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28 April 2011 @ 09:26 pm
The Borgias - The Lesson  
Title: The Lesson
Author: clair_de_lune
Fandom: The Borgias
Characters: Cesare/Lucrezia
Category: Het
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Episode 1.04
Warning: Incest
Word Count: ~ 695
Disclaimer: Not mine. Just borrowing them for a while.
Summary: Show me if you learned your lesson...

Written for the following prompt at borgiaskink: “Cesare follows up on Giulia's lesson on kisses.” (I'm afraid this was my own prompt. In the meantime, someone else has already filled the request, but since I wrote the ficlet...)

Many thanks to torigates for the read-through.

Later, in the comforting half-darkness of her bedroom, after she’s calmed down and the thought of her mother not being allowed to attend her wedding has morphed into an unpleasant but blurry notion, she tells Cesare about Giulia’s lesson on kisses. Soft kiss, pleasure kiss. She’s lying on her side across her bed, Cesare kneeling by it in a familiar position; he smiles down at her, one of those small, affectionate smiles she’s going to miss.

“Show me if you learned your lesson right,” he tells her; challenges her.

She leans up on her elbow, reaches for his face and trails a forefinger down his cheek, only stopping at the corner of his smiling mouth. He lets her have her way, stays still and waits.

Soft kiss. She gave him hundreds of those. It’s not just another one, though. There is more behind this one, promises of more to come, looming threats of separation. He nods his head in approval and she carries on.

Pleasure kiss is a first. Technically, Giulia’s was the first, but Giulia’s was just that... a technicality, albeit a nice one. And it’s still a first with Cesare. His beard is soft against her skin, his lips rougher than Giulia Farnese’s. It’s pleasant, which makes sense for a pleasure kiss, doesn’t it? She feels, radiating from her heart and coursing through her whole body, the usual warmth she experiences in her brother’s presence; just a bit warmer, a bit deeper, tonight.

“That’s it? Is that all what Donna Giulia taught you, sis?”

He’s teasing her. He’s trying to make her forget the pain of Vanozza having to stay outside of Saint-Peter for her only daughter’s wedding. He’s building a few more memories, a few more moments belonging only to the two of them. All that in a seemingly innocent question. She arches an eyebrow.

“Is there more that I should know?” she asks, playing along.

“Love kiss.”

An obviousness, if she trusts his tone. She can’t tear her eyes from his lips, enthralled by the way he quickly licks them, presses them together, parts them. She’s seen him do this so often; and yet she’s never seen him do this.

Soft pressure, warmth, a hint of moistness, and the taste of him she didn’t know but had guessed from breathing him in so often. She sighs, loving how his own breathing has picked up and grazes her cheekbone, how he exhales softly against her open mouth. He presses more intensely than she did for the pleasure kiss, his lips molding with hers like two pieces of a perfect whole, moves a bit – and maybe he keeps this up one second or one hour; she couldn’t tell. There is a quick sweep of tongue that makes her giggle and gasp, a fleeting biting sensation before he slides down her chin and follows the curve of her jaw. She tips her head to the side, offering him her neck. The delicious sensation inside of her burns brighter, wrenching a gasp out of her throat, causing her skin to tighten and goose-bump.

Love kiss. Love kiss is just what they need, isn’t it, just fitting for them.

She digs her hand into Cesare’s hair and briefly pushes his face harder into the crook of her neck, right at its junction with her shoulder, where her blood beats and pulses wildly. She’s almost sure that his tongue tastes her again. She tugs and pulls onto his hair until he looks up, until he understands that she wants him back against her mouth, his lips crushing hers, his hands touching her, and...

He brushes his mouth over hers, over her chin and her brow; playfully taps her nose with the tip of his finger. She’s flushed, can feel her cheeks red and burning, her breasts oddly swollen in her corset.

“Easy, my love,” he chastises with a blend of taunting and tenderness. “What you’re after now is a passion kiss. That’s a lesson for another day.”

She watches him with dark eyes as he stands and retires. She doesn’t need to remind him that, after the wedding, there would be no more moments for other lessons.


