Hamartia (the hero’s fatal flaw)

Title:  Hamartia (the hero’s fatal flaw)
Author:  astolat
Fandom:  Person of Interest
Pairing:  Reese/Finch
Rating:  R
Warnings: Minor violence, other character death
Genre: Romance, kid!fic
Word Count:  15,280


“We’re not looking to make friends, Harold,” John said. “We want our neighbors to classify us and then avoid us. Being the scandalous gay couple down the street is a good option.”

Why You Should Read This:

This is the same astolat that wrote a couple of the ‘classic’ Stargate Atlantis stories and she’s done the same magic here.

The number that came up was Leila’s – a two year old that Reese and Finch saved previously. And they immediately realize that Root is probably planning to use Leila to force Harold to give her access to The Machine.

You don’t need to know anything more than that to read this adorable fic where John and Harold are the ‘scandalous gay couple’ in a typical suburban neighborhood… although the scene where the locals come by to try to scare them off while John re-assembles a machine gun on the dining room table is perfect!

It’s two brilliant men brought together to protect a small child where they all find happiness and a future.

Go. Read. Now!


  1. Oh, I wholeheartedly second this rec! I was charmed by the gentle moments of realization, and their efforts at caring for a small child is nothing short of giggle-worthy. This has been bookmarked and is sure to become one of my go-to stories when I need a break from stress.

    Yes, go. Read. Now!

  2. Brilliant written where the situation pulls John and Harold to realise their feelings for one another and their desire to live a life together.

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