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Drabble: Deer Girl - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Deer Girl
The Buffyverse has its own mythology but Judeo-Christian concepts seem to be at the heart of the way things work. But suppose they weren’t? What if, say, Hinduism had the answers to the great questions of Life, Death, and the Universe? Here is a Bargaining Part 1 drabble based on that idea. 100 words, not humour, PG=13, character death.


Deer Girl


There was a lot to be said for reincarnation. In her new form Buffy knew complete peace. She did not remember her former life, as many of the concepts associated with humanity did not transfer over, but she was conscious of a permanent sense of relief. There was no need to fight any more.

All was gentleness and tranquillity as she approached the human girl. Something about the red-haired figure was familiar and conveyed a message of ‘friend’.

Buffy trotted up to the girl, opened her large eyes wide, and nuzzled at the human’s hand.

Then Willow cut her throat.

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ffutures From: ffutures Date: July 17th, 2007 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Lovely! Absolutely lovely!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: July 17th, 2007 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Love it, though I knew the ending from the first line!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Part of the inspiration for this might have come from your 'Buffy the pit pony' story.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: July 17th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bwaa-haa-ha!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: July 17th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
That makes a lot of sense in Hindu terms, and keeps Willow's action as unethical as it is in canon. Interesting idea.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sammywol From: sammywol Date: July 17th, 2007 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA! Wonderful! And, you know, tidy!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

It's the circle of life...
ringthebells From: ringthebells Date: July 17th, 2007 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeep. I think you've actually managed to make Willow's choices in Bargaining even more awful than in canon!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Indeed so.
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: July 17th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it really made it fit in, and poor Buffy.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
lakrids404 From: lakrids404 Date: July 17th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nasty and funny!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: July 17th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent. It raises all the cannon issues of Buffy having been completely at peace only to have it ripped away (literally) by Willow's actions.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: July 17th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like this. I've used the idea that what Buffy believed was heaven was a womb. This is a lot neater.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: July 17th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was very clever.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: July 17th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
You said not humor but I sort of laughed anyway.

Yep, that's the way it would be. Poor Buffy, just couldn't catch a break at that point - and Willow, messing things up as usual (at that point - not always, of course).
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
owenthurman From: owenthurman Date: July 17th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Clever.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

My Willow... kills Bambi (and Buffy).
pfeifferpack From: pfeifferpack Date: July 17th, 2007 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yes...Willow would mess up Buffy's reward in every possible way. Poor little fawn, now even more tragic that we "know" her better! Just think of the Karma Willow is incurring!

Kathleen
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
diachrony From: diachrony Date: July 17th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow.

Very, very good. Chills. And fits in with canon too.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 19th, 2007 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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