Title: Ham, Swiss, and Willow... Oh My
Author: DanKnight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Spoilers: Spoilers for the season 5 Angel Episodes "Not Fade Away" and "The Girl in Question." And some general spoilers for season 7 of Buffy.
Summary: Eves journey after leaving Wolfram and Hart takes her to the most unlikely of places.
Disclaimer: Willow, Eve, Angel, Buffy, Wolfram and Hart and The Watchers Council are the property of Joss Wheedon, Mutant Enemy, The WB Networ, UPN, and others people and companies who aren’t me. I make no claim to any of these characters and am mearley writing this story for the enjoyment of fellow fans.
---Ham, Swiss, and Willow… Oh My!By DanKnight
“Ok guess what I have in the bag?” Willow asked holding up a small white paper bag.
“Hmm, does it have slow, medium and oh-my-goddess I’m gonna pass out?” Eve asked with a smirk.
“No smart alec.” Willow replied as she began to opened the small bag. “Even better.”
“Handcuffs?” Eve asked, “A blindfold? Oh! A blindfold and handcuffs?” Eve continued faking excitement.
“Eve!” Willow retorted rolling her eyes.
“You’re going to tie me up and ravage me until I can’t see straight. Willow you’re so sweet.” Eve continued with a smirk.
“No, something you like even more then that, silly.” Willow said as she pulled out a croissant sandwich.
“Ham and Swiss?” Eve asked with a smile.
”With both Mustard and Mayonnaise on it… which is still gross by the way.” Willow answered handing the brunette former liaison her favorite sandwich.
“You’re the best girlfriend ever.” Eve exclaimed while grabbing it. “Even if you weren’t going to do the kinky stuff.”
“Stick around and maybe I’ll start.” Willow winked. “Unfortunately, at the moment I really have to get back to research mode.”
”Tease me and then just leave me hanging huh?” Eve smiled, “That’s kind of hot.”
“You’re impossible. See you at home.” Willow finished as she left.
Eve took a bite out of her sandwich as her girlfriend left the room. While enjoying her lunch the brunette thought back to how much her life had changed in the last six months.
At first she had contacted Buffy and the new Watchers Council in hopes of sanctuary. She had nowhere to go and needed someone to protect her if the partners came gunning for her now that Angel was out of the picture.
Of course she hadn’t told them the truth. Buffy, Willow and the other turned their back on Angel they would have surely turned Eve away if they knew what she really did. But tell a little story of how she was on the Senior Partners bad side after betraying them, How she was no friend of Angel’s and how her experience and knowledge of Wolfram and Hart could be an asset to them, and suddenly they were more then willing to give her a chance to work with them.
So what if she left out a few details. Angel and the others had died in their foolish attack on the partners. So no one was around to fill in the gaps in her story.
When the former liaison had then started flirting with Willow it was purely a survival tactic. If Eve got to Buffy’s closest friend then she would be more important to all of them. And Willow, now in Italy after having just broken up with Kennedy was easy picking for Eve’s seduction. Before she knew it she the redhead hook, line, and sinker. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had seduced a beautiful young woman to get something out of it for herself, she went to UC Santa Cruz.
But after she had Willow a funny thing happened. She started to genuinely feel something for her, and as time went on less and less of it became an act. Willow was sweet, and brave, and well, gorgeous. And as time went on it was easier and easier to pretend she was feeling something for the redhead.
The next thing Eve knew she wasn’t pretending at all, she was flat out in love with her. Willow had filled in a void that Eve never thought she would find again after Lindsey left.
It was funny, the last thing she ever said to Angel was “go where?” She had no idea that fate would take her to Italy, to Willow, and to the good guys side. End.