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Fic: Sunlight

Title: Sunlight
Creator: drizzlydaze
Rating: G
Setting: Post-series
Word count: 198
Prompt: Gold—the sun’s riches
A/N: I dislike Shanshu, but here we are.



The first thing that is restored to him is breath.

It’s different. Not as rich, no more scents or feelings clouding each inhalation, but sharper. Purer.

With breath comes a pulse.

It feels foreign, alien, but welcome nonetheless.

Things are a bit more muddled after that, senses taken away and sensations added, and, funnily enough, everything is new. You’d think he’d remember, get some sense of déjà vu, but it’s more disconcerting than nostalgic.

He sees himself reflected dimly in the glass table top, an unfamiliar, gaping ghost. It’s the reflection, not the heartbeat or the warmth, that sinks it in; he is human now.

He’ll have to cut his nails and hair marginally more often. He’ll age and wrinkle. He could get kidney disease! And he’ll leave a body behind when he dies. No cremation for him, Spike immediately decides.

If this is a morbid train of thought, the vampire doesn’t notice. In any case, like a plant seeking the bright, his thoughts naturally turn to the lighter aspects.

Sunlight. He’ll want that.

A vision of dancing golden hair comes before him, the only sort of light he knew before. Maybe now he can join her there.

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zanthinegirl
Oct. 24th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
That's a transformed-to-human Spike I can believe!
drizzlydaze
Oct. 25th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 24th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
No cremation for him!

*snerk*
drizzlydaze
Oct. 25th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)
It makes sense!
dragonyphoenix
Oct. 24th, 2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
I love that the thing that convinces him is seeing his reflection, and also that he's not getting cremated. Plus the ending is brilliant.
red_satin_doll
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:34 pm (UTC)
Plus the ending is brilliant.

Seconded!
drizzlydaze
Oct. 25th, 2013 02:17 pm (UTC)
It was actually fun writing the process of Shanshu, and how Spike would take everything at first glance.
shapinglight
Oct. 25th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
I hope you warned him about the dangers of sunburn?
kikimay
Oct. 25th, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Suggestive and captivating ending.
waddiwasiwitch
Oct. 29th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
I like this a lot.
readerjane
Nov. 10th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
Mmm, nice.
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