Disclaimers: If they were mine, I'd make sure they'd stop making
silly mistakes around Slayers.
Spoilers: Follows FfL canon. Mostly. My timing's probably shot
Summary: Snapshots of a slower death.
Ratings Note: NC-17 for blood, sex, and caning.
Author's Note: I've been brooding on A/S for a while now...
something in Jessica's Who Sired Spike manifesto just set me off,
I suppose. <g>
Acknowledgments: To Kita, who has been the most persistent
about asking, and was kind enough to audience. <g>
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This new life, I'm practically soaring. My God, I've never felt
such freedom, or perhaps I did, once, but the fevers came and
took father and left me rather sickly and weak. I admit that I
hoped the change would make me over into something as
hulking as my grandsire, but I know that's foolish now. It's
not a change, it's a declaration to stay the same forever.
Or, I'm bloody well trapped in this scrawny carcass, eh?
Drusilla is a goddess. My Goddess. I can claim that possession,
though Darla would surely laugh, and Angelus...
It's when I smile at the thought of Angelus' reaction that I
know this is all going perfectly. I don't think it's the demon,
whatever the lore says. All that oral tradition smacks of
foreigners, barbarians. No, I feel no demon but what was in
my own heart all along. Freedom, and. A taste.
Angelus likes nothing better than to toff it all around the
mortals. Ponce it. No, wait. Fairy?
I don't know. I just know that even as I do my best to escape
the society I was bred for, Angelus craves it. Bloody weak is
what it is. I don't think it's very intelligent to be so obvious
about what it is you didn't have a mortal, but then, I'm in no
place to talk, now am I?
Drusilla, my sweet Dru. The turn of her ankle, the raven dark
sweep of her hair. The. Her breasts are firm, upturning and
sweet to my senses. And no whore could be more talented
with her sex. I want to dance her naked around my mother,
but then, I've already killed her.
Darla and Drusilla teamed to punish me. I hesitated at using
my full strength on them, but now I doubt it would have done
any good if I had. Darla caned me, and Drusilla cleaned the
blood from my wounds.
When there were done I was spent, sated. Wrung out as a
damp rag, and when I finally opened my eyes, Angelus was
right in front of me, smirking as he does.
We hunted as a family, this our last night in Vienna. Blocked
the exits and turned a grand party of some minor duke into a
charnel house. The stink of it was everywhere, metal enough
to ring in my skull, chime and twist and sting there.
I lay with Dru on the still-soft corpses of dowagers, all in a
row so neat. She howled with it and scratched me bloody.
The next day I dressed her hair with pink-washed pearls, and
did a terrible job that Drusilla professed to love just the same.
I sat in a public -- in a pub all night, amid the stench of. Piss
and bitter ale. The voices were rich and heavy and loud with
drink and good cheer. Two men who'd walked in arm in arm
wound up brawling by the time the aging bawd kicked her
shoes off, heedless of her hose. I broke up the fight by
smashing their heads in.
I devoured the bawd, her wet, stinking hose staining my shins as
I held her up in the air.
She tasted like sex.
Bloody. Bloody hell. Bloody hell!
I don't think I'm mad enough for that one, yet. The only
moderately annoying part of my day is Angelus, really, and he
spends most of his time with Darla.
He spends most of his time so far up her skirts you'd think he
was trying to move in. Suits him. Big baby in short queues and
a better class of hose than most of the lordlings here. Milan.
Wherever. It's all the same. All we see is the perfumed and
marble-dressed parts of the world. Darla's just as obsessed
about that as Angel, if not more.
Drusilla is... well, she's deranged. I've given up on waiting for
her to pull out of it.
There's an ache inside where I thought I'd never feel, something
between rage and. Love.
Something bright, oh yes, crushed by Angelus. Bloody. Hell.
I think I've made one too many comment about Angel's face
and Darla's arse. All right, I bloody well know it. He's got me
chained in a corner so I can watch what he does with his 'girl.'
