25 May 2009 @ 10:37 pm
Title: Captive
Author: [info] - personallilithilien
Fandom/Characters: Alles Was Zählt, Jenny/Marian
Word Count: 600 words
Rating: R maybe?
Summary: Marian circles like a shark, but Jennifer Steinkamp could never be mistaken for innocent prey.
Disclaimer: Property of Sam and Silvia and RTL (but I can dream).
A/N: This pairing should happen. If it doesn't, it's a crime. Kind of involves some kinky stuff, but it's canon-based (~ep680). And it's sappy too, IDEK. And to complicate things further, I tried to get all structural and do these as drabbles, but the final one insisted on being a double-drabble. Anyway, have at it!

Day one goes like this.

She writhes as duct tape binds her to the rickety chair. Marian circles like a shark, but Jennifer Steinkamp could never be mistaken for innocent prey. She's stronger than her size suggests, and more than once her fist connects with his gut. He secures tape to her linen slacks as she threatens with dry-cleaning bills. The arc of her foot molds against his thigh; he notices her fresh pedicure and wonders if she'll surrender before the polish is worn, or if it'll chip as she drags her toenails against the rough floor planks.

He wonders how long before he'll know.

The next morning she curses his ear off.

"You can't keep me here. When my family finds us, they'll make your Turkish prison look like a day spa."

Marian calmly nibbles a strawberry. "No one knows you're missing. We could be here for days. Weeks, even."

He picks another fruit from the bowl. He never used to associate strawberries with cruelty. But now, with her eyes wide, desperate, he knows them as an instrument of torture. He stands over her, close enough that she can smell the berry's cloying sweetness.

"Where's the letter, Jennifer?"

"Fuck you, asshole!"

She curses as a drop of juice spills onto her lap.

That afternoon she refuses to talk to him.

Her throat must be hoarse, after all yesterday's curses, and the silence is a relief.

He reads books pilfered from her bag. In a few hours he's learned more about Stockholm Syndrome than he ever cared to know. "You might want to try Crime and Punishment sometime."

Mussed as she might look after three days unshowered, her chin still betrays the Steinkamp conceit, lifting as she stares out the window. The forest stretches around for miles in every direction; she must know by now that no one is coming for her.

"You could end this, you know."

She says nothing.

The next morning she tries tears.

They almost work on him. She's practiced them for years, after all, her delicate sorrows that have melted scores of men. Even knowing this, Marian feels a pang of remorse.

"This is ridiculous, Jenny. Just tell me where it is."

"There's a loose brick in the fireplace, it's under there."

He glares, tempted to break out in angry Turkish. "I'm not falling for that again. The lake's too cold to wash off more soot."

"It's the truth this time! Only ... it's in chimney up on the roof."

He looks at her like she's crazy. She smiles like she is.

That afternoon she finally cracks.

It happens as he's checking her bindings. He's close enough that her musk explodes in his senses, not unpleasant but heady, like new-mown grass. He leans closer, wanting more; she reciprocates, tilting the rickety chair on two legs as she slides nearer. Her lips brush against his cheek soft as a breeze.

Marian steps back, frowning despite his fingers caressing the residue of her kiss.

"Stockholm Syndrome, that's all it is."

"You really are such an idiot." She jerks her head in the direction of the camp bed. "There. Under the mattress."

Dubious, he lifts the thin bedding, blinking when he sees there really is an envelope there. Although it's addressed to him, he reaches for it as carefully as if it might bite.

"So obvious? After last year, I'm disappointed."

"Well, you didn't find it."

Even tied up, makeup smudged and hair in disarray, Jennifer Steinkamp looks every bit as proud as a canary-eating cat. Her smile grows as he opens the anniversary card, and then kneels beside her.

"I love you, too, schatz. Now, should we get you untied?"

Her smile turns wicked and she runs her toe up the inside of his thigh.

