First of Two
TITLE: Too Easily Swallowed
FANDOM: BtVS, post-series; set in my 22'verse,
RATING: PG-13 (written for open_on_sunday prompt #615: no regrets, but unable to post in time)
WORD COUNT: 100
SUMMARY: Buffy's pov over people's perceptions and her inability to communicate.
She felt it about Riley, until she met Sam.
Knowing she'd lose him to Nina, she felt little over Angel.
There was little over keeping Faith from Xander; they'd other reasons for their awkward silences.
Everyone missed Will, but when she wouldn't talk Kennedy didn't mind as much.
Until Gazaleh she felt some not being able to give Satsu what she needed.
She sometimes regretted Spike's absence, but nowhere as often as people assumed.
“Regret can be a bitter poison, “ her mom told her, “too easily swallowed.”
Buffy heard her; only regretting nobody realised she had what she really needed.
May the Goddess watch over us all,