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01 January 2010 @ 04:33 pm
The Good Wife - Made for Walking  
Title: Made for Walking
Author: clair_de_lune
Characters: Kalinda Sharma, Cary Agos
Category: Um... something between gen and light het?
Rating: PG
Spoilers: A line of dialogue from 1.10 Lifeguard.
Word Count: ~ 330
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Ms. Sharma has a habit of wearing boots...
Author’s Note: Written for rounds_of_kink with the following prompts: bare, clothes fetishization. Many thanks to tokenblkgirl for the beta.

He does not have a leather fetish. Nor a clothes or shoes or whatever one, for that matter.

This point being established...

Ms. Sharma has a habit of wearing boots. They are knee high, with solid heels, made out of dark and luxurious leather boots. Boots made for walking and striding, boots made for tasks he’d better not fathom. They give her walk a very special little lilt, brisk and harmonious at the same time, dripping of confidence and a quiet challenge he’d be all too happy to accept. It stirs something inside him.

Maybe it’s not only the boots themselves. Maybe it’s the small strip of flesh he spots between the top of the boots and the edge of the skirt. An appealing nudity he’s not sure he can decipher. Even though he knows better than to check himself, the hollow of her knee seems indecently silky, tender and warm. It might be a dissonance and symbolize a piece of the puzzle Kalinda is for him; or it can mean nothing at all and just be another smokescreen.

I am knowable – just not to you. Right.

As though the usual boots weren’t enough, today there’s the vest, too. It’s snuggling fit and, he’d bet his right hand on it, butter soft. He pays attention to not paying extra-attention to her. She’d eat him alive if she noticed something, anything. It’s not that he’s afraid of her. Retort-wise, he’s as razor-tongued as she is, and he’s almost sure that she’s too classy – or too self-controlled and pleased to be that way – to get physical with him. It’s that it would give her a leeway, an upper-hand in their little not-quite-skirmishes. That is the last thing he wants to happen.

On their next case together, she slips inside his car and into the passenger seat wearing a fluffy sweater, dark jeans and black Converses. She barely bothers arching an eyebrow when he sarcastically asks her if she’s undercover, and she replies, “How did you guess?”

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Current Mood: okayokay
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: love show hardbadboy_fangirl on January 1st, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC)
OMG, Karine, I love this! I love Cary, I really do and any little thing between him and Kalinda (or him and Alicia, for that matter) is totally wonderful!

And yes, he is razor-tongued! And that last paragraph is pure genius! You must keep writing about these people! So great!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on January 3rd, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :)

I was so sure that if I wrote anything in this fandom, it would be about Alicia, or Alicia and Kalinda and instead... Cary's POV. Trying to balance the yearning to understand her and the smart-assery was fun :-p

I think I have with the show the same issue I had with The West Wing - characters intimidate me - but I hope I'll still manage to write them, every now and then.
Bad Fluffybadfluffy on January 15th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
you did great!! And I'm so not surprised to see a fellow Winger among TGW fans! You got it just right about the character of Cary and the writing is excellent!

Keep writing!
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on January 15th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
Thank you :) I'm happy you liked this and found it in character.

And I'm so not surprised to see a fellow Winger among TGW fans!

I have the same kind of affection and respect for both shows and their characters. Just bigger for TWW (its first seasons anyway) because you don't replace years of fangirling over a tv show in ten episodes.

Keep writing!
I've been practicing for a long time. Hope to keep practicing for a long time ;)
happy is as happy does: get on thathappywriter06 on January 2nd, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
Thank you for this. I loved that moment between the two of them.
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on January 3rd, 2010 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you enjoyed it (and a bit relieved too, since I never write fics after so few episodes). Thanks for commenting.
tokenblkgirl: Carlatokenblkgirl on January 5th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
I missed this when you first posted, but I wanted to just let you know one more time how much I enjoyed this fic. I really hope this isn't the last GW you post because this was amazing and I love your understanding of these characters so much.

Outstanding job. :)
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on January 6th, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Than you again for your help and kind words. I felt... wobbly, writing in this fandom for the first time, and the fact you enjoyed the ficlet gave me more confidence :)

I probably need to watch more episodes, but I hope I'll at least come up with something about Alicia ^_^
blackmamba_esq: tv addictblackmamba_esq on January 10th, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh this is wonderful. I love Carey so much and you captured him perfectly here. Great job!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on January 10th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you liked it. Thanks a lot for commenting :)
Dars: Kalinda Gymdarsfebruary on March 3rd, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
What a happy accident to find this. I know folks are bemoaning the lack of TGW fic, but what's out there is stellar.

I don't care all that much for Cary, yet, but you got me invested.
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on March 5th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Glad you stumbed upon it and enjoyed the trip :)

I didn't care that much about Cary in the begining, but he's been growing on me - especially as far as his relationships with Alicia or Kalinda are involved, I have to admit.

Thanks for the comment :)
wigIetwigiet on October 12th, 2011 11:17 am (UTC)
When I stumbled upon this I was honestly dubious at first, but yeah, I can totally see this happen. Great fic!
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on October 14th, 2011 12:34 pm (UTC)
I'm happy it convinced you and enjoyed it! Thanks for reading and commenting :)