Title: Something I Can Never Have: Part 3/?

Author: AmericanFairy

Rating: R for strong sexual references

Characters: Mostly Cain and DG with small appearances made by some of the other main characters from the show. Cain centric.

Pairings: Cain/DG extreme UST

Summary: She calms his hate and soothes his tortured soul. She's both everything to him and yet something that he can never have.

Warnings: Angst and smut.

Disclaimer: I do not own Tin Man or The Wizard of Oz. Simply a fangirl throwing in my thoughts from the peanut gallery. This is unbeta'd so any and all mistakes are my own.

Word Count: 1,175


If he had any thoughts that seeing DG in person would somehow make his dreams go away Cain would soon learn otherwise. That night he had another dream of her.

In his dream he was running through the streets of Central City. He had to find DG, had to get to her before the Longcoats did. The front entranced was blocked. So he entered the building through the back door sneaking up the stairs with his gun drawn. However, each door he opened held nothing but scrap metal. It seemed like an eternity before he found the correct room. Slowly, the door opened to reveal DG wearing that tiny dress that she had borrowed from DeMilo's girls, a red flower in her hair and a shocked expression on her face.

"I thought you said you weren't a Tin Man anymore," she exclaimed breathlessly.

Cain was so relieved to find her that he could hardly speak around the lump that had suddenly formed in his throat. "I lied," he answered gruffly.

There she stood, alive and well, watching him expectantly. Unable to form anymore words he swept into the room and pulled her into a searing kiss. She responded eagerly grabbing his duster with both hands. Bunching up the flimsy material in his hands he tried to pour all of his fear and relief into the kiss as he slowly backed her up to the wall. The dress was so thin that he could feel the scorching heat of her body through the material. It seemed to seep through their clothes and into the room causing the temperature rise.

She let out a small gasp when her back met the wall and he broke the kiss to gaze into her wide blue eyes. As he slowly brought his hands up her sides he peppered her jaw with kisses working his way up to her ear. When he found that tender spot behind her ear she let out another gasp and shuddered, lifting her leg to wrap it around his. He moaned as he reached down and grabbed her thigh. Lifting it up he pushed his hips against hers, feeling the heat of her crotch as it slid against him. Gods she was so hot! Her gasps turned into a low moan as his hand began to knead her breast through the dress.

Their lips met again as he lifted her up so that she was forced to wrap her legs around him for support. He thrust up against her, needing to feel that pressure, to feel the sensation of her body against his. She moaned again and the sound sent his head spinning. All he had to do was reach up and…

The sound of something going "thunk" against the front door to the suite roused Cain from his bed. Grumbling, he shoved himself up and stumbled into the outer room. It sounded like someone was trying to open the door but was having a hard time of it. For a moment he thought about going back for his gun then decided against it as he stalked towards the door. This had better be important.

"What the hell is going on?" he snapped as he about ripped the door off it's hinges only to find the object of his fantasies standing there with a stunned expression on her face. He froze in surprise. "DG?"

"I umm…" she looked around for a moment seemingly confused. "Oops, wrong room. Sorry about that." She started to back away quickly towards her own room.

"Hang on there, Princess." He grabbed her by the arm and gently pulled her towards him. Letting out a small gasp of surprise she smacked his hand, but she didn't really make a true effort to get away. He looked down at her carefully keeping a couple of inches of space between them. "Why were you trying to enter my room in the middle of the night?" And please don't let it be for the reasons I'm thinking of, he mentally added as he finally took in the fact that she was wearing a thin, white, nightdress and little else. Images from his most recent dream flashed involuntarily through his head before he tried to squelch them.

She lowered her gaze looking embarrassed. Cain was willing to bet that she was also blushing, but it was hard to tell in the poor lighting.

After a moment of silence Cain realized that she wasn't going to answer him. He placed a finger under her chin and gently forced her gaze back to his. "DG, you still haven't answered me. Why are you here?"

DG took a deep breath as if steadying herself before she answered. "I was sleepwalking." Her voice was barely above a whisper.

Cain blinked in surprise. "You were sleepwalking?" She nodded mutely. "How long has this been going on?" When she once again refused to answer he continued his questions. "Does your family know? Have they been doing anything to help you?"

She tried to move her head to the side but he gently held her in place, ensuring that the only thing she could look at was him. After a few seconds of struggling she stilled. "They know," she answered softly. "They've tried to help me but nothing works."

Cain didn't know what to say. Sleep walking princesses was not something that he was very familiar with. "Why have you been sleepwalking? Have you been having bad dreams?"

DG shrugged. "Sometimes I do. It's nothing really. Don't worry about it."

"Listen DG-" he started, but she cut him off.

"Just don't worry about it, okay? I'm fine, really." She gave him a small smile as she managed to extract her arm from his grip. "And now we both need to get to bed before someone finds us like this and starts getting the wrong idea." With those parting words she turned around and walked back to her room.

Letting out a frustrated sigh Cain started to turn back into his own room when some movement a couple of doors down caught his eye. It was Glitch poking his head out of his room. Upon seeing Cain he stepped out and walked over to talk to him. "Was she sleepwalking again?"

"Yeah," Cain rubbed his face feeling exhausted. "How long has this been going on?"

"It started about six months ago."

Six months ago? "And no one has done anything to help her?"

Glitch frowned as he glanced at DG's door. "How can we help her if she refuses to talk about it? Believe me, we've tried. All we can do now is keep an eye on her and make sure that she doesn't hurt herself or anyone else."

As much as he didn't like the solution he couldn't come up with a better one. "Alright. Well, I'm off to bed."

Sleep, real sleep, did not come to the Tin Man that night. Instead he dozed restlessly until shortly before dawn, his dreams a mixture of sounds and images that didn't make any sense.


Author's Note: Sorry for such a short chapter. I know that it's been a while since I updated this, so I'm just trying to get back into writing mode. So what do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? Totally forgot that this story even exists? Let me know!