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Silence

Prompt:  Silence
Setting:  Some other future.
Rating:  PG
Words: 185


Silence

.
Silence.

It is the soundtrack of her life. 

Oh sure, the usual noises are all there.  The blare of horns, the twittering of birds.  The sounds that come out of friends’ and family’s mouths, day in and day out.  Are you okay?  Want to talk about it?  I’m here for you... None of it means anything.  None of it registers.

Would you please just shut up for once?  God, Spike, do you ever stop talking?

The remembered words strike silent, heavy blows on her heart.  She’d take them back if she could.  Give anything to hear his voice.  Low and rough and suggestive.  Insulting.  Insulted.

Comforting.

Supportive.

Willow takes her hands.  Her mouth moves, but Buffy doesn’t hear it.  Something else has caught her attention.  She has to listen very, very hard, and then it comes clear, shattering the silence around her.

There.

Her companion, her lover, of over a dozen years.  He is the soundtrack of her heart, and he is there.  How could she have thought otherwise?


Spike utters something so obscene, she can’t help but smile. 

Willow pats her hand and smiles back.
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( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
thisficklemob
Oct. 24th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
Oh, ouch.
trepkos
Oct. 24th, 2014 07:56 am (UTC)
*sniff*
shapinglight
Oct. 24th, 2014 01:32 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, and also :sniffle:
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