The camera above Vala's door blinks idly, her only other watch-guard at midnight. Daniel steps softly into her VIP room. She turns toward him in her sleep, blue silk sliding down her arm. She really is beautiful when she's quiet.
He shouldn't watch her sleep, but she's here and alive and he just needs to reassure himself for a moment. That's all this is: reassurance. Just checking to make sure that finding her wasn't a dream.
When he gently brushes the hair from her mouth, her lips twitch in a kiss and something deep in his stomach knots.