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A Christmas ficlet for cosmicastaway.

Title: To Fall Willingly Into Your Embrace
Rating: PG18 on the outside
Fandom: DCU
Summary: Seduction works at many levels.
Author Notes: Current Teen Titans continuity, more or less. Inspired by jadecaptain. Many thanks to katarik for beta - any remaining mistakes, I wrote in just before posting.

If he were alive, Kon would have loved to watch this. Perhaps to participate in it, of course, although Tim had always considered that Kon had had an inborn respect for other people's intimacy that tempered, and sometimes made more difficult, his search for meaningful human contact.

He'd have watched, yes, but then some inner sense -something that other people might had been tempted to relate to Superman's genes, but that Tim considered uniquely Kon's- would have prompted him to leave.

Robin has no such constraints, of course, but then neither does Tim.

That Rose chooses to be the one to perform oral sex on Cassandra is a valuable psychological datum. That Cassandra chooses to look at the hidden camera in Rose's room -to look at him, for all intents and purposes- is also significant.

She wants him to know that she wants him to see her like this, naked and as vulnerable as she could ever be -not much, really- thighs around Rose's head, lips open in a half-smile.

It's a seduction attempt, of course, but not the obvious one.

It's not even Deathstroke sending a reminder of who Tim will be fighting against when the two teams finally engage in the unavoidable battle to come, and of how shaky and shifting loyalties will be. That goes in both directions.

Cassandra comes with an exquisitely controlled shudder, eyes still locked in the hidden camera. Rose rises from her knees, her smile disturbingly reminiscent of Slade Wilson's.

Both are out of uniform, belonging for the moment to no team.

Therein lies the temptation.

Both women are embracing now, whispering in each others' ears words that are surely neither sweet nor nothings. The sense of intimacy coming through Tim's surveillance monitors is almost overwhelming. He's reminded again, for no reason that he cares to contemplate, of Kon.

He increases the bug's audio resolution.



( 20 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC)
That Rose chooses to be the one to perform oral sex on Cassandra is a valuable psychological datum.

That sentence and the position it's in? Is possibly one of them most Tim-ish things ever. ♥
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
*basks in that lovely praise* Thanks!!!
Dec. 29th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. Truly something he would say if put in this situation the sneaky little brat.
Dec. 29th, 2006 03:25 pm (UTC)
Such an intensely cerebral approach to sex deserves a better comment than "guh wuh buh uh".
But you melted my brain, so that's all I can currently manage.
Dec. 29th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC)
Truth be told, "guh wuh buh uh" would be all I'd manage if I were seeing what Tim was seeing. But then, Tim is Tim.

Dec. 29th, 2006 05:00 pm (UTC)
The most horrifying thing about this is how true it could very well be. Oh, Cass, I miss you.
Dec. 29th, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Me too. *shakes fist at DC*
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Dec. 29th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC)
*g* So very, very much...
Dec. 29th, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)

I don't want confirmation on whether Slade knows about this and what he thinks. I really, really don't.

her smile disturbingly reminiscent of Slade Wilson's AIGH AIGH AIGH.

Oh, Tim, you scary scary freakboy. Although Cass and Rose are scaring me more.

I'll be UNDER my bunk.
Dec. 30th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Make space for me, wouldya?
Dec. 29th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)

It even has more porn than the last one and. . .and I am without words of the great!

Also. . .heee!! *blush* You definitely rock. On levels I have no words for and can only gape and flap my mouth like a fish.

The fact that this is from Tim's POV but very clearly being controlled by Cassie (and to an extent, Rose) kills me. Especially because OYL Cassie WOULD be just like this. Besides, she's got the Wonder-genes which totally gives her the 'all-knowing' thing. And Rose has the pre-cog thing and that definitely means she saw this coming which makes it like ten times hotter.

I am so happy. this is the best thing to come home to.

Dec. 29th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
PS: this is me exploding with love.

If you do write Tim getting in trouble over this *subtlecough*. . .I might not be able to survive it.
Dec. 29th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
*cough* It's not Cassie Sandsmark. It's Cassandra Cain. *cough*

(At least, I thought so... Marcelo? Tell me which Cass-person this is!)
Dec. 30th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
(At least, I thought so... Marcelo? Tell me which Cass-person this is!)

It's Cassandra Cain, yes.

We seem to have misunderstood each other consistently :P.
Dec. 30th, 2006 04:53 am (UTC)
Yes, you are right. Damn misscommunication. It was like a long, long line of it but it is now clear again! *cough*

Dumb brain.
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Dec. 30th, 2006 12:58 am (UTC)
*g* As a fandom, we seem remarkably invested in making Tim go to the Dark Side...
Jan. 2nd, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
i... i... um. do you have a spare brain i could use for commenting? i think mine is completely broken right now by the combination of hot and terrifying.
Jan. 2nd, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't even have enough brains for what I'm doing right now... :)

Glad you liked it!
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Dec. 23rd, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I've very glad you liked it.
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cass, can you not

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