Fandom - Guiding Light
Pairing - Olivia/Natalia
Warnings and/or Spoilers - Nope. Graveyard time.
Summary - Olivia can't stay quiet. One-shot.
Rating - PG
It wouldn't be much, but somewhere... deep inside of this broken and borrowed heart... I must know it would be better than the alternative.
She held her tongue, a hand clinging to a rope of insecurity.
And she would have held it even longer, if not for the overcast skies and the hot tears and the look on Natalia's shuttered face.
Olivia could have kept silent forever, if she hadn't been so damn in love.
Suddenly, all the forced planning and the make-believe happiness seems so useless. She doesn't remember the foolish reasons for all this lying. She can't reconcile this Olivia with her former self - where did the brash woman go? Did she get so covered up by self-recrimination and longing that she forgot what it means to be truthful?
This isn't the right time, but was there ever a right time for this? No, I don't think so.
And it wouldn't be much... not safe, not sure, not normal... but I must want it and I must know that you do, too.
She held her tongue, every day and every hour and every minute.
And she could have held it even longer, she could have held it forever.
But Olivia is in love.
And her love is never quiet.
He could give you a home. But I could, too. I think I already have.