenty minutes left and he wonders if perhaps he’s left out some variable; that count seems like a gross overestimation given the rate of his collapsing thoughts. Variables – age, gender, height, weight, socioeconomic status. More variables – the side effects of drugs inducing paralysis, past medical history, prescriptions, recent diet, exercise, genetic variances, stress levels, psychological resilience. He doesn’t feel too worried though. If he is good at anything, it is at picking variables – variables for the time left before he bleeds out, variables that affect a bullet’s trajectory, and variables that lead to jealousy and rage and the bone deep sickness that curls through murderers.

Perhaps the only thing he cannot reduce, and this he freely admits, is human affection. How much time do two people need to spend for friendship? How intimate the secrets, how deep do they need to delve into each other to gain trust? What actions do they need to execute for there to spring loyalty? He knows he is lucky to have had a friend in Nathan, who smiled easily, pushed softly, and dreamt as big, bigger, than himself. Grace was a blessing, years of the smell of watercolor paint and awestruck eyes and gentle hands and unshakeable support. Twelve – eleven? – minutes left and he has no regrets for the time spent with Grace except for her pain and his regrets with Nathan are still atoned for through the net of electric currents and lenses winded around the world. And John Reese.

John Reese, another variable, a set of variables within variables. He wonders if John knows he’s gone, if he’s coming, if he’ll make it. Past data would indicate that John would at least attempt to find him. He wonders if there will be anything left to find. His thoughts struggle to surface now, flailing for air before drowning, and what has he ever been except his thoughts? He’d like John to find him. John has suffered too many hurts and he has never desired to become one of them, a black mark for John to pull out at night before amber shots, if not for the memory of Harold Finch, then of failure.

He is almost certain John would consider his death a failure.

He wishes he could program himself, could give his energy levels a value and his mind a processing speed and code a series of actions to perform upon John’s arrival. Something basic, a function that could run on even the most miniscule of power so even near the end it would still execute: print “Hello, world,” except ‘world’ would be replaced with ‘Mr. Reese’ and he had no idea when the two became equivalent expressions. Perhaps speech is beyond his capabilities, considering the state of the rest of his body, but it is nice to plan and if there is anything he would like to save his strength on it is acknowledging John’s success. Decision made, his mind is idle, only six minutes twenty seconds, and he waits.

finch/reese, protectiveness

(Anonymous) 2013-04-16 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
so reese is the most protective guy i've ever seen & it's making me want to scream, because it's my favorite thing in the world. could i have some more of the same please? maybe his protectiveness is going into overdrive because finch is hurt, or threatened. or maybe he just thinks finch is being threatened. reese completely freaking out & destroying the guys who dared to hurt finch would be very okay too.

if wanna go there, please give me top!reese.
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Finch/Reese, Master/Servant Dynamics

[personal profile] killalla 2013-04-17 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Of any kind, really - Gentleman and Valet, King and Knight, Officer and Batman, or Nobleman and his Battle Butler. Basically, any situation where Reese is Finch's champion or bodyguard, but also his personal servant.

Bonus points if there is a sacred oath, magical binding or other type of contract involved, such that that Finch would never initiate anything romantic or sexual because he doesn't want to abuse his power, while Reese would never initiate anything because he doesn't see himself as worthy enough to ask for more. Cue angst, repression, etc.
ladyvyola: Mr. Finch at a computer, Mr. Reese standing beside him (secret masters of the universe)

Re: Finch/Reese, Master/Servant Dynamics

[personal profile] ladyvyola 2013-04-17 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Aaaaarg, yesssssss, this would be so good for me. It actually took me a little while before I could type this, I was so paralyzed with want.

::tries to put away id, finds it too big to stuff back into drawer, just leaves it lying around for anyone to trip over::

Re: Finch/Reese, Master/Servant Dynamics

(Anonymous) - 2013-04-17 10:09 (UTC) - Expand

carter & reese meet pre-canon AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
What if Carter and Reese had met at some point while they were both in the military? Would she like him or would he be like those guys who betrayed her informant? How would that affect their interactions once they meet again in canon?

