|What's Love Got To Do With It? (I think it's a 'verse or something)
||[Jul. 9th, 2012|08:23 pm]
So yeah, remember how I mentioned that I was getting kind of into the whole omega!verse thing? ... yeah, I think we all saw this coming.
This is the beginning of my own little White Collar Alpha/beta/omega 'verse. It is my own complicated reaction to finding something both super problematic and super sexy. We'll see how it goes; I have ideas for future parts and am open to suggestions.
Title: What's Love Got To Do With It?
Fandom: White Collar
Pairings: Peter/Elizabeth, Neal/Kate, Neal/Peter (future Neal/Peter/Elizabeth foreshadowed)
Rating: R for non-explicit sexual content
Warnings: mentions of prison violence, alpha/beta/omega dynamics, references to consent issues, abandonment/betrayal, messing with tropes, Infinitely Patient Elizabeth
Summary: beta!Elizabeth isn't going to let a little chemical reaction interfere with her marriage. omega!Neal isn't going to let anyone send him back to prison unclaimed. Alpha!Peter is definitely not in charge here.
AN: Okay I have a lot of feelings about the tropes I'm playing with here, and if you want to bear with me as I tease a whole storyline out of this, you will probably become very much acquainted with those feelings. Suffice to say, please feel free to discuss the problematic aspects of these tropes with me in the comments, because I will very likely agree with you. (special niche warning: if A/b/o fics are your uncritical idfic happy comfort place, I am cool with that, and you might actually enjoy this fic, which is not even really a deconstruction, just a slightly different angle. But you might want to avoid the comments section because critical stuff might happen there.)
The only place where I'm dramatically veering away from the trope is that I'm not using knotting. Not because it isn't hot -- it so is -- but because I can't figure out how to incorporate sex scenes with female Alpha characters while still making knotting a big deal. My failure of imagination there.
( You must understand that the touch of your hand makes my pulse react.Collapse )