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Driving Sideways

Author: Suzy G
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon et. al. are the owners. I simply write non-profit work.

Sitting next to me was an angel, why she said yes to coming with me on this trip, or how I got up the courage to ask, I may never know, but I'm damn glad I did. There she was looking out the window, watching the desert pass us by. Every now and again she would look over at me and catch my eyes, then she'd do that cute shy little smile. The occurrence must have happened a dozen times in the last hour, and every time I would smile back, and every time my heart would skip a beat. I had never felt this way about another girl before, well ok that's not necessarily true, but it had never been so intense, I had never been compelled to act on my feelings.

At the beginning of the year, just how attracted to her I was, had been scary. The first time I had seen her she was walking down the hallway, carrying too many boxes, fiddling with her keys. She dropped one of the boxes and sure enough the others came tumbling after, it was the saddest thing I had ever seen. She was so embarrassed, I thought she was going to cry, and I knew the feeling all too well. She reminded me of myself just a few years ago. Of course seeing her distress I ran over to help. That's when I saw her face. Big gorgeous blue eyes, full of soul, with the cheekbones of Grecian goddess, and full pouty lips with just the faintest hint of a quiver. I offered to help her into her room, she tried to decline but I helped anyways. Ever since then I had been trying to become friends with the girl without being to pushy, and up until now I had, its just that when you want to get something done you've just got to push sometimes.

"So what kind of music do you like to listen to," I asked her.

"Um a-anything really, whatever you want to listen to is fine." I could feel her cool blue eyes burning into me. I thought I could feel her eyes on my lips, so of course I you know gave them a little lick, and I swear I heard a gulp. This was going to be an interesting trip.

"How about a little country," I pressed the second preset button and the soft acoustic sounds of a guitar seeped through. "Oh Allison Krauss I love her."

"Me too," She smiled and looked down into her lap. Tara was half turned towards me now, poised for conversation. "So whatever happened to that boyfriend of yours, I haven't seen him around lately, I-if you don't mind me asking?" Jeez she does the cutest little thing with her lips, they're kind of like puckered but kind of pulled in, mmmm. Anyways I digress.

"Oh well he was a cheating scumbag so I dumped him, and you can ask me anything I promise," I love to see her smile, I wish that was my entire goal in life, I would make her smile everyday I die, and even then I'd have pictures of me doing funny faces or something so that I could still make her smile, if she lived after me that is.

"Oh o-ok, I-I'm sorry about your boyfriend though," So damn cute I just can't get over it.

"No I'm fine really, I mean you know that thing where you feel like your in love, but then something happens, and then its over, and you realize you were never really in love, you just though you were, but really you weren't and your actually a lot happier without the person that you thought you were in love with in the first place," She giggled, now that was just too cute, I don't know how I'm going to make it through four days with her without jumping her bones. "What's so funny?"

"I-its just I never realized how much of a babbler you, I swear you t-turned purple for a second there, I was worried." she replied.

"Oh yah, I uh tend to do that, I hope it doesn't bother you because I mean we are gonna be on the road together for four days, and I'm practically famous for babbling."

"No no it doesn't bother me at all, it um its actually kind of c-cute" She looked into her lap but I could still see her blush.

"Cute huh? I can live with that."

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