FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer;
CHARACTERS: Buffy Summers; Faith Lehane,
WORD COUNT: 200,
A/N: This is written for drabbletag6 request @ femslash100 by clarahow . It will also be posted at her comm femslashagenda . It is set in my 22!verse where, at this time, Faith and Buffy have been lovers for some time. There are references here back to Season Three's Graduation Day, Pts I & II .
The target of her yell responded exactly as if she was made of the same material as the gravestone she was staring at.
Buffy swept two vamps off their feet with one kick; dusting another before she could she could recover from dodging them.
She yelled again; without getting any more of a response; noticable to her Slayer hearing anyway. Faith might have been a statue.
There was a sob...
and a groan...
Which came from behind her.
The one missing an ear was dusted as he tried to stand; last one fled past Faith into the woods.
Buffy spotted the glistening trails on Faith's face; that what breathing she was doing was automatic, and laboured beyond description.
It wasn't until she got a look at the inscription on the gravestone that she understood.
Of all the cemetaries in all the world...
Buffy pulled her close and held her as Faith's conscience cracked open the dam and flooded into the open.
She held back her own tears; helped by a deep sense of her own guilt.
How many had died because she couldn't...
Wrapping her arms around Buffy, Faith finally wept over the Professor she had murdered.
Goddess watch over us all,