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Fic: In the Moment (Buffyverse, Faith/Xander)
btvs//faith/xander connected - me
whiskyinmind wrote in fandomsbitca
Title: in the Moment
Author: WhiskyInMind
Rating: Teen & Up
Fandom(s): Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Faith/Xander
Timeframe/Spoilers: unspecified time post-The Zeppo (in my head, it's during Faith's 'rocky road to redemption' prison spell)
Disclaimer: This is Joss's sandbox, he said I/we could play in it though!
Notes: based on velvetwhip's prompt "Faith, Xander, what might have been". Massive thanks to telaryn for handholding!
Wordcount: 100 (dudes! I got my drabble mojo back!)


"Is this alright?"

It had been fast and frantic (exactly what she'd needed) but there had been a moment (more than one) when it could've been more; could've been... better. It had all been right there in his eyes in that moment: worry, wonder, hope. And she'd done what she always did; taken what she wanted and pushed him away.

Sometimes in the dark she can pretend. Can feel the warmth of his embrace; the touch of his fingers stroking her arm; the peace in the moment.

"Is this alright?"

Sometimes in the dark she can pretend she said yes.

So amazing I can't think of what to say!

:-D

I'm so sorry I rendered you speechless, but thank you so much!

This is stupendous, hon! Perfection!


Gabrielle

Thank you for the prompt honey!

I am tickled plaid to have inspired you!


Gabrielle

You definitely got your drabble mojo back, hon. That was gorgeous.

Great drabble, wistfully regretful. Good to see you writing again.

Thank you sweetie! It's great to be writing again!

Yes. I can see that. It's Faith.

Here from sparrow2000's end of year rec list.

Wow! Powerful. And a wonderful evocation of regret.