Title: You Don't Say...

Author: Jamieson

Spoilers/Setting: Between Twice Shy and Mental as Anything

Disclaimer: I own nothing, not even the words. Only the order in which they were placed.

Author's Notes: Okay, nothing inventive here, this is just pure, short, mindless entertainment (with perhaps a teensy bit of angst thrown in...but then again, that is my entertainment) on my part, I don't even think it's worthy of the title "fic." I just got this idea in my head, and it would not leave me alone. You have been forewarned!

Any and all mistakes (barring those brought about by the evil QuickSquish!) are mine alone.

"I'm fine, Aeryn, just get off my back!"

Not that I mind you being there…no, not one bit….

"You could have fooled me."

You can't fool me, I know what you're thinking about right now.

"I don't want to talk about it."

I'd rather be doing something else about it.

"You never do."

You do always find more engaging activities to do with your mouth.

"Let's not go there."

I really can't continue with this train of thought

"You never do!"

I would really like to go there.

"Dammit, I do not need this right now!"

What I need is a cold shower.

"Well, you need something."

I know exactly what you need right now.

"Are you going to follow me around all day?"

Please say yes.

"Just until you tell me what's going on."

As long as I can without arousing suspicion…alright, bad choice of words.

"Nothing is going on!"

Oh, they better believe this - it better be worth it.

"And I'm supposed to take your word for it?"

How much longer must we keep this up?

"Well apparently my word is a lot more trustworthy than yours these days!"

Oh, I hope she knows I don't mean that, or I am a dead man….


You are very lucky I know you don't mean that.

"Aeryn, I didn't mean…Aeryn! Dammit, don't walk away like that."

Although, if you want to keep walking for just a few more seconds…damn.

"How would you have me walk away, then?"

I know what you were staring at.

"Just…just not angry, okay?"

At least, not all the time…but maybe…no, don't go there.

"You were perfectly willing to do so only a microt ago."

Why don't you give me the view every once in awhile?


Oh, we'd better end this round very soon.

"So the rules only apply to me, is that it?"

I can't take much more of these rules.

"Look, I know things are complicated right now…"

I really hate to be putting you…us…through this.

"This whole frelling situation is complicated!"

This whole frelling situation is killing me.

"I'm sorry, but I can't deal with it right now."

I'm really, really sorry, baby. I wish I could end it right now.

"Well, when will you be able to?"

When will it end?

"I guess that's up to you."

When either of us can't take it anymore - I will not let this destroy us, not again.

"I am trying here!"

I'll hold out for as long as I can.


I love you.


I love you.

"Look, I've gotta go do something. We'll talk about this later."

We should end this, or they're gonna get suspicious. We're still meeting up tonight?

"We'd better."

You bet your eema we are!