This week's challenge, as suggested by zandra_x, is... Fathers.
Look! 300 words managed. Hope they make some sense. Cross posted to open_on_sunday and my regular journal.
Pre-Series – William/Cecily
1. Be Fruitful and Multiply
William dresses with care; his Sunday suit looks a little worse for wear these days, but it’s the best he’s got. Not that Miss Addams will be put off by a few stray threads when his soul shines for her. One look and she’ll see the dream in his heart – a beautiful future together.
Ignoring the hushed sniggers of the other guests, he sits in the drawing room, envisioning life years down the line. Several strapping sons, a toddler daughter; dark curly hair and blue eyes like their papa.
Perhaps he’ll write a poem as he awaits his beloved’s arrival.
AtS – Season 4 – Angel, Connor
2. Film at Eleven
Angel stares at the screen embedded in the wall; Connor’s glowering visage shredding his soul. There’s nothing but hatred and despair radiating from the boy. In many ways, he’s deader than any vampire. Lilah’s yammering fades into the background, and all he can see is his failure as a father. He’s failed to protect his child from hell on earth.
Slowly, a plan forms. If Wolfram and Hart wants him so badly, they’ll have to sweeten the pot. Even if it means excising Connor from existence. It’s for his own good, after all. A father’s sacrifice.
He states his case.
AtS – Season 5 – Spike, Angel, Connor
3. Of Children and Vampires
The revelation rocks Spike to his foundation. His Grandsire has a human son. By Darla! The vampire who hated humanity was gifted with the ultimate blessing… an heir. Not just a childe – blood kin.
The very thing his erstwhile vampire family had taken away from William. A chance to carry on his lineage, such as it was. To bounce a little nipper on his knee and send him out into the world to make his mark.
Instead, when things go tits up, Angel cuts his losses, as usual, and gives his child away. Wipes him from everyone’s mind.