freecat15: (Passion)
I realized I didn't post the nominated drabble on my journal yet of these days I'm going to go though my stuff and post the few things I posted elsewhere (including haiku and such...) here too. Even if most people on my flist have read it already, it feels...more complete, somehow.
And I'm starting with this.

The double drabble was written for  [ profile] sb_fag_ends. It was inspired by the wonderful banner nmcil12 posted over at Seasonal Spuffy: . Go have a look at it if you haven't already.

Many thanks to the lovely red_satin_doll who beta read it, despite still being half sick.

Title: see me feel me/ touch me heal me
Prompt: Wishful Thinking
Setting: BtVS s6, around DMP
Rating: PG15
Length: 200 words (plus titles)

see me feel me

Her eyes are closed.

He presses a kiss right beside one, a silent plea to open them, but she turns her head. Striving away from him, always away, with every part she doesn’t need connected to him.

At the same time she clamps him with her legs, hard, punishing him instantly for this audacity, making unmistakably clear which part of him she’s here for. Not his lips.

Not on her face at least.


He only thinks her name, softly, tenderly. Needing to be closer to her, but not daring to say it.

He wishes she would see him.

touch me heal me

She can almost hear him say her name, the same tenderness in his voice that she feels in his hands on her body. She tries to flee from it, to move away from him.

Can’t though. Can’t afford to leave this behind. This brief connection to the world, this brief semblance of life.

His kiss beside her eye burns into her, and she feels tears welling up behind her lids. Can’t shed them, of course. Can’t open her eyes. He already knows too much.

Because however she tries to hide, he always sees her.

She’s afraid she could see him too.

(Titles by The Who)

Date: Aug. 11th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] double_dutchess
double_dutchess: (Spuffy Gone lighter)
Yup, still love 'em. Congratulations on the well-deserved nomination!

Date: Aug. 11th, 2016 09:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I saw that you've been nomoinated, too, and with the Angel icon at that :), so right back at ya!
(Only you don't go and brag about it on your journal...)

Date: Aug. 12th, 2016 05:52 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I've been scrolling past this all morning, but finally caved and reread. Hello, feels! It's better than I remember. Definitely worthy of a nomination.

Date: Aug. 12th, 2016 03:18 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I'm happy you caved in if your memory of it wasn't all that good, and glad you like it again :)

Date: Aug. 12th, 2016 07:51 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
That theme... It's strange how deeply that affected me: his struggle to reach her and hers to stay unreachable, it took years and a lot of fic to before that could heal. You've found just the right words to let me feel it once again. Ah - the pain! But believe me, I appreciate it. ;-)

Date: Aug. 13th, 2016 12:08 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It is painful. I'm glad my words affected you... :) It was what happened to me when I watched the banner nmcil made.
Thank you for your words, as always! You know what they mean to me!

Date: Aug. 14th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_1707915: (Chosen2)
Congrats with the nom! These drabbles absolutely deserve it =)

Date: Aug. 15th, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much :) *beams*


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