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Radio Silence

A drabble for this month's prompts.

Setting: End of Tabula Rasa in season 6. Sad Buffy in the Bronze.
Rating: PG
For the prompt: Steel drums.
100 words.

Radio Silence



Sometimes she thinks she's going deaf.

Her friends are talking, their lips move, but their words are...dead, somehow. Like there's no sound left in the world.

Not that they're talking to her. Who is this Buffy person?

That's who she used to be, sure. Now, she's just a lifesize doll that walks and talks.

Did Spike's sexbot ever feel this lonely?

"Buy you a drink, Slayer?"

Speak of the devil. His voice slices the silence to ribbons.

Suddenly, there's a drumming in her ears- clanging, discordant.

Loud.

It frightens her.

But right now, she's glad to hear anything at all.

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sueworld2003
Nov. 13th, 2013 03:20 pm (UTC)
That sums up season 6 Buffy at that point in time quite brilliantly imo. :D
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sue. Glad it worked for you.
velvetwhip
Nov. 13th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
This is excellent... so affecting.


Gabrielle
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
slaymesoftly
Nov. 13th, 2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
Nice!
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
dragonyphoenix
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC)
Perfect!
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:12 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. :)
clockwork_hart1
Nov. 13th, 2013 08:22 pm (UTC)
All kinds of wonderful, and very s6.

Perfection!
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Thank you. That's so kind of you to say.
waddiwasiwitch
Nov. 13th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
Oh Buffy. You perfectly captured her pain here.
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, poor thing. It must have been terrible.
chasingdemons
Nov. 13th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
All kinds of sad. And beautifully written!
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, love. So glad you liked it.
baudown
Nov. 14th, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
Spare and lovely.
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:14 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
red_satin_doll
Nov. 14th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
That's who she used to be, sure. Now, she's just a lifesize doll that walks and talks.

Did Spike's sexbot ever feel this lonely?


OUCH. Callbacks to the poor 'bot are always a good thing, and it stings here so much. Buffybot was beginning to realize it wasn't wanted compared to the "really real Buffy"; but when Buffy is pulled out of Heaven her friends seem to want her to be the Buffybot. You captured her despair beautifully.
shapinglight
Nov. 15th, 2013 11:14 am (UTC)
Thank you. Poor thing. She suffered so much.
rebcake
Nov. 19th, 2013 11:26 pm (UTC)
I missed this, somehow. It's quite perfect, my dear. Buffy has always been able to use whatever she has to hand as a weapon, even against herself. :(
shapinglight
Nov. 20th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC)
Thank you so much. :)
hello_spikey
Nov. 20th, 2013 12:24 am (UTC)
ooo love it. So much in so few words. Bravo!
shapinglight
Nov. 20th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC)
Thank you, darling. :mwah:
sibilant
Nov. 22nd, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
Poor Buffy, so alienated and lonely.

Lovely little insight into her pain and Spike's role in S6.
shapinglight
Nov. 24th, 2013 07:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you.:)
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