~ I See You ~
by Lady D
Disclaimers: All of the characters in this
story are fictional. Two of the characters just happen to resemble
the physical features of Xena and Gabrielle.
Love/Sex: Depicts a loving relationship between two female teens.
Please let me know what you thought of my new characters and
It was a cool evening as Morgan made her way through the park. As she was walking down the familiar path, she saw Dana standing in the distance waiting for her by their tree. The brunette's heart began to pound and she took a settling breath, trying to calm herself, as she got closer and closer to her girlfriend. Dana warily lowered her eyes as Morgan was standing just a few feet away now.
"Hey…" Morgan got out.
"Hey…" the blonde replied, softly. She still could not look into Morgan's eyes.
Morgan blew out a nervous breath and shifted her weight. "Dana…"
The blonde slowly raised her eyes and Morgan saw the sadness trapped in them. The brunette's heart ached seeing that.
"I… I know you're mad at me… and you have every right to be…"
Dana stared at her, waiting for Morgan to continue.
"And… oh God…" Morgan sighed, feeling stupid she put herself in this situation. She reached in her back pocket and pulled out a piece of paper that she had decided to grab from her room at the last minute. "I um… I want to read it to you. Well… I need to read this… if that's okay?"
Dana had a bit of a puzzled expression on her face and the brunette felt vulnerable asking for her girlfriend's permission. The blonde met her gaze and nodded.
"Okay," Morgan cleared her throat and began to read.
You walk by me everyday
I sometimes stare, but you never look my way
I'm a grain of salt in your big world
Why would you notice me anyway?
You are a beautiful person, inside and out
Even though we don't talk, I know this without a doubt
One night I found the courage to speak to you
We connected, and I saw the real you
You are not the person I imagined you to be
You're so much more
Someone that makes my heart sore, more and more
In your own eyes you can't see
But just remember… you're special to me… I see you
Morgan hesitantly looked up and Dana's eyes were shimmering with tears.
"Was that about me?" the blonde asked softly.
Morgan nodded and then placed the paper back in her pocket. She took a hesitant step forward and kept her eyes locked with the blonde's. "It's always been about you Dana…I'm so sorry about this afternoon. You were right. I was being selfish."
Dana bit her lip and she ducked her eyes. Morgan stepped closer and gently took the blonde's hands into her own.
"I hate when you're mad at me. It tears me up inside. I didn't know prom meant that much to you… and I had to read you that poem because… for the longest time I did see you… and to have you see me and love me… it's like a dream come true. I just wanted to remind you and really remind myself how special you are to me."
The blonde smiled fully now, but a few happy tears fell down her face.
"So, Dana Campbell…will you go to prom with me?" Morgan asked, softly.
Dana suddenly wrapped her arms around Morgan's neck and captured the brunette's lips in a gentle kiss. Morgan felt happy relief as she kissed Dana back. They blonde' leaned back and stared into the happy blue eyes.
"Yes, Wolfie. I'll go to prom with you…" she whispered against Morgan's mouth.
Morgan was ecstatic. She picked the blonde off the ground and twirled them in a circle. Dana giggled and held on tight for the ride. Morgan could stand one night of cheesy romance. As long as it made Dana happy.
The following afternoon, Morgan and Jax were playing videogames in the Reed's family room. The two friends had their eyes fixed on the television screen and they were gripping their remote controls tightly.
"Dude! You have to power up! Otherwise you can't make the jump!" Morgan shouted with determination as she guided her player on the screen.
"I did power up! You know I suck at this!" Jax replied, gritting his teeth.
The two of them were so engrossed in the game, they did not hear or notice someone standing behind the couch they were sitting on.
"Watch the guy on the right! The right!" Morgan yelled.
"Morg, stop shouting at me! It's very unattractive!" Jax shot back.
"Guys!" a voice shouted behind them.
Morgan and Jax practically jumped out of their skin and they whipped their heads around. Keri was standing there with an impatient look on her face. Morgan quickly hit pause on the game.
"Shhhit, Keri you scared us," Morgan breathed.
"Well, now that I have your attention. I have an announcement."
"Okay…" Jax replied, all ears.
"I broke up with Jason."
The brunette's eyebrows shot up under her bangs. "What? Why?"
"When did this happen?" Jax asked, shifting his body in Keri's direction.
"This morning," Keri sighed. She rested her hands on the back of the couch. "Do you guys remember how we all agreed to go to prom as a group?"
Jax and Morgan nodded.
