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29 September 2014 @ 08:42 am
What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust - Master Post  
Title: What Is Left Is but Ashes and Dust
Author: pooh_collector
Art by: angelita26, who also served as plot bunny source, beta and cheerleader. Thanks ang!
Characters and Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Vincent Adler, Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Sara Ellis, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Gen
Rating: R
Word Count: ~26,300
Spoilers: Under the Radar, Wanted and Most Wanted
Summary: Alternative ending to Under the Radar. Alder gets everything he wants, the treasure and Neal. In return Neal loses everything he loves, New York, Mozzie, June, working with White Collar and worst of all, Peter.
Warnings: A bit of bad language. Mild non-con.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Check out ang’s beautiful art here.

paganlowroaderpaganlowroader on September 29th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
This was heartbreaking and such a brilliant, seamless re-weaving of the Cape Verde canon. Quite honestly it is much better than canon in no small part because we get to explore more of the Neal and Adler dynamic without tacking on the cardboard heavies the show gave us. Your version was much more organic, therefore much more emotionally satisfying. And, oh, the Peter and El comfort...sigh.

Edited at 2014-09-29 05:00 pm (UTC)
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 1st, 2014 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much. It was a challenge leaping right over all of season three, so I'm glad you felt that the transition worked. And, it was fun to get to play around in Adler's head, he is such a good baddie.