Disclaimer: Don’t own them
Fandom’s: Buffy the Vampire/Law and Order: SVU
Word Count: 642
Summary: Faith reflects about her life with Olivia.
Note: Written for August Fic a Day challenge. Enjoy!
Faith smiled content for once with just lying in bed with her girlfriend Olivia Benson as she traced small circles on her warm skin. This was completely new for Faith. She had always been the “get some and get gone” type of girl because that was what she had seen growing up. She had gone through countless guys and girls, but something was different with Olivia. She knew that it was different because even though she was absolutely terrified of her relationship with the detective, but at the same time she loved it. She couldn’t get enough of it. Olivia made her feel something she had never felt before.
It had been almost four months since they had met. Olivia had been taking a late night right after an extra stressful shift at work and a vampire. Faith had swooped in and saved the day, but Olivia had demanded to know what had happened. After that everything fell into place. Olivia had been the first person, besides the Scooby’s or watchers, to understand what it meant to be a slayer. She had also been the first person who Faith had been able to tell about her past. Faith hadn’t left a thing out. She knew everything and yet she looked past it and saw the person that Faith was now.
To Faith they seemed like the perfect couple. She didn’t know if it was because she was a detective for sex crimes and Faith was a slayer. They did understand what the other was going through even though it wasn’t exactly the same situation. Olivia had to deal with the humanity at its worst, humans that inflicted pain on other humans. Faith had to deal with the things that went bump in the night, the vampires and demons. They were each incredibly dedicated in their line of work. Olivia was trying to put as many rapists and murders in jail to make up for what her biological father had done to her Mother. Faith was trying to find redemption for all the bad she had done in Sunnydale. In a way they were perfect because they understood what the other was going. Yet who would have thought that two workaholics could make a relationship work.
Yet five months later their relationship was still going strong and they had even moved in together. Faith realized that Olivia was the first person who had been able to keep her grounded from going over the edge. Whenever it seemed that Faith was getting way to involved in a demon or in an apocalypse Olivia would find a way to take the weight off her shoulders so she could rest even if it was for a little while. Faith found herself doing the same for Olivia. She had never thought it was possible. She knew if the Scooby gang saw her now they would have laughed. She knew that the Scooby’s would never believe that she could change, but being in Olivia’s life showed her that it was possible.
“I love you,” Faith said out of nowhere.
Olivia looked away from the TV with a hint of surprise in her eyes. Faith had never said that she was in love with Olivia before. Truth be told, Olivia had been in love with the woman since Faith had saved her life. Every day since that night had only just made her fall deeper and deeper in love. But Olivia had learned not to rush things with Faith. It was hard for her to trust people, but Olivia had always been happy that she had been able to do just that. Olivia grinned widely.
“I love you too,” Olivia told her before kissing her softly on her lips.
Faith smiled. She knew this feeling would last forever. She didn’t care what anyone said. She had the perfect life.