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ATS: Wes/Faith Hurt

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Ficlet for Prompt 015

Title: Till The Petals Fall
Author: Kelly
Rating: R
Word Count: 752
Prompt: 015: You Always Hurt The One You Love by The Mills Brothers
Characters/Pairing (if any): Wes/Faith
A/N: Not up for zee voting thing. Post-Chosen, ATS S5


Faith leaned against the office door, watching Wes sit at his desk. She wondered just how long she could stand here before her former Watcher decided to lift his head up and actually notice that somebody was standing there. She began ticking off the seconds and ranking how long it would take to do certain things to him, things she had thought of a long time ago, another life ago. Break his nose, 5 seconds. Pull a knife from her boot and hit him between the eyes, 10 seconds. Slit his throat, 15 seconds if he struggled. He thought he was safe in his concrete and glass building. He was wrong.

“You ever take your nose out of that book, Wes?” She finally spoke. She was getting antsy standing in his doorway, waiting for him to notice someone was staring holes into him.

Wes looked up from his book. More research for Angel. He didn’t mind since he had an entire department and mystical books from several dimension to assist him. He was slightly taken aback at the sight in his office. “Faith?”

“In the sexy flesh. What’s shakin’?” Faith said as she sauntered into his office. She kicked the door shut behind her before dropping into the seat across from him, a wide grin on her face. The florescent lights seemed to make the bruises across her face darker, the circles under her eyes more pronounced, and the wounds across her face pop out of her skin.

“What are you doing here?” Wesley was stunned to see his former charge. She looked like she had been in the fight of her life. News from Sunnydale had been scarce. He wasn’t sure if that was Wolfram and Hart’s doing or if it was that the news was so grim. He could imagine that Faith would have been the only one to survive. That is what she did. Survive.

“I’m interviewing for your personal assistant job. I can’t type for shit. Can’t file either. But I got no problem wearing tight clothing and sitting on the edge of your desk.” She grinned like the cat that ate the canary, wanting to see his reaction to her words. She loved that shook up look he would sometimes get, his face showing a mix of surprise and confusion.

And there it was. It passed quickly over Wesley’s face, but he was not the same man he had been in Sunnydale. She knew that. He had seen the darkness in himself and he hadn’t fought it. He wondered if she could admire that in him. “Well, the position has been filled.” He replied, sounding as if he took her seriously.

“Damn, that sucks. What with Sunnydale being a big ol’ crater of nothing and Buffy taking little sis off to who the hell knows where, I need something to keep me off the streets, keep me out of trouble.” She picked the letter opener up off his desk and started cleaning under her nails.

“I am sure Angel can get you a job in the mail room since you seem to be so fond of my letter opener.” He watched her as she played with it, toyed with it, spinning it between her fingers. He could never tell if she wanted to fuck him or kill him. In a way, that was exciting.

“Oh yeah, already stopped by to see him. Brooding in his office, muttering about ghosts or some shit. Still can’t get over the Manilow thing. Or the puppy thing.” She pushed her foot against his desk to make her chair lean back as she chuckled to herself.

“I don’t think Wolfram and Hart is the place for you.” He wasn’t sure it was the place for any of them. He was having his doubts but he would keep those to himself. There was something about this place. He just knew they would never get out alive.

She gave him a lascivious grin. She hadn’t invented the look, but she damn near perfected it. “Oh come on, I bet you got a position for me. Something you can fill. How about we get a couple of beers, a couple of steaks, and we can talk about me giving you a raise?”

Wesley looked across his desk at her for several long moments. He closed the book with a loud thud and got up. He grabbed his coat off the rack, slipping it on. “I think I have a few positions to put you into.”

Comments

Mmmm... yum! Very nice.

*pokes and prods you towards good__evil* Don't forget it is Wesley month... for a whole... 2 more days or so! lol
Are you sure? I wasn't sure if it was Wes enough to count or I would post it over there. If you think it is okay, I will post it later this afternoon. :)
Haaaaaawt. Great innuendo. Love it.
Thank you. Could always see that kind of perv side of Wes come out when he was with Lilah. Figured Faith would bring it out too.
Faith could bring out the perv in anyone.
This was great. Ah Faith: ya gotta love a girl who's willing to do what it takes to get a head in the corporate world.
Oh, I think she will be getting a head a little later. LOL Thanks for the feedback.
Wes/Faith isn't really my thing, but... this? Hot. And bonus points for using "puppy" in connection with Angel - what is it with him and puppies, anyway?
Basically, Sarah and I decided that Faith could be paired with a coatrack and it would be hot. (Which factors into my Faith femmeslash story I am going to post on my personal journal this afternoon). Wes/Faith, not really a pairing I think of other than again, Faith is hot with anyone. I even venture into the Cordy/Faith at times cause to me, ultimate hotness right there. LOL

But when I was looking over the list of songs, my brain told me I had to write this. And if I don't at least write it down, I am restless until I do.
This is so very well done. Wow.
Thank you so very much. :)
Love it. I think you've really done a great job with Faith's voice. You've got the sexual innuendo thing down. And I think you did a great job with writing Wes in voice as well.
Didja see that I made a super special icon just for it? I also changed my default icon. Finally, I know. I uploaded a ton of new ones the other day and I have a couple more. As soon as some contests end. :)

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Nice, very nice.
I noticed that - very cool. I really like your custom icon. But why does your default icon of CC have the little inset pic of Buffy? That confused me.
You remember that French magazine I was telling you about? It is an icon made from a page from there. So I am not sure about the Buffy think. I need to ask Tess (the maker) if it is okay if I take it out. I didn't want to alter it without asking her first since she made the icon. I was just going to fill the box in with brown.
Oh yeah, one more thing before I forget - did you see my journal? You're not the only KeKe lover. I got a comment from someone else who ships them! You're not alone anymore!
OMFG! NO WAY! I am going over there RIGHT NOW to respond to them! SQUEE! Two of us...there is so much we can do!
Oh, I wish, I wish, I wish!

*sighs*

Wonderful and fun.

:-) xx
Thank you so very much. If they pop into my head again, you know for sure I will be writing it down. LOL
Faith passing the time counting down the seconds it would take to hurt Wesley was delightful. It seemed very in character, as did the blatant innuendo and goading. I liked your loose, bantering back Wes, too.
Damn sexy girl, it definately let's your imagination uhhh run wild LOL
These two have this great awkward chemistry and you've captured it so well. I luuurve the innuendo.
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