Jossverse Drabbles
a weekly exercise in creative discipline. and geekiness.
Death is no gift 
11th-Feb-2013 12:52 am

Title: Death Is No Gift
Author: kaymickbee
Characters: Giles, Buffy
Prompt: This drabble is brought to you by the letter D
Rating: FRC
Words: 100
Disclaimer: No money made, all respects paid.

She'd returned to him, but her eyes were void of life.

How long would it be, he wondered, before she laid her arms down, defeated, letting death take her again.

He knew she remembered the words of the First Slayer. Death was her gift to the world, the tool she used to save it. It was her gift to Dawn, securing her dreams of the future. And the peace that followed was a gift to Buffy herself.

The battles were supposed to have ended. What better gift?

But death to Giles, in all its perplexing, empty versions, was anything but.

11th-Feb-2013 09:06 am (UTC)
This is very nice. Like it!
13th-Feb-2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much!
11th-Feb-2013 10:43 am (UTC)
Oh. That is lovely.
13th-Feb-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!
12th-Feb-2013 05:33 am (UTC) - Saturday February 9 - Monday February 11
User rahirah referenced to your post from Saturday February 9 - Monday February 11 saying: [...] Death Is No Gift [...]
12th-Feb-2013 06:26 am (UTC)
13th-Feb-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
What comlodge said - lovely. (Short pieces that carry a lot of emotional weight send me over the moon.)

BTW - your icon is also one of the loveliest I've ever seen. That image of SMG is GORGEOUS (do you know what episode that's from?)
13th-Feb-2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Thank you! I cannot remember. I do know it was made by aka_elle, the founder of the wonderful allthejellies community... one of my favorite icons ever!

Edited at 2013-02-13 02:11 am (UTC)
17th-Feb-2013 08:35 am (UTC)
Good one.
8th-Mar-2013 04:39 am (UTC)
Damn, girl! Can't believe I missed this one. Chilling. Positively chilling.
14th-Mar-2013 02:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, Ms. Wench!
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