"Well, I was telling Jason about the idea and… he doesn't like the fact that Morgan and Dana are seeing each other. I never knew how extremely homophobic he was and it made me sick. So, I had to break up with him. If he can't accept my sister and who she is, then he can go screw himself."
Morgan let out an impressed chuckle and nodded her head, while Jax gave Keri a standing ovation.
Keri smiled lightly. "Anyway, this brings up my next thing. Jax you're going to be my date to the prom."
Morgan widened her eyes in astonishment while Jax's mouth dropped open.
"Uh, what…I…" he stuttered.
Keri raised an eyebrow, waiting for his reply.
Morgan rolled her eyes. "Just say yes dork."
"O…Okay, yes," he replied with a baffled expression.
Keri smiled. "Alright, then it's settled. We're all going as a group. Jax, I'll talk to you later so we can get matching outfits."
"Well, mom is taking me and Jax to get fitted for our tuxes today. Why don't you just come with us?" Morgan said cheerfully, chuckling at her friend's expense.
"Okay, sounds like a plan. Oh, and don't forget to vote for me as prom queen. See you later." And with that, Keri left the room. Morgan turned to Jax and caught the shell-shocked expression on his face. She couldn't help but break out into a fit of giggles.
"What the hell did I just agree to?" Jax said.
"Looks like you have a date to prom after all," Morgan laughed.
"Oh, shut-up," Jax pouted. He quickly swiped Morgan's controller from the couch and un-paused the game then gently tossed it a few feet away out of Morgan's reach. He resumed playing.
"Hey!" Morgan jumped up and went for her remote. "You cheater!"
"Ha! Ha!" Jax laughed as he loved the taste of his sweet revenge.
About a half hour later, Annette came into the room and pried Jax and Morgan off the videogame system so they could go shopping.
"Okay, how does this look?" Morgan asked, stepping out of the dressing room. This was the third tux she had tried on and she was quickly losing her patience. She hated clothes shopping, but she kept reminding herself this was for Dana.
Jax, Keri, and Annette looked her up and down.
"Mmm, it seems kind of dull," Keri commented.
"Dull? You picked this one out!" Morgan argued.
Jax shook his head. "Yeah, I don't like how the buttons look. What do you think, Mrs. Reed?"
Annette cocked her head to the side and studied the outfit. Morgan sighed in frustration. She hated this so much.
"You're right, Jax." Annette turned around and grabbed another tux off the rack that she had her eye on earlier. "Try this one," the older woman smiled.
Morgan rolled her eyes. "Okay…" she grumbled, taking the suit.
"What does Dana's dress look like?" Jax asked.
"I don't know," Morgan shrugged. "She doesn't want me to see it until prom night. The only thing she told me is the color. Mom has the fabric in her purse."
Annette reached into her bag and pulled out the pretty emerald fabric.
"Oh! Let me see!" Jax chirped, practically bouncing up and down. "This is fab. I saw the perfect bow tie to match this. Be right back."
All three women exchanged glances.
"He gets so much gayer when he goes shopping," Morgan chuckled.
"And that ladies and gentlemen… is my prom date," Keri joked.
Annette and Morgan shared an amused look before the brunette stepped back into the dressing room.
One week later, a day before prom
"What's with all the secrecy about your dress? I want to see it."
"I said no, Morgan Reed," Dana smirked.
The two teens were cuddled under their tree in the park. Dana sat between Morgan's legs leaning her back against the brunette's front. Morgan had her arms around the blonde's waist, holding her close.
"Come on, just a peak."
"But why? It's not like it's a day before our wedding or something," Morgan teased.
Dana's head shot up and she turned, looking into the brunette's eyes. "Are you saying you want to marry me?" the blonde grinned.
Morgan chuckled nervously, caught off guard by the sudden question. "Uh… I… let's cross that bridge when we get to it, okay?" the brunette smiled.
Dana's eyes sparkled as she smiled back and she leaned in placing a soft kiss on Morgan's blushing cheek. She chuckled as she settled herself back against her girlfriend. "Besides, I want it to be a surprise. I want to be so beautiful for you, you won't be able to breathe."
"You already do that to me no matter what you're wearing," Morgan whispered, hugging the blonde closer.
Dana giggled. "You know what I mean. I want it to be that romantic slow motion moment you see in the movies."
"Again… you don't need a dress for that," Morgan mumbled, placing a light kiss on Dana's neck.
"Morgan…" Dana sighed, warily.
The brunette felt the cheerleader's body shiver and she smiled. Morgan enjoyed how Dana's body would respond to the smallest things, but she knew not to get too carried away.
