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01 February 2009 @ 09:48 pm
Drabble - Landfall  
Hi all. Back from vacation in Mexico. I'll make a photo post soon with all the nifty pictures. In the meantime, a drabble inspired by that beautiful blue Caribbean water.

Title: Landfall
Timing: Post-NFA
Pairing: Spuffy

The upside-down expanse of sea stretches out indefinately, a ribbon of teal filling the sky to the horizon. She wonders why this blue is different from the blue of California, how the frothy emulsion of color makes landfall in its own distinct hue.

The edge and recede of breakers below lends synchronicity to the mouthing crawl between her thighs. Her fist, anchored in the sheets, encounters his arm, plying her legs open, stretched taught and sun-kissed.

The work he does casts her adrift, treading and shivering before the plunge, ensconced by the lapping that rocks her. The swift rhythm makes her head heavy and full; she can hear the echoing thud of her pulse beating in her temples as the blood rushes tempestuously about, scattered and surging in its descent downward.

Neck bared and head lolling, her face pinkens, the golden wall of her hair brushing the tiled floor. There's a catch, a groan, air hissing through teeth when he hitches inside her, a backward step that hurtles her off balance. She holds her breath when the cascade comes. Thrashed in the  rolling breakers, she drifts toward the blue she knows best; Spike's arms her quiet shoal amidst the warring current.


   
 
 
 
xc_runner50xc_runner50 on February 2nd, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
Looks like you has an awesome vacation. Lovely spuffy drabble.
ClawofCat: spuffy porchclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
I did have a great vacation. For all my angsting over the travel plans and accomodations, overall it was a wonderful time.

Glad you enjoyed the drabble. I have this bizarre love for water metaphors (there's so many of them!), so I wanted to see how far I could take that idea.
Caroline: That lovejamalov29 on February 2nd, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
Mexico looks like paradise.

I love your drabble , it brings wonderful sensations.
Thrashed in the rolling breakers, she drifts toward the blue she knows best; Spike's arms her quiet shoal amidst the warring current. Oh yes.
ClawofCat: coc spuffyclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:21 pm (UTC)
Mexico looks like paradise
That picture is from the window just outside our room on our last day there. The water was really that breath-taking. For most of our stay, though, it was overcast or partly-cloudy.

I love your drabble , it brings wonderful sensations.
I love water metaphors. When I saw this picture, I knew I just had to write a little something.
Rebcake: hellorebcake on February 2nd, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
I hope you had a good time. It certainly looks scrumptious. Your Spike is as enduring as the sea. Lovely.
ClawofCat: coc bw spuffyclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I did have a good time! There were a few problems with reservations we had for an excursion, but it got worked out. More on that when I post the pictures.

Your Spike is as enduring as the sea. Lovely.
One day I should really write one of these Spuffy drabbles from Spike's perspective. I'm always inclined to do it from Buffy's POV. It's easier for me to write the female characters.
KSena: MeSkullsBlinkBYjovi_diva@wickpixgraphicskseenaa on February 2nd, 2009 08:23 am (UTC)
Oh, that was an awesome drabble. :-) Very well done! :-D And you seem to have had one awesome vacation to!
ClawofCat: spikesmilesclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it.

Yeah, vacation went pretty well. I got to see some really beautiful sights but, best of all, learned a lot about the Mayan culture and got to interact with all sorts of neat sealife. More to come when I post the pictures.
Shapinglightshapinglight on February 2nd, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Nice to se eyou back. Looks like your holiday was very inspiring.
ClawofCat: knowing faceclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I'd say it's good to be back, except... you know, it's snowy and cold!

Looks like your holiday was very inspiring.
Heh, i'm not sure that I have much more fic in me based off of Mexico, but it was refreshing. Relaxing would be stretching it. Gus and I were out and about nearly the whole time. I'm not the "sit on the beach and stare" sort. I like sightseeing. I have some great pics of the pyramids at Chichen Itza. I'll get them up soon so you guys can see. Very impressive!
hello_spikeyhello_spikey on February 2nd, 2009 02:38 pm (UTC)
zooomg major drool of pure jealousy!

