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Paris (Sawyer/Kate, PG-13)

For Lost Riffs Day 2 at lostsquee
Prompt: elevator, Paris, hungry
Pairing: Sawyer/Kate
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 389
Spoilers: Through "I Do"



They haven’t eaten all day; they’ve just been running on adrenaline and fear. Not even one damn mango tree on this island that they can find. They’re huddled under a tree, a poor shelter from the rain, which hasn’t stopped since they fled the compound.

They’re cold and wet and starving but when Sawyer looks at her, he thinks Kate has never looked more beautiful, even with mud streaked on her face and her hair soaked and matted to her head. He brushes a bedraggled curl from her cheek.

“What?” she snaps at him when she catches him looking at her like that.

“Nothin.’” He just pulls her closer. She’s tense at first but then she relaxes into him. “You’re shiverin’,” he observes and she doesn’t deny it.

“We’ll get out of here,” he says. He keeps talking, rubbing her back hard with his hand, trying to warm her up. “We’re gonna get back to our island, muster the troops, rescue the Doc, put those fuckers in cages for a change.”

He knows she’s tired, and that she’s probably not even listening, because she just lets him talk, her head resting against his chest as he strokes her hair. Doesn’t really matter what he says, she just needs to hear that he isn’t giving up, like he almost did back there.

“Hell, we’re getting off both islands, Sunshine. Back to the real world.”

She stiffens. He knows what’s waiting for her if they ever go back, what’s likely waiting for him too. None of that matters right now.

“What do you say we head to Paris? You and me, the Eiffel Tower?”

She laughs at that. “Too many stairs.”

“We’ll take the elevator,” he says matter-of-factly. “Have us a fancy dinner right at the top of the Eiffel Tower. With wine and steak and a big fucking salad and chocolate cake...”

She leans up, brushing her lips over his. “Sounds nice. How do we get there?”

“Like this.” He takes her head in his hands, drawing her to him. Her eyes flutter shut as he kisses her, her whole body warming to his touch. When she opens her mouth to him, when she sighs and straddles him, her hands tangling in his hair, her breath coming faster, he can almost forget how hungry he is.

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iamalreadyinuse
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:20 pm (UTC)
Loved it. Beautiful, simple, realistic- all the good stuff :)
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
fosfomifira
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love this. It's very sexy and I could see it happening on the show. After all, Sawyer being protective of Kate - and Sawyer/Kate sex - are canon.

*crosses fingers*
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
It IS canon! On the show, I'm sure they'd be much more stressed out and frantically on the run but dammit, if they had time to get it on in the cage, they have time to get it in the jungle afterward! :)
gemjam
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
This totally warmed my heart, I love Sawyer here, trying to make her feel safe, trying to convince her that he's not going to give up again. And I love his romantic idea of going to the Eiffel Tower with her, and I love that he says that because really good things aren't waiting for either of them, but here they can pretend for a while, and I love that. I love how he kisses her as a way to take her to this place. This is really nice :)
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I wasn't quite sure how I'd work in the prompt so I'm so glad that it made sense. And, even better, that you liked it. Sawyer can totally be gallant when he wants to be.
demonqueen666
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. Such good imagery of them in the cold and the wet, huddled together and shivering. The Eiffel Tower idea is just so Sawyer too...I love how sweet he seems here, doing his best to comfort her and keep her going.

(Also, that icon. GUH.)
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
*uses icon of GUH again* :)

I love Sawyer when he's in protective, gallant mode. Because we all know he has that side of him! So glad you enjoyed this!

zelda_zee
Jan. 31st, 2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Wow, this is kind of... canon-y. I never read that! :)

The dialogue here struck me as so real, I could hear them perfectly. I loved Sawyer feeling Kate's reaction about the idea of going back and then talking about Paris to take her away from that. Damn, I can totally see him doing that.

*iz filled w/Sawyerlove*
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
Hee. For someone who isn't all that fond of new canon, I sure write in it a whole lot! I *did* love the Sawyer/Kate stuff, i have to say. And I love him being sweet and gallant. Thanks for reading, even though it's het. :)
ladynutmeg
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
I love Sawyer in this, talking and getting Kate to smile and forget. Short and sweet and lovely.
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Sawyer can make it all better. *nods* Glad you liked this!
inthekeyofd
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
You made me read Sawyer/Kate, and really REALLY LIKING IT. Oh, I would totally go to Paris with him, let's face it, he could say let's take a walk down the street and I'd be there with bells on.

Back to the story though, you have a way with words missy, you do, and so doesn't Sawyer, in his own way he's taking her mind off of everything, and then he really takes ther mind off of it.

I love LOVE THIS FICLETS, it's like a little slice of sunshine, not too much, not too little.
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon! :) I'm very flattered you liked this, even though you don't like Kate. *mwah*
foxxcub
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:00 am (UTC)
Aww, lovely, babe!
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
Danke! :) Fun to flex the ol' Skate muscles.
thespiansparkle
Feb. 1st, 2007 02:16 am (UTC)
You...you made me enjoy a Sawyer/Kate fic.

How is that possible? *brain explodes*

No, but seriously, that is a measure of how simply lovely this piece is--even a hardened J/K shipper can recognize it. I love the image of Sawyer just wanting to protect her and take her mind somewhere happier, even if they're physically in an unhappy place. Plus I like the idea of the Others in cages.

Very well done!
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! I'm flattered! Thank you for taking a chance and reading a pairing you don't usually like! :) And yes, the Others totally need to be caged!
gottalovev
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
oh, how great this is. he would do anything for her. this is a pure gem that could so be canon, perfectly in character. ♥ thanks!
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
Aww, you flatter me! Thank you! :)
eponine119
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:20 am (UTC)
Oh, nice. I love this. It's so short and so simple and yet so good. The dialogue is excellent and so vividly *them.*
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say!
cmonkatiekatie
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:52 am (UTC)
So this happens. That's all there is to it. And if it doesn't, I can see it so clearly that I'll probably think it did anyway. Such a noce job.
cmonkatiekatie
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
er.. nice. But lets pretend I said fabulous, cause it's better than nice.
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uhzoomzip
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
this whole scene fits in so well with the last episode.

He knows she’s tired, and that she’s probably not even listening, because she just lets him talk, her head resting against her chest as he strokes her hair. Doesn’t really matter what he says, she just needs to hear that he isn’t giving up, like he almost did back there.

that made me go 'awww.' i love sawyer best when he's sweet!
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I love Sawyer when he's sweet, too!
philomel
Feb. 1st, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
Lovely. Excellent last line.
halfdutch
Feb. 1st, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :) I was hoping to add a bit more sensuality to it but I'm glad you liked it as it is! And smut takes time!
patch_tank
Feb. 1st, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, Sawyer's so lovely in this - I love how he reassures her and tries to keep her warm. So sweet.
And it's gotta be said, I love your icon too! V. hot.

-Patch
halfdutch
Feb. 2nd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
Thank you kindly! Sawyer can be a gentleman, when he wants. :) And yes, hurrah for sexy Skate icons. This one's by floating_icons.
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