Heist 9 | February 14th - May 4th 2013
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Characters: Nate/Eliot, hints of past John Winchester/Eliot
Word Count: 2092
Summary: An old friend shows up at the pub with a job for Eliot. Nate tries to put his fears about the work aside, but is proven right when the job goes south.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #20, provided by sheryden, who wanted to see John Winchester/Eliot (or Dean/Eliot) with bonus points if their interactions made Nate or Sophie jealous.
(And that's the lot! Hope you guys have enjoyed them as much as I've enjoyed writing them for you!)
( Eliot tried to pretend that his heart rate hadn't sped up the moment he’d seen the hunter, but he was pretty sure he wasn't fooling anyone. )
Characters: Nate/Eliot, Eliot/Quinn
Rating: Hard R
Word Count: 2844
Warnings: D/s themes
Summary: Nate and Eliot hit an unexpected bump in their relationship.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Still behind (effing financial stress), but this is prompt #18, provided by jesco0307, who wanted to see an aftermath for Establishing Dominance and how Nate would react to learning that Quinn knew about Eliot's reactions to having his hair pulled.
( He’d always been sensitive to Nate’s moods, even before they became involved with each other, so Eliot knew the instant Nate’s anger flared, and it didn’t take a genius to figure out that he and Quinn were likely the cause. )
Characters: Booth, Brennan, Cam, Hodgens, Angela, Sweets
Word Count: 1467
Summary: A vampire murder forces Booth to reveal the truth about himself and his past.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Still behind, but this is prompt #16, provided by melpomenethemis, who wanted to see Booth introducing Angel to the Jeffersonian team. Didn't exactly go literal with this one Mel, but it's a piece of head canon that's been near and dear to my heart and that I've never had the opportunity to write before. Happy Holidays!
( With any other case, Booth knew he would have continued the discussion. )
Characters: Eliot Spencer, Natasha Romanoff, Damien Moreau and assorted others.
Word Count: 2280
Summary: Eliot races to stop an assassination attempt against Damien Moreau, only to realize too late that coming at Moreau directly is no longer the most efficient way to destroy him.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Still behind, but this is prompt #15, provided by scout_lover, who wanted to see Eliot and Natasha's past. It being scout_lover, I of course set the story during Eliot's time in Moreau's service, and I think Damien might have ended up taking over the plot. Um...oops?
( Eliot spent most of the early part of the evening at Damien’s side, only leaving when Juliana insisted that he was the only one who could take care of something for her. )
Characters: Both teams + Quinn
Word Count: 1490
Summary: The Avengers are using the cover of an international conference to flush out an assassination attempt against Tony, not realizing that Stark is facing a threat from an entirely unexpected quarter.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Still behind, but this is prompt #14, provided by ishilde, who wanted to see the Avengers (and Clint specifically) come up against the full Leverage team. (And once again, OMG WITH THE WIDE OPEN HAVE TO WRITE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WORDS ON IT PROMPTS!!!!!)
( Clint winced at the sudden stream of invective that filled his ear. )
'Verse: Leverage/Hunger Games
Characters: Nate, Sophie, Eliot, Sterling, mentions of Parker and Hardison
Word Count: 1687
Summary: With the Games looming, it falls to Eliot to find a patron willing to back a small boy with no chance of winning. Luckily he knows where to look, if he's willing to pay the price.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Okay I'm tragically behind, but this is prompt #13, provided by fleurlb, who wanted to see a Hunger Games AU with Eliot in the Haymitch role.
( Here he had the choice to pretend like he had a purpose, that he could do something that mattered. )
Word Count: 1163
Warnings: Discussion of a past mercy killing committed by Eliot.
Summary: As they move on from the collapse of society, Eliot and Parker grow closer.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. Okay I'm tragically behind, but this is prompt #12, provided by meghan_84, who wanted to see how Parker and Eliot might have moved from here into a genuine relationship with each other.
