Fandom: The OC
Pairing: Lindsay gen
Word Count: 100 exactly
Disclaimer: I don't own these characters and I'm making no money off of this.
A/N: Post-The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn't (2.06). For the_oc_100.
Lindsay used to know what love was.
Love was her mother's arms, her concerned face whenever Lindsay hinted at being upset. It was stories her mother made up at bedtime when she was younger.
Suddenly, love was a lie.
Her mother's face hurts her, Ryan's words aren't good enough, Seth's jokes sting.
Yet when Kirsten hugs her for the first time, Lindsay begins to think maybe love is real after all. It's present in Seth's words, Kirsten's arms, Sandy's tentative smile. It's present in her mother's imploring eyes.
Lindsay can't forgive her mother yet, but she'll never stop loving her.