Title: Movie Ending

Fandom: Women’s Murder Club
Rating: PG
Pairing: Lindsey/Cindy, angst
Author: Queen Green
Word Count: 445
Summary: Was it so wrong to still hope for a movie happy ending? For Lindsey and Cindy, probably.
A/N: So this was written for IDF. This takes place about a year and a month after the finale of WMC, and after Pete’s return into Lindsey’s life. I’m thinking about making it a multi-parter, but I wanted to get a second opinion first. Enjoy

“Don’t go,” the brunette breathed, voice barely a whisper. She could easily act as if she didn’t hear her. Just turn away, catch her plane and that would be that.

“It’s too late Lindsay. Everything’s already in place. My job at the Register is gone. Maggie’s been shipped to Seattle. I don’t even have an apartment anymore. There’s no reason to stay.” The thing is, she desperately wished Lindsey would give a reason to stay. Anything would do, so long as it made all this hurt seem like it mattered; so long as it made them matter. All she needed was one reason to give her a movie happy ending.

Why are you doing this,” Lindsey asked, voice brimming with desperation.

“Why am I doing this? Lindsey, are you really that dense?! I’m doing this because I can’t stand to look at you without my heart bleeding a bit. Look, you made your choice, and it’s fine. I mean it’s not, but hey, who am I to compete with true love. But you can’t expect me to magically forget how I feel. It’s not fair of you.” Cindy pushed out the words. She’d said her piece, and according to all those self-help books that she’d never admit to reading, that was supposed to make it a little better- ease the tense pressure in her chest just a bit. But all Cindy was left with was a heavier heart.

“Cindy, please?” Lindsey Boxer had never been much for crying. It made you look weak, and she could seldom afford to look vulnerable in her profession. But as she let out a final, simple plea, she could do little to hide the tears starting to flow down her face.

“Why,” Cindy asked. Was it so bad that she still wanted her happy ending? Guess so, because all she was rewarded with silence from the Inspector.

“This is the final boarding call for Flight 383 to Seattle. Will passengers Reggie Lass, Cindy Thomas, and Katherine Wyatt please report to Gate A13 for immediate boarding,” the airport intercom rang out.

“I’ve got to go. Goodbye Lindsey.” For a second, she thought about kissing her. It seemed like a fitting way to end the moment, to close that chapter in her life. If this was a movie, she would have- one final bittersweet kiss that maybe would have changed it all for her and Lindsey. One final kiss to make it all matter. But her life wasn’t a movie, and with only a moment’s hesitation, Cindy Thomas turned and walked away. Lindsey Boxer had already broken her heart once and she just couldn’t stand let her do it again.

A/N 2: So what do you think? Care to read more. Well this was originally intended to be a multi-part fic that I've yet to get a chance to start writing, so maybe during fall break I'll get started?


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