Thrown in the Deep End
: Thrown in the Deep EndAuthor
: I do not own Angel or the Meredith Gentry series- Angel belongs to Joss Whedon and Merry and her gang belong to the great Laurell K. HamiltonGenre
: Gen / AUFandoms
: Angel/Merry GentryWord Count
: After Home for Angel; After Swallowing Darkness for Merry GentryWritten For
: twistedshorts Fic #2Author's Note
: While this seires was started for the TtH 100, I found it worked out for the twistedshorts challenge as wellSummary
: Faith tries to grapple with her place in this other world, surrounded by the Unseelie Fae.
Faith ran her hand up and down his bare arm. She never got tired of it, or the feeling of his soft tinsel colored hair wrapped around her body.
"I'm just so glad you made it back safe," she murmured softly.
Frost turned to face her on the lounger. "You've gotten mellower since I came back. The Princess always had Doyle and Galen for herself, but you, you never seemed to favor any one guard," he said with a smile.
Faith couldn't help but smile back in return. "You know it's not just that. I was as devestated as everyone else when the true extent of Prince Cal's treachery came to light. It felt almost like the day in my world when I realized that Angelus had been masquerading as Angel for months- just waiting until we were all complacent and relaxed to reveal he'd been working for Wolfram and Hart the whole time," she explained, tears rolling down her cheeks as she remembered the days leading up to the end and her desperate plea for help.
"Oh, Mo Ghrá, don't cry. I can handle a lot from a woman, but not tears. And the babies don't like it either," he cautioned, drawing her onto his lap.
Faith chuckled through her tears. "I've become a regular water fountain since I got pregnant. Whatever happened to the damn tough as nails Slayer I used to be?"
"She found out she was going to be a mother," Queen Meredith said with a grin as she walked out onto the deck. Her hands were held protectively over her stomach in a mirror of Faith's current posture.
"Merry, what did the doctors have to say?"
"That our twins will both be happy, healthy and prosperous. I don't think I could ask for anything better."