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03 November 2008 @ 10:09 pm
Severed and Sewn (1/1)  

Wouldn't you know it? I go to work on Bangel and I get my first Fuffy!

Title: Severed and Sewn
Author: ClawofCat
Timing: Post-NFA
Rating: R
Pairing: Faith/Buffy, implied B/S and B/A
Warnings: Sexual situations
Summary: Buffy, suffering from insomnia, reflects on the evening that she and Faith mourned the passing of Angel and Spike.

A/N: My first femmeslash fic. For[info]only_passenger, who likes the girl sex. Consider this an early bday present, since I’m not sure I can manage to get the Catwoman fic written in time. Beta’d by[info]eowyn_315.

Sturdy, still Angel lacked that kinetic quality of life that Spike had in spades… spades and hearts and clubs, weapons, poker, and bourbon. He could shuffle her like any deck, bringing up a new face but never a matched pair. Collapse )
writerwanabe: BuffyAndFaithwriterwanabe on September 8th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
just wow
that was amazing and sorrowful. enough said.
ClawofCat: Buffy love cryclawofcat on September 8th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
Re: wow
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. This one is definately a tear jerker. I'm actually working on a sequel for a ficathon in November, so they'll be some more Buffy/Faith/Angel in the future.

BTW, if you don't mind my asking, how did you come across this fic?
writerwanabewriterwanabe on October 18th, 2009 02:55 pm (UTC)
Re: wow
Of course. That is what readers should do when they like something. And I loved it.

I do not recall how I came across it though. Did you post on one of the Buffy/Faith or Buffy femslash groups maybe?
yourlibrarianyourlibrarian on October 29th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
Wonderful story premise. And how poignant:

That’s Angel, Faith said, scrawling his name across the slippery plastic
ClawofCat: fuffy windclawofcat on October 31st, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. This story is very special to me and one of my favorite pieces.
Shelbyhostile_666 on February 10th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Really amazing. And very believable.
The tattoo was cute too.
Great writing ^^
ClawofCat: faithsmileclawofcat on November 26th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Apologies for the ridiculously belated reply, but thanks for kind words! This fic just got nominated for an award, so I came back to look at it and realized I never responded =/
wawawenchwawawench on October 3rd, 2010 04:22 am (UTC)
Just have to say, this is the most beautiful fic I've read in, well, ever. Your use of imagery was incredible. You had me cryin'.

Absolutely amazing. :)
ClawofCat: faith holiday lightsclawofcat on November 26th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, high praise indeed. Thank you for the lovely feedback. I do love writing angsty material, so if reading it inspired tears than my goal was accomplished. Most of my work is really image dense. If you like Faith,you might try reading "By A Thread" on my sidebar. It's Faith/Angel. Also lots of lovely imagery.

And apologies for the belated response!
Stephanie: Buffy - Buffy/Faithladycallie on February 24th, 2011 11:12 pm (UTC)
This is gorgeous. The sorrow, the quietness, that feeling of nothing and everything, is so easily felt. The parallels Buffy and Faith share and the graceful way you show them, is truly wonderful. Saving this and also reccing on my tumblr.
ClawofCat: fuffy kiss meclawofcat on February 25th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, once again, for your lovely comment and the rec. I'm glad that all of those conflicting and commplimentary emotions in Buffy and Faith came across effectively. This was a very special fic for me to write and the response to it over the years has been so wonderful. It makes me really miss writing these girls.

RE: the quietness of the story. Silence in writing has always really fascinated me. It's easier to do in a visual medium like film rather than writing, but it carries weight, adds a solemnity.

For a fic that utilizes silence, you might try my Spuffy shot "Acts of Contrition" - http://clawofcat.livejournal.com/36088.html.
Kiki Maykikimay on December 22nd, 2011 11:34 am (UTC)
Beautiful and sad atory.
I love the way you wrote it, so evocative and nostalgic. The image of Buffy's body under Faith's hands is sensual as hell.
ClawofCat: hotchicksclawofcat on November 5th, 2012 04:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. This is one of my favorite fics, and I'm glad it's still being read and enjoyed all these years later.

This was a very image rich fic with one memory and metaphor just flowing into the next. I loved constructing it, painting the scene.

Slayers lead such hard lives. It's all they know. The sensuality and gentleness they display here juxtaposed with the realities of their lives and the violent physicality they endure is, I think, what makes this encounter so powerful for them on top of the grief they feel.