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So I'm up to episode 8 of Kuroshitsuji and wow, it's really very creepy. And add me to the list of people who fell wildly in love with Sebastian at first sight. On the other hand, it's not exactly the most feminist show on the planet, is it? Madam Red killing those Evil Women for Having Abortions (I would suggest that if she's in the medical profession, as she seems to be, she might want to stay away from abortionists, which wouldn't be hard as it was illegal and she would have to go to some trouble to seek one out in the first place. Yes, this is what broke my suspension of disbelief. Not the shinigami with a chainsaw).

And now I'm getting back into Count Cain, which is equally problematic but with a greater degree of crack.

I'm kind of bored. Anyone want a drabble?

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Date: 2009-03-18 10:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eatsyourface.livejournal.com
*throws self at feet* I <3 Count Cain. I would not say no to a drabble? =D <3

This is not a drabble, I'm afraid.

Date: 2009-03-18 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athousandwinds.livejournal.com
When Cain looks in the mirror one night, this is what he sees: an ashen-pale face, skin stretched tight over delicate bones; eyes deep-set and dark; Riff's hands, caught in the act of undoing Cain's tie. Riff pauses even as Cain does, watching Cain's reflection. With his hands just so, and the silk still encircling Cain's throat, he looks like a seraph delivering judgement, jury and executioner both.

"I look like the Hanged Man," Cain says whimsically. In the mirror, Riff shifts uneasily.

"I doubt it, my lord," Riff says, quiet and informative. Riff is not at all an intrusive person, he merely finds out what must needs be found out and brings it to Cain, lays it at his feet like a stray cat with a mutilated mouse. He rarely contradicts him and usually only on points of fact. "The Hanged Man has several meanings, and one of them is 'patience'."

Cain stares at their reflection. Riff has taken up his task; the tie is pulled gently away from Cain's neck and Riff begins to unbutton his shirt in neat, well-practised movements. Cain is watching his handsome, fair face, immobile except for a slight crinkling at the edge of the eyes. Satisfied, Cain leans back against Riff's chest; notices Riff pause and then compensate for Cain's shift in position. He has reached the buttons over Cain's belly; here he becomes bolder and rubs slow circles over the skin.

"I think that was a joke," Cain says to the man in the mirror, who looks momentarily enquiring before resuming his bland expression.

"Yes, my lord," says Riff in the looking-glass, and suddenly his blankness breaks and he smiles at Cain. Cain smiles back; he lives for moments like these.

Re: This is not a drabble, I'm afraid.

Date: 2009-03-18 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eatsyourface.livejournal.com
That was lovely. You really got down Riff and Cain's characterization's, as well as their relationship.

Thank you for writing this!

Re: This is not a drabble, I'm afraid.

Date: 2009-03-20 02:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athousandwinds.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked it :)

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Date: 2009-03-19 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] necklaceofrain.livejournal.com
Whadda ya know, hard line pro-lifers sadly not only belong in present America, but apparently existed in Victorian Britain too.
The whole pro-lifer stance of "preserve life! You had/did an abortion?! DIE!' paradox in between making me cringe makes me laugh.
I can't tell if I like the ping ponging between serious to crack or if it makes my head hurt. I'm just trying to blank out the Grand Canyon size historical inaccuracies and focus on the Sebastian and Finny cuteness and I really REALLY wanna see that reaper who scraped Grell off the floor again for more BADASS awesomeness!

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Date: 2009-03-20 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athousandwinds.livejournal.com
Well, you know, hardline pro-lifers would have been in the majority, what with it being illegal and cases of rape/incest barely recognised as existing.

What I love is the fact the author has Sebastian ask things like, "Would you like Earl Grey or Tetleys?" and then has Queen Victoria being remotely interested in national affairs. (And, apparently, when she shows up, she has fits of upset which can only be cured by an Albert puppet. Which, okay, I can take historical inaccuracy for that.)

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