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07 August 2010 @ 05:31 pm
The Good Wife - Red & Gray  
Title: Red & Gray
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: The Good Wife
Characters: Kalinda/Will, tiny hints of Alicia/Will and Alicia/Kalinda
Category: Het
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~ 290
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Red is so passé...
Author’s Note: Written for rosie_spleen’s Bleeding Cuticles Challenge. Based on a prompt offered by tokenblkgirl ages ago: Kalinda/Will, “Red is so passé.”


I’ve caved in and had the fic read through... So many thanks to mystressxoxo for the beta.

Will is peering in her direction, his eyes are trained on her red silk shirt, and he doesn’t see her. He’s looking right through her. Or rather, Kalinda realizes, he’s looking right above her shoulder. She turns her head, follows his gaze and understands immediately.

She was wearing that red shirt on the one night something happened. It had been unexpected, a spur-of-the-moment thing Kalinda rarely lets herself indulge in. Everything seemed red that night, and somehow, it burnt their defenses, their last shreds of common sense. Red surge of desire that brought them flush against one another. Red shirt and red underwear quickly discarded with a smug smile, red tie haphazardly thrown on the couch. Red haze as they touched and stroked and groped, fighting for the upper hand as much as actually fucking. Red also, her knees, rug burnt on the carpet of his office. Not that he was in better shape after they’d finished, but it’s not as if they minded sore knees, at the time.

She takes a couple of steps towards him. The blur of movement seems to make him acknowledge her presence. His eyes notice the luxurious red silk; he brushes her sleeve with the tip of his fingers and smiles in remembrance.

The smile makes her shake her head.

“Red is so passé,” she whispers as he watches Alicia move in her dark pant suit. “Just a one-time trend. Charcoal is a lot more fashionable these days. I have to say that I like its classic feel and sense of respectability. I've heard that some people are just heels over head about it.”

She eyes the sleek and elegant figure of Alicia Florrick and cocks her head. She can understand where those people are coming from.

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--Comments are always welcome.
 
 
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25lively: the good wife: alicia and kalinda25lively on August 7th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like this. I never thought of this pairing before, but I think it works here - how that night is not a big deal to them, how they both admire Alicia from afar.
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on August 8th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
I probably wouldn't have written it if I hadn't had a prompt. But I must say the idea is fun and interesting in a "they so both have Alpha personalities" way.

Thank you for commenting :)
made of robust things: [tgw] sensible heroines are the bestanjali_organna on August 8th, 2010 12:07 am (UTC)
I love this, so much.
Clair de Lune: tgw - aliciaclair_de_lune on August 8th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
Thanks so much :D
icymercury on August 9th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC)
Ouch! That sounded a little bit like Kalinda burning Will, reminding him it was a one time thing. I like it, thanks for writing!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on August 10th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
A little bit. And letting him know she's noticed his keen interest in Alicia, too ^__^
Thank you :)

Edited at 2010-08-10 05:02 pm (UTC)
tokenblkgirl: The Good Wifetokenblkgirl on August 12th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
I have this big stupid grin on my face because this story is so awesome. Very sexy and beautifully written as always. I especially love the idea that sex between them would be a battle they're each trying to win. *cleans her ship googles*

Excellent fic! :)
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on August 12th, 2010 11:20 am (UTC)
I've had Kalinda's little "monologue" in a Google doc for... well since you gave the prompts months ago. Since I've been on fic spree, it was now or never to do something with it.
They both have rather... dominant personalities, don't they? It could end in an interesting way.

Thank you - for the feedback and for the prompt :)
kalinda_smith: Crash mysterious smilekalinda_smith on August 13th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
Purr-fect. Impressive, in fact. Especially the way you paint a picture in just a few sentences using the red as your thread throughout. I like those two together but I never thought there was a fic in it. Looks like I was wrong ;)
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on August 15th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
I tried to make the best of the "red" part of the prompt. Glad it made you purr *g* and thanks so much for your kind words :)