Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Xena, Warrior Princess
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 DrabbleTag7: DrabbleTag5: Xena Warrior Princess: Gabrielle/Xena - dreams - requested by fresh_brainss
Warning(s): Character Death
Word Count: 209
Date Written: 19 July, 2016
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
She scratches through the words almost as fast as she can write them. Nothing seems to be coming out right today. She's got a thousand plus stories she could tell of the woman she loves and her heroic endeavors, but all she keeps seeing is how it ended. Gabrielle balls up another scroll and tosses it to the floor of the tavern.
She downs another mug of ale and slams the emptied mug down onto the table like she never would before. A warlord in the corner laughs. She throws her sai. Her blade silences his laughter as it embeds in the wall next to his fat, ugly head, but silencing the ruffian doesn't make it smile like it once did. Instead she simply stands, retrieves her sai, and grabs his ale. She doesn't even watch as he runs away.
She takes his seat and downs his drink, and finally sleep begins to come to her. She lets her eyes drift closed and leans her head back against the dirty wall. Visions of Xena dance before her closed eyes. She surrenders her quill for another night, taking solace in her dreams, the only place where she can still see her love, feel her kiss, and smile through her tears.