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Re: FILL: Taking His Measure [Reese/Finch] [Explicit] [CNTW]

[personal profile] giandujakiss 2013-04-20 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
This was gorgeous!

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.
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Re: Swordspoint AU, 2/?

[personal profile] annchi 2013-04-21 05:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I'm loving this! Can't wait for more!

Dom!Finch / Sub!Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 05:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Ok, that's it...Actually, this prompt has been in my mind for many many days already, and I can't resist it any longer! I REALLY REALLY want this!

Some ideas below,

(1)Finch finally finds out that Reese is a Sub or otherwise;
(2)Finch pretends that Reese is his Dom, because he doesn't want Reese to be threatened by their Dom numbers

Reese/Finch Baby Blue AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 05:33 pm (UTC)(link)
In Baby Blue, when Elias locks Reese in the refrigerated truck he doesn't put Leila in there with him. So Reese holds out and keeps quiet. Finch has to find him.

I wouldn't mind cuddles for warmth afterwards but whether it's friendship or slash is up to you.

Re: One Way Glass (Finch/Reese) - explicit - consent issues

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 06:35 pm (UTC)(link)
I could die for this!

Re: Reese/Finch Baby Blue AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 07:09 pm (UTC)(link)
@_@ +1
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Re: Dom!Finch / Sub!Reese

[personal profile] ricochet 2013-04-21 07:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Are you thinking of this in a BDSM-verse?

I require this information for Reasons.

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

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 08:11 pm (UTC)(link)
I love this, in all its bleakness and heartbreaking-ness, omg. (Though of course now I'm just dying for the next scene where John just has to show up, dammit.)

Re: Dom!Finch / Sub!Reese

(Anonymous) 2013-04-21 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
It could be!
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Re: FILL: Change of Heart (Jim Caviezel, Reese/Finch) [General] [RPS, No meme warnings apply]

[personal profile] billie 2013-04-22 12:10 am (UTC)(link)
This is beautiful, and I'm going to save this somewhere and rec the hell out of it to anyone who'll care to read POI fic. Lovely, lovely, lovely fill (and excellent prompt).

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

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
OP here. THANK YOU!! That was beautiful. ;__; I love the machine/body mishmash Harold has internalized.
(But I'm with anon. XD I'm on my knees for the next scene with John. Harold needs some rescuing... poor bastard.)
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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~)
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Re: FILL: Change of Heart (Jim Caviezel, Reese/Finch) [General] [RPS, No meme warnings apply]

[personal profile] ceares 2013-04-22 06:24 am (UTC)(link)
oh, lovely!
eris: (don't judge us)

FILL: the mightiest and fairest (Finch/Reese) [general, no warnings]

[personal profile] eris 2013-04-22 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
"Well, that... definitely explains the need for a cover identity," John managed, blinking. Harold's ears did protrude at a particular angle--

"Not what you expected, I imagine," Finch sniffed. Every part of his faintly-shimmering body language communicated disdain for the proceedings except his eyes, which steadfastly avoided contact, staring to the middle distance at John's left. "Not exactly to stereotype?"

John shrugged a shoulder. "Small and pointy? Makes a hell of a cookie?"

Finch scowled, but stopped glowing altogether, and the expression was a welcome relief. "I was moreso referring to breathtaking ethereal beauty, radiant gold tresses touched with starlike silver--but please, Mr Reese, do expand the boundaries of this particular humiliation."

John's lip twitched. "I think you're pretty, Harold."

"In any case," Finch ground out, "I trust your curiosity is finally satisfied? We have a new number."

John allowed the full spread of a smile, but only for a moment, before he returned his attention to the board. Harold's ears, while only gently pointed, had most definitely gone pink.
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Re: FILL: Middle of Nowhere (Reese) [General] [No warnings apply]

[personal profile] ceares 2013-04-22 08:05 am (UTC)(link)
hee! Adorable.

Harold and John, the worst kept secret in town and everywhere they go, people tell them long winded stories about someone the just know will need the boys help.
ceares: cookie all grown up (Default)


[personal profile] ceares 2013-04-22 08:35 am (UTC)(link)
this will not go away, so

Either their scene in Relevance a/u where no one shows up for a while longer and we find out that neither of them were lying about what they like.

Or a later meet up where it's all S/m, hate sex and mind games

or an a/u where Root manipulates things so Shaw is sent to kill her because she wants to meet her.

Just any Shaw/Root really, but preferably not a death fic.

Re: FILL: the mightiest and fairest (Finch/Reese) [general, no warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 10:39 am (UTC)(link)
Heeee! :D

Logan Pierce/Reese (and/or Finch/Reese)

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 12:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Pierce's seduction attempts grew more blatant! Finch, of course, hears everything. (I have no preference as to whether or not Pierce actually succeeds, though I hope it happens as filthily as possible if so)
annchi: Elizabeth Shaw (Default)

Re: FILL: the mightiest and fairest (Finch/Reese) [general, no warnings]

[personal profile] annchi 2013-04-22 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Aw, Finch, definitely more of a Keebler elf than the Tolkienesque variety, but Reese thinks you're pretty!

This is adorable. :D
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Technical Support (Reese/Finch), explicit, no warnings

[personal profile] astolat 2013-04-22 06:40 pm (UTC)(link)
This one turned completely gigantic so here it is on the AO3! Not quiiiiiite the kind of AU you're describing but I hope fun anyway. :D
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Re: FILL: the mightiest and fairest (Finch/Reese) [general, no warnings]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-04-22 06:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh. This was great, and yes "Makes a hell of a cookie?" was classic. (Although you know, if that *was* a magic power and you combined it with the "Reese loves to make food for people" thing, you'd have an amazing Bakery AU.)

Re: Reese/Finch, Culture AU

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. Question; if Finch is a Mind then what's the Machine?

Re: The Machine starts saving numbers by itself

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 11:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I really want to read this.

Terminator Crossover

(Anonymous) 2013-04-22 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
While the idea of The Machine being Skynet has come up quite a few times, it never seemed right to me, after all it's hard to see an AI created to save lives and protect people going 'kill all humans' on everyone, not to mention that Harold raised it better than that. In fact, if anything it'd make more sense for The Machine and Skynet to be enemies, waging a war with humanity. It then occurred to me that the two AIs waging a war with the future of mankind at stake would most likely be awesome. Skynet may have more firepower but the Machine has far better intel and as far as I can tell is probably smarter.

Then you've got the humans who are going to be involved in the whole mess; 'Team Machine' and the Conners; what's going to be happening with them? There's also the matter of whether or not the 'Reese' issue is just a coincidence.