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08 June 2010 @ 08:56 pm
The Good Wife - Of Whims and Tattoos  
Title: Of Whims and Tattoos
Author: clair_de_lune
Characters: Alicia/Kalinda
Category: Femslash
Rating: R
Word Count: ~ 820
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: “I wouldn’t have thought a woman like you would have something like that.”
Author’s Note: Written for [community profile] kink_bingo (my card). Thanks to badboy_fangirl for the beta.


Kink/prompt: This is for “tattoos/tattooing”.


Kalinda comes to a halt the instant she sees it.

It’s sizzling hot outside and it’s Sunday. Both reasons why Alicia isn’t wearing her usual respectable attire of fitted suit, high heels and straight hair. Apparently, when she has to work on sizzling hot Sundays, Mrs. Florrick whips out loafers, light slacks and a tank top that’s just half an inch too short to be one hundred percent decent. Damn tank top rides up her waist each time she raises her arms to grab or put back in place the files nestled on the top shelf of the archives rack. And then, there’s the hair: curly and out of control. It’s funny and endearing in its rarity – the only times Kalinda has seen something out of control in Alicia’s appearance was the couple of times she almost got her drunk.

But it doesn’t stop at the clothes and the hair. Kalinda has made no comment about them, but this...

Pink and black whirls on pale skin. “You have a tattoo?”

... this, she can’t overlook.

She tips her head back to look up at Alicia, who’s perched up on a small stepladder. The other woman turns around on herself, hands on her hips hiding de facto any hints of black and pink ink. She arches an eyebrow in a defiant way that makes Kalinda smirk.

“I wouldn’t have thought a woman like you would have something like that.”

“A woman like me?”

“Mm. You know. A woman like you. Buttoned-up.” Alicia doesn’t even pretend to be offended. “What was it? Girls’ night out? Lost bet?”

“Whim.”

“You shouldn’t get a tattoo on a whim,” Kalinda chides. Her voice is too low. She can hear it. Alicia certainly can hear it too. It’s ridiculous what a bit of pink and black ink on pale skin is doing to her. “It’s serious business. Marking your body forever.” She licks her bottom lip, fast and discreet, but not fast and discreet enough obviously, since Alicia’s eyebrow goes a bit higher. “Let me see it?”

Alicia only marks a short hesitation, aware this is not friendly banter anymore, maybe never has been. Her tan slacks are pushed down a few inches, revealing more pale skin, the elastic band of white silk panties, and a small rose on the curve of her hip. Nothing original, nothing extraordinary, but still the contrast with the too well-behaved Mrs. Florrick and the almost-hidden-but-not-quite spot where the tattoo rests gets to Kalinda.

A couple of steps forward and she can encase Alicia’s hips in her hands. Alicia is at the perfect height on her stepladder, Kalinda just needs to crane her neck a bit. Her lips and tongue find the teasing tattoo, latch on it, lick and suck on it. Alicia gasps and sways under the assault, one hand gripping a shelf to steady herself, the other one stealing to the back of Kalinda’s head.

Not enough. The tattoo is nice and good, but quickly, it makes Kalinda hungry for more. She drags Alicia down her perch roughly, both of them laughing when Alicia stumbles and Kalinda needs to help her straighten up. They lean against each other and Kalinda, who’s not prone to begging, almost says, “Please,” and “Just once.” Maybe she actually says it aloud because Alicia nods her head.

They don’t kiss on the mouth. Somehow, Kalinda knows Alicia won’t let her go there, and she doesn’t even bother trying. Better to focus on what she can have for sure: Alicia’s hands cupping her breasts, sliding down her back and lower; her mouth in her cleavage; her breath hot and moist on her skin. Kalinda undoes the button and the zipper of the tan pants to have better access – Alicia raises no protest – and lays the palm of her hand on the tattoo.

“You have an ink fetish?” Alicia asks with amusement and tenderness in her voice.

“None I was aware of.” She draws circles on the rose with her thumb, all the while walking Alicia backwards until her shoulders hit the rack and its dusty files. They’re going to need support here. Kalinda’s legs feel unsteady beneath her and Alicia is already clinging to her.

Under the clean scent of soap and perfume, Alicia smells of musk and sweat. Arousal. It twists Kalinda’s guts. She wants to breathe her in, lick her, taste her. She settles for nuzzling her neck while Alicia’s hand slips under her short skirt and between her thighs.

“You don’t have to...” she offers without conviction.

“No, I don’t,” Alicia agrees. “But I don’t think you’d want me to stop now, would you?”

* *

A few minutes later, still breathless and flushed from her orgasm, she’s on her knees before Alicia; her mouth trails up the leg of the other woman. With a complicit smile, Alicia guides Kalinda’s fingers into her white panties and redirects her mouth towards the tattoo on her hip.

