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Noir Ficlet - Towards the center; Kirika/Mirielle
Title: Towards the Center
Fandom: Noir
Spoilers and Warnings: Post-series, Kirika/Mirielle, short.



They still sleep faced away from each other.

Kirika tried, once, to sleep curled up against Mirielle's back. Mirielle woke in the middle of the night, drowning in the covers, gasping for air.

"I can't breathe," she said and went to the kitchen for a glass of water, didn't come back for an hour.

Kirika rolled onto her back and lay awake the whole night.

Sometimes Mirielle would let Kirika kiss her, but when Kirika pressed too close she'd move away. Like being held at arms length.

Sometimes, though, Mirielle grabs Kirika's hand and looks at her with a wild look. "I chose you," she says then, over and over.

She'll rub her thumb hard over Kirika's hand to stop her from pulling away.

When Mirielle does that to her Kirika can understand wanting to pull away. She understands wanting to run until this tricky, hammering feeling in her chest goes away.

Slowly, they are meeting in the middle. Slowly.

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anenko From: anenko Date: 25th November 2005 22:29 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, of course it would be something like this: they've both been alone so long, and they both have so much baggage.
thawrecka From: thawrecka Date: 26th November 2005 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
They do have so much baggage.

It struck in the series how even at their closest moments they didn't really touch - especially that moment in the last few episodes where Mirielle holds her gun between them.
davelevine From: davelevine Date: 26th November 2005 18:41 (UTC) (Link)
hey, that was pretty good. intensely quiet.
thawrecka From: thawrecka Date: 27th November 2005 04:53 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: glazzal Date: 16th May 2006 19:35 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad I stumbled onto this fic, so many months after the entry was made. I'm glad it was a public one. ^^ Reading dark Noir is almost a relief after my brief wander through FF.net; thank you.
thawrecka From: thawrecka Date: 17th May 2006 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
I'm very happy you that you enjoyed it.
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