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Joined 10-10-13, id: 5226159, Profile Updated: 05-28-16
Author has written 9 stories for White Collar.

The usual disclaimers: These stories are for fun, and I have no ownership of the characters borrowed from television.

Many thanks to the kind and talented Leesa Perrie for my profile icon. I requested an image from White Collar season 3 episode Taking Account. I couldn't be happier with the results.

I’m a fan of many shows, but have been writing only about White Collar. However, the stories include references to many other fandoms, including Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, Pride & Prejudice, Emma, Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz. In this same AU, Silbrith also references the Cthulhu mythos.

The Caffrey Conversation AU started with a story I posted in the autumn of 2013. In the following weeks I thought I’d write one follow-up story, but came to realize that several of my other ideas could be made to fit within the AU, resulting in a series about a version of Neal Caffrey who gave a confession for immunity instead of going to prison. In early 2014 I was fortunate enough to acquire a beta who soon graduated to co-author of the AU; she posts under the name Silbrith, and is taking the AU in wonderful new directions. Silbrith initiated our use of Pinterest, with boards for each story. You’ll find our boards if you search Pinterest for Penna Nomen or for Silbrith’s Stories. We also have a blog: pennasilbrithconversation . blogspot . com

It’s helpful to remember that Neal and Peter in this AU are ten years younger than we knew them at the end of the series. They are less mature, and make mistakes due to lack of experience. However, they are also more open to learning from their mistakes.

The Caffrey Conversation AU stories in order are (mild spoilers are included):

Caffrey Conversation: September 2003 – December 2003. Peter goes undercover to prevent a museum heist in St. Louis, where he meets and recruits Neal. Sick!fic where a feverish Neal jokingly calls Peter “Dad.”

Choirboy Caffrey: December 2003. Neal stays in St. Louis to meet with Ellen Parker during a Christmas concert. When he decides to infiltrate one of the choirs, he learns a retired rock star needs the FBI’s help, and Peter uses the case to train Neal. They return to New York, where Neal meets June and Byron Ellington and rents the loft.

By the Book: December 2003 – January 2004. Neal’s first undercover assignment at the FBI takes him to a New Year’s Eve party. Peter worries when Neal has flashbacks to a repressed childhood trauma. Neal’s cousin manipulates Peter into calling Neal “Son.”

Caffrey Envoy: January 2004. An Air Force General calls the FBI and asks to meet Neal Caffrey. Neal hears a story about his childhood exploits.

Caffrey Flashback: February – March 2004. Neal starts therapy to deal with his repressed memories. A professional networking company is blackmailing their clients, and there seems to be a tie to Vincent Adler. Neal goes undercover as a client and is drugged. Peter takes him upstate to the Burke family cabin to recuperate, and romance is in the air when Neal’s aunt Noelle meets Peter’s brother Joe. Neal connects with more of his Caffrey family when they gather for his birthday, and the birthday party is a trial for the event planning business Elizabeth wants to start. Neal meets Sara Ellis, who is moving to New York to work for Sterling-Bosch.

Complications: April - May 2004. Neal takes the entrance exams to enroll in Columbia University’s graduate program, with coaching by Peter. This story is by Silbrith.

Caffrey Disclosure: June – August 2004. Neal celebrates Father’s Day with Peter and Elizabeth. Neal worries about how he’ll pay for graduate school, and whether he’s hurting Peter’s career. While the FBI searches for Neal’s evil uncle Robert, Neal decides to bypass the FBI to bring a corrupt music executive to justice. Neal and his cousins pose as singers and Mozzie acts as the group’s agent to get them signed with the music company. Diana Berrigan arrives in New York to help investigate a kidnapping, and the White Collar team decides to recruit her. A Raphael is stolen from the National Gallery while Neal is in D.C. for his grandparents’ anniversary.

Golden Hen: August 2004. Neal’s graduate school advisor asks for help when an art expert disappears with a spectacular Faberge egg.

Woman in Blue: September - October 2004. Neal’s loyalties are tested when an old friend and mentor asks him to help steal a Vermeer. The FBI gets learns of a cybercriminal who Mozzie names Azathoth, and this criminal targets Peter and Neal. Peter, El and Neal return to the Burke family cabin on Halloween and play a trick on Peter’s brother.

The Queen’s Jewels: November 2004. Garrett Fowler causes trouble for Neal when a pair of earrings that belonged to Marie Antoinette are stolen. Neal’s graduate school friends get involved in clearing his name, and Peter attends a fencing match after Neal joins the university team. Mozzie is fascinated by the tunnels under Columbia. Neal celebrates Thanksgiving with his college friends and the Burkes. Neal meets Peter’s parents. This story is by Silbrith.

Evening with Genji: November - December 2004. Neal goes undercover at an investment bank after he overhears two employees planning to steal Samurai bonds. Mozzie becomes fascinated with bees and also with a friend of Elizabeth’s. Neal meets Sara’s boyfriend Bryan. This story is by Silbrith.

