"You're allowed to be sad," Octavia repeats herself. She watches as Raven's eyes land on the necklace she's hung up, and she sees the pain in the girl's face. "You can't just keep hiding from it, Raven." "Yeah?" Raven's voice is cold again and she narrows her eyes. "And how would you know? You haven't even been here." Octavia continues to take it, knowing the verbal blows are well deserved. She feels infinitely small in that moment. In finding a problem that she can't fix on her own, she feels powerless. All she can do is shrug, clasp her hands together, and look down at the ground. "Doesn't mean I stopped caring." or A Non-AU in which Octavia and Raven have a whole lot of history.