Title: Tarnished Armor Author: dragonydreams (Elisabeth) Rating: PG-13 Pairing: Willow/Lindsey Summary: Leaving Wolfram & Hart was the best decision Lindsey could have made. Disclaimer: I claim no ownership over these characters. I am merely borrowing them from Joss et al. Distribution: joss10k, my site, the usual lists, anyone with previous permission. Anyone else - just ask. Feedback: Yes please! It makes me happy and keeps me writing. Thanks to my betas: strangecreature, kallie_kat & emeraldswan for all of your help. Author's Note: While this takes place during season 5 of Buffy, I'm leaving out some things to suit my purposes. 1) No Dawn & Joyce isn't sick, so Buffy is still living in the dorms with Willow as her roommate. 2) Tara is just a friend. Chapter Word Count: 2,065; Total Word Count: 8,655/10,000 Chapter 4 As they left the Magic Box, Lindsey spied the Espresso Pump across the street and offered to buy Willow a coffee. Part of him wanted to roll his eyes at the notion, not having asked anyone on a coffee date since college, but at the same time, hoping she'd say yes.