|Not Falling Apart
Author: Kipling Bunny PM
Quite a bit has transpired for both of them. She can't get him out of her head. And he can't help but realize that she makes perfect sense.CDG. CompleteRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance - Cain & DG - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,719 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 12-16-07 - Published: 12-06-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3931261
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Alright- I have been a Cain x DG shipper since... the beginning. It's so unexplainable. They're just too perfect and cute. And I hope you enjoy! Thanks! Oh and, we need more DG and Cain. That's all I got to say. :D
Thank you to Geeky BMWW Fan. My totally awesome beta. You're the best! Thanks daahling!
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters, or anything associated with them...
Not Falling Apart
-hours after the double eclipse-
While her parents were still atop the large tower being reacquainted with their other daughter, DG walked farther down the gigantic stone building that had once housed the evil within her sister. Her mind fluttered with a swarm of overbearing feelings. Irritatingly enough, thoughts and emotions she couldn't quite put a finger on.
She shook her head as if to clear it. Gazing around her, she couldn't help but notice that, in a matter of hours, the OZ had changed drastically. Changes for the better.
The OZ I remember.
After the witch inside Azkadellia melted into nothingness, the sudden alterations in the OZ were quite apparent.
But parts of how DG felt hadn't changed. At all. It undoubtedly frustrated her.
She had told her family that she wished to visit the men down on the field, to share with them the story of the vanquished witch and to speak with the former 'long coats.'
Little did they know, it was all a blatant lie. DG just wanted to find him. Before he left her and went ...who knows where.
Who was she kidding? He had a son. Close to her own age, in fact. And a late wife, for whom he was still in the process of mourning.
It wasn't going to work.
They were only friends. He was her protector and her advisor. Nothing more...
And she cursed to herself for wanting more.
While on the Earth she knew, she had never felt like this before. For anyone. And, of course, she had to find that one person in the OZ who was unattainable. It wasn't going to work, it wasn't going to...
"DG!" A recognizably friendly voice called from behind
She pivoted around. "Hi, Glitch..." she countered almost sheepishly. As if she had been caught somehow.
"Your mother said something about you taking a walk," he said with a smile. His eyes perked up. "Oh! I'm going to be reunited with my brain!... I think..." Glitch's facial expression turned into curious wonderment. He glanced around the looming vacant hall of the tower, as if he suddenly didn't recognized anything.
DG was getting anxious. "Wow, being united with your brain sounds like a good idea." She stole a nervous glance to a large window. Glitch must have noticed.
"DG..." his voice had switched from its usual upbeat nature to a soft tone. "He's outside. You can still catch him."
DG looked over at her friend wide-eyed. Her blue eyes stared in amazement. For a moment, she figured Glitch to be a mind reader. Half brain or not, he was certainly a man not to be underestimated.
She nodded slowly. Her friend walked closer and patted her on the shoulder in complete understanding.
Without another word said, DG turned around and walked out of the tower.
She scanned the scene before her. It was hard not to notice the battle scars on the landscape and structure from just hours earlier.. It was also apparent that everyone of the OZ was celebrating an absolute victory after the recent events.
She saw reformed long coats, the gypsy men that had helped them with their mission and even various animals and creatures.
DG felt her chest tighten slightly. He was no where to be found. Solemnly and somewhat dejectedly, she took a seat on the grass beneath her and heaved a sigh..
"Hey, princess. You didn't think I would have left with saying goodbye, did you?"
DG felt her heart flutter and stop, all at the same time. She stood up awkwardly and swiveled around, all while using her left hand to dust off any dirt or grass on her butt.
"Oh... hey there, Mr. Cain," she said slowly, trying to regain her composure. "Uh... no. Was it obvious that I was..er.. looking for you?" DG chided herself for stammering so much.
He grinned slowly. "Maybe."
She stood there for a moment. His grin made her blush. DG emphatically bit her lower lip and tried to look away.
Cain looked away as well. He glanced upward. "It's been quite a while since the OZ had a good rain. It needs it. Certainly this area."
He held out his palm. A single raindrop hit it. Following his gaze, DG looked up. The early morning hours after the double eclipse had yielded dark and stormy clouds. Another drop landed perfectly onto her nose. She giggled quietly.
They both stood their awkwardly for a moment.
"We should go inside," he whispered lowly.
"But I like it out here."
She grabbed his hand and held it momentarily. "Stay, just for a little while."
If they weren't going to have a moment, she was going to make one.
He stared at their clasped hands for a second. DG let go finally and blushed thoroughly. "I'm sorry..."
Another silent moment grew between them. Only the sound of large drops of rain hitting the dusty ground could be heard.
"So..." "Um..." They both said simultaneously.
She stopped and smiled at him. "Thank you, Mr. Cain for everything. I really appreciate your help."
He eyed her suspiciously. "You're not writing me off that easily."
DG was unsure how to answer back. She just stood there and nodded slowly.
His blue piercing gaze met hers. "This doesn't mark the end of your journey, kid. It's only the beginning."
She loved that he was speaking with her. Everything had been perfect, until he called her kid. All he saw in her was a silly, young girl.
But to her utmost surprise, he captured her hand with his. The same hands that had been held seconds earlier. "It's going to be a long journey."
She nodded slowly. "Yes... it is." She fixed her stare onto his. "But I can't do it alone," she added rather pointedly. She moved in closer. "Will you... be there with me?"
After what felt like an eternity, he pulled her into a tight hug. Until that moment, she hadn't noticed the rain enveloping them. But it hadn't fazed her. She was where she felt... safest.
He lowered his mouth to her forehead and spoke against it softly. "Every moment."