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04 November 2010 @ 06:58 pm
The West Wing: 3 Amy Gardner drabbles  
Title: Just Another Girl Alone At The Bar
Rating: PG
Word Count: 220
Pairing: Josh/Amy
AN: Written for the Doomed Ship Comment Ficathon from a while back. Beta-ed by the fabulous tidbit2008

She’s sitting at the bar, sipping a nearly empty glass of wine. Like nearly everyone else in this particular bar, she’s still in her work clothes. The difference between her and everyone else is that hers aren’t rumpled from a day’s work. They’re pristine, as though she just put them on. As though she didn’t do any work at all. He knows that’s not the case.

He sits down on the stool next to her. She glances up at him but doesn’t speak. She takes another sip of her wine.

“Amy,” he says.

A ghost of a smile. “Josh.”

She glances at his left hand. He rubs the tan line, self-consciously. He’s been trying to get used to not having the ring on, but the line on his finger can’t be shoved into the back of a drawer.

“I heard,” she says, gesturing at his hands.

Her tone is neutral; it’s a statement of fact. He strains to hear something in it - expectation, sympathy, anything. There’s nothing; her voice is well trained to not give her away.

He nods, swallowing a lump in his throat. He’s not sure he’s ready to discuss this yet. Not with her.

She throws some cash on the bar and stands, shouldering her purse. She touches his shoulder. “You’ll be ok, J.”

She’s gone.

Title: Better Than Fine
Rating: PG
Word Count: 105
Pairing: Sam/Amy
AN: I was making gifs for this fabulous crack ship, and the fics just kind of followed.

“I think I’m going to tell Josh about us today.”

She didn’t even look up from her book. She’d been ready to tell Josh for months now. In fact, she was pretty sure he already knew. Stealth had never been Sam’s strong suit. But he was scared, and, while patience wasn’t hers, she hadn't pushed it.

“Good,” she said.

He approached the bed. “That’s it?”

She finally looked up. “Pick up some dog food after work?” Henry whined his agreement, and Sam sighed.

“It’ll be fine, Sam. You and Josh will be fine," she assured him.

“And you and me?” he asked.

“Better than fine.”

Title: Breathless
Rating: PG
Word Count: 129
Pairing: Sam/Amy

He can’t explain the feeling he gets just by seeing her face. He’s been in love before. He’d thought he was going to spend forever with Lisa Sherborn not Seaborn. But he’s never felt like this. His heart skips a beat, and he has to try and catch his breath. Just a glance, and he can’t keep the smile off of his face.

Of course then she speaks, and he remembers why she’s here. The fact that she’s working for President Santos, too, doesn’t stop the accusatory us versus them tone she takes in situations like this when she thinks they’ve made the wrong decision. He’d be lying if he didn’t admit to being a little scared of her when she’s like this. But he still can’t stop smiling.
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steam pipe trunk distribution venue: tww; quite the contortionistspyglass_ on November 5th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)

The first one about telling Josh was adorable and hilarious. And the second? You acknowledge that he is sometimes scared of her. I LOVE THAT ABOUT IT. And also Sam. I love that Sam is sometimes scared of women. OH, MR. SEABORN ♥

I think I may have read the first one at the ficathon, although I don't remember if I commented or not. You write Josh/Amy so well, and I love the little details you included. The fact that her clothes are just so, even after a day's work, is VERY Amy. Love the way you explained about Josh and Donna by the tan line from his wedding ring too. That was a fabulous touch. The entire fic was very poignant and bittersweet. Nicely done!
toph.: TWW - Josh and Amy; glowingcatkirk7 on November 5th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)

Sam is totally sometimes scared of women, and he's def sometimes scared of Amy. I think everyone is sometimes scared of her, really. I'm glad you like that part, cause I wrote the beginning and said to myself, "Self, that is really schmoopy, let's make this actually about Sam and Amy, k?"

Amy's unwrinkled clothes are where I started with that fic. Amy does not tolerate wrinkled clothes. Thank you, I'm glad you like it. I'm always a little extra happy when those of you who are primarily JD fans don't kick me for writing JA post series or giving JD a divorce.
i already forgot your names: tww; amy rock the votetidbit2008 on November 5th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
Awh that Jamy fic. I still laugh thinking about how you were gonna write fluff. MHMM. LOL. But guh, still seriously. So much freakin emotion in that thing. Sadness and heartbreak and then a bit of hope cause yeah J, it sucks but you'll be okay, Amy knows these things. But yes, so still love it <3

AND YAY S/A :D I love that you wrote them instead of me. It just seems like something you would normally con me into instead of the other way around *g* Sam is so just *squishes him* Of course he's scared of telling Josh, and of course he's a little scared of Amy. IT'S SAM ♥ He's adorable in his insecurity. Even though really it will be fine, cause he's tougher than he looks.

“And you and me?” he asked.

“Better than fine.”

And this? Perfect ^_^
toph.: TWW - Dead Irish Writers; these womencatkirk7 on November 5th, 2010 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling. <3 LOL, yeaaaah. I was very determined to write fluff, but Amy would not allow it.

Hahaha, well you can thank my gif obsession for either of those fics happening. Also, my lost ability of finding the perfect lyrics. Glad you like them and that the characters worked.