-End-
 
 
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
 
 
 
Michelle: [WW] Love at first sightmisicka47 on June 9th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
:D Ah Alicia, you mysterious woman!

Loved the story, characterization on the spot and beautifully written! I can never get enough of Alicia/Kalinda. <3
Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on June 10th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
She's not as mysterious as Kalinda, but she has her moments ^__^
Thanks for the kind comment!
tokenblkgirl: The Good Wifetokenblkgirl on June 9th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Very, very nice. Lovely characterization as always and the playfulness between them was such an excellent touch. I really enjoyed this. :)
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on June 10th, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot :D
Playfulness was fun to write - good to know it was fun to read.
f e r r i: [people] → archie: cherry blossom lipsalex_kingston on June 10th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
That was incredibly hot! Thank you!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 10th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
*fans you a bit* Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for reading and commenting :)

Edited at 2010-06-10 07:51 pm (UTC)
Andi Torak: good wife is so slashytorak303 on June 10th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
As well as being ridiculously hot, this still manages to be kind of sad with Kalinda knowing there are places she just can't go with Alicia. Wonderfully done
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 10th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
The bitter-sweetness of getting what you want, but not all of it... Poor Kalinda.
Thanks a lot for the feedeback. I'm happy you liked this :D
zep1980zep1980 on June 10th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Well done. Always glad to see new TGW fic.
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 11th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
And I'm glad I finally wrote a little TGW something again - it had been a while.
Thank you :D
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Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on June 11th, 2010 07:16 pm (UTC)
You never know what's hidden beneath that smooth façade, huh? :-p
Thanks for the read and the comment!
kalinda_smithkalinda_smith on June 11th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
All kinds of naughty :)
Yep. Very very naughty. That ink fetish line fills my head with bad good thoughts.
I swear I don't know how you manage to write Alicia and Kalinda getting it on while keeping them so much in character! And you know what? I don't even want to know how you do it as long as you keep doing it :D
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 11th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: All kinds of naughty :)
Bad good thoughts? You mean, like Kalinda lingering on the tattoo? Or thoroughly looking for more tattoos? Or showing Alicia her tattoos? :-p

I'm glad you liked it and enjoyed the characterization. I'll do my best to keep it up ;) Thanks a lot for commenting.
kalinda_smith: Confusedkalinda_smith on June 12th, 2010 03:53 am (UTC)
Re: All kinds of naughty :)
Bad good thoughts? You mean, like Kalinda lingering on the tattoo? Or thoroughly looking for more tattoos? Or showing Alicia her tattoos? :-p

Okay, now you're going to have to write a whole series about the tattoos or you're just a tease! :-p
I've been wondering if Kalinda has ink. Which just means I spend too much time thinking about her ;)
She seems too controlled but she has to have something to show for that rebellious youth, right?

And the characterization... It's so hard to write for these characters and I just admire how you can make them so stuff we'll never see them do in the show and you can give Alicia a tattoo and make it just totally believable and in tune with who they are on the show.

thanks for writing

Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC)
Re: All kinds of naughty :)
*sighs* In this case, I'm afraid I'm a tease ;-) But if I ever have the inspiration/idea/whatever, I'll definitely bring up the tattoo, and Kalinda's fetish for it, again.

She seems too controlled but she has to have something to show for that rebellious youth, right?
Indeed. The weird thing about this ficlet is that I do think that, from the two of them, Kalinda is the more likely to have a tattoo. Yet, I didn't even consider it before starting to write, and I tattooed Alicia right away. Go figure.

It's so hard to write for these characters
They intimidate me a bit - just as The West Wing's characters used to - so I safely stick to rather light and simple stories...
kalinda_smith: Pilotkalinda_smith on June 14th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Re: All kinds of naughty :)
In this case, I'm afraid I'm a tease ;-)
Heh, I knew it :D That's ok, my imagination is fired up as it is. :p

I tattooed Alicia right away. Go figure.
Alicia HAD to be young too, right. I mean, not like Kalinda was, probably, but there were springbreaks and rebellious moments, I'm sure... or whimsical moments anyway ;)

They intimidate me a bit - just as The West Wing's characters used to - so I safely stick to rather light and simple stories...

It doesn't show and that's what matters. Just like TWW, the characters are complex and very unique so I can see why they would be intimidating. I've been trying to write a full fic more months but I get stuck everytime I try to really get into their heads. I'm sure the reruns and summer frustration should get me going at some point but it is nerve-wracking to try and get them right.

