Drabble: Morning, Ever After (Willow/Giles) PG/FRT
I wrote this for my dear and adored oreadno1. I hope you like this, Kathy. It's been a long time coming. For the rest of you, I hope you like my extremely rare foray into the world of Willow/Giles.
Title: Morning, Ever After
Word Count: 162
Summary: For now, not forever.
Distribution: Here, my LJ, and my site only.
Disclaimer: I own nothing. It all belongs to Joss and a bunch of other people who are not now and have never been me.
Author's Notes: This was written for an anniversary...but not mine. This is an extremely late second writing anniversary present for the marvelous oreadno1 who has been my friend since before either one of us even knew fanfiction existed. I hope she enjoys it.
Morning, Ever After
He isn’t Tara. But somehow, at this moment, that’s a good thing. Though the things they share, the stuttering and shyness, make it easier to justify sharing her bed with someone so soon after Tara’s gone cold and quiet and... gone, really and truly and always gone.
Sometimes she wonders if he’s with her just to make sure that she’s pacified, safe, but then there are times when she thinks it might be more. That she might just see something in his eyes that says his want for her was there while Tara’s heart still beat and maybe before Willow had ever met her one true love. It doesn’t matter, though, not really. They both know this is for now, not forever. Someday - too soon, for certain - she will return to a place she once called home. He will be Giles, not Rupert, again. She will be Willow, plain old Willow, not darling or love, again. Then she will cry - all alone.