Fince/Reese, voyeurism, kink negotiation

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 02:37 am (UTC)(link)
This fandom was made for voyeurism. There are some lovely fics with this kink out there, but I want more. So:

Finch/Reese in an established relationship. Finch prefers to watch Reese with other people. Reese is more than happy to give Finch what he wants and have a good time while doing so. To this end, Finch gets them access to an ultra-exclusive kink community through which they find people who are willing to have sex with Reese while Finch watches. Maybe he watches remotely. Maybe he's in the same room. It's up to you. However he does so, and whatever Reese does with his play partners, all of it is 100% consensual, especially in terms of Reese's play partners knowing they're being watched (and boy does Reese put on a show).

Negotiation Bonus: Even though Reese enjoys giving Finch what he likes, Reese finds the greatest pleasure in the times he and Finch make love. He wants to be touched by Finch, to ride him, to come with him, while Finch prefers distance. How do they work out meeting both of their needs?
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Re: Fince/Reese, voyeurism, kink negotiation

[personal profile] dien 2013-04-17 08:32 am (UTC)(link)

vid prompt: If I Had A Million Dollars

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 07:23 am (UTC)(link)
so this person on livejournal has the best idea ever:

Also, is there a POI vid to "If I Had a Million Dollars"? Because that IS TOTALLY A THING THAT SHOULD EXIST! Finch buys Reese a house! And a green dress nice suit!

originally here: (hopefully they don't mind me suggesting it here as well!)
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Re: vid prompt: If I Had A Million Dollars

[personal profile] pharis 2013-04-17 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
hopefully they don't mind me suggesting it here as well!

Not in the least -- in fact, thanks! :-)

hogwarts au!!

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 10:09 am (UTC)(link)
Ok so there is one Hogwarts AU at the AO3 but it is only like 300 words long and has John & Harold as first years. I would like an HP fusion where they are, like, as old as they are in canon. Reese the ex-Auror who spent the 90s hunting down and slaughtering suspected Death Eaters and Finch the mysterious Slytherin who has no history before Hogwarts!

(also, John is a hufflepuff, deal with it.)

Re: hogwarts au!!

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 11:51 am (UTC)(link)

this is because of today's Fanfic Flamingo, isn't it?

Re: hogwarts au!!

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Joan, caretaker of burned agents

[personal profile] verovare 2013-04-17 01:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Joan was a Spy or an Agent. She got despaired or delusional, or it was just burnout, But she retired and disappeared. Now she takes care of other companions in need of time off.
Think it. Not everybody is capable to deal whith injured people with deadly training and combat reflexes. And what things could she be keeping in her shopping cart!

Posible excerpt :
Joan didn't recognice his face but there were the tellings. A fit body with defeated shoulders, dominant hand itching after a loud bang, lifeless eyes becoming sharp and aserting for an instant... He wasnt's one of hers, nonetheless he was in need and he had reached her.

Re: Joan, caretaker of burned agents

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 02:47 pm (UTC)(link)
;____; I mean yes. +1

Darkish!Finch/Reese : Finch gets off on Reese being violent

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 09:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Basically Finchs gets super turned on when he hears or sees Reese fighting. He orchestrates situations wherein Reese will end up fighting (preferably to protect Finch), thentheydoitlikebunnies. I love Dom!Finch and a Reese that gets off on orders.

FILL: Are you ready (for what I'm about to do to you?), Reese/Finch, explicit (...soon), 1/2

(Anonymous) 2013-04-25 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
The thing is, Finch hadn't expected Reese to be a superhero.

What he'd expected, was for Reese to have a fail rate similar to that of other ex-CIA agents. He'd found enough ex-agents to have an acceptable statistical sample, from which to infer a fail rate. Not that the government kept statistics on their ex-employees. But finding and interpreting data is what Finch does. He'd known what he was getting into when he found Reese. He'd known how good he could expect him to be at his job, and he'd known the odds on Reese dominating situations of physical violence.