Caffrey Aloha: December 2004 – January 2005. The Caffrey and Burke families gather in Hawaii for the wedding of Noelle Caffrey Winslow and Joe Burke. They also celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

The Dreamer: January - February 2005. Neal determines that a Corot is actually a forgery by the Dutchman, and goes undercover with Peter at a ski resort to investigate. Mozzie bonds with an FBI agent who also believes in extraterrestrials, and is full of conspiracy theories when an old Nazi hideout is discovered in Argentina. This story is by Silbrith.

The Mirror: February - March 2005. Neal feels driven to desperate measures when Keller shows up. An art competition at a science fiction convention could provide a lead on master criminal Azathoth. This story is by Silbrith.

Caffrey Vignettes: March 2005 - TBD. A series of short stories in the AU. Each chapter will be a stand-alone story, with the first chapter posted in June 2016.

And more to come...

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Know Me (Not) by serenphoria reviews
There's nothing like a crisis to bring out the truth. Five hints, and one time the Burkes didn't realize they figured it out. A little angsty. Hint 4 - Outside In: Neal is sick and Peter researches.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,652 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 6/25 - Published: 1/12/2012 - Neal C., Peter B.
Q's WC Drabbles by QWERTYfaced reviews
WC-related drabble collection. Likely to be mostly humor, but we'll see where it goes. [Genfic: humor, romance, angst, etc.] 6/4/2014: #41-47 - Week 5 of drabbles from my A Drabble A Day project is up! 7 fresh new bite-sized bits of fic. :)
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 7,780 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/4/2014 - Published: 7/26/2013 - Neal C., Peter B.
Ferreting Out the Truth by Jet44 reviews
There's a stakeout in a van. Peter brings Neal a ferret. No plot. No porn. Just fun and games with ferrets and two adorable guys being adorable. A little angst for seasoning, and Peter being awesome. Gen friendship fic, but if you ship the two you'll probably enjoy.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,607 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/9/2014 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Six Pictures From a Life Not Lived by joy2190 reviews
Neal's out for the day, too hungover to make it in to work. Peter stops by to check on him and finds some drawings that give him insights into how Neal views the Burkes.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,698 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 22 - Published: 3/9/2014 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B., June - Complete
Fall Out by alli1 reviews
Yet another tag to Free Fall (1.7), one of my favorite episodes. Neal isn't feeling very forgiving of Peter after his stint in prison.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,049 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/23/2014 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Keeper by Sholio reviews
5x13 tag. Spoilers for the finale! This is just unabashed floof. That's pretty much the plot: fluffy h/c.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,773 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 10 - Published: 2/2/2014 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
It's Hard to Explain by Aragarna reviews
Tag to episode 5x01. Peter reflects on what he's just told Neal.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 919 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 10/25/2013 - Peter B. - Complete
I'm not your parent! by Quinis reviews
For a prompt on The Collar Corner: "I'd like a Hurt/comfort story where at some point Peter says 'I'm not your parent' to Neal and then he regrets it."
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,868 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 7 - Published: 9/27/2013 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
White Collar: Intervention by Ruahnna reviews
It's time for a little tough love. There's an intervention at the Burke house, but not the kind you think...
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,000 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/27/2013 - Elizabeth B., Peter B., Mozzie, Neal C.
Five Times Neal Fell Asleep in Peter's Car by Lena7142 reviews
Five occasions in which Neal fell asleep in Peter's car. And the one time when he didn't.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,156 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 16 - Published: 7/18/2013 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
Touched by an Angel by Amory Sparkly Bat reviews
When a truckload of stone angels arrives at the Cave, Peter figures it's just another day at the grind. It can't be any weirder than the old blue police box they found stuck on the Statue of Liberty! When the angels start to move, however, Peter and Neal get a taste of a whole new world-and a new reality, too!
Crossover - Doctor Who & White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,320 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 9 - Published: 6/17/2013 - 11th Doctor, Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
All Through The Night by HalfshellVenus1 reviews
Peter, Neal H/C friendship: It's the little things that matter.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 853 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/9/2013 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
Face Up by ButtermilkCavalry reviews
One-shot... Whenever Neal doesn't pick up his phone there's something wrong. But this time it's not what Peter expected. Wow, great summary, isn't it?
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,931 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/12/2011 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
The Birthday Card by Rainey13 reviews
Peter's birthday is fast approaching, but something is missing.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,101 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/8/2011 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
Suspect by mouse8 reviews
Neal is arrested for murder. Chapter 7 Up. Story completed.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 17,390 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 395 - Follows: 81 - Updated: 6/25/2010 - Published: 6/7/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
On the Run by KleeZeeNex reviews
Neal is running, Peter is yelling, and sombody is shooting at somebody. What else is new?
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,809 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 108 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/19/2010 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
Con in the Drawer by maryalicesmith reviews
