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Male Gaze (PG13)

Title Male Gaze
Author Brutti ma buoni
Rating PG13
Setting early season 5, just about Out Of My Mind
Words 250
Prompt Power Dressing
Warnings Spike POV objectifying Buffy, making assumptions about behaviour from clothing (there must be a proper word for this…). Also a vague reference to Buffy/Parker and/or Buffy/Riley.



He wonders whether she does it deliberately.

Well, of course she does, in the sense that nobody else is dressing her. Nobody else is picking those short skirts and kicky boots, the tight leathers and innocent little vest tops in pastels that show just enough sunlit skin to make a man's mouth water. Let alone a vamp's, with its combined promise of pumping blood and remembered sunshine. (Lovely neck on her. Lovely everything, and doesn't she show it?) That's all Buffy.

So, he asks himself whether she knows what she's doing to the vamps and demons of Sunnydale? Whether she dresses to impress them, give them a shimmy and a hard-on as they meet their sharp-woody ends at her hands. Make sure they regret their killer, for what they couldn't do to her as much as what she's done to them?

Is that her game? Does she get off on it? Is she flaunting her power, making sure they notice her before the inevitable end?

Does she run home at the end of a hard night's death-dealing, and giggle to herself over the drool and desire she's evoked among the slain? Does it get her wet and happy, alone in her virtuous single bed? Is that where the excitement lies in her life, far from her hapless human lovers?

Does she know this is another of her manifold powers? Does she wield it apurpose?

Spike's been watching Buffy Summers for three years, and he still can't make up his mind.

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clockwork_hart1
Jan. 28th, 2014 09:28 pm (UTC)
Bad objectifying vampire! I like this, I love how he's watching and appreciating but denying his own attraction by challenging it - it's her fault he wants her, she's doing it to mess with his head.

Very nice!
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 28th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yes, it can't possibly be Spike wanting Buffy. It's Buffy making her want him. Bad Buffy.
waddiwasiwitch
Jan. 28th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC)
Excellent Spike voice. Just the right amount of creepy and angry for the Spike of that season.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 28th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
velvetwhip
Jan. 28th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Excellent, and just the kind of analysis in which Spike would engage. Brava!

Gabrielle
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
kikimay
Jan. 28th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
Excellent voice. Your Spike feels like Spike S5. Lovely ficlet!
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad it rang true.
dragonyphoenix
Jan. 28th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
*laughs* That's delightful.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
singedbylife
Jan. 28th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
Yup, that would be him before he became wiser :)
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:44 pm (UTC)
There's a whole self-realisation thing for Spike, still to come!
joans_journal
Jan. 28th, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
Love this.

And I think Spike's right to an extent...Buffy does enjoy the affect she has on vampires and men alike. And that's ok.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm sure she knows she has an effect (though I'm thinking it's aimed mainly at the men and only selected vamps)...
slaymesoftly
Jan. 28th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oooo - Clever. And very believable!
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:45 pm (UTC)
*g* Thank you!
gillo
Jan. 29th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
Naughty bad rude man. And he is just so obsessed by her.

Yum.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, he is. And he doesn't even really know it.
rahirah
Jan. 29th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
Someone's projecting, I think!
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, just a smidge...
ever_neutral
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:52 am (UTC)
So typical of Spike. I love it tbh.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:47 pm (UTC)
Heh. That's our Spike.

Kind of want to smack him in the nose, but trust Buffy to take care of it.
shapinglight
Jan. 29th, 2014 09:44 am (UTC)
Great character voice. I'm sure that's exactly what he'd think at that period of time.

Yay! I thought we weren't going to have any posts this month. So glad you and the previous poster found your voices.
brutti_ma_buoni
Jan. 29th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Got past my 80s phobia in the end.
quinara
Jan. 30th, 2014 08:18 am (UTC)
This is great! The perve.
comlodge
Jan. 30th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
This is so Spike thinking, I think and then I think why was she wearing that sort of thing to kill things and then it took me off on why we dress the way we do and see you've made me have thinky thoughts on the whole issue of dress and does it invite/excuse certain behaviour and the fact that we westerners used to cover our bodies from neck to ankle and had to wear hats and gloves and does that mean that one day the hajib will fade away into a mini skirt and boots too.
Nice little piece. :D
ayinhara
Jan. 30th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Spot on!
relurker
Jan. 31st, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Bello!
snogged
Feb. 15th, 2014 10:06 pm (UTC)
Woah. This is definitely objectifying, but it suits Spike's character well. I like!
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