TITLE: "Monster" (1/1)
AUTHOR: Marie-Claude Danis
EMAIL: mc@fangy.net
SITE: http://fangy.net/mc.html
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DISTRIB: List archives, or just ask.
SPOILERS: General S6 angst. Nothing precise, but kinda set after Tabula Rasa.
PAIRING: Spike/Buffy
NOTE: Ficlet. Darkish. Angsty. Fun, fun. And thanks to Meg Graham for the impromptu beta-love.

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Do you even know what it's like?

The tearing of flesh? The crushing of bones? The spilling of blood? To wrap your fingers around someone's heart and pull? To feel muscles give, tendons snap, organs rupture? To feel a body shudder, breathe in uselessly, give up? Stop fighting? Do you like the power of controlling one's existence? Of having a say in whether a person lives or--

Do you like taking a life between your hands, your lips, and crushing it?

Do you do it on purpose? Shattering a heart, breaking a mind, smashing a new hope? Has the slaying become too mundane? Would you rather make it slow and painful? Do you plunge inside my chest, caressing one moment then destroying the next? Do you enjoy the novelty? Do you revel in your calling? Have you become so unlike yourself that you've become just like me? Do you want out so bad you need someone to pull you down? Do you realise how scared I am?

Do you want me to show you how it's done?

The tearing of flesh. The crushing of bones. The spilling of blood. Let me help you, let me wrap my hand around yours and show you how to hold, and how to pull. Clean kill. But you like it messy. You're already halfway there - let me show you how.


Then pull.

Just make it clean.