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Finche/Reese, [God Mode Spoilers]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-25 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm surprised that there aren't more Codas to God Mode that deal with trust-issues and rejection. Like, maybe Reese would be hurt about Finch deliberately leaving him behind, lying to him, etc -- but not in an angry, blaming kind of way. More in a expected too much, my bad, have no right to be disappointed, need to get my shit together kind of way.

So, he's self-aware enough to know that he's grieving this trust thing that he had thought, hoped, to be true. But at the same time he wouldn't want Finch to feel guilty, because it's not Finch's fault that he let himself get too close. So outwardly he tries to act like nothing has changed while he inwardly withdraws to get back some perspective. He doesn't stop being Reese, he just stops pushing, and he wouldn't dream of pressing himself where he's not wanted. There's no self-pity, it's just what he expected all along. It takes Finch a while to notice this (if he even does?)... and what happens then?

Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-26 07:11 am (UTC)(link)
S01E01 "Cats and Dogs Living Together"

You're being watched, okay? There's a guy... Actually, there's a couple of guys, and they're both pretty weird. So's the woman I'm working with, for that matter. But okay, so I guess there's some kind of system? Anyway, we help people. People no one else is going to help. People like you! The government isn't exactly on board with what we do, but this is some heartwarming Robin Hood action, all right? We even have a dog, which makes us that much cooler. Anyway, nobody knows how to find us--well, almost no one does, and I'm not even going to talk about this one hacker who seems to, because she gives me the major creeps--but if you need help, we'll be there. We totally will! Probably. We're probably totally going to save you.

S01E11 "Simply Walk Into Mordor"

So, since my annoying yet foolhardy partner has managed to get himself captured, it looks like I'll be filling you in this week. Long story short, there's a friendly AI taking over the world. While it works on that, though, people just keep on killing each other. The AI used to work for the government, and so did I, actually, but these days we're more along the order of freelancers. We stop bad things from happening. Don't bother trying to get in touch--if there's something we need to know, chances are we already do. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go rescue a guy from my self-appointed nemesis...even though I might like her better. Bear, hier.

S01E12 "Situation Normal"

Hi, boys and girls. Don't worry about your adorable duo; I'm sure they--and the dog--are tucked away all safe and sound in whatever hidey-hole they've scurried back to. I just thought that if they're going to insist on interfering with my plans, it's only fair that I return the favor. So now I get to talk to you, isn't it nice?

Don't listen to anything they tell you about the Machine. Their pitiful attempts to describe its complexities can only further confuse your already pretty mixed-up little minds. Just accept that the Machine is far beyond your or their understanding. And relax! There's nothing you need to do. There's nothing you can do. Change is inevitable, now, and it's going to be beautiful.

PS, because I know you're watching this. If you see Harold, tell him I think I understand the attraction a little better now. That's all. Be seeing you!

S01E22 "Hang In There, Baby"

[Bear whines softly and stares at the camera for about 15 seconds.]

Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

(Anonymous) 2013-05-26 07:49 am (UTC)(link)
OMG, when I looked at this picture, suddenly the Shaw and Leon and Bear show became real in my mind, it was awesome. So yeah, your fill is totally what inspired mine. :D

(oh hey, and you should post your fill to the filled prompts post, so it can be collected!)
eris: (TELL ME MORE)

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

[personal profile] eris 2013-05-26 08:04 am (UTC)(link)

THE VOICES AHHH. This is the most perfect thing. It's real! IT'S REAL. Thank you, you've made my entire weekend. <3

Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

(Anonymous) 2013-05-26 11:12 am (UTC)(link)
Gah, I totally forgot about that! Thanks for reminding me - I'll do that right away. =)

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-26 11:46 am (UTC)(link)
AHAHAHAHAHA WHY IS THIS SO PERFECT? Can we just, like, communicate with the directors and make this become a Thing?
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-26 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)

Carter and Elias - What Happens Next?

(Anonymous) 2013-05-28 01:28 pm (UTC)(link)
This place got quiet. I'm hoping that's cause we're all off writing our post S2 fic. ;)
In that vein, I'd love to see Elias and Carter, directly post the end of the episode. What happened next?
orockthro: George with glasses and "NERD" written on her forehead (Default)

Fill: Burn Up the Ashes (Gen, Finch & Reese, loose descriptions of PTSD-stuff)

[personal profile] orockthro 2013-05-28 08:27 pm (UTC)(link)
On AO3:
Not totally per the prompt, but close maybe.
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Re: the shaw and leon and bear show

[personal profile] talitha78 2013-05-28 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha, love it!
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Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

[personal profile] talitha78 2013-05-28 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Too perfect! :D :D

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-29 11:40 am (UTC)(link)
Not only is this perfect I want this show even more now ! Ooooooh the Root/Shaw feels !


(Anonymous) 2013-05-29 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Space AU
I want to see Finch as a space captain, Reese as his second in command, and the Machine as their spaceship.
Crossover with something (Firefly, Star Trek)? Go for it! It's own thing? Go for it!
GO. <3


[identity profile] 2013-05-29 02:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Mal and Reese. Jayne and Reese. Jayne and SHAW and WEAPONS!! The ZOES!! JOSS AND ZOE!

Root and River... and Finch. I just ... UUUUGGGGHHHHHH

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Mini-Fill: "The Aurora" [ Finch, Reese, Shaw, Leon] [ Gen] [No Warnings Apply]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-05-30 01:01 am (UTC)(link)
Sorry it's only a mini-fill, but the prompt gave me steampunk ideas! Crossover with The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne, with references to The Difference Engine.

Mr. Harold Finch took a long moment to examine the rope ladder, rising up towards the gondola high overhead and then fixed his companion with a look that was equal parts helplessness and incredulity. "You can't possibly mean *that* thing."

