Ashleigh Anpilova


Sapphire knows Steel and Silver belong together.

A pre-slash story.

Written: April 2009. Word count: 300.


Author's Note: // either side of words indicate when the characters are talking to one another telepathically.



Sapphire smiled to herself as she watched Steel and Silver interact with one another.


She wondered if Silver was aware he was flirting with Steel, or whether he was doing it subconsciously. She wondered if Steel was aware he was being flirted with; sadly she doubted it.


She wondered if they were aware, as she was, just how right they were for one another. She doubted that!


Steel no doubt would just raise an eyebrow and walk off if she told him, but then Steel often failed to see things that were so plain to see.


As for Silver? Well he was somewhat in awe of Steel; as were many of their fellow elements. Steel did tend to fit his name somewhat better than most. He did come over as cold, aloof, steel-like, uncaring. But that wasn't all Steel was; she knew that. And to her, Steel being more than just the steely fašade he presented was plain to see.


She wondered if Silver had seen beneath the exterior yet. If he had got a glimpse of the real Steel, not just the man who cold tie lift cables with his hands and take his body temperature down to below freezing.


Maybe it wasn't as plain for others to see as she believed. But then she had worked more closely with Steel than Silver had.


Maybe it was time she helped them realise the truth: that they belonged together. That despite everything they were right for one another. Maybe it was time for her to show them what they could share; what already existed between them. Maybe -


//Sapphire!// Through the link Steel snapped her name; his irritation was clear.


She sighed to herself as she answered him. It looked as though her matchmaking would have to wait for another occasion.



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