Characters: Tara, Willow.
Spoilers: Once More With Feeling.
Summary: Willow has changed Tara’s life for the better.
Content Notes: None needed.
Written For: Challenge 282: Over / Under at fan_flashworks.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BTVS, or the characters. They belong to Joss Whedon.
A/N: A double drabble and a half, 250 words.
All her life Tara had felt unlovely, unnoticed, undeserving of anyone’s attention. She’d kept her head down, stayed in the shadows, and figured that was okay, it was safe, the place she belonged. Or so her family had told her, over and over until she’d believed it.
But now everything has changed, her eyes have been opened and she’s…
‘Bewitched. I’m under Willow’s spell. But maybe that’s what love is, a magic spell cast by two hearts beating together. And it is love, what else could it be? I love her, I’d do anything, be anything she wants me to be if she asked, but she doesn’t because being who I am is enough for her.’
No one has ever taken the time before to look at her, and to really see her, but Willow does, and because of Willow other people are starting to notice her too. It’s a heady feeling, like being filled with soda bubbles and sunshine, and sometimes Tara feels like she could almost float right off the ground, as if Willow has somehow set her free even from the restraints of gravity.
Whether it’s love, a spell she’s under, or both at once, it doesn’t matter, because with Willow Tara finally knows how it feels to be free, to be wanted and desired, to be beautiful in someone’s eyes. She never felt beautiful until now.
It never occurs to Tara that while she’s fallen under Willow’s spell, Willow has fallen just as completely under hers.