And you know what? Light and simple is good :D
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 11th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I have got such a grin on my face right now. Lovely work.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on June 11th, 2010 07:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much. I love that it made you grin *g* Happy you enjoyed it!
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 11th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
Oh I really did... now I'm gonna dig for more stuff in your files. So yeah, expect a buttload of comments.
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on June 11th, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
By all means, dig! I haven't written a lot of TGW fics, but you should find a couple of Alicia/Kalinda stories :)
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 11th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
I found one... that I'd read already. Ooops.
Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
lol, then you've probably gone through most, if not all, of my Alicia/Kalinda stash ;)
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 13th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Does that mean I have to beg for more?
bsofthewestbsofthewest on June 11th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
Funny you should pick this subject. I am thinking of "marking" a big BDay coming up with a tat. Was thinking of the right place...could be it. This fic makes me recall the second to the last episode, I think, when Alicia straight out asks Kalinda if she is gay, and K changes the subject. They have so much chemistry together. Next season, perhaps (in our dreams). You have captured that magic and the strength of their attachment.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! I really enjoy their relationship and I'm delighted if this little story feels true to it.

Happy tattooing ;)
loopyallie: pic#98754103loopyallie on June 11th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
Alicia's not so prim and proper... ;) lol!

God that was a delicious helping of a story! You write them so well in character! Thank you!
Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
She may have a couple of naughty little secrets ^__^

Thanks so much for reading and commenting!
winstontawinstonta on June 12th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
I think with the combination of just finishing some grad school homework and the drink I've been nursing for the past half hour, adding this fic just made my brain shut down. In such a fantastically great way. You and the fic rock :)
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
lol, as long as long as shutting down brains is a good thing... I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting :)
demoka: xenagabrielledemoka on June 12th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
omag! XP This was deliciously sinful! XP It was hot, sexy, mysterious, fun, and yeah, bittersweet. Wonderful over all! Mm, you write them so deliciously!

Loved it! Thanks for sharing!
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 10:00 am (UTC)
*nods* I did want to keep it light and rather happy, but there still is the notion that Alicia wouldn't cheat on Peter and, eventually, I had to put a limit to what she'd accept to do with (or to) Kalinda. Poor Kalinda ;)

My pleasure! Thanks for the comment :)

Edited at 2010-06-13 10:01 am (UTC)
g_wwg_ww on June 12th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, yum. Love the idea of Alicia with a tattoo and I do like your characterisation of Kalinda. What a delicious little fic.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
Thank you!
I wrote the ficlet to fill a prompt and, oddly, I never had second thoughts about which of them would have the tattoo... Nice to hear it's believable and enjoyable :D
icymercury on June 13th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
great fic!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 10:04 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot :)
egretplume on July 26th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
This was great! Kudos!
Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on July 27th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)
Who will I be tonight?: THS: Sunset Gretaicanbreakthesky on July 26th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I did not know I needed this pairing in my life until it came up on king_bingo. I didn't even know there was a fandom for TGW! I love the way you fit them together and Kalinda negotiates the lines she thinks Alicia would draw between them.
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on July 27th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I did not know I needed this pairing in my life until it came up on king_bingo.
I'm always happy to help ;-)

There is a fandom, although as far as I know, it's rather small, at least on LJ. I've written a few other TGW fics, and if you're interested, you'll find more authors and stories at tgw_fanworks.

Thanks a lot for the comment. Happy you enjoyed this :)
Who will I be tonight?icanbreakthesky on July 27th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comm link, I will definitely have to check this out!
dariclone on January 17th, 2011 11:24 pm (UTC)
*Nice!* I can totally see them having this conversation in canon, your characterization and dialouge was perfect.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on January 18th, 2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed this and thought the characterization was right :)
the exuberant codpiecekaizoku on February 28th, 2011 08:25 am (UTC)
Oh yay! This is wonderful. I like how you incorporated the tattoo kink without making it ALL about that. You have a way with their voices, especially Alicia's brief but telling answers. It's so playful yet tender, and the detail of not kissing on the lips rings very true to me.

“None I was aware of.” She draws circles on the rose with her thumb, all the while walking Alicia backwards until her shoulders hit the rack and its dusty files. They’re going to need support here. Kalinda’s legs feel unsteady beneath her and Alicia is already clinging to her.

Love that paragraph. <3
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on March 1st, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
Even if the tattoo is what starts the whole thing, for Kalinda, there's more than just the 'kink', isn't there? I'm delighted you liked the way it was used, and that you found the two of them in character.

Thanks a lot :)
The Queencest Queenqueencestqueen on February 2nd, 2012 04:45 am (UTC)
Could you please cross post or link this story, and any other Kalicia fanworks you may have, to alicia_kalinda?