Welcome back to winter, babe. :D

oh that water looks so blue and clear and.... siiiiigh.... *yearns*
ClawofCat: giddyclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Hee. I always feel jealous of people's vacations. I want to go everywhere. This was the first time I was down in the Caribbean area, and it's pretty amazing seeing that water. It really is that blue. Like, toothpaste aqua. Another perk is that it's not too far by plane and it's cheap, so yay.

Welcome back to winter, babe. :D
Ugh, don't I know it. I'm watching all the confetti-like flakes that are coming down right now. It looks like New Year's all over again.
Sotiassddgr on February 2nd, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
I loved the drabble and am now trying to regain my normal color after seeing your pics, because green doesn't become me :D
ClawofCat: smugclawofcat on February 3rd, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
green doesn't become me
LOL. Too cute. The Meditaranean is very fetching, though! I remember the water being very beautiful when I was in Greece.

More pics soon. The pyramids there are just as impressive as the ocean.
shawty got flava like a peach lifesaveronly_passenger on February 2nd, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
your vocabulary, and ability to use it in such a way that is sophisticated, but not pretentious--or difficult to read--impresses me often in your writing, as it does here. this is a lovely snapshot.

you look amazing in that picture.
ClawofCat: faith holiday lightsclawofcat on February 4th, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
I use big words gooood. And ride the special bus. But, yes, pleased that you liked this. I just whipped it up in maybe 10 minutes with the thought, after I read it, that it was in fact terribly pretentious. I'm glad it didn't come off that way. It was mostly me trying to cram as many lovely water metaphors into as few words as I could.

you look amazing in that picture.
Thank you! I really like it, too. The key? Strategic shadows that make my A cups look majorly booby and my slightly flub belly disappear. Haha!
louise39: Spuffy YES dream kisslouise39 on February 2nd, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Beautiful scenery and the color is fabulous!!

Delighted that your vacation inspired an evocative spuffy drabble. Spike's arms her quiet shoal Ahh...
ClawofCat: buffy smileclawofcat on February 4th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
I know. The pic really captures it, too. No filters or effects. It was that blue!

Delighted that your vacation inspired an evocative spuffy drabble.
Hee. Yeah, that and watching a crapload of Blue Planet! Only a week until Planet Earth arrives... yes!
eowyn_315eowyn_315 on February 2nd, 2009 08:57 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you back! I was starting to worry you'd been kidnapped by Mexicans.
ClawofCat: Buffy just a girlclawofcat on February 4th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Well, there was that whole thing with the drug cartel, but the less said about it the better.

I had a lovely time. I'll put together a little narrative with pics about my adventures this weekend. Mayan pyramids for the win!
mere ubu: s/b love kissmere_ubu on February 2nd, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC)
Ooh, you brought back the best souvenir of all: fic! Gorgeous stuff, and I can certainly see how that landscape would be inspirational. I especially love that last line.

P.S. You are a cutie patootie, yes you are. ;)
ClawofCat: faithsmileclawofcat on February 4th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Yes, I imagined that Buffy was laying upside on the bed in our room looking at that pretty landscape. Also, clearly delirious from the blood rushing to her head and Spike working his magic down below. Lucky Slayer! They'll be more pics this weekend (of Mayan pyramids!) when I have the time to write up a report of my Mexican adventures. We did some pretty cool things!

P.S. You are a cutie patootie, yes you are. ;)
Why, thank you. I was going for "fierce," but I'll take "cutie patootie."
servus_a_manuservus_a_manu on February 3rd, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
Mmm, lyrical and smooth. I need to go back to bed.
ClawofCat: tara willowclawofcat on February 4th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
*pets you* Sleepy. Night. *tucks you in*
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Edited at 2009-03-09 02:35 am (UTC)