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As Long As You're Mine

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This story is No. 2 in the series "The Leopard Slayer". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Second in The Leopard Slayer series. Anita Blake has twins, a certain human-like Slayer, and a leopard-like son. Revamped!

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Anita Blake > Buffy-CenteredAlmadynisFR1867,39023620,30024 Oct 065 Feb 07No

As Long As You're Mine

As Long As Your Mine


Anita gazed down at the small bundle in her arms and almost started to cry then and there. She couldn’t do it. She just couldn’t. Not after seeing her. Them. The twin brother was held gently in Micah’s arms, the only place it had felt safe enough to sleep so far.

Anita’s eyes looked up into the green ones of her Nimir-raj and began to cry. “I can’t do it. I just…I love them.” Arms wrapped around her, holding her close and tight. Vanilla filled her nostrils and helped her calm down a little, but not much. Nathaniel tried to take her daughter out of her arms and she fought him until Micah placed a hand on her shoulder. Then she let the little bundle of joy go.

Kiss me too fiercely
Hold me too tight
I need help believing
You’re with me tonight


Micah gave her her tiny son to hold and she smiled down at the leopard sleeping in the bundle of baby-boy-blue blankets. He was so tiny and perfect, and she loved him so much. But she would have to give them both up to Social Services.

They had all decided a few weeks ago that it would be best for the children not to grow up in the middle of their so-called ‘life’. Two little babies didn’t need the blood, gore, sex, and magic that surrounded all of them. Anita just wished that it would be better for them than her childhood was for her.

The little leopard that was her son slowly opened the violet eyes that matched his father’s and got his first look at his mother. Even though he was only three day’s old, he had been kept away from everyone just like his sister-no one had been able to take him far from her-so that no one would be ‘inconvenienced’. When Anita had finally got up the courage to ask to hold her babies, she had been told what the nurses had done and had threatened to kill Dr. North right there in the hospital if they didn’t rectify the situation immediately.

Violet eyes closed as the little jaws opened in a yawn and then settled down again to sleep, content to be with his mother and father and pard.

My wildest dreaming
Could not foresee
Lying beside you
With you wanting me


Anita felt her heart melting in her chest at the sight of her tiny babies, her world. She couldn’t do this. Anita shook her head again, denying that she couldn’t take care of the little ones.

Micah joined Nathaniel to hold her and give her comfort. “It’s the best for them. For both of them. They’ll be taken care of, and when they turn 18, they can get into their files if they want to to find us. Social Services promised, in writing, that we could know who adopted them so that we could still keep and eye on them both. They’ll be fine, Anita. It’s better for /them/ this way.”

Anita shook her head violently in denial and held the little one closer to her chest, close enough that he woke to suckle her breast. Her face tightened in pain but after a second the sensation went away and it became pleasant. Somehow, the sharp teeth didn’t bother her at all.

And just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ve lost all resisitence
And crossed some borderline
And if it turns out
It’s over too fast
I’ll make ev’ry last moment last
As long as you’re mine


Nathaniel couldn’t help but hold his tiny daughter and feel the love melt him away, the same as he had felt for his son. Both his and Anita’s. The little perfectly formed human daughter had a small snatch of baby blond hair, his eyes deeply sleepy and yawning in his arms so that his soul felt the cry for sleep. He couldn’t help it. He wanted to keep the babies too, but knew that it would be better for them if they were raised by ‘normal’ people. Even if they didn’t grow up to be normal. Even if they had to bind their powers so that nothing would happen to make it worse.

Somehow I’ve fallen
Under your spell
And somehow I’m feeling
It’s up that I fell


Nathaniel’s eyes met Micah’s over the new mother’s head and somehow knew instantly that they would have to take away the children from her, to force her to give them to the young couple in the waiting room. It wasn’t something either wanted to do, and knew that Anita would never forgive them for. Somehow, in this short space of time, they too had fallen in love with the little bundles of joy.

Every moment
As long as you’re mine
I’ll wake up my body
And make up for lost time

Say there’s no future
For us as a pair
And though I may know
I don’t care!

Just for this moment
As long as you’re mine
Come be how you want to
And see how bright we shine!


Before Micah overrode Anita’s mother instincts, he whispered a prayer to his children. Wishing them home. That maybe someday, they could both find out how they were conceived and born.

“Borrow the moonlight
Until it is through
And I’ll be here holding you
As long as you’re mine.”

~*~

Down the hall, a young couple held up their new daughter and the new mother named her under her breath as her husband looked on at his new son. “Elizabeth Anne Summers…you are so beautiful my daughter…”

They never questioned about how a few weeks after they brought their daughter home, her eyes changed color to a more normal green. But they didn’t keep their promise…they placed their ‘son’ with a lady in Cleveland who was in love with cats and wanted a baby leopard as an ‘exotic’ animal. And they didn’t keep in touch with the birth mother and father. They didn’t even keep the phone number, and since they moved right afterward, they were never called. Social Services made sure of that.



Disclaimer: It ain't mine! I don't own Anita Blake, Wicked, OR Buffy.
AN: I deleted this story so that it could go on the series thingie and I could change it to alternate universe and save me some trouble.

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