Comforting Embrace - (BtVS/Stargate SG-1)
Buffy stared forlornly out the window. It had been a rough mission all around that day. She didn't know if their current strategy against the Ori was working or if it was just delaying the inevitable. It physically hurt to helplessly stand by and watch another planet fall under the Ori's thumb because they hadn't figured out the best method of taking out the Priors yet. There was nothing more they could do for these people until that day.
Slender but firm arms slipped around her middle and she could feel Vala press against her back. A soft reassuring kiss was placed on her hairline before a cheek rested against her head. Despite Vala's normally talkative nature, she seemed to understand that words were not going to help this time. Instead she silently tightened her hold and stared unseeingly at the view on the other side of the glass, joining Buffy in her vigil.
Vala's touch had the power to ignite a fire under Buffy's skin or soothe the angry beast within. This particular evening, Buffy let her eyes flutter shut and her lover's comforting embrace chase the horrors of the day away.