09 May 2013 @ 06:54 pm
BtVS: Shadows (All We Are) - Nikki Wood/OFC Watcher - FRAO/NC-17
Title: Shadows (All We Are)
Author: snogged
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and co. own Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I do not. Please don’t sue.
Pairing: Nikki Wood/OFC Watcher
Rating: FRAO/NC-17; language, sex
Word Count: 936
Summary: What if Bernard wasn’t the only Watcher in Nikki’s life?
Betas: The marvelous velvetwhip . Any other mistakes are mine.
Author’s Note: written for Round 88 of femslash_minis . brutti_ma_buoni requested the following: Nikki Wood/OFC Watcher, some sense of Nikki's relations with the Council; an OFC Watcher who isn't stuffed with tweed; subway adventures.

First rule of Slaying?

Learn about the shadows.

Learn how they bend and twist in the fluorescent light of the New York Subway station.

Learn how they stretch and expand across the graffiti-coated walls, the spider-webbed ceilings, the cavernous tunnels.

Learn how they reach out with gnarled fingers to envelop you in darkness.

Second rule of Slaying?

Learn how to escape them.


Nikki ran down the length of the moving subway train car, her black leather duster billowing out behind her like a cape. Her slender hands reached out, catching the steel pole. She used her strength and her speed to lift her body off the ground and she whipped around the pole once like an exotic dancer. On the second rotation, her right leg lashed out into the air. Nikki’s foot connected with a thud against the chest of her opponent and the other woman fell backward, grunting in pain as her body made contact with the floor.

“Ooph,” the woman groaned, clutching the padding that covered her breasts and which was supposed to protect her from injury. Clearly, the armor had done a supremely shitty job because she could already feel the bruises forming. She was definitely not going to be getting out of bed tomorrow. ” Nice shot.”

Nikki dropped to her knees, resting on her haunches as she trained her dark eyes on the woman, who was sprawled out on the patch of threadbare carpet that ran down the aisle. “You okay, Sal?”

“I’ve had better days,” Sally admitted, coughing slightly as she moved to prop herself up on her arms. “But I’ve had worse. You had good form out there, Nikki. Good contact with your kicks. But your follow-through is still sloppy.”

“I can’t help it. You’re a pretty woman and I don’t want to make you damaged goods until…you know, later.” Nikki winked, hoping the attempt at flirtation would soothe the Watcher’s addled nerves.

Sally pushed herself upwards so that her knees were pressed against her chest. Then, she wrapped her arms around Nikki’s neck and pulled the young Slayer into a deep kiss. Nikki moaned against Sally’s lips and moved her hands forward to grip Sally’s sides. The train rumbled and jerked beneath them. Nikki was thrust forward and Sally tumbled backwards, her head hitting the floor once again.

Nikki gasped as her pelvis connected with Sally’s and a lascivious smile stretched across her features; she moved to undo the straps holding Sally’s puffy armor in place.

“So tell me again about my problem with follow-through…” Nikki said, reaching under the armor to caress Sally’s breast.

It was obvious the Feminist movement in America had made an impact on Sally Wheller because the older woman wasn’t wearing a bra and her hardened nipples were already straining against the fabric of her white button-down shirt. In addition, she was squirming enough beneath Nikki’s weight that her black pencil skirt was creeping up her thighs as if it had a mind of its own.

Sally whimpered and hissed at the mixture of pain (from the earlier beating) and pleasure (from the current one), but did her best to keep her facial expressions straight. She was not in the mood to let her very constructive and well-meaning feedback come back to haunt her. “There’s always room for improvement.”

“You bet your sweet ass there is,” Nikki replied, shrugging as she bent her head forward to kiss Sally’s neck and then proceeded to suck gently on the pulse point that vampires were so damn fond of.

Sally moaned as Nikki’s tongue lapped and swirled around her neck. She arched her back; her breasts were still sore and aching, but she didn’t care. She wanted to feel the beat of Nikki’s heart, the pulse of her blood. She wanted to be fully engaged in this dance. Nikki responded by shifting her hips and sliding her fingers into the space between them. She maneuvered Sally’s skirt out of the way and slipped her index finger between Sally’s slick folds.

The train thundered beneath them and the vibrations of the track pulsed through Sally’s frame and enhanced her desire. Sally rolled her hips, seeking more stimulation and Nikki met her movement, plunging her finger in deeper as her thumb began to rub concentric circles on Sally’s clit.

Sally panted as her passion and lust burned through her. She knew it was a dangerous game to bed a Slayer, even if Nikki wasn’t her Slayer. No, she was Bernard’s Slayer – Bernard, the no-good sack of shit who had no concept of what a Slayer truly needed. Nikki deserved better. Nikki deserved everything. Nikki deserved…

Her thoughts were interrupted as Nikki’s fiercely powerful gaze met hers. Sally’s lips parted slightly as she lost herself in those tiny pools of darkness.

Those stuffy Brits could go to hell in a hand basket. Nothing was going to interfere with…

Sally moaned, loud and long and low, as Nikki’s talented fingers expertly pulled an orgasm from her.

Just in time for the subway car’s door to open.

Nikki didn’t even have to look up from the floor to know that Bernard Crowley was not a happy man. She could see the hard lines of his face reflected in the fear in Sally’s eyes.

It wasn’t hard to figure out that they were royally fucked.


The most important rules of Slaying (also known as the ones they fail to mention in the Slayer handbook):

Don’t fuck up.

Don’t break the rules.

Don’t mess with the order of the universe.

Don’t follow the shadows.

They will only suck you into oblivion.
Current Mood: accomplished
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velvetwhip: applausevelvetwhip on May 9th, 2013 11:55 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I think you did a very fine job here creating a believable look into Nikki's life!

Butterflysnogged on May 10th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!
Believe only half of what you see: Misc. Kissing Womenpickamix on May 10th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
This was an excellent look at Nikki and what was possible then!!!

*hugs and love*
Butterflysnogged on May 10th, 2013 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, hun!
carlita kilmer-starkcarlyinrome on May 10th, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)

Wow, I love the tone of this, so quick-witted and sharp (and hot, of course! Let's not forget that!) Great job.

Butterfly: [BtVS] Willowsnogged on May 10th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!!!
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on May 11th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
This is marvellous, thanks so much! You really pulled me in with that sinister intro, and its mirror at the end, sandwiching Nikki and Sal's real-life vividness and bravery.
Butterflysnogged on May 12th, 2013 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm so glad this worked for you.
It was fun to write. :)
snowpuppies.dreamwidth.orgsnowpuppies.dreamwidth.org on May 22nd, 2013 04:00 am (UTC)
Oooh! Very nice, hon. The end caps absolutely make this shine. :)
Butterflysnogged on May 24th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
edith_margaretedith_margaret on June 25th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful :)
Butterflysnogged on June 28th, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)

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