If you've ever wondered what the characters do after the actors go home.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Published: 5/1/2010 - Neal C., Mozzie - Complete
Don't Let Go by madeleine G reviews
Pre-series. Peter is chasing Neal. Neal is caught because he saves Peter's life. Non-slash.
White Collar - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,671 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 208 - Follows: 24 - Published: 4/21/2010 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
You're Safe Here by InvisibleSpork reviews
Pre-series. Neal comes to Peter offering information after having been beaten by an art-thief-cum-thug. Peter gives Neal temporary shelter because really, how could he turn him away? Friendship fic. Not slash.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,568 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 41 - Published: 1/13/2010 - Peter B., Neal C. - Complete
Off The Leash by Mojave Dragonfly reviews
Neal's tracker stops working. Now what do they do? Peter has to watch him while a new tracker can be obtained. Set early in season one.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,251 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 224 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 1/2/2010 - Published: 11/6/2009 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
The Sentence by J. Rosemary Moss reviews
Peter has a few words for Neal Caffrey after the kid hears his sentence. Pre-series one-shot.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 830 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/1/2009 - Neal C., Peter B. - Complete
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Caffrey Vignettes reviews
Short stories set in the Caffrey Conversation AU, in which Peter recruited Neal to be an FBI consultant in December, 2003. Neal traded a confession for immunity and never went to prison. In 2004, Neal connected with several relatives and enrolled in grad school. Each chapter is a stand-alone story.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 21,106 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/10 - Published: 6/1 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B.
Caffrey Aloha reviews
Caffrey Conversation AU in which Neal never went to prison. He joined the FBI as a consultant in late 2003. A year later, his aunt is about to marry Peter's brother, and the Caffreys & Burkes gather in Honolulu for the wedding. And they may thwart a jewel thief. Christmas, New Year's, wedding, fluff. Spoilers for the first 4 seasons & prior stories in the AU.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 32,114 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/9 - Published: 12/26/2015 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B., Mozzie - Complete
Caffrey Disclosure reviews
Although Neal gave a confession for immunity and joined the FBI as a consultant in late 2003, he still has secrets. To catch a predatory businessman and to evade a would-be killer, Neal must disclose some of his secrets and trust Peter more than ever. Caffrey Conversation AU set in 2004, where Neal was never arrested. Friendship, Family, Fathers' Day, Angst
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 44 - Words: 256,122 - Reviews: 223 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 11/28/2015 - Published: 12/28/2014 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B., Mozzie - Complete
Caffrey Conversation reviews
Summary: Pre-series, Peter goes undercover to thwart a museum theft in St. Louis and gets unexpected help from Neal. Peter recruits Neal. Neal is sick and loopy on cold medicine. Warnings: References to alcoholism & child abuse occurring before this story. Spoilers through the middle of season 4. Alternate ending added on request. Pinterest board is now up for this story.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 41,784 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 6/14/2015 - Published: 10/10/2013 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B., Mozzie - Complete
Caffrey Flashback reviews
Neal takes an undercover assignment Peter thinks is too risky and is hurt physically & emotionally. Then they learn the people arrested were the tip of the iceberg. Caffrey Conversation AU in 2004, where Neal was never arrested. Friendship, family, Paternal!Peter, El, Mozzie, June & Byron, Hughes Warning: memories of childhood abuse & angsty hospital scenes. Pinterest board added.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 140,975 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 78 - Updated: 10/19/2014 - Published: 3/30/2014 - Neal C., Peter B., Mozzie, C. Jones - Complete
Caffrey Envoy reviews
When an Air Force general asks to meet Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke is consumed with curiosity. Friendship, family, humor, and a classic car, followed by angst about Neal's childhood. Story #4 in the Caffrey Conversation AU. Spoilers through season 4. Pinterest board is now up.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,649 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Neal C., Peter B., C. Jones - Complete
By the Book reviews
What if Peter recruited Neal as an FBI consultant in 2003? Story #3: Neal's 1st undercover assignment goes awry on New Year's Eve. Sequel to Caffrey Conversation & Choirboy Caffrey. Friendship, angst and H/C. Pre-series Neal, Paternal!Peter, Jones, Mozzie, June, Byron, Elizabeth, Kate. Warnings: asthma, reference to drowning, Spoilers through Season 4. Pinterest board is now up.
White Collar - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 64,132 - Reviews: 92 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 3/9/2014 - Published: 1/1/2014 - Neal C., Peter B., Kate, C. Jones - Complete
Choirboy Caffrey reviews
Pre-series, following the story Caffrey Conversation (in which Peter goes undercover in 2003 and ends up recruiting Neal as a consultant). In this story, Neal makes plans to infiltrate a Christmas concert, and in the process meets someone who could use the FBI's help. Then he has to convince the FBI it's a legitimate case. Spoilers through season 4. Pinterest board is now up.
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,053 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 12/28/2013 - Published: 12/19/2013 - Neal C., Peter B., Elizabeth B., C. Jones - Complete
Written in the Stars reviews
Neal's parents were fans of Star Wars. This is the story of how they met and how their marriage collapsed. Starts as a kid!fic, with a final scene featuring adult Neal set in Season 2. Characters: Neal's parents, Ellen Parker, Neal, Jones, Diana, Peter Spoilers for What Happens in Burma, Forging Bonds, Judgment Day, much of season 4 and the movie The Empire Strikes Back
White Collar - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,748 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 8 - Published: 10/30/2013 - Neal C., James B., Peter B. - Complete
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