Fandom Category: Everwood
Pairing: Hannah Rogers/Bright Abbott
Fic Title: Free Falling
Rating/Warning(s): M; mentions of sex
Genre: Romance, Schmoop
Special Rec: 10/21
Why This Must Be Read: This is a beautiful and insightful look at the Hannah and Bright relationship, showing the inner tension she feels regarding the newness of their physical intimacy as well as demonstrating Bright’s utter patience, lust, and affection.
The eyes and the silliness, she has no trouble with — if she did, she wouldn't be able to stand Bright at all, and she loves him, she really does, and that's the problem.
Sometimes, Bright will suddenly pause when they're making out, look at her, smile seriously, and tell her that she's beautiful. That makes the butterflies in her stomach really happy, because she's not, but if Bright really thinks she is — well, that's more than enough for her.
"You shouldn't tell lies," she says sometimes, with a small smile on her face.
"I hope you're talking to yourself," he replies. "Do you need me to bring out the mirror?"