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Illyria Drabble: Why We Fight - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Illyria Drabble: Why We Fight
Here is the next part of my post-NFA Illyria drabble/ficlet series ‘The Dying of the Light’. Previous parts are HERE. A true double drabble this time, 200 words, PG.


Why We Fight


Illyria folded her arms and glared at the one with the studded tongue. “Why would I feel guilt? That would not be logical.” She lowered her eyes. “And yet,” she admitted, “I do.”

The girl nodded her head. “I can relate to that,” she said. “I guess we all can. After Sunnydale… and I still have nightmares about Chloe.”

Illyria ignored the meaningless reference. “It is an emotion foreign to me. I require it to cease.”

“If you feel guilty that you couldn’t save your friends,” the studded one suggested, “you could try saving other people.”

Illyria snorted. “The fleeting lives of the teeming billions who infest this planet like ants are nothing to me,” she said.

“Perhaps not,” Giles put in, “but your, ah, deceased companions felt somewhat differently.”

“You attempt to use my guilt to manipulate me,” Illyria accused.

“To some extent,” Giles admitted, “but I genuinely believe that Kennedy’s suggestion is constructive. Using your power against the forces of Evil may help you, ah, heal.”

“It is true that after Wesley’s death I found solace in violence,” Illyria conceded.

“And I am certain,” Giles went on, “that it is what Angel, and indeed Spike, would have wanted.”

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Continued in ‘Dead Men’s Shoes’

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ffutures From: ffutures Date: August 24th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
The trouble is that Illyria's ideas on how to fight evil may be very different from those of Giles etc.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 26th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
And the new Watchers' Council premises probably doesn't have room for the spines of her enemies to be kept as trophies.
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: August 25th, 2009 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so glad you continued with this series. Your Illyria breaks my heart.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 26th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
mabus101 From: mabus101 Date: August 25th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC) (Link)
I had almost forgotten about this...

Still enjoying, though.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 26th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: August 25th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
“And I am certain,” Giles went on, “that it is what Angel, and indeed Spike, would have wanted.”

I agree. I'm happy to read more of this series.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 26th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: August 25th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Giles might not get quite the results he expects ....
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 26th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
If he thinks he can use her as a Super-Slayer he's completely wrong...
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: August 26th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had forgotten this series. I like Illyria acknowledging that the violence helped a bit, though her complete dismissal of the human race as worthy of her protection doesn't bode well for her joining forces with The Council.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 28th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: August 26th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been trying to think of something amazing to say about this for a couple of days, but I think of anything!

So: good job!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: August 28th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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