He is one of the most accomplished gentleman thief/conman out there and he's actually able to do something to show it that doesn't end with Peter threatening him with handcuffs or Diana being condescending.
I'd actually prefer if Peter actually believed in him when others didn't, like a proud papa/partner.
His language skills, his escape artist skills, anything that shows how Neal managed to build such a reputation and have people studying his crimes - that shows that despite Peter managing to take him down there's still an unknown amount of crimes Neal got away with/was never suspected for.
Nothing with rape/sexual assault of any kind. No OT3 or major Elizabeth involvement. (Nothing against the character, love her in canon, but she's like the Hermione of the WC-Fandom where she can do no wrong, everyone loves her even the bad guys, and without her the boys wouldn't even be able to go to the bathroom without her help.)
I cannot find this story anywhere. Does it sound familiar to any of you? Peter and Neal are checking out a warehouse when they are taken prisoners by a bad guy and his crew. Peter gets shot and the two are locked in a meat locker(?). The bad guy leaves Neal a gun with one bullet telling him no one will find them for weeks or months. He tells Neal he can put Peter out of his misery or shoot himself instead of slowly starving to death. The bad guys take off and Neal tries to figure out how to get help for Peter. He finally decides to summon help by shooting his tracker off. Before passing out from his own injury, he writes the bad guy's car tag on the floor in his own blood. Is this ringing any bells? Any help would be appreciated.
Neal is borrowed by DC and they treat him like crap. I think at one point he gets raped. They put him into a roach motel and reduced his radius. All together he is just being abused.
Any help is appreciated!
Or it might be Neal isn't at the sleazy hotel, but at June's. He eats breakfast with June, but doesn't want to impose any more on her, so that's the only meal he has.
Thanks for any help.
Found by kanarek13
Working Lunch by Mojave Dragonfly
Okay, so this fic I read years ago and being the smart person I am, didn't bookmark it. Basically thie fics has Neal as a child who lives with his mum. I remember a part where they're shopping and she tells him to hold a can and walk out of the store with it. Another scene is where they're in their flat, and she sees something out the window and tells Neal ti hise and that it's a game and he can have anything he wants if he wins. When he is adopted(?) by the Burkes he draws a missing poster for his mum.
If anyone can tell me what fic this is I will be so gratefull. If it helps I bleieve it was on fanfiction.net
Wondering if anyone can help, does anyone have a copy of ‘malfunction’ that I could have, been a while some I was able to find and read it.