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Title: Coming Out
Author: oper_1895
Fandom: White Collar
Pairing: Neal/Peter/Elizabeth
Spoilers: None.
Rating: PG.
Word Count: 100
Summary: Neal comes out as asexual.

Thanks to [personal profile] bientot and [personal profile] jumpuphigh!



“I’m just not sexually attracted to people.”
Elizabeth could see Peter’s brain start to present him with things other than people that people could be sexually attracted to.
“Or animals.” Neal wrinkled his nose, cutting Peter off before Elizabeth could. “Or… nouns.” Neal nodded, satisfied that he found the right words. “I’m just not attracted to nouns.”
“But, we’ve had sex.” Peter frowned, concerned.
“And I liked it.” Neal was quick to reassure. “I like verbs- gerunds even! Loving, caring,” he looked at them with a wicked smile, “tying, spanking.”
“But not people? Ever?”
Neal shrugged. “Not one person, ever.”


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Date: 2010-07-11 09:40 pm (UTC)
dragonfly: stained glass dragonfly in iridescent colors (WC pair of them Neal in hat)
From: [personal profile] dragonfly
nouns. *snicker*

Date: 2010-07-12 04:32 am (UTC)
ladygray99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladygray99
I really found this interesting. Asexuality gets really very little coverage in fandom, reflective I'm sure of the very little it gets in the main stream media. And it oddly works with Neal. I can see him very much as a Verbs not Nouns guy. Even with his cons you get the feeling he's in it more for the excitement, thrill and challenge than the money or property.

I also noticed you did a perfect 100 drabble. I don't know if you've seen it but there's now a prompted White Collar drabble com over on lj. It's whitecollar100 if you're interested. We'd love to see you.

Date: 2010-07-12 12:07 pm (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
Wow! Did you come up with the verbs-not-nouns yourself, or is it a more common asexuality-with-libido description that I've just missed? It certainly works perfectly to describe Neal and yes, I agree with the other commenter that it seems to describe his attraction to the cons as well as his sexuality - excitement, escaping, outsmarting, charming...

(and oh so very charming he is, too!)

I'm loving all these asexual!Neal stories, although reading them back-to-back has possibly messed the continuity up a bit. I got the one where Peter was punishing Neal with the thick heavy metal cuffs right after the one where Neal ended up chained up in welded-on thick heavy cuffs for a week as a hostage. That messed my head up a bit, must admit, although I can see them getting from A to B with enough processing/working-through in between. We just don't see it in these type of stories :/

But yes, I <3 asexual!Neal and hope you are writing lotsesesseseses more! Thank you!!

Date: 2010-07-15 09:19 am (UTC)
bientot: Neal loves Peter - doesn't everyone? (TrueLove)
From: [personal profile] bientot
You make me so happy!!!! Thank you - I'm such a grammar prude. Sorry about that. And SO pleased to be allowed to participate in your creative process!!

Date: 2011-06-16 07:45 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Nouns. Awesome.

/maddie

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