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engagements ([personal profile] engagements) wrote in [community profile] bakerstreet2014-05-26 07:43 pm

The Kissing Scars Meme

The Kissing Scars Meme
Despite the romanticism surrounding the emotion, it can be difficult to be loved completely — not just the beautiful parts of us, but also the sad parts, the injured parts, the hidden and less-than-pleasant parts. There are marks on us, both physical and mental, that we'd often rather forget. The mental ones can just be easier to hide. As for physical scars, they can be off of our minds some of the time, but that's exceedingly hard to do in more intimate, close moments.

Whether it's to your dismay or otherwise, your partner is not looking away and ignoring your scars. To the contrary, they're providing attention in a way most heavily associated with tenderness: kissing. It may be an accidental slip off target, or they may be trying to show you that what you've done and who you've been don't matter to them now.

Does the gesture touch you? Make the walls come up once again because of the memories that are dredged from somewhere you'd rather no go? A mixture of both?

The wound has long closed, yet the pains remains; these days, however, there's someone who may be willing to help you bear it.

  • Reply with the usual: canon, character, preferences, et al. You may also want to say if you're down for smut or not, since it's not a given.
  • Be sure to include what side you'd like your character to play. Mention if you can do both the kisser and the kissed.
  • Also, feel free to talk about your character's scars.
  • Reply to others.
whitewizardgirl: (tendershipping)

Ryou Bakura (genderbent) || Yu-Gi-Oh! DM || OTA

[personal profile] whitewizardgirl 2014-05-27 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Has five circular puncture wound scars on her chest as she had received them for wearing a cursed piece of jewelry. Other scars of note include another puncture wound scar on the back of her left hand due to it being skewered on Monster World/play set tower; and a knife wound scar on her left arm from, obviously, a knife.]

[Also open to be being a kisser as well.]
crimsonguarddog: (♪ в u ℓ ℓ ε т ρ я σ σ ƒ)

[personal profile] crimsonguarddog 2014-05-28 01:05 am (UTC)(link)
[Sharing a bed has never been easy. Cissnei practically slept with one eye open and woke at the smallest thing, and Ryou they had discovered, liked to pull close during the night. Over time, she had become use to it. The gun moved from under the pillow to the bedside drawer over time, and while Cissnei still preferred to be close to the edge of the bed, she wasn't quite so fast to wake when Ryou stirred.

Tonight however, it seemed something else plagued the girl more than usual. Cissnei wakes and waits for Ryou to settle. When it does not seel like she is doing so, she reaches over and wraps an arm around her, gently shaking her awake.]


Hey... You were dreaming. Everything okay?
whitewizardgirl: (you can never escape me yadonuhsi)

[personal profile] whitewizardgirl 2014-05-28 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
[She was having a nightmare, something that rarely happened anymore with the Ring Spirit gone from her life. She had had plenty of them when he had been with her, and for the first few weeks after he had been defeat completely. That had all been before she began sleeping with Cissnei. She had thought that those lingering fears were gone now that he was gone.]

[But she has been a little more stressed than usual lately, so a nightmare from the past didn't seem all that unusual. Just to hear that voice again, cooing into her ear about how he could help her, even hearing that maniacal laughter had sent her into a panic. The weight of something on her chest, even something as innocent as Cissnei's arm, made it feel like in her dream the Ring was stabbing her in the chest again, causing her breath to catch as if she was in pain. She woke up startled, sitting up quickly and breathingly heavily in her panic. Her hand immediately goes to her chest, her thin nightgown only telling her she was touching skin and light scar tissue, no metal what so ever.]


...He was there, again... the Spirit of the Ring... I... I could hear his voice... in my head...
crimsonguarddog: (045)

[personal profile] crimsonguarddog 2014-05-28 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
[Cissnei lets her go right away as Ryou recoils from her touch, sitting up slowly after the woman does, leaning her arms on top of her knees as she brings them up. The redhead gives Ryou space as she starts to calm down, but that does not stop her from dropping her voice into a low, comforting mummer.]

It was a dream, Ryou. [Calmly, and moves only to lean over to turn the dim light of the lamp on her dresser on, so that she could see it for herself.] We're the only ones here.

[She knows what the spirit had done do her, which is why Cissnei does not simply write it off. Checking the room out casually from beneath the fall of red bangs before turning her eyes back onto her lover, she waits for just a bit longer to make any more sudden movements.]
whitewizardgirl: (sad ryou is sad)

[personal profile] whitewizardgirl 2014-05-28 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Her breathing started to slow down as she looked around the dimly lit room. Still in bed, still in the same room, in the same apartment as before. Everything was fine and nothing had changed since she had fallen asleep.]

[He was gone, he couldn't hurt her anymore.]

[She brought her own knees up, resting her elbows there while her face rested in her hands, feeling ashamed that this had happened. Grown women shouldn't be getting nightmares like this.]


...I'm sorry. Waking you up in the middle of the night like this....
crimsonguarddog: (♪These heels they keep me boring)

[personal profile] crimsonguarddog 2014-05-28 01:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Don't be.

[Now that Ryou seemed to be more awake, Cissnei shifts and leans in against the other, an arm wrapping around the woman's waist to coax her inward.] That sort of thing happens to everyone. Even me, Ryou.

[Typically she can wake herself up out of it, though. But Cissnei knows she isn't normal, not like Ryou- After everything that the girl had been though, she does not blame her at all for having nightmares of someone else in your head.

It was one of the things she herself would fear the most.]
whitewizardgirl: (shoulder to cry on)

[personal profile] whitewizardgirl 2014-05-29 03:34 am (UTC)(link)
[She leans in when coax, putting her face into the other's shoulder. The dream had scared her, badly, even though she knows that the Spirit was gone for good. One hand stayed on Cissnei's shoulder while the other was cradled to her chest, as if she needed the reassurance that the Ring was not there anymore.]

I just... haven't had a nightmare about it in such a long time...
crimsonguarddog: (066)

[personal profile] crimsonguarddog 2014-05-31 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
[She pulled the other in closer at those words, leaning in herself to drop a kiss against the woman's forehead. Trying to be reassuring, though Cissnei knows it is not her strong suit.]

You've been under a lot of stress lately. [Reaching over, her free hand lays over Ryou's own, over her nightgown.] It can make things like that happen.

[They sit quietly for a few long moments, before, seriously, she asks the other something.]

You know I wouldn't let him hurt you again, right?
whitewizardgirl: (sad face)

[personal profile] whitewizardgirl 2014-06-02 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
[She shivers softly, not liking being reminded of her daily stresses. Who does like being reminded of that? Instead, she just snuggles in closer, just wanting to be held for a little while.]

He can't hurt me again... he's long dead and buried in Egypt. I shouldn't even be thinking of him again...
crimsonguarddog: (♪(Name; ame,ame-))

[personal profile] crimsonguarddog 2014-06-03 10:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[She brings one of Ryou's hands to her mouth to press a kiss to the back of her hand, turning to face her lover.]

You're right, he can't. You might think about it now and again, and it might scare you, but he can't ever come back, Ryou.