Title: Eyes On Me When she enters the room, his eyes flash to her momentarily, noticing her despite whatever she’s doing. When she’s walking past, his gaze narrows. When she heads out the door, his vision lingers on her, watching, always watching.
Pairing/Characters: Topher/Claire (hinted), mentions of Boyd and Echo
Warnings: None (No spoilers either!)
Summary: Claire feels him watching her. (Challenge 009: "Hide")
Word Count: 221 (so short for me!)
She feels his gaze everywhere.
Some days, she tries to convince herself that it’s a poison, like he’s burning her with his eyes alone. On those days, she spends every free moment with Boyd because he doesn’t judge her. Boyd understands, perhaps more than even she understands, and he knows that all she needs is someone else, someone other than him, someone else who sees how she sees herself and is still willing to go out of their way to make sure that she’s alright.
Other days, she sees it for what it is. There are words in that gaze and it makes her feel as though he's actually speaking to her and he's willing her to listen. You can trust me, I won't hurt you, I'll watch over you, I'm here for you. And she knows that she’s hiding from him, no matter how she tries to convince herself otherwise. But she can’t do anything, not when her scars are still there to remind them what monsters they all are and when Echo still looks at her in that way, her gaze trusting and her words soothing. And she can’t tell him no, no matter what she says.
And so she hides because secretly, Claire wants Topher to look at her. And that fact scares her more than anything.
This is SOOOO different for me.
I've been itching to write a Claire/Topher fic for weeks, ever since I first saw a scene between Amy Acker and Fran Kranz (She's gorgeous and Fred-ish, he's hot and oh so hilarious. POIFECT). And I love Dollhouse because it's hilarious and amazing and it deserves a second season because Joss is wonderful and he knows how to make my world revolve around one of his shows. So here's my break from JENT Fanfics! WOW, I ACTUALLY HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE OF JAPANESE BOY BANDS. HOW VERY STRANGE.
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