"Yes…" she whispered back, placing another kiss in the same spot.
Dana turned her head once again and their eyes connected. The blonde reached up and traced her thumb over Morgan's bottom lip. She then leaned in and placed the most gentle kiss on the brunette's lips she had ever received. Morgan sighed at the contact and kissed Dana back. It was slow and intimate. Neither one of them wanted this moment to end. The blonde's lips were so soft and she was so gentle, Morgan felt like she was going to cry.
Dana slowly ended the kiss and leaned back. Morgan opened her eyes and was lost in a sea of green. The brunette swallowed and finally found her voice.
"W… what was that for?"
The blonde smiled lightly. "For being so sweet to me… for respecting me and loving me."
"Dana, it's not hard to do that with you. You're the most beautiful, perfect girl. I'm so lucky to have you… and I love you more than anything in this world."
"You do?" the blonde whispered.
"I do…" Morgan replied and gently kissed Dana's lips. "And when we go to prom, we're going to be the best looking couple there."
"Even better than Jax and Keri? They seemed to be pretty serious about their color coordination," Dana smiled.
Morgan laughed. "Yes, even better than them."
"I love you," Dana said genuinely.
Morgan lightly smiled. "I love you, too."
The following evening, Morgan, Jax, and Keri were riding in a limo all decked out for their Senior Prom. In a few moments, they would be pulling up in front of Dana's house and Morgan felt the butterflies in her stomach start to flutter. She fidgeted with her hands and one of her legs kept bouncing uncontrollably as she stared out the window.
"You're looking a little wired there, Morg. Nervous?" Keri asked with a smile.
Keri and Jax were sitting on the seat opposite Morgan. The brunette couldn't help but notice how well color coordinated they really were. Keri was wearing a mauve dress with matching heels and Jax had on tux with tails with a mauve vest and handkerchief. Morgan smiled lightly, remembering Dana's comment.
"What? No, no I'm great. What's to be nervous about? It's just Dana."
Jax chuckled. "Yeah, Dana in a spectacular dress. Believe me Morg. It will blow you away."
Morgan frowned. "You've seen it?"
Jax flinched as Keri swatted him in the shoulder. Obviously, he wasn't supposed to say anything. "What? I can't help it if Dana wanted my opinion!" he stated.
"Great. So, I'm the only one who hasn't seen it."
"Well, you're the only one she wants to impress," Keri grinned.
The limo came to a stop in front of Ted and Lisa's house. Morgan blew out a breath. "Okay, I'll be back."
Jax and Keri gave knowing smiles and nodded.
The brunette rang the doorbell and Ted was there to greet her. "Well, well. Look at you. You look sharp, Morgan."
Morgan nodded and smiled, stepping into the house. "Thanks, Ted."
"I was told to keep you here by the door, so…"
The brunette shrugged. "No problem."
It was another two minutes before Lisa stepped out of Dana's room with a grin. Morgan stood up straighter with anticipation. She could not wait to see her girl.
"Okay. With great pleasure, I present to you all… Dana!" Lisa proudly exclaimed.
When Dana emerged from the room, Morgan thought she would faint on the spot. Dana was wearing an emerald dress that hugged her body in all the right places. It hung off the shoulders and Dana's hair was pinned up in an eloquent fashion. Morgan's eyes moved down to the blonde's slightly popping cleavage and she gave a silent thank you to whoever invented push up bras. Morgan's eyes traveled back up to the blonde's face. The green in Dana's eyes sparkled as she smiled sweetly and stepped in front of the speechless brunette. Morgan did not think it was possible, but everything did move in slow motion. The blonde looked so unbelievably beautiful.
"Wow… Dana you look… wow."
The blonde giggled. "Is that the only adjective you can think of?"
Morgan nodded. "At the moment, yes."
They both nervously smiled at each other.
"Well, you look wow, too," Dana grinned.
Suddenly, a bright camera flash shattered their moment, causing them to squint their eyes.
"I'm sorry. This was such a beautiful moment. I had to capture it," she smiled.
Dana turned back to Morgan, who still couldn't keep her eyes off the blonde. Dana smiled and looked down at the flower in Morgan's hand. "Is that for me?"
Morgan had to shake out of her stupor and looked down at her matching corsage. "Oh, yeah. Here let me put this on you."
Dana delicately held out her wrist and Morgan slipped on the final touch to the blonde's ensemble.
"You two are such a cute couple!" Lisa gushed. "Come on. Let me get one more picture."
The two teens humored Lisa with one more photo, which soon turned into three. It would have been more if Ted had not stopped her.
