Little Things

Prompt: Any, any/any, "You look good in my shirt." by ivotedforsaxon. Comment-Fic Livejournal Community

This one’s for you, thecatisacritic. :grins:

Liana Mir

Liana Mir reads, writes, and wrangles the muses from her mundane home in the Colorado Rockies and, occasionally, from the other side of the Barrier.

Series Listing

16 — 02. Summer

When the Clock Strikes Midnight

16 — 02. Summer through 03. Autumn

Wake and Thrive

16 — 03. Autumn through 17 — 01. Spring

Its Own Absolution

16 — 03. Late Autumn

After the Grief

16 — 03. Late Autumn

Battery Acid

17 — 02. Summer

Accounting for Redemption

17 — 02. Summer

Counting Heartbeats

18 — 01. Spring

Song Between the Waking and the Dreaming

20 — 04. Winter

Echoes of Anchor Lost

21 — 01. Spring

Don’t Remind Me That It’s Over

21 — 02. Summer


21— 02 Summer through 22 — 01 Spring

Name Me Another (or Glass Angel, Redux)

22 — 01. Spring

Glass Angel

22 — 01. Spring

Pause the Sonata

22 — 02. Summer

Without a Reason

22 — 03. Autumn

Learning Legato

23 — 02. Summer

Acceptable Cost

23 — 02. Summer

History Lesson on the Night Train

23 — 03. Autumn

Abyss Looking Back

23 — 03. Autumn

Collateral Damage

23 — 03. Autumn

Five Reasons I Love You

23 — 03. Autumn

Little Things

23 — 03. Autumn

Owning Beauty

23 — 04. Winter

Dream the Dance

23 — 04. Winter

Snow Day

24 — 02. Summer

As the River Breathes

AU 21 — 04. Winter

Normal written in coffee grounds

Little Things

Justus never expected to see Rachelle wearing his shirt. He also didn’t expect his reaction to seeing it.

23 — 03. Autumn
Kingdoms and Thorn Science Fiction Romance
Flash Fiction Short Story

Justus stared at her. She was coming out of the bedroom—her bedroom, he reminded himself—and wearing his shirt. The Database wasn’t the kind of girl who wore other people’s clothes, ever. They hadn’t slept together last night, unless you counted her napping on top of him on the couch, and in the state she was in health-wise, they wouldn’t be sleeping together any time in the very near future.

“What?” she demanded, snapping harshly.

It was a pale blue button-up, one he had barely remembered bringing in from the car until she walked out from her morning shower wearing it. She had unbraided her auburn hair and pulled it back in a ponytail with her usual lovelocks. The red against the blue looked better than he would have thought. It wasn’t a color she normally wore.

“You’re wearing my shirt,” he finally said, deliberately keeping the inflection out of his voice. No need to provoke the woman he often called Battery Acid when she was already in a prickly mood.

The Database gave him a mildly annoyed look and joined him in the kitchen. He had already made her coffee. She accepted the cup and shrugged with one shoulder. “My stuff doesn’t fit as loose.”

Mystery explained. Her skin was already irritated and she would probably be down to her sports bra at this point under different circumstances. Justus didn’t actually care.

He understood her well enough to know that her grimace of pain was an understatement and she probably needed to see a doctor for all the internal “bleeding” of her unusual vascular system. He knew she appreciated that he cared about her but didn’t want anything to do with romance. He knew that she certainly didn’t want him reading anything into her wearing his shirt. But some small part of him was pleased anyway.

He leaned back against the counter and took a sip of his own cup before mirroring that one-shouldered shrug of hers. “You look good.”


Kingdoms and Thorn Science Fiction Romance

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2 Responses to Little Things

  1. Kabobbles says:

    I think even though he knows not to read any romantic reasons into it, even the reader wants to do that.

    • Liana says:

      :grins: I think he's doing a good job of rationalizing away reading into it, but he certainly is reading into it emotionally. Those two suit each other, whether or not she realizes it.

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