?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Portent of -

Prompt:  The Raven
Setting:  Post S5
Rating:  PG13 (language)
Words:  255


Portent of -

.

When the great, ruddy bird with jet-black feathers and Dru’s face fluttered into his crypt, Spike knew he was in trouble.

“Raven, eh?  I know how this goes,” he slurred.  “Nevermore, nevermore, she’s gone and dead, I’ll see her nevermore.  Got it.  You can move along now.”

The raven did not oblige.  It ruffled its feathers and settled in, tipping its head from one side to the other to fix Spike with a beady stare.

“Fucking hell.  Wonderful.  As if I haven’t enough troubles.”  He tipped his bottle at the bird-thing in a mock-salute.  “It’s your fault, you know.  If you wouldn’t have gone and left me, I wouldn’t have come back to Sunnyhell.  Wouldn’t have… wouldn’t have…  Ah, bugger it.  I was already lost, and you knew it, you bitch.  You could've spared me.  Could've kept me from... from... Thought it hurt when you left.  As if that was pain.”

Spike drained the rest of the whiskey in one long gulp.  He set the bottle on the ground, or tried to, but it rolled away, towards the sarcophagus the bird had chosen as its perch.  The bird didn’t so much as flinch.

“Know what the kicker is?  Wouldn’t change a thing,” he muttered.  “’Cept that last day, ‘course.  But all the rest of it?  Wouldn’t give up… a… single…”

A slight weight on his shoulder and a feather-light caress on his cheek pulled him partway from his drunken slumber.

The nip on his cheek, sharp enough to draw blood, and flesh, finished the job.


.

Comments

( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
shapinglight
Nov. 5th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
I can't believe I'm the first person to comment. Dru as a raven is creepy and inspired.
snogged
Jan. 16th, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
This was really creepy and neat.
Nice use of the Raven imagery.
baphrosia
Jan. 17th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!
double_dutchess
Jun. 2nd, 2015 11:09 pm (UTC)
Glad I found this via the list of nominations of the Sunnydale Memorial Awards; the nomination is well-deserved! Great Spike dialogue; very poignant.

baphrosia
Jun. 10th, 2015 04:31 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
( 5 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

sb_fag_ends
The Spike/Buffy Shorty Challenge Community

Latest Month

February 2017
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728    

Stickers

Copy and paste the text into a comment to show your appreciation!

This is Smokin'... - Buffy holds her hands to the flames in OMWF.


this is smokin' xx - Buffy and Spike's hands set alight in Chosen.


THIS IS SMOKIN' - Spike dressed as Randy Giles in Tabula Rasa, looking singed.

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Teresa Jones