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Drabble: "For It May Come True"

*Tries the gate*: Huh, it's still unlocked. Cool. I'll just leave it here. :)

Title: "For It May Come True"
Author: feliciacraft
Setting: Immediately after "Chosen"
Rated: G
Word count: 100
A/N: Inspired by the prompt of the same phrase
Feeback: Yes, please! :)

The Hellmouth went boom. Gone. Everything, gone. Reduced to ashes. The good with the bad.

Buffy escaped with only the shirt on her back, and mom’s photo tucked into her back pocket. The one thing she couldn’t leave behind, even in death.

The apocalypse she didn’t plan on surviving; naturally, she did. And he —

Oh, but not he.

She was glad not to have a memento, an object upon which to fix her grief. Not yet, not until she was sure —

Without knowing the reason, or dwelling on the lack thereof, she started to count. A hundred and forty-seven days.

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slaymesoftly
Oct. 30th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
oh, that's a heartbreaker...
feliciacraft
Oct. 30th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah...but! Spike comes back! So Buffy was right all along. ;)

Thanks for reading and commenting!
chasingdemons
Oct. 31st, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
Oh yes! This is excellent!
feliciacraft
Oct. 31st, 2016 05:12 am (UTC)
Thanks, Danna! :)
shapinglight
Nov. 16th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, great drabble. Well done!

That last line is a killer.
feliciacraft
Nov. 16th, 2016 04:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
double_dutchess
Dec. 28th, 2016 12:25 am (UTC)
I didn't do the math, but I guess it must in fact have been around 147 days in his case too, yes? It's a great parallel. I love that was originally a traumatic experience for Buffy now gives her hope.
feliciacraft
Dec. 28th, 2016 07:41 am (UTC)
I didn't do the math either, lol, but I'd like to think that his unyielding faith in Buffy had in turn gave her faith in him, such that she was going to wait for his miracle as well.

Thank you! :)
thenewbuzwuzz
Jan. 9th, 2017 05:11 pm (UTC)
"She was glad not to have a memento, an object upon which to fix her grief." I love the backwards sort of sense that this makes! (Denial is a stage of grief.)
feliciacraft
Jan. 9th, 2017 06:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Because a visual (or audio, or oilfactory, etc.) reminder can be very triggery and unhelpful, especially if you're trying to keep control of your emotions. :)
thenewbuzwuzz
Jan. 9th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
NOW I'm having feelings.
feliciacraft
Jan. 9th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
I'll take that as a compliment. ;)
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