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Dawn (Spike/Buffy, PG)

Wow. Been a while since I had the drabble urge. Must have been writing long fic too much! Tragic, though.


Title Dawn
Rating PG
Words 100
Setting After the Gift, AU
Warnings Character death
Prompt Esmerelda and Quasimodo, which is the *most* depressing Wikipedia entry I've read in weeks.



Dawn breaks. He watches it, unmoved, unmoving.

He could run. In fact, he doesn't even need to run. There's cover so close, in these thick woods. He could roll or shuffle aside, and the sunlight wouldn't touch him. But what the hell would he do next? He could return to being evil, neutered, hated by his kind. Betray her. Or he could shuffle into domesticity like a good little Spikey, babysit the niblet, worship the hollow house to which the Slayer once gave life.

Nah. Nothing in either path for him now. He'll rest here on her grave, and wait.

*

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slaymesoftly
Feb. 5th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC)
Ouch!
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Yep. Not original, but it was so close to the prompt, I couldn't think of a way round it.
singedbylife
Feb. 5th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
And then Dawn comes? Or Giles? or a stupid monster git and before you know it, he's back taking care of niblet just as he'd promised her.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:08 pm (UTC)
Sure, sure.... Of course someone comes. *shifty*
velvetwhip
Feb. 5th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
*sobs*

Beautifully sad!


Gabrielle
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
kikimay
Feb. 5th, 2014 10:14 pm (UTC)
Ouch. So beautiful and angsty.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
chasingdemons
Feb. 6th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Nooooo!!! This is not the time to give up, Spike!
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Spike-Quasimodo doesn't know that...
snogged
Feb. 6th, 2014 01:59 am (UTC)
This packs quite the emotional punch!
Well done.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
eilowyn
Feb. 6th, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
Gut-wrenching much? But your prompt did make me snort.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
You know, I only knew the first half of the Hunchback story, turns out? The saving-from-gallows-on-bellrope. Quasimodo going to Esmerelda's grave when she's hanged anyway and lying there till he died, that was a surprise!wikipedia revelation. And led here, pretty much inevitably.
comlodge
Feb. 6th, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
Sob!
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:19 pm (UTC)
Woe. Quasimodo's tale is not a happy one.
shapinglight
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:22 pm (UTC)
Waah!

Lovely, but very sad.

You're right, btw. That Wikipedia entry is uber depressing.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 09:18 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that wikipedia - I'm sure I've written this scene before, but really couldn't see past it once I read how their story ends.
waddiwasiwitch
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
AH Ouch, ouch , ouch.
brutti_ma_buoni
Feb. 6th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
*passes you bandaid*
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