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19 August 2010 @ 10:21 pm
Prison Break - Headlock  
Title: Headlock
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: Prison Break
Characters: Sara/Gretchen
Category: Femlash
Rating: R
Word Count: 200
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Sometimes, instead of heading right away for the hotel bedroom, they meet up at the bar. (Post-series, non-epilogue compliant.)
Author’s Note: Written for rosie_spleen’s Bleeding Cuticles Challenge (Day 16).


This is a tiny companion piece for This is Gretchen.

Sometimes, instead of heading right away for the hotel bedroom, they meet up at the bar, and Gretchen offers Sara to buy her a drink. “Scotch?” she asks with a stone face. Sara’s not impressed. These days, it takes more than that, more than knowing that Gretchen has done her homework, to impress her. She sits on a high stool, lets the other woman ogle her knees or her breasts – this is why the two of them are here, after all, right? – and orders an iced tea.

*

Sometimes, instead of having rendezvous at the hotel bar, they meet up downtown, and Sara lets Gretchen into her car. Gretchen sits where the hubby usually sits. She wonders if Sara does to the hubby what she does to Gretchen, in that car, downtown, parked in the street. If she pushes her hand between his legs and into his pants, and strokes him until he comes, until she shakes with arousal. If she can’t help herself. If the hubby smirks the way Gretchen smirks when Sara wipes her slick hand with a tissue.

*

They’re in a headlock. Have been from day one, and both of them know it.

It only makes things better.

*

--Comments are always welcome.

End note: Yes. So much for yesterday’s drabble being my last one...
 
 
Current Mood: rushedrushed
 
 
E. Chance Woods: sucre holds the fencee_chance_woods on August 22nd, 2010 06:19 am (UTC)
Drabble-length really suits this pairing. I love the sexuality and tension of Sara and Gretchen, but tend to get uncomfortable with longer stories. The few I've read seem to either sidestep the traumatic circumstances of their history or try to make torture/abuse erotic. I'm not judging, but that's really not my thing.

At the same time, the two of them intrigue me and I'm grateful for the chance to enjoy an erotic snapshot of them that acknowledges their tension and complications with just the right touch. You did a wonderful job of painting them with these quick brushstrokes. The last two lines are fantastic.
Clair de Lune: pb - sara4clair_de_lune on August 22nd, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
I plead somewhat guilty. The longer Sara/Gretchen story I wrote indeed plays on the 'abuse' aspect, even though it's a psychological and rather reciprocal one. The drabble is actually a summarized version of their relationship in that longer fic - a way less graphic summarized version.
(My other S/G drabble was more about Gretchen's power trip than about eroticizing anything.)

I can relate to your uncomfort because until, let's say at least mid-season 4, there was no way I'd have written that pairing. And I didn't even want to think about it until we found out that Sara was alive. I couldn't deal with the violence - psychological, mental and/or physical - it implied. I'm perfectly aware it's the fact that Sara regained a bit of her 'power' that made it possible for me to go there.

I love that you said "snapshots": I like to play with the idea too, but don't necessarily want to delve too deep into it.
E. Chance Woodse_chance_woods on August 22nd, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I read, and liked, your longer Sara/Gretchen back in my pre-commenting days. My issue with well-handled psychological pieces has more to do with my own fanfiction shallowness than anything else. If I'm completely honest, I only read NC-17 fanfiction and my scope of purpose is very narrow. I suppose that's supposed to be an embarrassing confession, but I do read a broader scope of fiction outside of the internet. We all have our little quirks I guess ^^;; I do click on some of your G fiction because you're so consistently skilled and you feed my genuine love of the show and its characters.

My point= I didn't mean to come off as judgmental or annoying (not that I think you were implying that, but after re-reading my comment I got annoyed with myself). In a clumsy way I was complimenting your skilled handling of a very tricky pair and their complex power dynamics (with secrecy from the husband thrown in as a delicious side dish).
Clair de Lune: origami - canardclair_de_lune on August 22nd, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
My issue with well-handled psychological pieces has more to do with my own fanfiction shallowness than anything else. If I'm completely honest, I only read NC-17 fanfiction and my scope of purpose is very narrow.

But it's not necessarily exclusive, is it? Or maybe I'm just missing the point :-p I'm trying to update my rec list, and some of my favorite (smut) stories are also interestingly handled psychological pieces.

My point= I didn't mean to come off as judgmental or annoying

You certainly didn't - and I hope I didn't come off as on the defensive. I wasn't. I was just acknowledging the fact that to some extent, I had written them in the way you were mentioning. At the risk of sounding conceited, I'm rather happy with the longer Sara/Gretchen, actually *slaps inflating ego*
E. Chance Woodse_chance_woods on August 22nd, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh no, no, no....they're not mutually exclusive at all. I'm doing a horrific job explaining myself. NC-17 stories that are pure sex aren't generally that interesting (although I've saved a few Inception PWPs lately. That bug has bitten me hard). Deftly done psychological layers are key to an excellent short story of any kind, for sure.

I just meant that I'm assuming there are great multi-chapter fics out there that build up from Sara and Gretchen's canon history to having some sort of...I don't know what. Or, there are probably great fics out there that just touch on the psychological angles and angsty discomfort. And I personally am too fanfiction-shallow to give those sorts of stories a chance. I do read fiction that makes me squirm psychologically, but for *me* fanfiction serves a different purpose, and I personally can't mix deep psychological discomfort and eroticism.

Now that I've driven that point into the ground (and, most likely, still didn't express myself well) I'll click over and check out the longer Sara/Gretchen. I'm sure that I've read it...I went nuts reading your stuff when I first found you...but I need to check it out and inflate your perfectly sized ego. I do remember that I liked it.

Clair de Lune: divers - so cuteclair_de_lune on August 23rd, 2010 11:51 am (UTC)
lol, no, you're perfectly clear and I get it now. I'm sorry it took more explanations to hit home. I read it wrong and was confused because, of course, it didn't fit with what usually comes out from your comments.

And I personally am too fanfiction-shallow

I wrote a couple of Sara/Sofa fics, with absolutely no 'deeper' meaning and even though I don't especially like Sofia, just because of the prettiness. I can go deep into fanfiction-shallowness ;-)

although I've saved a few Inception PWPs lately. That bug has bitten me hard

*g* PWP for the sake of PWP can be fun too. And those hard biting bugs are soooo nice every now and then!
I wish I could get into movies fandoms. I'm slow and need a lot of 'material' before I feel like writing or even reading fanfics. It tends to limit me to tv shows fandoms, and even then, very few of them.