Crossposted to open_on_sunday
I am so out of practice, when it comes to writing in English, and my memory of the show is getting hazier, but I thought: Let's try a little drabble anyway...
Set during S2.
Earning Giles’s forgiveness was harder than turning lead to gold. Ethan knew, he’d tried both.
Trying to blow Giles after Randall’s funeral had been a mistake, he knew that now, but it’s not like Ethan had had any experience saying sorry. He’d never wanted, never needed anyone’s forgiveness before. He’d considered himself a free man: free to go where chance took him, without looking back.
How do you say you’re sorry to a man who cannot bear the sight of you?
All you can do is treat every punch, every kick, as the caress that might have been.