Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 Drabble Tag 8: Once Upon A Time: Dorothy/Ruby - Rainbow - requested by swan_secrets
Word Count: 302
Date Written: 6 February 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“What is it?” Ruby asks, awakening from a deep and joyful sleep to find Dorothy already putting out their campfire and gathering their things.
“A once in a lifetime opportunity!” her human lover almost gushes.
Blinking, Ruby sits up and stretches. She looks around them but sees nothing to be causing such a stir. “What is it?” she asks again.
“Look up,” Dorothy tells her.
Ruby follows her pointing finger and shrugs. “A beautiful, blue sky. I guess it’s a lovely day if you want to get moving.” She yawns. “I’d thought we could linger a little while.” She looks accusingly at her. “I certainly didn’t expect to wake up without you in my arms or at least your arms around me!”
“I’m sorry,” Dorothy says with a laugh, “but, Red, you’re missing the chance! You didn’t see the rainbow!”
“The rainbow? What does a rainbow have to do with anything?” Her face falls suddenly. “You think it can carry you home?”
“No!” Dorothy exclaims quickly, almost too quickly. She knows she should feel guilty for not wanting to get immediately back to Auntie Em and Uncle Henry, but ever since meeting Ruby, that feels ever less urgent. “But the rainbow! The gold at the end of the rainbow!”
Ruby looks at her, then throws her head back and laughs.
“What?” Dorothy asks.
“Oh, dear! There’s no gold at the end of the rainbow!”
“What? Not even here?”
She sounds so disappointed that Ruby almost hurts for her. Almost, but she’s glad they don’t have to move so swiftly from this spot. “Come here.” She pulls her down into her lap, causing her to drop and scatter their belongings. She nuzzles her, and amongst kisses in her ears and hair, she tells her, “You’re the only gold I’m ever going to need.”