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23 November 2007 @ 11:43 pm
Ficlet: Compassion (Sawyer, Libby)  
Title: Compassion
Rating: PG
Summary: She had tried to help him. He hadn’t wanted it, but she had tried, and maybe that was all that mattered.
Disclaimer: I do not own Lost. At all. I wish but alas...
Author's Note: Set during '?'. This little thing has been lingering in the back of my brain for a while now.



She had tried to help him. He hadn’t wanted it, but she had tried, and maybe that was all that mattered. Because they were strangers. Because they had all made it very damn clear that when he came to trust, they didn’t have any. But when he fell, she was there, returning his sarcasm with a steady gaze and an almost-but-not-quite roll of the eyes.

The quickest way to earn Sawyer’s respect has always been not to put up with his crap. He’ll keep piling it on, sure, just to see how much you’ll take. At the moment, he wasn’t up to par, or he would have kept at it with Libby. But he didn’t. He had to take her kindness at face value and now that she’s lays shot, bloody, at his feet, the way he had at hers, it’s the only thing he can remember about her, the only interaction they’d ever really had; it’s the only thing he can think about.

He puts his hand on her forehead and closes his eyes. Sawyer just has that one memory of her. But it’s a good one. He can’t say that about many people once their gone. But, she’s secretly glad he can say that about her.
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Push (Live) - Sarah McLachlan
 
 
 
halfdutch: Sawyer (Expose) by deej240zhalfdutch on November 24th, 2007 06:47 am (UTC)
Awww. *sniffles* I hadn't even thought of this but I love the idea that Sawyer has that one memory of her and this kind of respect for her. So very sad but so lovely.
Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 24th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks, hun. :) I've been mulling this little piece over for a while, and I finally got it down tonight. Sawyer and Libby didn't interact very much, but I was always pretty moved by his tenderness with her when he found her in the hatch, so I thought I'd explore that a little bit. I'm glad you liked it.
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Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 24th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :) I'm glad you liked it.
Gempopaloula!: brokengemjam on November 24th, 2007 10:51 am (UTC)
That was quite beautiful and very Sawyer. I love how this is what he thinks as he looks at her dead body, how he only has the one good memory to tide him over, because that really is the best it's ever been for Sawyer in the face of death. Wonderful, insightful little fic. ♥
Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 24th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
because that really is the best it's ever been for Sawyer in the face of death.

Exactly. Even with his parents, Sawyer has all these awful memories attatched to them, but he interacted so seldomly with Libby, I liked the idea that he only had this one memory of her, and it was a nice one. And I like the idea of Sawyer having someone that he could remember like that.

I'm glad you liked this, hun. Thanks for reading.
the story girl: Lost: Sawyereponine119 on November 24th, 2007 05:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was sweet.
Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 24th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D I'm glad you liked it.
Lou: lost - sawyer lettergottalovev on November 24th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
lovely. I agree that Sawyer respects people that stand up to him, and I love that it's the memory he'll keep of Libby :)
Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 24th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. ♥ I'm glad you liked it.
aboutbunnies: sawyeraboutbunnies on November 25th, 2007 02:02 am (UTC)
Very sweet, and such a nice insight into Sawyer. I've always been touched at how tender he is with Libby when they find her in the hatch.
Amanda: [sawyer] what's in a name?isis2015 on November 25th, 2007 02:05 am (UTC)
Me too, that's why I ended up writing this. :) I'm glad you liked it.