Fandom - Guiding Light
Pairing - Olivia/Natalia
Warnings and/or Spoilers - Spoilers for June the 8th, in a way and then flash-forward. Some angst.
Summary - Olivia wasn't ready for this moment.
Rating - PG
She wasn't prepared for the sensation, the heart-stopping pause in her body at just the sight of Natalia. She should have been ready, been watching for her feelings to rear-up violently and knock her down.
But Olivia Spencer is a natural at lying to herself.
And somewhere, in her shadowed mind, she hoped to just forget and move on.
Out of the corner of her eye, though, Olivia sees her.
Coming out of the sunlight like some kind of angel, practically floating over the pavement and beautiful black hair like wings in the wind... there is Natalia, back in Springfield.
I've missed her smile. I've missed her face. I've missed her voice. I've missed every damn thing about her.
And just like that, the month never happened.
And Olivia finds her movements constricted by guilt and remorse, so strong she nearly passes out.
And she follows Natalia with her gaze, fearful to chase and terrified of lagging behind.
How could I have ever thought that I could let you go?
As Natalia disappears around a corner, Olivia can think of a million reasons to not go after the woman. But love outweighs them all, desperate and true and magnificently powerful, and Olivia cannot fight it.
She finds life repeating once more as she runs to confront Natalia with that which neither one of them can live without.