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[ profile] tresa_cho requested Tamora Pierce femmeslash for this meme (there are still 7 drabbles open, by the way, if anyone wants to request one :D), and I've had a devoted love of Kel/Lalasa since I was a kid.

There are some d/S themes (because that's apparently my new favorite thing), since I tend to write out the naturally dominant and submissive roles when I write sex, and I remembered that Lalasa had that history of abuse (and maybe rape? IDEK, it's been forever since I've read Protector), and Kel has her whole Cold And Emotionless Yamani thing going on. I liked the idea of Kel giving up her control and of Lalasa taking it.

Title: the rest of her here
Rating: R (lightly)
Word Count: ~600
Pairing: Kel/Lalasa
Summary: Kel, for all of her fighting and odd, contained aggression, knows how to handle fragile things.
Warnings: mild sex, mild d/S

Kel, for all of her fighting and odd, contained aggression, knows how to handle fragile things. The sparrows travel the careful planes of her fingers to eat food from her palm, to perch at the dulled curves of her nails. When they’re in a pleasant mood, they let her stroke the feathers at the bend of their thin necks, arching up their backs for her.

She knows how to touch things that are easily broken, and, just sometimes, she knows how to mend them.

Lalasa makes small, pleased noises when Kel presses a hand against the edge of her jaw, leaning farther into the space between their rooms. She lets her arms settle around Kel, thin, bird-boned arms clutching her waist until Kel is backed up against the doorframe. Kisses are strange things, full of vulnerability. When they are done correctly, though, that doesn’t matter.

“Thank you.” Lalasa whispers, into her mouth, then a small, wicked smile close by. “Thank you.”


Neal knows about them, somehow immediately after they figure it out, in that way that Neal’s sort of tool but secretly more perceptive than any of them give him credit for.

“You might have to teach me how to please a woman.” he says, seriously, and she looks at him with wide eyes before she ducks her head and blushes before she can will it away. When she looks up, his eyes have gone sort of soft.

“It’s good.” she murmurs. “With her. It’s easy this way.”

“I would warn you to be careful with her,” Neal says, “but I think you’re the last person I have to tell that to.”

“Yes.” she agrees, then: “You don’t mind?”

“I’m a little disappointed I have two less ladies to potentially swoon over me,” Neal replies, “but you look happy, kid. I mean, you seriously look happy. There are facial expressions and everything.”

All at once, she tries to hide a smile and pull her sleeves down to cover the small crescent bruises that scatter the planes of her wrist, the lines of her hands. She’s pretty sure he only notices the smile, which she can’t hold back anymore.


Lalasa breathes pretty, quiet words against her neck, words that make her blush, three fingers inside of Kel. They haven’t figured out a rhythm yet, and Kel arches up at the same time that Lalasa presses her free hand to a hip, pushing her back down. They are still so new to each other, new to a body with a sudden shock of confidence and a body that lets someone else take over.

After, Lalasa stands up, dresses quietly.

“Is this wrong?” she asks, little girl soft, her voice and skin and curves, twisting her hands together as her skirts settle over her legs, covering them up like Kel doesn’t know what they look like when they’re stretched out bare. Kel blinks up at her from the bed, looks up at all the hope and hesitation. She smiles.

“How could it be?” she whispers, happily.

Kel is used to break traditions.

She can teach Lalasa how.
Music:: Fuck Was I -JOY
Mood:: 'okay' okay
There are 5 comments on this entry. (Reply.)
posted by [identity profile] at 03:29am on 13/05/2009
ohmygod bird metaphors are beautiful. I can't even describe how much I love the phrase "bird-boned arms". (Kel is the daughter of Alanna, right? I only read the Song of the Lioness but now I am going to need mooooore.) Even with an unknown basis, this all feels familiar and comfortable and so hot with so few allusions. Did I mention, so cute.

posted by [identity profile] at 09:37pm on 13/05/2009
Kel is actually just the first girl to try to become a knight after Alanna. She's the main focus of The Protector of the Small series, and Lalasa is her actually lesbian maid/friend/etc.

Thank yooooou. I kind of want to write lesbians for the rest of my life. It's beginning to become a problem.
posted by [identity profile] at 03:03am on 18/05/2009
I actually had read that series, except I think I read them so fast I forgot everything. *rereads*

Lesbians forever is not too much of a problem. :D
posted by [identity profile] at 05:09pm on 13/05/2009
Am I allowed to appear like a creepy stalker and comment on this? (BTW am not actually a creepy stalker; I saw this on a TP comm. Just to clear that up.)

That drabble is so gentle and fragile and generally awesome, it fills me with warmth. I've never considered this particular pairing, my TP femmeslash is always Kel/Aly or Aly/Dove. But you wrote it in a way that made sense, and made me completely believe it.

Just a slight note - Neal is spelled with the a, rather than Neil.
posted by [identity profile] at 09:40pm on 13/05/2009
You can comment on whatever you want. I posted it to [ profile] tammy_drabbles, anyway, so I totally welcome feedback.

Thank you so much! I've always secretly loved this pairing, this is just the first time I've managed to get out why I love them.

(Gosh, I haven't read this series in so long. I'm fixing it now. Thanks again!)


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