"Maybe not just yet."

~~~ The End ~~~

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쉘리 I whip my hair like Bang Bang: awz - jenny might have to cut a bitch[info]sdk on May 25th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
OMG LIL! *FANGIRLS SHAMELESSLY* I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WROTE THIS IN LIKE 10 MINUTES OMG. You captured that tension between them so perfectly and oh the UST and the games and Jenny's wicked smile and OMG THEY ARE TWISTED AND LOVELY. I AM INCOHERENT!


I am trying to be coherent and failing miserably, but I love the details--the toenail polish and hahah threatening with dry cleaning bills and SRSLY EVERY LINE IS PERFECT. OH I CAN SEE IT ALL SO CLEARLY. THE DROP OF STRAWBERRY JUICE ON HER LAP--AND MARIAN BATHING IN THE LAKE--OH GOD. SO MUCH LOVE.

and the fact that it's not just replaying out the letter scenario, but he finds an Anniversary card???? GENIUS OMG.

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Lilith: awz-licks[info]lilithilien on May 25th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
*LOVES LOTS* I am so SO glad that you liked it! I was really hoping that I could pull off the build up, that it would be gradual enough that you wouldn't expect the ending but it would still make sense. If that makes sense. *G*

The thing is, I can so easily see that this is how their relationship would go -- that it would be full of games and they would both keep each other on their toes and they would simultaneously torment and worship each other. And I know that would be nigh impossible to pull off convincingly, but I think Silvia and Sam could really do it. I have this whole image of her selecting the most disturbing books she can find, knowing he's going to be reading them, even as she's shopping for groceries that she knows she's not going to eat. Am I crazy? I'm feeling kind of crazy now!

Anyway, I totes love this comment and I totes love you, and I am sooooo happy that we're all shipping this crazy!
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Aldi: AWZ: Jenny haz a floating axe[info]aldiara on May 25th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
(just so you know, I am physically restraining myself from entering the chatroom before I've commented on this properly. THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS FICLET. THOSE ARE THE SACRIFICES I MAKE.)

Damn you to Hades, Lil, you are too insanely talented! OMG. This is perfection. UTTER PERFECTION I SAY. You've captured them so incredibly well... every nuance of their games, every detail and expression, and the tension was just killing me! You've mastered the build-up perfectly too... wow, just WOW. I'm literally incoherent with how fantastic this is... reading it was like savouring one of those bloody tantalising strawberries, if you'll forgive the trite comparison. It was so incredibly rich and sensual yet gritty. YOUR GIFT WITH WORDS IS CRAZY!

I'm with Shelly - THIS NEEDS TO HAPPEN. If we have to, we'll abduct Silvia and Sam and lock them up in a cabin. They'll be up for it, right? RIGHT? Hahahahah. SRSLY, RTL needs to hire you as a consultant and it shall be your primary task to MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

Also, I can't believe how quickly you churned this out, omg. YOU ARE INSANE AND AMAZING AND I LOVE THIS SO SO SO HARD!!!!
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Lilith: awz-jenny[info]lilithilien on May 27th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
THE SACRIFICE!! *ADORES* We did miss you in the chatroom too!

I'm so glad you liked this! I can't quite believe myself how it just came out. Those two do wicked things to my muses apparently. And I do have the best enablers any girl could ask for! *loves so much*

Aldi, this really has to happen now, if it doesn't I'm going to be heartbroken. I love them together so much -- like real!Nadja/Marian much! Especially after today, with her wobbling through the forest in her heels and him not helping at all, but then still giving her his coat...

*melts oozily*
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(Anonymous) on May 26th, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)
GUH. Lilith. My brain. I had to read this about five times in a row before I could actually think properly. And dear God it is faaabulous and I love it so so much AND WHY AM I SHIPPING THIS PAIRING? O yeh, because you write awesome fic for it and MAKE ME. fbjfhbdujkhdsd I should hate you BUT O GOD I CAN'T.

She writhes as duct tape binds her to the rickety chair. GUH, LIL, THAT SENTENCE. AGDHSD;SDS'D <3333 YOU KNOW I LOVE ME SOME ALLITERATION.

ILU for making Jenny think about her manicure and her drycleaning bill even whilst being tied up by a kinky Turk because OMG SHE WOULD. She totally would and then, just as I have stopped flailing with joy over that you write this: The arc of her foot molds against his thigh and then all I can think about is footporn and sfdsjfdskfd;

And Marian sat there, eating strawberries like he hasn't a care in the world and omfgggg. It's gorgeous and lovely and my mental picture is ridiculously fluffy for the amount of kink here. srsly.

She curses as a drop of juice spills onto her lap. THAT IS SO DIRTY. Except it isn't. BUT IT IS. OMFG.

tempted to break out in angry Turkish. "I'm not falling for that again. The lake's too cold to wash off more soot." Bahahahaha ILU LIL. I shouldn't be laughing but o deary me. Marian, in the lake, with dirty streaks running down his chest and SDHFDGFUFIR. STOP IT.

Her lips brush against his cheek soft as a breeze. GUH. & I totally did not see the ending coming by the way. I was sat here like "...:O..." for ages, hahaha. But the more I think about it the better it gets, because YES knowing Jenny and Marian they WOULD do something like that for their anniversary because that's the slightly strange sort of thing that they'd both get off on--just the right mix of kink and romance and ADHFDSJKFLDFD I LOVE IT AND I LOVE YOU AND YESSS. <333333333333
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Lilith: awz-hetship WTF?[info]lilithilien on May 27th, 2009 12:00 am (UTC)
WHEEEEEEEE!!! What an INCREDIBLE comment!! I'm so happy that you like it. Fluffy kink, what is that even about? But it just really seems to work for them. And hahahaha I'm so glad you didn't see the ending! I know, they would do that, right? I'm not just imagining it?

Rose, I really love them together, I don't know what's happened. I'm shipping them more than anybody on this show right now, and all day I was making up little stories about them. Like how he leaves little plastic insects around the house where he knows she'll find them and freak out, and how she gets the best of him in every argument and he loves it. They are so damn good together!

And today's episode in the woods and him giving her his coat did not help one bit!! I am going to be DEVASTATED if this does not happen. (I'm even using my "hetship WTF?" icon that now I need to fix!)

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Diana: AWZ- Jennabelle[info]notoriouslyuniq on May 24th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)

Will you take a really REALLY late comment from someone who just read this?

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Lilith: awz-jenny[info]lilithilien on May 24th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's never too late for comments OMG! I'm so glad you liked it! And yes, this pairing had so much potential, I can't believe they let it go to shit like that. They could have been fun and kinky and bring out the best in each other!

Thank you so much for commenting, love! MWAH!
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