Slices of Life

Author: dettiot

Rating: T

Summary: A collection of Chuck/Sarah ficlets, based off prompts received at my Tumblr.

Disclaimer: I don't own Chuck. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Zoo

Set late season 3.

Written for principia_coh.

"Sarah's never been to the zoo before."

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"Tell me again why we're here?" Sarah asked, wrinkling her nose as the pungent odor of animal waste wafted towards them.

"Because you have never been to a zoo before, and because this is a much better place to see endangered and majestic tigers," Chuck said, swinging their joined hands.

"They'd be a lot more majestic out of captivity," Sarah grumbled, knowing she sounded grumpy but unable to help it, not when that mission with the Turners still left a bitter, unhappy taste in her mouth. Because what if she and Chuck turned out like them?

Chuck looked down at her, then let go of her hand to wrap his arm around her shoulders and pull her in against him. "Think back to when you were little. What would that Sarah have thought of the tigers?"

She'd never been Sarah as a girl. That was a name her father had never picked for any of their cons. But if the child version of the woman she was now could be here at this zoo today …

Looking up at Chuck, she couldn't help smiling at him. "I'd think they were majestic."

Chuck's smile, big and bright and happy, told her she had said the right thing. So even though the manure smell never faded, Sarah found that the zoo was a lot of fun.