My Queen, beaten and chased around and around this draughty
old castle -- wherever Drusilla is, her heart was not for pain this
It's why he's doing it.
I tried to stop him.
I'm sitting in a congealing pool of me own blood. I'm screaming
inside like William.
My cock is hard as stone.
Later, Drusilla drinks freely from Angelus, to speed her healing.
When I come to her for her own, she slaps me down to the
Naughty child. Naughty, foolish boy to displease Daddy.
Angelus laughs so hard he has to lean against a wall to keep
from falling. I practically crawl my way through a "hunt," and
drain something too scabrous and encrusted with filth to be called
When I heal, when Darla and Angelus are off shagging in yet
another convent or fuck-all, I beat Drusilla with my belt, and then
with the cane, and then I drain her nearly dry.
She weeps with joy, and spreads her legs wide for me.
It's not right.
It felt incredible but it's not *right*.
I'm still a bloody tosser.
When Angelus returns, she's still sprawled in her own blood --
on Angelus' bed, of course. Tch. That silk will never be the
He's grinning as he takes me in hand, takes me by the throat
and shakes me like a terrier. I could fight back, but. I want to
He teaches me.
With the brand, and the sacrament, and. His cock.
I'd seen ones other than my own, of course, but not many. I'd
never tasted one.
He tastes like nothing against the pain, but I feel him all
through me. His hands are huge and powerful, holding my head
in place. He rapes my mouth, and then my arse. Holds me apart
and splits me like a skull, like ripe fruit.
I don't feel ripe. I feel tight and hard and not ready. I scream,
and I weep, but best of all I curse. Strings of it, ropy and thick
as his essence. Nonsensical ravings of drunken sailors. Bloody
It's daily for a while. Twice on Sunday, right? It's no joke.
Angelus is enjoying myself, enjoying that I'll heal virginal every.
Single. Bloody. Time. Not like Drusilla, who died ravaged.
Not like Darla, whose airs I've recognized in the better class
of trollop, owned by the merchants or the lordlings out of
favor. I know her. I know who she is. I scream that, too as he
pounds into me. As he *fucks* me, bent over a splintering
wooden crate, hands tied behind me back. The rope scratches
My shoulders scream out of socket.
And all I can think about is the blood running down my thighs,
and if it tastes as good to him as it feels to me.
Bloody pouf can't get enough of my arse.
He beats me today instead of fucking me. I have an empty ache
where the flesh seems permanently, slightly torn. I miss his
I lose myself in the splatter of me own blood on Darla's cheek
as Angelus rears back for another swing.
I lose myself in the hunger in my Queen's eyes as she writhes
unconsciously, envious of Daddy's attentions.
Angelus allows her to lick me clean.
My orgasm is explosive.
He lets me alone now, or rather he doesn't beat, rape, or beat
*and* rape me at the same time. He teaches me everything
Drusilla hasn't. About letting the rage build until it's just a calm
white flame. About using the flame to make art.
Me, I'm not so interested in the tears, but I learn by watching.
His moves, the things he uses to win.
I'm free to do with Drusilla as I please, and I take her little
brown arsehole and dream of spurting cocks and my ass and
my mouth and I turn to killing boys for a bit.
And big, hulking Irishmen.
I know he's got me, I bloody well *watched* him do it, and
I'm brassed beyond all bloody belief, but you know, I can't help
but admire him for it a bit. I've always believed in giving an
artist his due, after all, and he's big enough to not even pretend
to refuse me when I go to him, begging his bloody fucking
When he's through with me, he straps and buckles a carved
wooden phallus to Darla, who mounts me with just as much,
if not more brutality than Angelus.
Drusilla goes at Darla with it.
I'm in love.
There's no change, of course, in the way we relate to each other,
Angelus and I. He teaches me when he feels like it, or when he
feels like making me look a fool. He fucks me when he chooses.
I spill for him every time.
I curse his name while I do it.
Every inch of my skin knows his fist.
The better bits know his cock.
And the funny part is he thinks he owns me now.