FIC: I guess you get used to somebody
BY: Major Sam
PAIRINGS: Sam/other, Daniel/other (slightly het)
DISCLAIMER: Disclaimer: All characters belong to MGM and use of them here is not intended to infringe, nor to make any profit. This story depicts a loving relationship between women. If you have objections, don't read it.
ARCHIVE: Just ask
FEEDBACK: YES PLEASE, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY
SUMMERY: A song brings back a painful memory for Shelley
AUTHORS NOTES: Thanks to John and everyone's support in helping me write these fic's. And feedback is always appreciated and want to know what people think of my stories.
She stood in her lover’s kitchen. The same place she had spent the last few mornings. Her apartment was being fumigated. ‘Damn rats,’ she’d muttered as she had taken Mia’s things out to her car.
Luckily she had a place to stay. In fact she had had two places to stay, either with her brother or with Sam. This time she had chosen to stay with Sam. It was more stable for Mia if she stayed there. They had stayed with Jack before, but only for the odd night here and there. But now, it was going to take two week. ‘Must have been big rats?’ Sam had joked when she had told him about her buildings infestation.
The sun was shining through the kitchen window as she prepared breakfast for them, her and Sam, not forgetting Mia of course. The poor thing had been grizzly during the night and Sam had sung to her. Shelley had never heard such a more beautiful sound or had seen such a more beautiful sight.
‘Breakfast is nearly ready,’ Shelley shouted.
She heard Sam call out from the depths of their bedroom. The sound of Mia giggling made her smile. Her hand reached over, turning the radio on the kitchen table.
Then she heard it, that song again. Tim McGraw had been one of her favourites for a while song. But every time she heard this song, it made her cry. ‘I guess you get used to somebody.’ It was true on her part any way. She and Sam had been together for four months now. But it wasn’t her who she thought of every time she heard it. It had been Daniel. She couldn’t help it. She had tried so hard not to think about him, especially when she was with Sam. It was just that that song brought it all back to her. The first time she had ever heard it was when he had brought her the album. Not for any particular reason, just because she happened to like one of the tracks on it.
It had been such a sweet thought. That he’d actually taken the time to buy it for her. It was till after that she’d found out that he’d ordered on the Internet. But Shelley had been happy that he’d brought it her anyway. It was the thought that counted.
Shelley closed her eyes, remembering her most treasured memory that accompanied that song.
Shelley fumbled with her fingers as Daniel stood in front of her. ‘You want to dance?’ He asked. Shelley nodded and moved towards him, her heart pounding in her chest. She didn’t know why. This was no different from their other dates. But there was something in the air. Daniel turned away from her, heading towards the stereo in the far corner. A smile appeared on her face as the album he had just brought her began to play. ‘Let me love you.’ Was the first track.
Daniel reached out his hand and pulled her towards him. His arms fell around her as her head rested on his chest. Shelley raised her hand and began to play with the buttons on his shirt. 'Stop that,' he whispered. He looked down at her and smiled. Shelley caught his smile and looked deep into his eyes. They were so clear. Luckily he'd taken off his glasses when he'd arranged the cd's. Both of them began to sway to the music. Shelley hadn't felt this relaxed in so long. In fact they hadn't been together for a few days. He had been off saving the planet yet again.
The music filled the apartment. It wasn't too loud. Just loud enough for them both to hear it. The next track followed, followed by another. But they just stood there, not even dancing. Just holding each other. Shelley looked up at him, tiredness and love in her eyes. His arm moved from her waist to her hand.
As he took her hand the next song came on 'You get used to somebody.'
'You gonna stay?' he asked. She smiled up at him, giving him is answer. He took her hand, leading her towards his bedroom. Shelley's head turned still hearing the music.
"I never dreamed when I was letting you go that I would wake up and miss you this much. I guess you get used to somebody. I guess you get used to being loved."
Tears fell down Shelley's face as she came back from her daydream.
'Shelley' a voice whispered.
A pair of arms enveloped her in a hug and felt soft breath on her neck. Shelley breathed in, smelling that familiar perfume. As she turned, she saw Sam behind her, sitting Mia into her high chair.
'You okay honey?' Sam asked.
Shelley didn't know how to answer her. Instead the music playing from the radio besides her gave her away. "And that was Tim McGraw, I guess you get used to somebody."
"Awww honey, it's ok." Sam turned Shelley around, wiping the tears from her face with her thumb.
Sam looked at Shelley who had finished making Mia's breakfast.
'You okay baby?' Shelley nodded slowly.
'Yeah, I don't know why I let it get to me. It's just a stupid song.'
Sam raised her hand, brushing it softly against her lovers face. The redhead smiled.
'Can you put these on the table for me?
The major nodded and took the tray from off the kitchen counter and on to the table. She leaned down, kissing Mia on the head as she placed the tray on the table. Sam turned seeing Shelley standing at the counter. Her mind somewhere else. Her thoughts on her missing husband. Not once since their relationship started had Sam wanted her not to think about Daniel. They were together for a long time and had Mia between them. But still, she couldn't help but feel a little sad. Sam wondered when they weren't together if Shelley ever thought about her.
The redhead turned back, seeing Sam feeding her daughter. They were playing their usual morning breakfast game. Being in the airforce, Sam would always play, planes instead of trains.
“Here comes the X-303,” Sam said.
There was a spoon in her hand, making a trail to the baby’s mouth. Sam made the usual baby noises as the spoon landed in Mia’s mouth.
Shelley smiled, sitting next to them. Her hand ran up and down Sam’s back. She leaned forward and rested her head on the blonde’s shoulder and sighed.
“I guess she’s used to you now?” Shelley said.
“I hope so hun. She’s a great kid.”
“She loves you.”
Sam turned slowly, managing to look at her love.
“What about her mother?” Sam asked.
“She loves you too.”
Shelley leaned in closer, kissing her softly.
“I’m used to you too.”
She continued to watch as Sam fed her daughter her breakfast. Just for a moment a twinge of regret moved through her body. For a moment, Shelley wished that it was Daniel who was giving their daughter breakfast. But despite the fact that it wasn’t, she would never change her relationship. What she had now was precious. Apart from Mia, Sam Carter was the most important person in her life and the one she loved.