Title: i’ll pretend my heart’s not on fire if you steal my true love’s name
Fandom: Person of Interest
Warnings: Alpha/Omega with concurrent consent issues
Genre: Alternate Universe, Alpha/Beta/Omega, Angst, Romance
Word Count: 11,830
“You know I can smell it on you,” Detective Carter says after her speech about helping hands and self-punishment. “You’re an Alpha.”
Why You Should Read This:
In many ways this is like a lot of John/Harold stories, in which they must learn to trust each other. But in this case we have the added dimension of the Alpha/Beta/Omega trope. If you are not familiar with this trope, look it up. The basic A/B/O idea has inherent consent issues that I think are handled very well in this story. Neither John or Harold want to take advantage of the overwhelming power of their instincts. There is a warmth in their feelings for each other, even when those instincts are given full range, that leaves a nice feel over the whole story.