Since I unfortunately do not have ‘Voulez Vous’ (my Everlark one-shot) ready to publish (blame Mardi Gras), so here’s a snippet, for salanderjade, as a little Valentine’s Day gift.
Unbeta-ed, kind of spoiler-ish, angsty and not at all fluffy, just to warn you.
And Salanderjade, just reminding you, this is all your fault ;-)
“I know, okay! I’m sorry! I’m so fucking sorry, Gale.” I can feel tears starting to stream down my face and my hands are shaking. “God, I’m so sorry.”
“Don’t you dare do that.” His voice is low and serious. “Don’t you fucking dare turn on the waterworks and try to make me feel sorry for you when you were the one who fucked everything up.”
I try to speak through the sobs that are now wrenching through my body but it comes out in small gasps. “I know, Gale, I know, but I just…….” I want to tell him how bad I feel; how guilty, but I know that it won’t matter, that in the end, they’re just words, and it won’t make anything better. “I’m glad you came home.”
He looks at me for a minute and I can see his eyes soften a little at the sight of me.
“I almost didn’t.”
I lock gazes with him for a second, and nod tightly, studying the pain etched on his face. I did that. I broke the heart of my best friend, the man who’s been with me through everything, supporting me and Prim in everything we wanted to do. I hurt him in the worst way possible and though I know it’s selfish, I wonder if he has it in him to forgive me.