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30 August 2013 @ 05:45 pm
Leigh!fic | By Candlelight (1/1) | Marcus Flint/Katie Bell  
Title: By Candlelight (1/1)
Author: Leigh, aka leigh_adams
Characters: Marcus Flint/Katie Bell
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 256
Summary: Candlelight sees all.
Author’s Notes: Written for this week's posting at hp_humpdrabbles.

Candlelight suits him. She's never told him that, nor is she likely to tell him, but it does. Marcus has never been the most handsome of men; his face is too blunt, his shoulders slightly hunched, and he never got around to fixing his teeth. Candlelight softens his features and casts dancing shadows over his naked skin.

Candlelight can't mask the look in his eyes, though. The one that thrills her, makes her toes curl when he looks at her that way. It's a look that says, "I don't know how, but I'm damned lucky to see you naked every single night." Katie holds that look close to her heart.

Candlelight masks the discomfort she knows he feels when she slides his shirt off. The scars on his back are white with age, the skin puckered from the lash of his father's discipline. He used to flinch when she touched them -- and sometimes he still does -- but she kisses that look off his face and draws him down onto the soft mattress with her.

Candlelight doesn't judge them. His parents supported the Dark Lord, and hers harbored fleeing Muggleborns from the Snatchers. They're an odd pair; Merlin only knows Rita Skeeter can't write enough about them. In the quiet of their bedroom, none of that matters. All that matters is Marcus and Katie, tender kisses and whispered promises. Skin on skin, his hips moving against hers as they find pleasure in each other.

It's by candlelight that their souls are laid bare.

nemesisswan on September 14th, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
Very sad but really well-written oneshot. :)
I love this couple - wish there was more about them.
Were you thinking about writing something about Katie being fifth year and Marcus a seventh year for the second time? There is so little with them at Hogwarts. :(