Title: Sometimes

Author: Edith Campbell

Disclaimer: Not mine!

Rating: G


Sometimes, she finds herself watching him.

At first, it isn't something she does regularly. Other things seem more important, like making a shelter and plain old surviving. Then, she is distracted by Sawyer, Jack, and the love triangle she has accidentally fallen into and can't resist playing with it, just a little.

But, occasionally when she's alone, he is all that's on her mind. She'll see him playing with Walt or talking to Charlie and the oddest thing happens to her. For the first time in as long as she can remember, she feels completely and utterly at ease and happy.

When he decides to follow Jack to the caves, she is crushed. Luckily, she's good at hiding things so she doesn't think anybody can tell. She has her suspicions about Claire but she can't really bring herself to care about that. After all, Claire has Charlie and the imminent arrival of her baby to think about. She's too busy to spread island gossip which makes it safe and like their little secret.

She doesn't want it to be a secret, not really. Sometimes she wants to call a meeting around one of the fires and just announce it at the top of her lungs. She's sure everybody would be surprised. He's not the type of person she would normally like. She's always been about the power figure but now he's there instead, with his golf course and his manifest and that calm way of helping that she appreciates more and more as time goes on.

Sometimes, she finds herself watching him.