Fic Title: I Fear Empty Spaces,
Rating/Warning(s): Adult, sex, spoilers for s2 finale
Genre: general romance, episode related
Why This Must Be Read: A little follow up on the season 2 finale, where Mitchell and Annie make-up - and then make out. The characterizations were perfect, and the writing was sweet and balanced with a bit of humor that is absolutely wonderful. Plus, there's a great cameo by Nina and George at the end that just makes it all that much better.
Soft feathers tickled his cheek. He brushed his hand over his face and heard someone giggle, and he found they weren't feathers but Annie's hair.
Mitchell opened his eyes to find her smiling down at him, holding his sheets up to her chin and biting her bottom lip. Moonlight reflected in her eyes and his body felt fuzzy like after a long nap. He realized he'd been sleeping for hours. He hadn't slept in what felt like months. Four months, really. Ever since Annie was ripped away from him and he felt like something inside had been ripped away as well.
“You snore.” Annie giggled at him again, nudging his leg under the covers with her foot.
“What? I do not.”
“Not as loud as George, but yeah, you do.”
He shook his head and grinned at her, noticing even in the dark how the color had returned to her cheeks. He sat up and folded his hands in front of him. “Feeling better, then?”
“A bit, yeah.” She was still sliding her foot over his calf. It was then he noticed her bare shoulders, and their smooth skin shining in the light behind the sheets.
“Annie, are you, are you naked?”
Her eyes lit up and she ducked further behind the sheets. “I know, right? It just sort of happened!” She laughed, and snorted, and covered her mouth in embarrassment. “I mean, I just felt like being naked so I am!”
Mitchell ran a hand over his face and into his hair, at once hypnotized by the bare skin he could see and sliding away from her in the bed. “That's, wow. I mean, I should go.”
“No, it's okay! I mean, Mitchell...” She seemed to move closer to him in just an instant, that familiar tingle of having her near leaving goosebumps down his arms.
“Annie, I don't think, it's just so soon...”
“If you don't want to, I just, I thought-”