Twisting the Hellmouth Fic-for-All

Title: Interest
Pairing: Willow Rosenberg & Rodney McKay
Words: 150
Disclaimer: Disclaimer: Joss Whedon is the creator & owner of Willow Rosenberg and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Rodney McKay and Stargate Atlantis are the brainchildren & property of Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper. I make no claims of ownership, only mischief.

"You--! You can't just--! It doesn't work that way!"

"It just did."

He's spluttering, and she finds it endearing. She realizes she ought to find his condescending attitude infuriating, his complete lack of belief in the magic she practices grating, but instead she is hard pressed not to giggle at the egotistical scientist's rants. She finds herself biting her lip in restraint quite a bit in his presence.

She hasn't been interested in a man since Oz, but she thinks that maybe, just maybe, if they can get past the science-versus-magic arguments, she could be interested in Rodney. He's adorable, and geeky, and she doesn't intimidate him (a quality she appreciates now that she's made a name for herself as a powerful witch on Earth).

First she really must find a way to stop the man from all the loud exclamations and angry hand waving whenever she's near.

Author's note: This is my first contribution to the fic-for-all madness. I'm working on limiting myself to certain lengths, so with each entry I'll increase the word count by fifty. It is a challenge for myself.