"You guys have a fun night… and be safe," Ted smiled, as Morgan and Dana made their way out the door.
"Okay, bye!" Dana grinned.
As soon as the front door closed behind them and they began to head towards the limo, Morgan brought Dana's hand to her lips and kissed the back of it. She caught Dana's gaze and smiled. "You take my breath away."
The blonde smiled back and blushed.
"Va-va voom!" Keri yelled from the limo. She and Jax had their heads sticking out of the lowered window, grinning like idiots. "Dana's looking hot tonight!"
Dana giggled, while Morgan shook her head with a smile. The limo driver opened the door for them and they climbed inside.
"Wow, Dana you look great!" Keri complimented.
"Thanks. You too."
"Dang Dana. You almost had me turning straight for a second. But only a second."
"Thanks, Jax. I'll take that as a compliment."
After stopping to eat at a fancy restaurant in town for dinner, they headed over to their school where the big event was being held. The four teens walked into the gymnasium together and was greeted by thumping music and familiar faces crowding the dance floor. Dana was on Morgan's arm and Jax on Keri's. The first thing they did was mingle, saying hello to fellow classmates and then headed over to the picture station. They took photos as couples and then one of all four of them. While Keri and Dana chatted with a few girls from the squad, Morgan and Jax made their way over to the punch bowl. The brunette was glad some of the girls from the cheerleading team still supported Dana and their relationship.
"See, this isn't so bad, Morg," Jax smiled, bumping the brunette with his shoulder.
"I guess not. As long as Dana's happy." Morgan looked over at her girlfriend across the room. The blonde was giggling heartily at something one of the girls had said and Morgan smiled lightly at the sight.
"Hey, lover-girl. Are you all set for after prom?" The redhead wiggled his eyebrows before sipping his punch.
Morgan nodded her head. "Yep, everything is ready. Pour me cup. Dana wanted some punch."
"Coming right up, ma'am."
Morgan made her way back over to Dana and Keri. The other girls from the cheerleading team had already left. "Here you go," the brunette said, handing Dana her drink.
"Thanks." The blonde took a sip and immediately spit the red liquid back out into the cup.
Morgan frowned. "It's that bad, huh?"
Dana shook her head. "This isn't just punch in here," the blonde pointed out, handing the cup back to Morgan.
The brunette smelled the beverage and immediately inhaled the scent of alcohol. "Oh, yeah… someone definitely spiked this. Sorry, baby."
Jax trotted over to them with a smile plastered on his face. "Did you guys try some punch? It's really good," he beamed.
Before they could say anything, he downed the cup that was in his hand.
"Um, Jax? How many cups of punch have you had?" Morgan asked.
Keri laughed, while Dana and Morgan shared an amused look. "This should be an interesting night," Morgan chuckled.
For the next hour, the foursome took to the dance floor and had a blast dancing to the latest billboard music hits. They all noticed Jax was obviously drunk because he was dancing like spasms had overtaken his entire body. It gave the three girls a good laugh, but they made sure to keep him away from the punch bowl. After the last song faded out, a voice come over the speakers.
"Attention please. Will the nominees for prom king and queen please come up to the stage?" A faculty member announced.
Dana and Keri shared a small hand squeeze and Morgan gave her sister an encouraging smile before the cheerleader headed for the stage. Everyone in the auditorium watched as the three ladies, including Keri and three guys stood facing the crowd.
Morgan's mind began to wander as the announcer rattled on about how hard the nominees campaigned and yatta yatta yatta. She finally came back when they said…
"And your prom queen for this senior year is… Keri Reed!"
The auditorium burst out in applause and chants from here and there rang out congratulating Keri on her win. The lighter-haired brunette stepped forward with a winning smile on her face and she gave a small curtsy. Morgan, Dana and Jax clapped and cheered the loudest as a cheap crown was placed on Keri's head.
"Yeah! You go, girl! You go! That's my date!" Jax shouted with enthusiasm.
Morgan laughed at Jax's drunkenness. She had no idea how alcohol could affect her friend, but it was funny as hell.
Overall, prom was a success. The only downer was the selection of prom king. It was Keri's now ex-boyfriend, Jason, and she reluctantly had to do the traditional dance with him. When it was over she immediately pulled away from his grasp and stated to her friends that she needed a bath and soon.
As they were on their way back home, Jax pulled out his cellphone and began to dial. He shook his head trying to focus on the names of his contacts on the screen.
"Jax, who are you calling?" Morgan asked. She was sitting back with her arm draped around Dana's shoulders. The blonde was resting her head on Morgan's shoulder with her eyes closed.
