30 DAY OTP CHALLENGE:
Day 02. Cuddling somewhere - spoons in a drawer!
it was far too cold to be getting up at this hour. she understood pre-dawn preparation and she understood that some of the best game just didn’t show up after sunrise, but she didn’t understand why it had to be so damn cold. it was summer. this was ridiculous.
xena groaned and tried to pull gabrielle back against her.
“don’t go yet.”
“i’ve already slept longer than i meant to.” her voice was low and sleepy from behind her, murmuring against her shoulder.
“not my fault.” she wrestled gabrielle’s arm against her chest.
“says the woman who kept me up.”
“just roll over to my side when i get up, then.” the hold became tighter. “xena, i’ve got… to…”
but xena had taken the woman’s hand in both of hers placed a kiss on her palm. she lingered, and placed another kiss on her wrist, lacing her fingers through the back of gabrielle’s.
gabrielle sighed a long, slow sigh of defeat.
Xabby 30 DAY OTP CHALLEGE:
Day 01. Holding hands - A prompt with another excuse to draw hand-kisses. and sorry if the text isn’t correct- my Greek is kinda rusty.
“This is my companion, Iris.”
“If I were your hands, Iris, I would be fortunate indeed.”
5x18, Antony and Cleopatra
I drew this for no other reason but hand kisses
“Gabrielle tries her best to defend Xena - and does a fine job of it - but it’s tough to be the defense attorney when the defendant is leaping into the shackles for the jailers. The judge’s “She’s done nothing since you’ve known her to make you question her resolve for good?” is a telling question. You can almost see Xena holding her breath, waiting to see what the post-Rift Gabrielle is going to answer. Gab’s reply is a wise one: let the one who is without sin cast the first stone. Mortar a whole mess o’more bricks into the rebuilding that Xena and Gabrielle are doing. (…) Despite all they’ve gone through and despite lingering questions around why Gabrielle stays with Xena, the power of their bond shines through.”
Locked Up and Tied Down Commentary (from Whoosh)