( He'd never intended to admit what he'd done to anyone, least of all her. )
Word Count: 1104
Summary: Nate confronts Sophie about her refusal to give up trying to get him out of his deal with Crowley.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #9, provided by alinaandalion, who wanted Nate/Sophie angst, set in The Ties That Bind Job 'Verse. It is the first time anyone has ever requested a fic set in this bizarre little alternate Leverage setting that my daughter and I created, so I am both humbled and honored writing this one.
In the events of The Let's Make a Deal Job a deal Sophie made with a certain crossroads demon came due. In order to free her from that deal and save Eliot's life and Hardison's sanity, Nate bartered his own soul to Crowley for the demon to claim "at a time and place of his choosing". The catch is that if Nate or Faith (who witnessed the deal) discuss the terms with anyone but each other, the deal is void.
This story will likely be a scene from the upcoming "The Fall Asleep Job", where Nate confronts Sophie about helping Faith find a loophole in Crowley's terms. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy it Alina!
( It wasn’t the first time Sophie had felt like her heart was breaking when it came to her relationship with Nate, but every time she was forced to confront the truth of his deal it felt like her world was coming unraveled around her and there wasn’t a thing she could do to stop it. )
Characters: Eliot/Ellen, Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Bobby Singer, assorted others
Word Count: 1261
Summary: Eliot realizes he's got a lot to be thankful for.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #8, provided by tesserae_, who pointed out that it's probably been a few years since Eliot had a Thanksgiving dinner that didn't come out of a tin.
( Throwing the knife at Dean had been overkill; now that his pie had been safely recovered, Eliot could own that. )
'Verse: SPN/Warehouse 13
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer, Ruby v1.0, Myka Bering, Claudia Donavan
Word Count: 1788
Summary: Myka and Claudia are sent to retrieve a certain notorious firearm...set during the events of SPN 3.04.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #7, provided by happygoth, who proposed having Warehouse agents come up against hunters who actually have a use for the artifacts they collect.
( Someday soon she was going to make her peace with the idea that easy didn't mean the same in her world that it meant to the rest of humanity. )
Characters: Eliot, Nate, OMC (kinda)
Word Count: 1867
Summary: Eliot comes face to face with his own mortality, and unexpectedly argues himself into a second chance.
Author's Note: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #6, provided by jazzyroses13, who proposed a very interesting story - putting Eliot up against St. Peter and having his certainty that he doesn't deserve heaven accidentally argue him into another chance at life.
Don't know if this is how you envisioned it coming together honey, but writing it was definitely fun.
( It never occurred to him not to answer. )
Characters: Leverage Team, Castle Team
Word Count: 2008
Summary: While working a job in New York City, the Leverage team finds nothing working out the way they expected.
Author's Notes: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #4, provided by ella_bee, who wanted a Leverage/Castle crossover. And once again, I'm looking at a prompt with a five or ten thousand word potential plot and no time to give it that level of attention, so I apologize in advance for the ending. *g*
( Attorney wasn’t her favorite role, but this was a situation that required a calm and level approach, and Sophie knew that right now the only person less capable of calm and level than Eliot was likely Hardison. )
Characters: Eliot, Parker
Word Count: 2197
Summary: S2, post "The Bottle Job". The team agrees to a two week vacation from each other, but Eliot quickly realizes that not everyone is on board with this plan.
Author's Notes: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #3, provided by ultra_fic, who wanted Eliot/Parker Christmas fluff. Hope it's everything you wanted sweetheart!
( He started to ask if she had anywhere to go, or anyone to spend the time with, and let the question die in his throat. Of course she didn’t have anyone, otherwise she wouldn’t have been hanging all her hopes on the rest of them. )
'Verse: Leverage/White Collar
Characters: Nate Ford, Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Mozzie, Mr. Quinn
Word Count: 1916
Summary: When Eliot is taken by one of his old enemies, Nate takes Quinn to New York to convince an old acquaintance of Eliot's to help them retrieve him.
Author's Notes: I recently put up an offer for a fic a day for the first twenty days of December. This is prompt #2, provided by theron09, who wanted a story involving Quinn about recruiting Neal into a plot to save Eliot "for a change". Obviously there's a lot more to this story, but that's for another day.
( He didn't want them here, in his home... )