Tag Archives: Harold Finch/John Reese

Fealty by astolat

Title:  Fealty
Author:  astolat
Fandom:  Person of Interest
Pairing: John/Harold
Rating: NC-17
Warnings:  Torture, neither explicit nor intense
Genre:  Angst, Hurt/Comfort, First Time, Action/Adventure
Word Count: 9567


While searching for a kidnapped Reese, Harold hears his interrogation and realizes something important about their relationship.

 Why You Should Read This:

In an ideal world, fealty is given with an assumption of responsibilities on both sides.  Harold gives John what he has always needed, what can heal him.

Astolat has been writing POI stories for a while now, several of which have already been recced here because Astolat is frigging brilliant and we all know that.  The level of prose  is…  Well, just look:

He had wondered for some time now how the CIA had broken John so badly… . But this was how, of course. Layers of tarnish deliberately slopped over every ideal, telling him that he could do nothing to help others but the most ugly and banal work, that his hands could make nothing of value but murder.

So, yeah, astolat is brilliant.  This story, though.  This one took an  approach that is a fairly obvious extension of the canon dynamic and made it just beautiful.  Just gloriously, sweetly beautiful.

Conflict of Interest by managerie

Title:  Conflict of Interest
Author:  managerie
Fandom:  Person of Interest,  Starsky and Hutch
Pairing:  John/Harold, Starsky/Hutch
Rating:  NC-17
Warnings:  Explicit sex, Mention of past attempted non-consensual sex,  Unusual sexuality
Genre:  Crossover, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Drama, Romance, Action/Adventure,
Word Count: 78,066


John and Harold have a new “number”, one David Starsky,  Captain at the 68th Precinct in Brooklyn, a job he began after a sterling career in the Los Angeles Police Department.  His partner Ken Hutchinson moved to New York with him and is now a City Councilman.  Hutch doesn’t know about the death threats that Starsky has been getting.

Why You Should Read This:

This is an interesting and fairly complicated  bit of writing.  I admit it didn’t hook me at first, in spite of my long love affair with Starsky and Hutch.  I almost  quit after the first page or so and that would have been unfortunate, because within a few more pages I was really enjoying it.

It’s a good action/adventure. The author brings a lot of the old S&H stories into the future very well.  It’s a genre that I have been finding very appealing lately, though I have no name for it.  It is loosely “Old heroes have been together a long time and still love each other both emotionally and sexually”.  Maybe I like it because I am old myself.

The other aspect is the love story between John and Harold.  It’s… a little weird.   John, it seems, is madly in love, finds Harold’s “not-good-looks” and his small, disabled body very attractive, and actually masturbates to thoughts of finding Harold’s house and being welcomed home.  Harold is also enamored, but past traumas have led to some fairly serious intimacy issues and he is still a virgin.   The author treats this situation with empathy.   It’s an interesting story line intermixed with a nice bit of action and the appeal of a long-term love affair.  I liked it quite a bit.

A Really Private Person by astolat

Title: A Really Private person
Author: astolat
Fandom: Person of Interest.
Pairing(s):  Finch/Reese
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None
Genre: Alternate Universe,  Pre-apocolypse, Romance, Angst, First Time
Word Count: 18, 891

The end of the world started on a Wednesday in March.

Why You Should Read This:

astolat is one of my favorite authors and she writes wonderful POI fics. This is one of my all time favorite POI stories. I’m not going to say much because I don’t want to give anything away.  Harold and Reese have to work together to stop the end of the world and to do so they have to do things that make them both very uncomfortable. This story is intense and it held my attention completely.  The author does a really good job of making the coming apocalypse believable within the Person of Interest universe. Read it! It’s just so good.