Continuation of my Ruby/Faye gif sets. I think this is the seventh in the series? The others can be found HERE. Anyway…Ruby comes to the realization that her being with Faye effectively puts Faye in danger (set around wolfstime so Ruby/Red is feeling pretty down).
“Being with me…it’s just not a good idea, okay?”
“I don’t…” Faye shook her head, completely befuddled by the conversation she was having. Up until an hour or so ago Ruby had seemed fine and then without warning she’d grown quiet and drawn into herself. “What does that even mean?”
“There’s things you don’t know about me.” Ruby explained. “I’m not who you think I am.”
Faye almost rolled her eyes at the irony of the situation. After all, if either of them was keeping a dangerous secret it was her, not Ruby. She was quickly distracted from the thought at the sight of tears forming in Ruby’s eyes. In the months that she’d known Ruby, she’d never seen her cry before. A sense of dread formed in her stomach as she nervously spoke up. “Why are you crying?”
“Sorry. I have a lot on my mind…” Ruby sheepishly apologized as she reached up to wipe the falling tear away.
“Like breaking up with me?” Faye probed.
Ruby winced at the wounded tone of Faye’s voice. “I’m no good for you. I have secrets…”
“Well so do I!” Faye snapped, growing slightly desperate. “Who the hell doesn’t?”
“Not my kind of secret.” Ruby retorted purposefully. “Faye, being with me is dangerous and I don’t mean in an ‘I might hurt you emotionally way. I could hurt you in other ways.”
From anyone else that would have sounded like a threat but from Ruby it sounded like a defeated admission. Faye was silent for a long moment before she found her voice again. “I don’t think you would ever hurt me.”
Ruby smiled sadly. “I wouldn’t.” she stood up and closed the few steps between herself and Faye. She lightly placed her hands on Faye’s cheeks and leaned forward to kiss her. She allowed her lips to linger for a couple of long moments until she forced herself to pull back. When she did, she noted that Faye’s eyes had fluttered closed. “But that doesn’t mean my secret won’t hurt you.” Faye opened her eyes but before she had a chance to speak Ruby continued. “And I can’t take that chance.”
Faye felt her stomach flip with nerves as Ruby withdrew her hands and brushed past her. “Ruby.” she turned just in time to see Ruby walk quickly out of the door. “Ruby!”