NO MONEY WAS MADE, I WROTE THIS PURELY AS A FUN CHALLENGE.
PLEASE DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT A CLAIRE/LEON FAN.
Vanilla Candles. By butterfly-V ©2013
A bare chested, special agent Kennedy quietly walked into the en-suite bathroom to find his beautiful wife exactly where he was told he would find her. Earlier that evening, before driving home in his Jeep, Leon had sent Claire a text message to her iPhone that he was returning home from a mission and would not take long for him to drive home. With a smile, Claire sent a return message that he would find her enjoying a nice hot bath.
Once he parked his Jeep in the driveway and relocked the front door, he started to remove his shoulder holster and fingerless gloves as he headed up the staircase to the master bedroom, and placed them and his other weapons and kneepads into the storage locker he had in the walk-in closet. Remembering where he was told he would find his wife, he took off his black t-shirt and Rolex watch and placed it on his bedside table, but kept his combat trousers and boots on a little longer as he silently walked into the bathroom. He couldn’t help but smile as he crossed his arms over his bare chest. He leaned against the bathroom door and just admired the stunning view before him in the soft, flickering glow of the candles. His nose had picked up the scent of vanilla and realised that the scent had come from the large candles Claire had placed around the bathroom. His only gripe about the scene before him was the thick layer of bubble bath suds.
Deep down Leon hated the suds for one simple reason – they shielded Claire’s body from his eyes! Sensing her husband’s presence in the bathroom, Claire opened her eyes and smiled as Leon uncrossed his arms and moved from the bathroom door to crouch down beside the bathtub.
“Why you insist on using this in your baths is beyond me!” Leon said with a smirk and waved his hand to gesture that he was referring to her use of the bubble bath solution. Claire burst out laughing, knowing fully well why her husband hated it.
“Oh quit complaining. You get to see me naked often enough!” Claire answered and grinned as she playfully blew a handful of the suds in his face.
With a smirk, Leon swatted the suds with the back of his hand out of the way and landed back into the tub, and playfully caught her wrist with his left hand. Leaning forward, the special agent laced their fingers together as he kissed his wife. His right hand began to seductively explore her body underneath the layer of bubble bath suds. His mouth caught Claire’s moan of delight when she felt her husband’s hand gently massage her thigh. His fingertips danced dangerously close to her womanhood which made her shiver, before his hand slid up her stomach to stop at her breasts.
“You love teasing me don’t you?!” Claire moaned and then smirked when Leon’s lips left hers, and pulled back with a smirk of his own.
“Gonna be in here much longer?” Leon asked as his right hand rested on her breast directly over her heartbeat. Claire shook her head lightly with a smile as her left hand came to join his over her heart.
“No. I’m ready to get out now.” Claire answered with a smile.
It was what the special agent had wanted to hear. Leon sprung to his feet and grabbed a fluffy bath towel from the cupboard as he heard the sounds of Claire standing up in the bathtub, and the water gurgling down the drain. Carefully stepping out, Claire stood on the bathmat as Leon turned around and wrapped his precious wife, not only in the fluffy towel, but also in his arms as he kissed her again. He then ran the towel over her body with the greatest of care as he dried her skin from her bath. It made Claire feel like the luckiest woman on earth, as she closed her eyes and revelled in the feeling of the soft, fluffy bath towel glide along her skin. Her eyes immediately flew open and glanced downwards when she felt Leon place a soft kiss to her stomach. He then stood back up and wrapped the towel around her body to keep her warm as he carefully lifted her into his arms and carried her to their bed and laid her down. With a smile, Leon carefully lied on top of her to not crush her with his body weight and deeply kissed her.
“I take it you enjoyed your bath?!” Leon smirked as he caressed her skin. His eyes held a look of pure adoration as he gazed down at her face. Claire blushed slightly and nodded.
“Definitely!” Claire answered as she flung her arms around her husband’s neck and kissed him. Even though she was blushing, she always felt beautiful whenever her husband saw her, even naked.
“Why are you blushing?” Leon asked with a genuine smile after their kiss as he caressed her cheeks that were naturally tinted with her blush.
“It amazes me how you can make me feel so beautiful even while I’m barely covered with a towel.” Claire confessed with her blush still in place.
“That’s because you are, don’t ever think otherwise.” Leon declared and kissed his wife in such a way that she could not disagree with him.
“Wait here.” Leon said softly as he lifted himself from the bed.
His actions left Claire surprised as she raised herself up and clutched the towel to her breasts with her hand, only to find that he had returned to the bedroom holding the vanilla scented candles and placed them around the room near their bed and then turned off the lights. After allowing some time for the candles to light up the room with its soft glow and vanilla scent wafting delicately in the air, the bare chested special agent quickly returned to Claire and used his body to guide her back down with a loving smile.
“Just so you know my love; I wanted to see your beauty by candlelight.” Leon answered simply and swooped down to silence her with mind-blowing kiss as his hands glided along her body.
The intensity of his kiss left Claire’s head spinning but she didn’t care. As far as she was concerned, she was in her favourite place to be. Underneath her beloved special agent as she enjoyed the feel of his hands caressing her skin hidden under the towel.
(A/N: To deviantART mates and this a gift to you. Hope you liked it.
Also, to my dear friend for the beautiful illustration of the cover image "The Scent Of Candlelight" to accompany this story. The quality of the artwork made it worth the wait.)
(If you like my work... please just tell me! )
That's absolutely okay. (Your English is fine. I'm Australian and people think we speak funny! LOL!)
To be honest, I wanted to do something for the both of you to make up for turning down your fanclub pass, and I truly felt that this was the most appropriate way to do it. For the both of you to souvenir one of my fanfics as a gift.
I'm thrilled the both of you love it, and you're both more than welcome to put a picture together for it, if it so inspires you. I was amazed at how easy the fanfic came together, considering how many illustrations there were of Claire and Leon in the bath. I was bound to write one on the idea sooner or later, but I wanted to take a bit of a different approach.
i am glad, really thank you so much (i still hope you consider at least post them in ClairexLeon fanclub, Cleon fans could appreciate them )
i see, got it..
just curious: Why do you like claire and leon together as a couple?, how do you know them?
Do you like any other pairing of RE?
I've always been a fan of the games since the first one. I like Leon and Claire together simply because I feel they work so much better together than him with Ada, needless to say who I can't stand. (Wish the game writers would listen to us and put them together in another game.) Also, Chris and Jill make a great pairing that I like.
And Capcom producers loves Ada Wong, Even if Leon+ada relationship is a big cliché, unreal and forced.
i hope claire and Leon appear in another game together too
do you have played RE6?..