November 29th, 2010

Shadar Logoth

Untitled Ficlet

Author: Kairos
Disclaimer: Being vague doesn't make it any more mine.
Summary: Drusilla finds someone to sire to fill the Spike-shaped hole in her life.
Notes: Written on the suggestion/request of staringiscaring, in this thread at buffyquestions. (Thanks!) If I expand this into a real story, I'll repost it; as it is I don't think it's even long enough for a cut. :)

The smell of plaster replaced the smell of blood that had pervaded the street outside the studio. Inside, it was all sketches and wooden tables and compartmentalized tools, just as he had left it the day before. Now, the true art form had been found in the murder of critics and innocents alike, and the two vampires entered the former sanctuary of the artist with a shared style of detached interest. The younger one shook his head in amazement and chuckled softly. “I was a fool,” he said.

His sire said nothing to deny it, but she ran her fingers through the chalky dust on the nearest flat surface and pressed them to his cheek, marking him with white fingerprints as she had done earlier with red ones. “Show me,” she purred. “Show me all that was you.”

He took her hand and led her to a stand against the opposite wall, bearing a large bust that eclipsed the beauty of all the other sculptures in the studio. “It's you,” he said unnecessarily. The woman portrayed could be none other than her; features locked in seductive majesty, hair sweeping wildly over her twisting shoulders. “This is what I wanted you to see. Though now it seems...I was arrogant to even try, to think I could capture you. If I had known what you truly are...”

“Your terror would have eviscerated you. Owl with a mouse, talons in your heart.”

He nodded gravely, studying the white planes of the bust. “After you came to me, I couldn't think of anything else. You were my life already, Drusilla. You are the unholy goddess I was meant for since the moment of my birth. This--” he gestured with disgust at his representation of her face-- “this is not you.”

The vampiress shook her head. “No.” She reached out with both hands and picked up the heavy sculpture as if it weighed no more than a porcelain doll, then lifted it over her head and threw it to the ground. “See,” she said, excitement igniting her eyes even as shattered pieces of her skidded across the floor, “now it's me.”
Shadar Logoth

Wishlist Meme

Snagged from dulcedeusex.

Step One:

Make a post (public, friends locked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love an icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two:

Surf around your friends list to see who has posted their list. Here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

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Wuv you guys. Dreams come true. I'll return your email, I swear...