Cross posted to open_on_sunday and my regular journal.
BtVS – Post Chosen - Buffy
Heart Of The Ocean
It’s Buffy’s first flight out of the country and she’s managed to snag the window seat. Of course, that means listening to Dawn bitch for the first two hours, but she’s sleeping now, and the view of the ocean is just mesmerizing.
Beautiful shades of blue peeking through the clouds seem to call to her. After the flames in the Hellmouth the ocean looks so cool and inviting. Buffy has to stifle a sob as she remembers Spike’s last few moments – a true blaze of glory. She can only hope he’s at rest, finally.
She closes the shade, and weeps.
BtVS – Season 5 – Post The Gift – Spike, Dawn
A Glass of Whine
Everyone has gone home, leaving Dawn alone with Spike. Not before Xander gets in another ‘Fangless’ crack and Willow threatens to turn him into a toad if he so much as thinks an evil thought, however.
Dawn slams the door shut and wishes she could get drunk like Spike to block out all her pain and sorrow. She must have spoken aloud, since her vampire babysitter is offering her a half glass of wine.
She sips the ruby red liquid quickly thinking it’ll be similar to grape juice, and is immediately disabused of that notion. It’s sour and it burns.
BtVS – Based on my fic: “What Dreams May Bring” – Spike/Buffy
Whatever Gets You Going
Ever since regaining his humanity, Spike lives the cliché: he’s just not worth a damn before his first cup of coffee. They make a habit of sharing a cup before the children awaken; some alone time to be cherished as the caffeine works it’s magic in ways Spike hasn’t had to think of for many years.
He savors the taste as he swallows the strong brew black and piping hot. They don’t read the paper at the table. That’s just a bit too Ozzie and Harriet for Spike. But he certainly enjoys the pleasure on Buffy’s face as she sips.