TITLE: The Room with the Empty Tiger
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer; post-series au,
WORD COUNT: 100, wri
A/N: Written for open_on_sunday prompt #621: empty room,
What if the Body Swap between Faith and Buffy was not reversed? This is set decades after the canonical Body Swap. Decades in which a very nasty, and very cold war has existed between those who support the Slayers Council, and the diminishing remnants of the old Watchers Council. A search has been going on for one prisoner; few believe she still exists; even fewer know she does.
Every night food and drink was left outside the room.
Nobody knew why.
Or nobody would say.
They did ask, when they were new.
Or they disappeared.
As the food did; every morning to be taken away.
They appeared every now and then; nobody was sure how they gained entry.
Somebody had to be in there.
Rumours; dark and lurid, thrive in such an atmosphere.
Der Töter was whispered.
Some said whatever was in the room was fed those who were suspect.
One man unwisely used the word Slayer aloud; only from a dictionary, but...
Goddess watch over us all,