POI recs


7 stories for a friend who’s seen Person of Interest up to 2×03, and 1 more because I can’t help it. And at the end, a vid rec.

7 stories. As usual, these are listed in no particular order:

1) Catch a Boat to England, Baby (Maybe to Spain) (4343 words) by leupagus
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, Nathan Ingram, John Reese
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe: Early Meeting

Summary:

The car door opens and one of the soldiers slides in, almost braining Harold with the butt of his gun. “Sorry, sir,” the soldier says, breathless, “I thought you were in the other car — but you weren’t — so I had to jump out and—”

“Who are you?” Harold says, but the soldier’s familiar; the tall one who’d looked embarrassed.

And who still looks embarrassed. “Oh. Sorry, sir. Um. John Harris. Private Harris? I’m your um, assigned unit. Sir.” He sticks out a hand.

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2) Truth is in the Eye of the Beholder (1894 words) by infiniteeight
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese
Additional Tags: POV Original Character, Original Female Character – Freeform, POV Third Person, Unreliable Narrator

Summary:

Dee Dee has been working at this diner for three years, and she likes to make up little stories about her regulars.

Alternately, The progression of Reese and Finch’s relationship from the perspective of a waitress at the diner where they meet in “Judgment” (1×05).

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3) Penetration Testing (8886 words) by Toft
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: John Reese, Harold Finch, Kara Stanton, Mark Snow
Additional Tags: Seduction, Undercover, Suicidal Thoughts, Implied/Referenced Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, abusive working environment

Summary:

The CIA wants to know what Harold Wren is building for Nathan Ingram, so they set a honey trap. They bait it with John Reese.

Recommender’s Note: I would have also tagged this as Alternate Universe

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4) on admin error {execute contingency plan} (3200 words) by Jedi Buttercup
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Joss Carter, The Machine (Person of Interest), Lionel Fusco
Additional Tags: Yuletide 2012, Implied Character Death, Character of Color, Artificial Intelligence, Wordcount: 1.000-5.000

Summary:

Joss had always known, since the very first time she’d engaged with the Man in the Suit instead of just chasing him, how things would eventually come to an end.

Recommender’s Note: The future, as imagined in the early seasons of the show.

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5) Flock Together (1153 words) by galaxysoup
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Reese, Harold Finch, Bear (Person of Interest), Joss Carter, Lionel Fusco
Additional Tags: Crack, Humor, Fluff, Podfic Available

Summary:

Reese has Finch. It’s only fair that Bear gets someone too.

Recommender’s Note: This is cuteness.

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6) Chapter Six: Harold Helps Out (1043 words) by leupagus
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Bear (Person of Interest), Harold Finch, John Reese
Additional Tags: Reading Aloud, Comfort Reading, Insomnia, Late at Night, Late Night Conversations

Summary:

John takes walks, and Harold does the voices.

Recommender’s Note: This is also cuteness.

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7) Technical Support (13651 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese, Joss Carter
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, IT Guy, First Time, Office Romance, Meme of Interest

Summary:

The IFT Plaza security team wasn’t what John would have called the brightest stars in the firmament. (Written for the tech support AU prompt.)

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And one story that I’m reccing even though it requires an AO3 login:

Losing Control (7052 words) (author name not included in this rec bc fic is locked)
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Canon-Typical Violence, Dubcon kissing
Characters: Harold Finch, John Rees
Additional Tags: Non-Consensual Drug Use, Sex Pollen

Summary:

“It’s got to be some messed-up new designer drug,” Carter said.

Recommender’s Note: So there’s a sort of near-miss sex pollen incident, but that’s not the entire story. I have a soft spot for the bit where Finch mentors the young software dudes. (This story isn’t any more spoilery than the stories above.)

[VID] When I Ruled The World (415 words) by astolat
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese, Nathan Ingram, Kara Stanton, Jessica Arndt
Additional Tags: Video, Fanvids, Artist: Coldplay, Viva La Vida, Vividcon, Vividcon Premieres 2013

Summary:

Be my mirror, my sword and shield.

Recommender’s Note: A bit more spoilery than the stories above.

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