Title: Just a Phase
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters or their universe; they are the property of ITV.
Rating: G. (Silver Mercedes!)
Spoiler: Minor for Ep1 (no plot details)
Word Count: 100
Summary: This is just a phase. Isn’t it?
A/N: My first het! It didn’t set out to be a drabble, but it was only the slightest hint of an idea and I didn’t want to pad it out just for the sake of word-count.
Just a Phase
This is just a phase, a passing fad, you know that. A rite of passage, even.
After all, every red-blooded young woman has a crush at some point on a rugged, unattainable older man.
Because that’s all this is, a crush. Nothing more. Just a crush.
That look in his eye is just – stepfatherly.
And so what if every stroke of his pen on your hand touched a nerve? A new, grown-up nerve? It’s hardly surprising, after all.
He’s a very good-looking man.
So if – afterwards – there are tears, they’ll wash away.