Title: S is for Sunrise
Fandom: Fried Green Tomatoes
Characters: Idgie Threadgood, Ruth Jameson
Word count: 154
Warning: Not beta'd. Also femslash. But really, if you need the warning that I'm writing femslash, you probably shouldn't be in the FGT section.
Summary: Sunrise begins a new day.
Author's Note: Written for ryan_tseng's prompt Sunrise for my Alphabet Drabble meme.
Disclaimer: These characters belong to Fannie Flagg and whoever she sold the movie rights to, but whoever it is is definitely not me. No copyright infringement is intended.
The first night that Idgie brings her home from Geogia, Ruth can't sleep. She's exhausted, but her mind won't still and her body aches.
Somewhere in the long hours, in the darkest part of the night, Ruth realizes there's a figure standing at her door. She has a moment of pure terror, her heart pounding so hard in chest that she can hardly breathe. Then she realizes it's just Idgie. She can't hold her hand out, but she wants to.
Idgie stands there for a long time before she comes in and sits down beside Ruth on the bed. Ruth scoots over a little, making room for her. Idgie's shoulder is at just the right height for her to lean her head against it.
Neither one of them says anything.
Ruth finds her mind drifting a little, but she never manages to fall asleep. Together they watch the sun rise on a new day.