Comments are always welcome :)
Current Mood: okayokay
Devin: Lucreziadevymel12 on April 28th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
Siiiigh &hearts
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 29th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you :)
Queen_HAQ: L/C - only youqueen_haq on April 28th, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was lovely and you left me wanting more.
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 29th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
*whispers* I think Cesare left Lucrezia wanting more too ;)
Thanks a lot. So glad you enjoyed it.
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Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 30th, 2011 03:16 pm (UTC)
Happy to share, and thanks so much :D
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Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 30th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I guess the ficlet is somewhat teasing, isn't it? *g* I'm afraid I didn't want to take it too far because I want to enjoy a bit more the two of them just teetering on that line, even in fics.
Thanks a lot for the nice comment :)
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Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 30th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
I'm happy you liked this! Thanks for reading :)
Julie Lynn Hayesdarklove_zorg on April 30th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh my! I wasn't aware that there was Borgia fanfic yet. This is lovely, and sensual. I wonder if the series is going to go further, since I understand that these two did?

I would love to see more. I think I need to write some too!
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 1st, 2011 09:57 am (UTC)
There is Borgias fic yet *nods* I've only read a couple so far, but a few stories have been posted to Borgias comms like cesare_lucrezia or at AO3.

As far as I know, there were rumors about the two of them, that may have been spread by rivals of the Borgias, but either way, it will be interesting to see how the writers handle the relationship in the show.

Thanks a lot for reading and dropping a note. I'm glad you liked the ficlet :D
Bluestar20bluestar20 on May 1st, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
loved it hopefully you´ll write about the next lesson ;)
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 1st, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! And you never know, maybe I will, indeed ;-)
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Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 4th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
In our defense, History - or at least legend - backs us.
I write incest for another fandom, but it's subtext and interpretation whereas for The Borgias, it's dwelling on what the writers give us in a more obvious way. And for now anyway, there's a certain innocence in said devotion. Maybe it makes it better, or less bad? :-p

Yay if you feel this fits with what we see in the show, and thanks a lot :)
sierralovelysierralovely on May 3rd, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
Charming, I hope to see more of this duo from you in the future.
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 4th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :) It's a lovely pair, and I hope I'll come up with more.
pip_pip_fairy_opip_pip_fairy_o on May 3rd, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
Ah! This is perfect. You capture the essence of CesarexLucrezia perfectly! This made my heart all a flutter! Your writing style is beautiful and alluring. Perfect! I hope to see more! <3
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 4th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you for the lovely comment :) First ficlet for the show and the pairing, so it's nice to hear they sound in character. Happy you liked it!
Bugchicklv: Boondock Saintsbugchicklv on May 8th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
I jump at your Michael/Lincoln PB fics (read them all, even if I don't comment...

And when I saw you wrote for these two as well, I kinda said, "Well, duh." It fits, even though the styles are different (plus slash/het) you get to the depth of emotion that beautifully illustrates the devotion between the siblings.
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 8th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
There's so little activity and interaction in the PB fandom that it's a bit disheartening, so yay for hearing that there still are people interested in fics \o/

I really had no intention of writing anything for The Borgias, but right after posting my prompt, I got an idea for a ficlet. I'm not usually so much into incest fics - I know, lot of Michael/Lincoln for someone not into incest fics :-p - but the writers of The Borgias walk on a line so narrow with the two of them... Anyway, glad if I rendered their relationship right. And thank you for reading and commenting :)

Edited at 2011-05-08 05:47 pm (UTC)
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Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on May 15th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Thank you :D So glad you enjoyed it!
- -: lucrezia/cesare -- breadknife heartnouveauyou on April 28th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Very late to the party but just having a day of finally finding some good borgias fics and this is one of the perfect ones! love the mix and the tension of wanting more. i agree, just the right amount to keep you saturated but wanting more.

I hope you write some more (or point me in the direction if you already have!)
Clair de Lune: borgiasclair_de_lune on April 29th, 2012 09:33 am (UTC)
Cesare is a tease, and this is a teasing fic ;) But their relationship is so sweet and delicate, I didn't want to take things any further.

I've only written one other ficlet for The Borgias - The Key - but it's Lucrezia/Giulia, the Cesare/Lucrezia aspect being only implied.

Thanks a lot for the nice comment :)