Disclaimer: LOST is the property of ABC. This was written in response to a drabble meme on my livejournal.
More and more, Ethan wished they didn't have to keep Claire drugged. And if the feeling itself wasn't enough, there was that, too -- the fact that she wasn't Littleton to him anymore, she was Claire. Claire, beautiful and innocent (enough) and pregnant, whose only crime was getting stranded on an island that abhorred pregnancy. It wasn't that he'd actually stop spiking her water, because obviously he understood the necessity. She would be appalled if she were aware of what was happening to her; she would not cooperate. And -- Juliet remarked darkly once -- cooperation was sort of the operative word here.