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10 May 2007 @ 12:32 pm
Drabble Much Ficlets  
I wrote these pieces for drabble_much and voting is over so I can post them now. The prompt was Angel's in love.

Title: Most Unlikely
by xlivvielockex
Pairing or Main Characters: Angel/Cordelia
Rating: T
Word count: 294 (per RoughDraft)

It was a gradual process, he realized, when he looked back at it. It wasn’t the love at first sight that he had with Buffy. No, this grew slowly, like a bed of embers, until he found it had been fanned into full blown fires of passion.

It shouldn’t have worked. She was tactless, told him exactly what she thought, with no fear at all. She never saw him as a vampire. He was always just Angel. Going from boss, to best friend, and now to lover. She gave him all those titles but never once did she say “This is Angel, he is a vampire.” No, that wasn’t her way. He appreciated her all the more for that.

The warming of his blood, adding dashes of cinnamon, as if she was adding a sprinkling of cocoa to a latte, it didn’t phase her in the slightest. She never flinched at his cold touch. He never saw the revulsion in her eyes when he slipped into his game face. It was a welcomed change. It made it easy to fall in love with her. She accepted him as he was. The man, the vampire, the sinner, the saint, the Scourge, the Champion.

He knew all along. He just didn’t know that he knew. He should have asked himself why it hurt so much when she hurt. Why her forgiveness meant more to him than anything else. Why he fought so hard to bring her back from Pylea. Why he felt the sting of jealousy when he saw Groo. Why he formed a family with her and Connor instead of calling Buffy the moment the boy was born. Why he was scared of her dying.

He knew now. He was in love with Cordelia Chase.

Title: The Greatest Love Of All
by xlivvielockex
Pairing or Main Characters: Angel, Connor (NO pairing)
Rating: T
Word count: 288 (per RoughDraft)

Angel had never felt this way. He had lived for centuries and he knew that he would never feel this way again. His heart swelled and he almost thought that it would beat when he held his infant son. This miracle was something he thought he would never experience. Maybe it was something that he had convinced himself he never wanted since it was an impossibility.

When he was Liam, children were what happened if you weren’t careful with the whores. You figured the girls could take care of themselves and if they came calling, there was no guarantee it was yours. Most of them knew better than to try to hunt down the one man of many that got them in trouble.

As Angelus, his only concern for children was as food. He could, even now, still hear the wails of their cries right before he snapped their tiny little necks or as he drained them dry. They were hardly a meal to be honest. More like an aperitif before the main course of their parents. Their innocence was sweet though.

Now though, as Angel, he had told himself to give up any thoughts of a family. It was more a defensive mechanism so that he would be able to spare himself the hurt. Here he was though, with a yowling child in his arms. His child. And his family downstairs in the hotel lobby.

Whenever he looked into the eyes of his newborn son, he felt a kind of love he never thought possible. It was unconditional, it was innocent, it was the love a father has for his son. It was something that Liam was denied growing up and something Connor would never be denied.
 
 
 
Deb: CA  Alivedamnskippytoo on May 10th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
No, this grew slowly, like a bed of embers, until he found it had been fanned into full blown fires of passion.

Love that line. Utterly perfect description.

I loved them both but, of course, I'm partial to the C/A one. Fabulous job!
Kelly: C/A Breathlessxlivvielockex on May 11th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Use one of your icons to respond here. LOL

Thanks so much for the feedback. You know how much your opinion means to me. I always get a little bit of a charge when a great C/A writer and lover leaves me positive feedback. So thank you. :)
Deb: Cordy Not The Runner Updamnskippytoo on May 11th, 2007 01:59 am (UTC)
Not to go all mutual admiration society on you, but I think you've far surpassed me on the writing scale. Just because I'm an "old" C/A writer doesn't make me a great one. :) You just need to get away from these drabbles and write something with a couple of chapters again!

*That's one of my favorite icons, btw. Glad you liked it.*
Kellyxlivvielockex on May 11th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Shhh, don't tell anyone but I have two bigger C/A stories in the mix. I just haven't had any chance to write them from my outline because of work. One of them is really really dark. S2 Beige Angel dark. The second one is a little more amusing. I am keeping the details of that one under wraps.

And after I finish my June work deadline, ca_atlast, so there. LOL
Deb: Cordy Smile Hugedamnskippytoo on May 11th, 2007 02:14 am (UTC)
I'm whooping it up with that news! I can't wait to read them whatever they are. And ca_atlast will be there whenever you're ready. I don't plan to go away anytime soon. :)
Sarah: Elvisboy_named_susie on May 11th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC)
Hmmm, these look familiar. LOL. (I am so tired, my exams have really wiped me out, look at me giggling at what I just wrote). Anyway, these are fab. I really love the first one, especially the line that Deb pointed out - it's so well written and just a perfect description of how C/A grew. And the Connor one - very sweet. I have to say that I think you're rather silly with the (NO pairing) comment. It's just sad that you have to do that.
Kelly: VM: Weevil Oh Snap!xlivvielockex on May 11th, 2007 03:15 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, and the one that won, was a Connor and Angel story. Along the same lines as mine. And a Spike/Angel one. No surprise there. This is me, rolling my eyes, I know you can't see it, but I am doing it. They are rolling. They rolled right out of my goddamned head.
Sarah: Super Stalkerboy_named_susie on May 11th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC)
Ugh, are you kidding me? Please, tell me you are.
Kelly: Cordy: Bitchxlivvielockex on May 11th, 2007 04:26 am (UTC)
SO not kidding you there. Go over there and check it out. They are all trying to figure out why Angel is so happy and turns out, it isn't Nina, it is cause Spike is buggering him.

I do admit that the Connor and Angel, father and son story was better than mine. I will concede that point.