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13 January 2011 @ 08:47 pm
Coda [Meier x Charlotte]  
Title: Coda
Pairing: Meier x Charlotte
Fandom: Vampire Hunter D (Post-Movie)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 277


She was lax and lovely in his arms. All soft alabaster and swirling auburn angst. She sighed and nestled against the crook of his neck, still asleep. She was at her most beautiful like this.

Dead.

No. Never. Not that.

Charlotte was safe (so was he). They were together (the tentative markings of the illusive “we”). Charlotte—oh Charlotte—darling, dearest

Dead.

He sounded out her name. Bitter and metallic like the staccato dripping of acid on blade. She sighed in her sleep and subconsciously reached for his cheek. Her fingers burned like the guttural wrenching of a brutal birth.

Instantly, he flashed awake.

Breathe out. Once, slow and steady. Good. She didn’t stir.

He gently wrestled her arms free, disentangled her long, forever unfolding limbs from his. She didn’t protest (couldn’t have anyway). He encircled her wrists. Delicate, fragile little things—bound to break, destined to diminish and fade, fade, faint down quiet now.

He kissed her.

She murmured, squirming (naughty child) against his hold, his grip. The tightening, seizing of moments and opportune openings.

He parted her lips.

Four sharp teeth, ivory incisors, and an accidental tongue. He tasted the crimson delight of heaven, forbidden. This was paradise. A city captured in lights, engorged on the romantic prologues promised eons before. This was heaven for the damned.

He slipped.

Fuck. He didn’t mean it. It just happened, beyond his control. He was at her throat.

She screamed (must be in pain, he wouldn’t know). She fought, struggling for life (admirable, that was brave). Charlotte was strong, but he was stronger. And now, she was gone—he was wrong.

He killed her.

But she destroyed him.
 
 
 
Quietly Consumed: Acchan omgshpianolessdevil on January 14th, 2011 08:50 am (UTC)
Gorgeous imagery!

It's been a wonder of mine what happened after the ship left the atmosphere. Thanks for this little peek into Meier's strange and lonely world.
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on January 14th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)

Although I liked the ending, it did leave me a little unsatisfied with the "what-ifs."
Erin C.erin_c_1978 on January 14th, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC)
This is chilling and hallucinatory and beautifully written. Really great fic.
Y U no auto-translate?lye_tea on January 15th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
Glad you like it. :)
ximilava on April 14th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
What a great resource!