Title : Push
Fandom : Push
Characters: Cassie and Nick
Rating : PG-13
Written for the fic_promptly prompt of Push, Cassie & or / Nick, when he shields her with his power, she's safe behind an iridescent umbrella, and she has the confidence in the world that it will hold the rain at bay.
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Cassie had been on her own a long time by the time she finally found Nick. On her own, fending for herself, independent and doing fine, thank you very much. But things changed.
Life didn't suddenly become easier because she was with Nick; half the time she felt like she was older than him, more responsible because he always had this urge to take the easy way out. She had a greater view in mind. Sure she wanted to survive, but she wanted more than just a life in hiding and on the run, but that was all Nick had known for a long time. He had hidden his power, denying its extent for anything more than games of dice, so when she found him, he was next to useless, but she had to admit he learned fast and he did it to protect her.
Their life didn't suddenly become easier or any more safe, but in her heart she felt as if it had. When the bad guys came and Nick stepped forward, stepped in front of her, pushing her behind him to protect her, shielding her, she felt safe for the first time in her life, protected for the first time since her mother left for just that same reason.
The difference this time though was that Nick had no intention of leaving her to keep her safe, because he knew it didn't work like that. His dad had gone and he'd fended for himself and she could only be thankful that now she had that illusion of someone caring, someone wanting to shield her behind their wall, beneath an umbrella of protection.
In time she came to realize that for him at least he wanted it to be more than an illusion. He grew stronger in her faith and in his fight to make it real, until she could be sure that now the umbrella of his protection will be her salvation.