Title: Wrong Again
Disclaimer: I don't own
Spoilers: Up to The Getaway
Sydney sat in the restaurant, waiting for Francie to join her. She really hated keeping everything from her. Even
Will was aware of most of the things that were going on. She sighed as she thought about their last conversation.
had admitted that she had a crush on a guy from work. She wanted to laugh. It was more than a crush and she knew it. She just
didn't want to admit to herself that she felt more for Vaughn than she realized.
From the day we met
All my fears
Vaughn had been there for her every time she needed him. She had called him at all hours
of the day and he had never questioned her. He had just shown up. She could remember when he had found her at the pier the
night her father had missed their dinner.
Just knowing he was there, listening to her had helped. He had offered silent
support and she had reached out, needing physical contact and reassurance. That had been the first time she had realized that
he was her guardian angel.
He had watched over her during missions. She loved when he was able to be on comms for
her. It calmed her, helped her to focus on those missions.
You knew just what to say
And you kissed away
They had come so far in these past few years. He was the person she ran to when the world seemed to be
falling down around her. He had been the one she had run to when she found out about her father's lies. He had met with her
mother to spare her the pain.
She sighed, wishing that Francie was done handling customers. She needed a friend right
now. Will was off with working at his new job and it didn't look like Francie would be finishing any time soon. She didn't
want to start crying in front of the customers. That would make her even more pathetic.
I knew this time I had finally
Someone to build my life around
Be a lover and a friend
Vaughn had been a constant source of confusion
for her. At first she had labelled him a pompous ass but she soon found out that he was just what she needed. He supported
her and helped her even when she didn't want help.
He never blamed her for what her mother had done. He had been able
to make her see that she was not responsible for her mother's actions.
He had comforted her when she found out the
truth about his father's death. She had wanted to stay away and keep from hurting him, but he had refused to let her walk
away. He had forced her to focus on what mattered.
After all my heart had put me through
I knew that it was safe
What we had would never end
Sydney placed her head in her hands. After Danny, she had been so heartbroken.
She had thought her world was ending. She had never wanted to set foot in Credit Dauphine again. And then she had finally
been able to move on. She had developed a steady relationsip with Vaughn. They had grown closer.
But then she had
hurt him with Noah. Noah's return had distracted her. She had used him so that she wouldn't have to face her growing feelings
for Vaughn. When she had killed him, she had been shattered and Vaughn had been distant.
She hated that everything
in her life was a lie. The only person that she could ever confide in was Vaughn. And after what had happened with Alice,
they were more distant than ever.
When Vaughn had been in the hospital, the last person
she had ever expected to see was Alice. She didn't even know her, but already she hated her. Alice had been able to see Vaughn
without having to come up with a cover, without having to worry about security section.
She had wanted to just smack
her pretty face. She knew it wasn't fair. Alice had no clue about the way she felt. But she couldn't help but be jealous of
the woman that Vaughn went home to.
They'd seen this before
She barely noticed as
she blinked back tears. She was so lost in her thoughts, trying to figure out her crazy life. She wanted one little break
in life. A chance to be herself. The only problem was that she didn't know who Sydney Bristow was anymore.
when Charlie has broken Francie's heart. She had wanted to kick him for what he had done to her best friend. And yet Francie
had survived. She had been able to move on after Charlie. She was barely able to face Vaughn each day.
She knew that
Will was being overly protective of her lately after he had witnessed her reaction to Vaughn and Alice coming to Francie's
He had done his best to comfort her, but she didn't want to hear it. She was too busy trying to ignore
the flash of pain at seeing Alice and Vaughn acting like a happy couple in love. Once they had left the restaurant, Will had
questioned her about her reaction, but she had refused to talk to him.
He wasn't dumb. He knew why she had reacted
the way she had. She had a feeling he had known about her feelings for Vaughn for some time now.
We'd be fine
you'd come to see
That you still love me
In good time
She had wanted to believe that it was all a nightmare.
That Alice didn't exist and that she could tell Vaughn how she felt. She knew it was a lot to ask for, but she just wanted
one normal thing in her life.
She looked around the restaurant, spotting couples and families. Her eyes welled up,
just the thought of something she would probably never get to experience scared her. With her line of work, relationships
And they said there's nothing you can do
It's something that he's going through
to a lot of men
She wanted to be able to take back ever meeting Vaughn, but she would never regret that. For so
long he had been the truest thing in her life. She just didn't want that to end. She had told herself time and time again
that allowing herself to get close to Vaughn would do her no good. But her heart didn't want to listen to her head.
heart told her to memorize everything about Vaughn and never let him go. She wanted to listen, but there were too many complications.
If she had a choice she would choose him. But her mind reminded her that it could never happen.
And I told myself
that they were right
That you'd wake up and see the light
And I just had to wait till then
had finally seemed to be go her way for one day. That should have been her first clue. The dinner in Nice had been romantic;
she had lost her head. She hadn't thought twice about accepting Vaughn's invitation. And of course it had been interrupted
by Ariana Kane's men.
She had found out more about Vaughn's life in that night than she had in the past two years.
It had felt so right to learn the little quirks about him. It had made her feel like a school girl. The wine had made her
blush as it went to her head.
When the owner had given them a key to the room, her heart had stopped and she had given
Vaughn a hesitant glance. A part of her had lept with joy at the open invitation to what the key would mean. The sensible
side of her had argued, knowing that it was a mistake to get caught up in the atmosphere.
And it seemed to me the
pain would last
My chance for happiness had passed
When she had been caught with Vaughn, she knew that it had
been a mistake to accept his invitation. The lives they led made it impossible. It was too dangerous to admit her feelings
to anyone, much less her handler. She didn't want Vaughn to end up like Danny.
She didn't think she would be able to
handle losing someone else to SD-6. She would do everything in her power to stop that, even if it meant denying everything
She sat in silence, lost in her thoughts, barely noticing that someone was approaching her table until they
sat down across from her. She glanced up, expecting to see Francie. Sitting across from her was the last person she expected
Vaughn reached out his hand and Sydney stilled, not knowing what to do. His thumb brushed the tears from her
face as he gave her a concerned look. "Syd? What's wrong?"
She looked away, not sure how to answer. His hand reached
out and made her face him. The tears welled in her eyes as she struggled to hold them at bay. She stared into his eyes, trying
to show him what she wasn't able to say.
Nothing waited 'round the bend
I was sure I'd never find someone
heal the damage you had done
My poor heart would never mend
Vaughn moved to her side of the booth and gathered
her in his arms, trying to comfort her. She clutched at his shirt, not really understanding how or why he was there, but feeling
safe either way.
"Syd, I don't know why you're crying, but you can trust me."
She sniffled and buried her head
against his chest, not wanting to face her feelings. She didn't want to end up hurt again. She wouldn't survive it. She felt
Vaughn pull her closer and she closed her eyes. It felt so right. She looked up into Vaughn's eyes and knew. This wasn't wrong,
it could never be.