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10 May 2009 @ 07:08 pm
Bones - Of Lust and Sloth  
Title: Of Lust and Sloth
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Bones
Characters: Cam, Sweets
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~ 465
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Prompt by tokenblkgirl: Cam/Sweets, sin
Summary: “What’s your favorite sin, Sweets?”
Author’s Note: Posted in response to this fic meme. No beta because I’m dumb bold like that, so feel free to point out any mistakes.


“What’s your favorite sin, Sweets?”

He chokes a bit on his beer when Doctor Saroyan asks the question, not quite sure how they got into this kind of discussion. They’re alone in the bar – not really alone, just without anybody else sitting with them at the table.

“People are supposed to have a favorite sin now? I knew about favorite book or color, but favorite sin?”

It’s not really the sort of subject he’s keen to discuss in a casual way with a co-worker. Maybe he could stick to the psychological aspect of the issue. Maybe he could ask her what hers is and tries to analyze her answer. Maybe...

“Just answer me.” Her voice is soft, quiet and firm – she won’t yield, won’t let him worm his way out of the question.

“Lust,” he teases because he drank a bit too much beer and because she’s staring at him across the table. It’s usually not the kind of thoughts he would have, maybe because it just never occurred to him, maybe because sometimes, she scares him a little bit. But tonight? She’s right in front of him, red, red lips curled into a smile and her shirt showing a bit more skin than it should. And honestly, in this situation, the “scare” factor? Totally a turn-on.

“Because you’re a Freudian kind of psychologist? Eros, Thanatos and all that stuff?”

“Eros doesn’t necessarily equal sex. It merely is the life drive.”

“I know. Then why?”

It suddenly comes back to him. The body they’re currently working on at the Jeffersonian. It’s been found near a church, which explains the turn their conversation has taken and, by the way, makes it even more wrong. Of course, ‘wrong’ is a moral term that shouldn’t find its way into a psychological assessment – although he wonders who’s assessing who, right now.

She licks her lips; it’s basic and not subtle at all, and she knows it as well as he does. It works nonetheless: he swallows hard, actually hearing the sound of his throat working. He’s supposed to be good at this, good at reading the body language and evaluate it, but he finds himself caught in it, floored by the odd interest she’s showing for him.

“Because I’m a twenty-something male, doctor Saroyan,” he answers as softly and quietly as she asked the question. “Do you think this is the reason why this man got killed?”

“Sin?”

“Lust.”

“The facts point to that conclusion.”

“What’s your favorite sin, doctor Saroyan?” he asks.

She pats his wrist. The gesture is a bit patronizing, but he’s focusing too hard on the warmth of her skin, on the fact that she’s playing with him and that he doesn’t mind to actually care.

“Sloth. There were evidences all over the body.”

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May 10, 2009

End note: I’m sorry! I tried to write a real PWP. I tried to write something a bit more meaningful. No such luck *sigh*
 
 
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tokenblkgirl: Bones: Camilletokenblkgirl on May 10th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
*squees and hugs you!*

Please, there should be no apologies, because this fic was just excellent. Especially the Sweets characterization, it's by far the best one I've read since I started reading this fandom. I love the way she teases him, obviously knows what affect she's having, and how terrified it makes him. Which of course turns him on. *g* I like that your Cam seems sexually aggressive, because that's how I see her too. Though classy about it of course. :)

Really, I loved this story,and thank you so much for taking on that prompt. Saving to my memes right now.

*hugs you again*
Clair de Lune: divers - tvclair_de_lune on May 12th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm so glad (what I actually mean here is: relieved) that you liked it because honestly, I freaked out a bit when I read the prompt *g* I'd only written one Bones ficlet before and I'm not even sure I remember Cam and Sweets having a 101 scene in the show. But it was fun to try.

I like that your Cam seems sexually aggressive, because that's how I see her too. Though classy about it of course. :)

*nods* She comes out to me as someone who knows what or who she wants and is rather comfortable about it, even though consequences are not always that comfortable to deal with (remember Angela's ex-husband, Cam?)

Um, and thanks for the rec in your lj *beams*
tokenblkgirl: Bones: Camilletokenblkgirl on May 12th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
She comes out to me as someone who knows what or who she wants and is rather comfortable about it, even though consequences are not always that comfortable to deal with (remember Angela's ex-husband, Cam?)

Yes, exactly. She seems to like inappropriate men quite a bit, doesn't she?

And you're welcome for the rec. It was my pleasure, and thanks again for taking this on, I know it wasn't easy. :)
Clair de Lune: divers - tvclair_de_lune on May 15th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
Angela's ex-husband... it put her in an awkward position *g*

There was a bit of hair-pulling to come up with an idea but to be honest, once I found an approach, it went pretty smoothy.

Edited at 2009-05-15 09:19 pm (UTC)