"You guys… you guys remember that hot guy I w…was talking to at regionals?" Jax slurred.
"Yeah, the one you've been afraid to call." Morgan stated.
"Yep! Ryan… well, I 'm gonna call him right now."
"Jax, I don't think that's a good id--" Keri began.
"Shhh… shhh… it's ringing!" Jax said giddily. "I'll put it on speaker."
"Hello." A deep voice answered.
"Hi, sexy. How are you this evening?"
Morgan tried to stifle her laugh and Dana swatted her in the stomach.
"Um… who is this?"
"You know… know who this is. It's Jax. We met at the… the…"
"Jax… oh, yeah at Regionals," he replied happily. "How are you?"
"How am I? I'm great… I'm, I'm fantastic. Now, what are you wearing?"
"Okay!" Morgan shouted, yanking the phone from Jax. "Sorry, Ryan he'll call you later." The brunette clicked off the phone.
Dana and Keri were in hysterics laughing their asses off.
"Hey! Why…What'd you do that for?" Jax mumbled, trying to reach for his cell. "Gimme."
Morgan held the phone out of reach. "No way. You've already humiliated yourself enough for one night. I'm confiscating your phone."
"Fine," Jax pouted, sitting back folding his arms.
The red-head was the first to be dropped off. Morgan and Keri helped walk an unbalanced Jax up to the front door. His parents were not thrilled with the sight, but Morgan explained that the punch was spiked and Jax had no idea before it was too late. Jax's mother thanked them for making sure her son got home safely.
Next, they were all dropped off at Morgan and Keri's house. The brunette still had plans for she and Dana, but wanted them to continue the evening in street clothes. She was dying to take off the tux. After she changed into jeans and a shirt, she took her car and drove Dana to her house to change.
Both were now in comfortable clothes, driving into the night.
"Where are you taking me?" Dana smiled.
Minutes later, Morgan pulled into their destination and stopped the car. She looked over and Dana and saw a perplexed expression on her face.
"Um, why are we at the junkyard?" Dana questioned.
Morgan, chuckled and undid her seatbelt. "Just wait here." The brunette climbed out of the car and walked ahead a few yards before turning out of sight.
Dana sat in the car with her arms folded, totally confused. She looked down at her nails, thinking that was more riveting than this moment. Then suddenly, bright colorful lights lit up the entire outside. Her head snapped up and she saw Christmas lights lit up all around the junkyard. Well, not the entire junkyard, but mostly around where they were. Morgan came over to the passenger side of the car and opened the door with a smile.
"Did you do all this?" Dana asked in awe, taking Morgan's hand.
"Jax might have helped me a little," the brunette smiled, walking backwards.
She guided Dana to a spot in the center of all the colorful lights. "Just wait here a second."
Morgan jogged back over to her car and turned on the power. She popped in a CD and turned up the volume on her radio. Romantic music played loudly throughout the area. Morgan reached in the backseat and grabbed a single red rose she had stashed there. When she approached Dana, a smile came across the blonde's face. Morgan smiled back.
Morgan handed the blonde the rose and Dana took it, closing her eyes as she inhaled the fresh scent.
"Dance with me?" the brunette requested.
Dana grinned and chuckled lightly. They stepped closer to each other and Dana wrapped her arms around Morgan's neck. They looked into each other's eyes.
"I thought you didn't like cheesy romance," Dana smiled.
Morgan laughed lightly and placed her hands around the blonde's waist. "I thought I'd give it a shot. How am I doing?"'
Dana grinned even more. "Pretty good."
Morgan loved how the bridge of blonde's nose would have a cute crinkle when she smiled. It always made her heart flutter.
"I know this isn't the most romantic place in the world, but we did have one of our firsts here."
"Our first kiss," the blonde whispered.
Their bodies continued to sway slowly to the music. The brunette nodded and smiled softly. "I'll never forget that day." Morgan brushed back some of Dana's hair behind her ear. "You made me the happiest girl in the world when you said you had feelings for me. I'll keep that moment in my heart forever."
The blonde was on the brink of tears and she smiled sweetly. "Wolfie…" she whispered. "I love you so much."
Morgan felt her heart expand with so much more love for the girl before her and she smiled softly. Their lips met in a soft kiss. Morgan felt like fireworks were going off in the pit of her stomach. This girl was amazing… everything she dreamed Dana could be and so much more.
The kiss ended and they just held on to each other, enjoying the closeness. This was a night neither one of them would ever forget.