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Swordspoint drabble

Posted on 2008.10.21 at 23:23
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I haven't forgotten that I owe some drabbles.  This one popped up suddenly this evening and I thought I'd better seize it before it gallumphed off along with my regular muses. It's from the Swordspoint fandom, 100 words, and  inspired by heartofslash's challenge (although I'd like to do a longer one at some point sweetie.) This is also for  ennorwen   as the first one I did  for her was rather bizarre.  I hope this is more what you wanted En. Enjoy! 


“Well, at least I don’t have pigeon shit for brains,” Alec goaded.

“Are you insane, scholar?” the two-bit swordsman roared. “Where’s your weapon?”  He twitched back his cloak and his hand hovered over the polished hilt.

Richard could almost see steam emanating from the man’s ears and he had a moment to reflect that Alec wielded words like a sword - sharp, cutting, to the point. Too bad that, ultimately, they had no substance.

With a flourish the man drew, the point hovering over the tender hollow of Alec’s throat. Richard knew how soft that skin was.  

“My fight,” Richard said.



heartofoshun at 2008-10-22 07:17 (UTC) (Link)
OMG! This is wonderful. You'll never believe, but I finally got copies the Swordspoint series today and read about halfway through the first one tonight. Of course, you were right, I immediately fell in love with Richard and Alec.

the point hovering over the tender hollow of Alec’s throat. Richard knew how soft that skin was.

“My fight,” Richard said.

Oh, yes. Just perfect.

elfscribe5 at 2008-10-22 07:39 (UTC) (Link)
Hey, what timing, eh? And you read through half already? Now we can squee together. I have a short essay that I wrote to Erfan regarding Alec and Richard's relationship. Interested?
heartofoshun at 2008-10-22 09:51 (UTC) (Link)
Absolutely interested it.
ennorwen at 2008-10-22 09:58 (UTC) (Link)
OH! Yes, Yes YES! I love it! Alec being Alec and Richard being Richard. Stooopid swordsman! Richard knew how soft that skin was. Guh. Just yes and oh, this is great! (Am writing to you today, BTW)
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 03:56 (UTC) (Link)
Hi En - oh I'm so glad you liked it. Mmmm, soft throat skin. Great to get your email. Back to you soon. Hugs!
Weeping Naiad
weepingnaiad at 2008-10-22 11:10 (UTC) (Link)
That was wonderful! Perfectly captured them both! BTW, don't know if I ever thanked you for the recommendation of that book. Thoroughly enjoyed it and fell hard for those two.

elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 03:57 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks WN. Oh, I'm so glad I enticed you into getting the books. At this rate I should be getting commission. LOL!
Hugs back.
illyria_novia at 2008-10-22 11:25 (UTC) (Link)
My order of Swordspoint had recently arrived and I hope by the time I finished reading it. I will finally 'get' your fics in this universe.
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 03:59 (UTC) (Link)
Oh yay, you too. Hope you like my fics as much after the read. Better read 'em quick though 'cause November is going to be busy. *g*
kenazfiction at 2008-10-22 15:03 (UTC) (Link)
There is definitely not enough Swordspoint fic in the world. I just love Richard and Alec's relationship-- in many ways, it's extremely complex, and in many ways it's...not. Oh, silly boys!
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 04:00 (UTC) (Link)
No, there isn't enough, for sure. *prods you*
I just love Richard and Alec's relationship-- in many ways, it's extremely complex, and in many ways it's...not.
I think you've said it all right there.
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elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 04:02 (UTC) (Link)
Yummy soft.
Hugs you!
erfan_starled at 2008-10-22 18:51 (UTC) (Link)
Your dialogue is often wonderful, in some undefined mechanism of timing. Richard's words following his thought about Alec - had me laughing to my computer out of sheer 'that's so good'_hit_me_where_it_pleases.

Loved it.
elfscribe5 at 2008-10-23 04:03 (UTC) (Link)
Hi Erfan - oh I'm so happy that hit you right. Thanks for kind comments.
laesmeralda at 2008-12-02 03:53 (UTC) (Link)
My dear, dear literary goddess,

I finished the Privilege of the Sword about a month ago, and got all weepy for the lush and angst-ridden history of these two. "Where's your weapon?" indeed. Standing by all along.

I owe you an email and a call. But I had to catch up a little first on your LJ. :) Hugs!
elfscribe5 at 2008-12-02 04:09 (UTC) (Link)
Oh my dear long-lost friend. It's so good to hear from you again. Would love a long chat.
illyria_novia at 2009-01-20 13:49 (UTC) (Link)
Woah! I love that part in the book when Richard just quietly, ever so coolly, said, "My fight." (And how meekly and obediently Alec disappeared at the announcement. :D) And you added to the thrill by this line:

Richard knew how soft that skin was.

Yummy! Thank you for this!
elfscribe5 at 2009-01-22 02:49 (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, glad you enjoyed it!
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