So when Reese turned out to have a comic-book-like ability to best anyone in a fight, Finch was… well at first he congratulated himself on having chosen an excellent asset. And he congratulated himself on the excellent job he was obviously doing assisting Reese. But soon enough, it became obvious that Reese was truly unusually good at his job. He rarely needed assistance in the field and when he did, it wasn't unexpected - it was because he sacrificed himself on purpose. Furthermore, he was bewilderingly confident about his physical abilities. He could disarm opponents so quickly, and be so menacing in the process, that any opponent ceded to his authority. Reese even cowed a US Marshall in the middle of a US Marshall office.

That was when Finch first realized that Reese's abilities provoked a truly inconvenient response in him.

And when Root captures Finch, and Reese comes for him, saves him, Finch feels something overwhelming, something that takes hold of him and won't let go.

Finch tries not to think about it. He's been attracted to colleagues before. He made a really awkward pass at Nathan once. Nathan had not been expecting it, and he'd been confused and probably hadn't meant to make Harold feel humiliated, afterwards. They'd never spoken about it again, but Harold had never been able to shake off the feeling that part of Nathan was laughing at him.

Now, Reese stands too close to Finch sometimes, and Finch feels like all he can see is Reese's overwhelming, terrifying competence. His efficient muscle mass and his calculated, monotone voice and Finch would be able to think straight if Reese put enough distance between them, but Finch can smell his soap and can't find the words to make Reese stop.

Finch doesn't know how other people handle workplace relationships, but it's not like they can sign up for a sexual harassment workshop anyway, and maybe sometimes Reese seems to expect Finch to speak up about it, but it's easier for Finch to just let Reese invade his space.

"What's wrong, Finch? Cat got your tongue?" Reese asks, gentle.

Finch realizes that he's been silent for nearly half a minute.

"My apologies, Mr Reese." He grasps at his train of thought, catches it. "Directions to the Andrews' residence are here. Please keep me apprised of all further developments" he says, and turns, awkwardly, to see Reese looking down at him. Finch breathes out, slowly.

Reese licks his bottom lip. "Thank you, Harold."

Reese exits, and soon enough, finds himself in a situation... that is completely civilized, and sorts itself out with a minimal discussion and paperwork. Finch is horrified to realize that he's disappointed.

Worse, still, are the next four jobs - all solved with very minimal groundwork. Four jobs for which Reese doesn't even break a sweat. Finch doesn't know what's happening, but, a week later, he has a choice between quietly finding the location of their target - it would take a few hours, no more - and letting Reese put the fear of god into a group of ex-Blackwater mercenaries (a pleonasm, surely, but how else to describe a group of people who don't care what side they're on?)... And Finch finds himself biting back a reply when Reese says:

"Maybe I should go pay them a visit."

Finch doesn't condone senseless violence. He doesn't. But he's just had a vision of Reese being stronger, smarter, and faster than everyone else in the room. And he holds his tongue.

That's how it starts.

(visual aid for part two)

(Anonymous) - 2013-04-26 08:26 (UTC) - Expand

Harold/Nathan gifset visual aid for part 3

(Anonymous) - 2013-05-04 03:42 (UTC) - Expand

Someone sets Finch up on blind dates

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 10:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Gay dates. He can be gay or not, you choose. He does not end up with Reese, but perhaps Reese is involved? Have fun!

Finch/Reese -- Carter plays matchmaker

(Anonymous) 2013-04-17 11:16 pm (UTC)(link)

Carter is "off" with Reese and he can't work out why but it's because Finch while drugged admitted his feelings for Reese to her which Reese doesn't return -- she assumes that means Finch actually asked and Reese actually rejected him.

Or you can reverse the two men if you'd rather.

Either way, I love Carter! But still, no threesomes please.

(Anonymous) 2013-04-18 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
I would love to see an au where Finch decided he was going to be the John Marcone of New York Matter of Chicago Style ( , cleaning up the streets, but doing it better than Elias, who for all his patter, still believes in collateral damage.

