by A. Magiluna Stormwriter

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Title: Denial
Author: A. Magiluna Stormwriter
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Olivia/Alex
Category: pre-slash, drabble
Date: 16 April 2004
Summary: Olivia's thoughts.
Archive: ShatterStorm Productions… anyone else has to ask first

I never expected it to happen.

Not after the last time.

No, I wasn't looking to get my heart stomped on. Wasn't looking to fall madly, hopelessly in love. Not with a coworker. Not where it could affect my job performance. Not where it could affect her safety. Those bastards could come after her, retaliation against me.

And I'd sooner die than have her hurt or killed because of me. Sooner feel that ache of a broken heart than not ever see her again.

I'm sorry, Alex. I love you but I can't risk this.

I can't risk losing you.