As some have remarked I am poor at writing stories in chronological order; moreover, I would add, that I do not write stories, as such, but moments that try and build a picture from which a story can be imagined. Dawn and Lisa (her friend in the school scenes in “The Body”) have been a couple for quite some time; high school sweethearts they could be called, but now they both have to decide whether they can, together, take the major step beyond romance, into a more adult love.
TITLE: Empty Places
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (femalehusband!verse)
PROMPT: #477: autumn
WORD COUNT: 200
A/N: Trillium is at the centre of a triangle of Hellmouth's, situated in Cleveland; Syracuse and Washington DC; known as the Tri-mouth, it has become the main base for the Slayer's. Another base has been established near London, under the command of Kennedy; others will, in time, follow.
Fall was a nightmare; Dawn unable to talk to anyone about why she was so short-tempered, and Lisa surrounded by a whole family trying to 'save' her, though she managed to find time, running, to cry over what might be a long wait to sin as she wished to; with whom she wished to.
Fortunately, as least as far as each could tell, no-one overheard them going over, word for word; self-recriminations innumerable, the row they had parted on.
Both had to find out of the way spots to release the tensions they had built up over time, by deciding to wait until college; cursing both the destruction of Sunnydale that had extended that wait almost beyond endurance.
Both ate their meals alone with their thoughts; only pretending to take part in the rituals of communal meals; easier for Dawn to actuate; easier for Lisa to deal with.
Dawn barely knew Kennedy, and Tara seemed to have changed drastically since Sunnydale; only capable of dark moods and solitude. Lisa had her father to talk to, though she couldn't tell him most of what she wanted to; knowing she'd be overheard.
They had a date, and a place.
That was all.
Goddess watch over us all,