Whether this is a crossover with Dresden Files and a total au from Person of Interest cannon with no machine or it's a side product of the machine is up to you. :)

(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 11:03 pm (UTC)(link)
This prompt is genius and I want that show now. With Finch ruling the criminal underworld and using people as fronts so he's never seen by anyone, pulling the strings, observing everyone, hacking everyone. And John is recruited as his badass personal bodyguard/dog to go fetch people and intimidate people and stuff.

Reese/Finch sex pollen/drugged

(Anonymous) 2013-04-18 03:41 pm (UTC)(link)

I know it's an old and overused trope but I love it.

I'd love it if they both get dosed, rampant sex ensues and then we get to see the fall out afterward. Lots of angst with a happy ending please.

FILL: all the things we don't talk about, Reese/Finch, 1/?

(Anonymous) 2013-05-09 05:42 am (UTC)(link)
Right, so this takes place immediately after 2x17 "Proteus" (the one with the serial killer on "Owen Island")

It was dark by the time they got back from Owen Island. The library felt muted and lonely; as though they'd been gone for months. They were still, somehow, damp from the rain, but they weren't in a hurry to change into different clothes.

"Tell me again, what's happening with The Machine?" Is Finch keeping something from me?

"I'm as perplexed as you are, Mr Reese. It's too soon to tell if this is a result of the virus." I panicked when Reese's phone cut off. I panicked.

The table and chairs felt both familiar and new, as though Reese and Finch had come back from such a harrowing experience that they were changed people. The dog, Bear, nudged Reese's leg, as though to ask "is everything ok?"

It had, in fact, been a strange and unsettling case. Like something out of an Agatha Christie book, but without the necessary romance subplot, and fewer accents. Truth should be stranger than fiction, not a good approximation thereof. Then again, Agatha Christie's detectives had always possessed unimpeachable morals, and no one could say that about John Reese, Harold Finch, or any of their aliases.

The rain was picking up again, beating against the windows.

"You know, Finch, if you and I weren't on the same side... you would be very scary." Maybe I wouldn't mind.

Finch's eyes slid up from the table. “Are you frightened?” Sometimes I'm frightened.

“No,” Reese said. “You're on my side.”

They quietly considered this. The rain, persistent, beat heavier, now accompanied by thunder. And Finch reached into his pocket, to retrive the handkerchief the killer had given him.

There was something special about this handkerchief. Something neither Reese nor Finch knew or suspected. All but it's outer layers was imbibed with a drug. A powerful, inhibition-lowering, drug.

I am not sick. I am not maladjusted. I save lives.. Finch screwed his eyes shut and scrubbed his face with the handkerchief.

Reese took the handkerchief from Finch's fingers, and did the same.

Reese/Finch - Reese's name

(Anonymous) 2013-04-18 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
We know from 1x08 that Reese's name was actually an alias given to him by Kara. I'd love to see a story where Reese gets a new name from Harold, as symbolic of the fact that Harold's taken over as Reese's protector/handler. Or even keeps the same name, but somehow Harold's taken ownership of it now.
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White Collar crossover, Mozzie and Elias

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-04-18 06:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the other White Collar prompt on here too, but here's mine: Mozzie & Elias. I don't care how you get them together or what you do with them, but I think they are meant to meet. Parent issues! Hairstyles! Crime! It's perfect.
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PoI/White Collar/Castle crossover, women being awesome

[personal profile] hedda62 2013-04-18 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, and while we're on crossovers, I would adore Joss Carter, Diana Barrigan, and Lanie Parish having lunch.

Reese/Finch - praise

(Anonymous) 2013-04-18 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Reese gets off on being praised by Finch.
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Re: Reese/Finch - praise

[personal profile] aqua_eyes 2013-04-20 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
Yes please. *_*

Re: Reese/Finch - praise

(Anonymous) - 2013-05-30 23:07 (UTC) - Expand

(Anonymous) 2013-04-18 11:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Everytime Reese has to seduce someone, Finch takes over because that dinner with Maxine was a total disaster until he intervened.

They do that multiple time until the one night it goes too far and Reese ends up having sex with the target.