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White Collar Fic: A Friend

Title: A Friend
Pairings: possible Neal/Sara
Length: 300 words
Spoilers: Everything before Countdown
Author's Note 1: I was looking through my wip folder and I found a few sentences about what Sara what might be thinking after the first half of the season. Since she is coming back tomorrow and since  the new canon will undoubtedly supplants my current head-canon,  I figured that I should post what I have now before it we really know what happened.
Author's Note 2: This is unbeta'd. I have never posted anything unbeta'd before so this is my unfiltered writing. I hope it doesn't suck too bad.

Sara sees something else in Neal.  Most people probably only see his expensive tastes and gorgeous looks .She knows that almost everyone is charmed by him, but she wonders how many people actually know him. She thought that Mozzie was one of those people, but now she was having doubts.

Despite the protective barriers that they have put up between them, she senses a kind soul underneath what everyone else sees. She almost banished the thought when she saw that treasure. That was before her talk with Mozzie. After Mozzie told her that he thought that Neal was going to ask her to run with them, she knew that there was hope for Neal’s reformation yet. She could tell from Mozzie’s agitation, that it was probably Mozzie that wanted to run more than Neal. If she was right, Neal was having trouble making a decision that could ruin the rest of his life. She thought of how lonely he must be. The only person he has been able to talk to honestly has constantly been pushing him towards his destruction.

She was going to help Neal. So many things have changed, her life has gotten more complicated she knows that her life would be easier if she walked away, but when had she ever settled for easy. She wasn’t exactly sure what she was feeling, but she knew that she needed to be a friend to Neal right now. She had seen signs of his recovery like, the way he handled “Robin Hoodie” and got him to turn himself in. When she approached him with the treasure he didn’t ask her to go with him because he knew in his heart he wasn’t leaving either. Sara decided Neal needed a true friend and that it was going to be her.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
This is so lovely. It makes me yearn for this to be what actually happens. I love this and want to wrap it up and hold it close like something fragile. I really want this to be what happens. :)
Feb. 6th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading and responding so quickly. The wait for the first comment on a fic is always the longest. If Neal can't be together Peter and Elizabeth on screen he should at least be able to get with Sara.
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:14 am (UTC)
Yes! I love this beyond words. Sara has done so many great things for Neal. Mozzie sees what he wants to see and doesn't see how much Neal needs NY and the the Burkes and Sara.
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
If Elizabeth didn't have that emotional hold on Mozzie I don't know where we would be. Thank you for reading and commenting.

Edited at 2012-02-06 03:20 am (UTC)
Feb. 7th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC)
This is a lovely little character study - I like the idea that Sara can see through Neal's barriers (and his face!) to the person he really is. And Sara herself seems really brave, since she's not prepared to just walk away.
Feb. 7th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC)
I like the idea too. That's why I wrote the fic. I am glad you enjoyed it.
Feb. 13th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I like this, though it doesn't strike me as a Sara character study as much as being a Neal character study from an outside perspective. Which is totally legit, even if it's more of a Sara fic about Neal than a Sara fic about Sara. But I really like the conclusions drawn in this story. It's very nice and sweet.
Feb. 13th, 2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Writting this was kind of a spur of the moment thing. I didn't really care about creating a narrative thread as much as I did just putting words on the screen. That's why I didn't cross post it to any of the fic communities. I call it my Sara fic because I basically but my thoughts about the character into triple drabble form which is more meta than fic.

Enough of my babbling. Thanks for reading and commenting.
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