I recently became determined to write a drabble. As a writer of epic fanfiction, I have always had respect for writers who can do drabbles, but the skill elludes me. What I ended up with was a body of ficlets mostly too long for drabble-length but shorter than even the usual length of my rare short fics. Some are connected to my Rediscovered Hearts AU and some are just random. So I'm just going to post each one separately because there's no rhyme or reason to them so it doesn't make sense to do a "collection".



Vala isn't the only one who's used to wearing armor. Daniel wears his too, only his is less obvious. It's less transparent, and it might even be harder to break through. He knows that she's sad sometimes; she regrets what's happened with Adria. She thinks it's her fault. She thinks that if she had been a better mother, or a better person, or simply better, that she would have been able to get through to the part of Adria that was human. She won't say that. She probably won't admit it, even to herself, but he can see it. He can see her, hiding in her armor of sexuality and cynicism. He knows he could break through it if he wanted to, but he tells himself he doesn't. He hides behind memories and anger and his own self-blame, so neither of them move. But sometimes armor gets dented. Sometimes it cracks. Especially in a fight. And Daniel and Vala excel at fighting one another.