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Black Widow

Rated PG

Word Count ~300

Summary:

It was an elaborate game that she put on with herself, an elaborate game that she always won.

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Excerpt:

They were wrong.  They didn’t realize it until afterward, until she had flicked them off like a spider on her sleeve.

She did the choosing.

She did the summoning.

And she did the playing.


People thought that they could choose her.  Men thought that they could choose her.

They thought that they could crook their finger she would come, like a dog.  They thought that they could pick her up and put her down at their will.

They thought that they could play her.

They were wrong.  They didn’t realize it until afterward, until she had flicked them off like a spider on her sleeve.

She did the choosing.

She did the summoning.

And she did the playing.

It was an elaborate game that she put on with herself, an elaborate game that she always won.

The first step was to choose: to make a decision on who would play her pawn.  Once she had chosen, all she had to do was sniff him out, decide how he might like to meet her.  Then she would strike.

All it took was a moment to push him toward her.  She had her techniques: some men liked her to be direct, to look them in the eyes and arch an eyebrow.  Others liked to save her – the easiest of her games, all she had to do was attract someone she did not want to speak to and act as if she felt trapped.  He would be at her side in a moment.  Some men liked to think they were heroes.

Then just like that, they were hers.

She could be what they wanted her to be: sweet or seductive or helpless.  She could have them under her spell in ten seconds flat.

And they could be gone in just the same amount of time.  Once she lost interest, they disappeared without a trace.

And the game would start again.  She would flit from place to place, that predatory smile on her mouth as she searched for her next victim.

Is this fellow bothering you?

 
  1. pandemon-ium posted this