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04 December 2009 @ 07:42 pm
Blood Ties Fic: Lay to Rest  
Written for varietypack100 Multi-Fandom Challenge
Emma DeMarais VarietyPack100 Prompt Table
Crossposted to bloodtiesfic

Title: Lay to Rest
Pairing/Characters: Henry, Vicki
Rating: PG13
Spoilers: Season 1
Summary: Prompt - Smell
Notes/Warnings: Read the disclaimer on my LJ

"I think I found something..."

Henry looked up from the book in his hand and stopped when he realized Vicki had fallen asleep on his couch. After two days of being up non-stop she'd finally dropped off and he didn't want to disturb her even if it meant giving up the rest of their night together. The case wasn't going anywhere tonight - much as Vicki might have wanted it to - and Henry agreed with Mike on one matter, which was that Vicki needed to take better care of herself.

Setting the book down, he pulled a throw out and laid it over her, gently removing her glasses and putting them aside. This close to her he could hear her heart beating preternaturally loud and smell the sweet blood that coursed through her veins. The memory of it on his lips stirred him, fueling his need.

He leaned down to tuck her in, indulging in the scent of her, inhaling closer than she'd ever allow if she were awake. His fingertips grazed over her loose hair, brushing it away from her face, the scant contact with her skin so tantalizing he had to pull his hand away to keep himself from seeking more.

She tossed and turned in her sleep and he whispered soothingly to her. "Rest now. Live to fight another day."

Then he rose and headed into his bedroom.

He had his own demon to fight, his own desire to lay to rest - in private.

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Emma DeMaraisemmademarais on December 18th, 2009 10:33 pm (UTC)
That actually sounds like a good idea! I'm rewatching the old Miracles episodes right now, but I may have to rewatch some Blood Ties afterwards. :-)

I know someone who just took up True Blood and she's not raving over it so I'm less tempted to try it now.
Michellevamp_ress on December 18th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
I recapped the first season in my LJ, so if you're interested, have a look. My biggest problem is the fact that they turned adorable book characters into total idiots on the show. I neither like Sookie nor Bill nor Tara. I adore Erid, but he has too little screentime:( And I definitely need some "Blood Ties" afterwards, for the simply fact that the show has eyecandy and isn't trying so hard - with "True Blood" I'm always under the impression they're out to shock me, unfortunately it isn't working.