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08 February 2010 @ 09:17 pm
The Good Wife - Offerings  
Title: Offerings
Author: clair_de_lune
Pairing: Alicia/Kalinda
Category: Femslash
Rating: PG-13
Word count: ~ 315
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Expensive lipstick, over-sweet popcorn and a hint of sour coffee.
Author’s Note: Set post 1.11 Infamy. Thanks to badboy_fangirl for the beta.

Expensive lipstick, over-sweet popcorn and a hint of sour coffee. This was not what Kalinda had imagined – not that she had imagined it that often... maybe daydreamed about it a couple of times – but this is what she got.

One minute they were watching Duke Roscoe spit his venom about Stern, Lockhart & Gardner on television. In the guy’s defense, Kalinda had to admit that he displayed some flair and panache in the way he delivered each stroke, each blow. She would just have liked not to feel her heartbeat in her throat because she dreaded what he might come up with next.

The next minute, Alicia was bending toward her, a hand on her shoulder and her mouth grazing hers. It wasn’t like Alicia Florrick wandered around casually pecking people, so there was no way Kalinda mistook this for a friendship offering. Even less so when Alicia’s tongue delicately flickered past Kalinda’s lips and slipped between her teeth. Here came the hint of sour coffee, by the way – by then she’d already had the time to taste the traces of expensive lipstick and to feel the savor of over-sweet popcorn mingled with the one she had been eating too.

Soft and warm and just wet enough – Alicia was so damn skilled at this. Her mouth pressed against Kalinda’s, light and firm at the same time, teasing, eluding when Kalinda thought she’d caught her, eventually giving in and sucking on her lips and tongue. Kalinda leaned into the contact and angled her head to deepen the kiss. It definitely had nothing of a friendship offering, but there was no doubt it was a ‘Devil may care’ response to what Roscoe could have dug up and revealed.

They never mentioned it again, never talked about it. But Kalinda would acknowledge that every now and then, she felt like buying one of those classy Guerlain tubes of lipstick.

Current Mood: tiredtired
tokenblkgirl: The Good Wifetokenblkgirl on February 9th, 2010 02:48 am (UTC)
This was wonderful.

I think what I loved most about it was that Alicia was the aggressor here, while Kalinda was the one taken off guard. I like the idea that while she might be the instigator with other people, that she might not assume that Alicia would be interested in her until now.

I really loved the lipstick reference, and how it reflects on the way she sees Alicia. Very nice.
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on February 9th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)
I really didn't think I would write so soon Alicia initiating this kind of thing. At this point, I just can't picture her "cheating" on Peter - she is the good wife, isn't she? But somehow, in this context, it felt okay.

Thanks so much for the comment :)
mirrorsedge365: pic#97766526mirrorsedge365 on February 10th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
I agree
Yeah I think you are so right it is very hard to picture her cheating on him I mean here's what I was thinking what about her children.
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on February 10th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Re: I agree
Indeed. Her children, and the fact that it would just not be like her. It doesn't mean I will never write her in a relationship, but if I do, I'll need to find a reason for her to do it or... well, write a PWP and just skip the "why" part totally ;)
mirrorsedge365mirrorsedge365 on February 13th, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
Re: I agree
I would like to see someone do a fanfiction on her relationship with Kalinda and add their own dipictions on what the children would do. I really think it would just be interesting to see how other writers would portray this.
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Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on February 9th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot! It's nice to know you enjoyed that little scene :)

I've already written more, actually :-p I still have a couple of things to fix, but the fic should be posted by the end of the week.
Dars: kalinda gundarsfebruary on February 10th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Agreed on all of the above!

Gorgeous. Luxurious. Very fitting.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on February 11th, 2010 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for reading, and for the kind comment. I'm delighted you enjoyed it :)
happy is as happy does: Halle Berry - The Sexiest Woman Alivehappywriter06 on February 10th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Very nice. I can see this being canon in that if anything did happen, it would be a one-off type of thing. Something sweet and intimate.
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on February 10th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
*nods* A spur-of-the-moment demonstration of affection.
I'm not comfortable enough with the characters yet to do crazy things with them in fics - this sounding canon-like makes me happy.
doctor_jemimadoctor_jemima on February 11th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
This is great! I've been looking out for fics with this pairing - obviously there are not enough - and this was a pleasure to read. I enjoy your writing style.
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on February 11th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :)

The fics are still a bit scarce, but a few ones have been posted at tgw_fanworks lately - hopefully, there will be more.
Lola: andy 'supdamelola on February 14th, 2010 03:37 am (UTC)
Loved this ♥ The tone is perfect, the details immaculately observed and the fact that Alicia instigates manages to stay completely in character. Gorgeous!
Clair de Lune: tgwclair_de_lune on February 14th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
The 'in-character-ness' of Alicia initiating something concerned me, but in this context, for a one-time, comfort kiss, I could deal with it. I'm glad if it worked for you :)

Thank you for the nice feedback!

And on a side note... Andy ♥
Lola: andy asswhoopindamelola on February 14th, 2010 09:50 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome! I think I must track down some Alicia pretty to go along with the Andy ♥
f e r r i: [ga] → callie/arizona: the curealex_kingston on March 2nd, 2010 08:45 pm (UTC)
Though this was just one little scene, it spoke sooo much! I love the whole theme of Alicia's lipstick, and the way you described it, I actually feel like going out and getting me some expensive lipstick (or else apply it on some other chick and kissing her good!) LOL :)
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on March 5th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
I actually feel like going out and getting me some expensive lipstick (or else apply it on some other chick and kissing her good!)

I guess it's Alicia's force of persuasion at work *g*

Alicia was relaxed in that scene, but she's always so classy, isn't she, so hopefully the lipstick/coffee/pop-corn combination covered that...

Thank you for reading and commenting :)
demoka: alicejohnsondemoka on May 4th, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
oooh! I just watched that episode tonight too! XP This is mmm... delicious! Thanks for sharing! A pity that they never mentioned it again though...
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on May 4th, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
It was a lovely moment between the two of them on the show. I'm delighted you enjoyed this 'follow-up' :)
Thanks so much for commenting!
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 13th, 2010 01:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, I giggled. So cute.
Clair de Lune: tgw - kalindaclair_de_lune on June 13th, 2010 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D
Flicka Whipfemme_slash_fan on June 13th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Your welcome.
rhyfeddu: Kalindarhyfeddu on April 23rd, 2011 03:42 am (UTC)

Aw, nice, this.

canon!Alicia was certainly aware of Kalinda's er, anxiety about what the douche was about to say, so this was a very creative way for Alicia to reassure her after! ;)
Clair de Lune: tgw - alicia kalindaclair_de_lune on April 23rd, 2011 06:44 pm (UTC)
It was a different - and maybe teasing - kind of WHATEVER! to Roscoe's possible revelations ^__^
One year later, it may sound a bit premature since Alicia later asked Kalinda if she was gay, but at the time, it felt as though she already had a small hunch...

Thank you :)