“I’ll have you know that the Aurora is the world’s first and finest dirigible airship. I won it off the Baron de Montmorency only last week.” Mr. John Reese's answering expression was a combination of smirk and scowl. “Moreover, sir, may I remind you that you are not in a position to complain, as we urgently need to leave this place at once.” For a second, his expression softened. “I’ll be right behind you, Harold, just go slowly and don’t look down.”

"Oh, dear." Taking a deep breath, Finch began to climb. After several lengthy and mildly terror filled moments as the ladder swayed and wobbled in the wind, he was within sight of the hatch, which obligingly opened as a hand reached down to pull him up into the cockpit.

“Late again. What took you so long? Tao is waiting to de-couple the magnetic grapples.” A pretty, dark haired young woman, who was wearing an aviator hat and a rather – unusual – jumpsuit that appeared to be made of leather looked at Finch in surprise. “Oh. You’re not John.”

“No, I’m –” Finch started before he was interrupted by Reese’s emergence on the flight deck.

“Samantha, may I introduce Mr. Harold Finch, engineer, savant and clacker? Mr. Finch is the creator of the Modus, which has unfortunately just crashed the Grand Napoleon, necessitating our immediate departure from Paris. Mr. Finch, my cousin, Lady Samantha Shaw of Shillingworth Magna and Her Majesty’s Secret Service.” Turning to look over his shoulder, Reese shouted “Tao!”

“Yes, ‘Master’?” The man who popped his head around the door had a pair of enormous goggles perched on his head. Although dressed as a manservant, a certain lack of formality was evident in his voice and bearing.

“We’re ready for liftoff – get us out of here. Now.” There was a brief clang as the airship divested itself of its tethers and then the hum of the propellers kicked in as the Aurora turned and headed for the Channel.

Also available at the AO3, here -
Edited 2013-05-30 01:03 (UTC)
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Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

[personal profile] killalla 2013-05-30 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
And the Oscar for best intro goes to - Bear. This is hilarious, and terrific.


(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 03:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Might have to...something. Maybe?

Re: Fill: Secret Identity, Finch & Reese, [General] [No Warnings Apply]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 10:51 pm (UTC)(link)
I cannot stop giggling oh god this is brilliant.

Poor Reese is gonna get MOBBED by people wanting photos. And the more he glowers the more they'll wanna get pictures of glomping him and stuff.

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Haha. Brilliant. Spot on with the voices. This was delightful.

(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.

Re: Reese/Finch - praise

(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)

Re: ART FILL: A Children's Primer to Code

(Anonymous) 2013-05-30 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I laughed so hard I scared the people in the kitchen tonight.
Bless you, you fantastic artist you.

Re: Mini-Fill: "Title Sequence" [Leon Tao, Sam Shaw, Root, Bear] [General] [No warnings]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-31 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
Can we have this show now please?
No seriously, Sarah Shahi needs her own show. And this would be brilliant.

Reese and Finch are off retired and having lovely sex somewhere. On HBO. So we can see it all! YES!
They like, run a B&B or an Inn in a tourist town in Europe and solve murders.

Re: Mini-Fill: "The Aurora" [ Finch, Reese, Shaw, Leon] [ Gen] [No Warnings Apply]

(Anonymous) 2013-05-31 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
OP is too busy flailing over the awesome that is STEAMPUNK POI OH MY GOD HOW DID YOU EVEN to come up with a suitable response. Thank you so much for this - you win all of the things!

FILL: all the things we don't talk about, Reese/Finch, 6/?

(Anonymous) 2013-05-31 05:25 am (UTC)(link)
So, gentle readers, FEAR NOT, I know where this is going. This is a wip but it is a wip with a pre-existing plan and, like, plot details worked out. That said, no idea how long it is going to take to write it all out D:

A scratching noise, scratch scratch scratch, woke Finch. He felt a dim light through his eyelids, but before he could even wonder what time it was, a telephone rang.

Finch let it ring once, twice, and suddenly realized that it had to be the Machine. Where is my phone. Sitting up, he became aware of his surroundings, and nearly fell to the floor.

Beside him, Reese was fast asleep, golden in the light from the single opaque window, sheets twisted around his thighs.

Finch looked at him, looked at the bed, the strewn clothes... Looked at the terrifying irreversibility of it all, and felt panic rise up. The telephone rang again.

Picking up pants and a shirt, Finch scrambled for the door to the library.

The new number was already up on his computer screen when he got to the desk, but he picked up the phone anyway. Nothing but an unintelligible collection of sounds on the other end of the line, however. What the...? He pulled on his pants as he read the words on the computer screen.

Will Thomson, 20, NYU pre-law. Lives in campus housing, has an adequate academic standing, and no criminal record.

Finch started to pull on his shirt, and the computer screen blurred in an out of focus. What was he supposed to do now? Wake Reese? Really? How? Was Finch to put his hand on Reese's sleeping shoulder until Reese opened his eyes, only to watch Reese remember what happened, and then react to that memory? Possibly with revulsion? What was Finch even supposed to say? That they... That he... Oh God, he's my employee. He's my employee and I've taken advantage of him. He's my employee and he's the only one I have and I don't want another one, I want him. Finch pulled on the other sleeve of his shirt and tried to calm down.

He had just finished buttoning his shirt when he heard Reese's footsteps. He looked up to see Reese, stark naked, gazing at him, looming just on the other side of the bookcase. He looked like the Vitruvian man. His proportioned, symmetrical body outlined by early-morning light.

Finch's brain went on automatic pilot, and said the first reasonable thing it could think of:

"We have a new number."