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Illyria Drabble: King of Pain - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Illyria Drabble: King of Pain
Here is the next part of my post-NFA Depressed!Illyria drabble/ficlet series ‘The Dying of the Light’. Previous parts are HERE. A true double drabble this time, 2 sections of 100 words each, PG-13 for language.

King of Pain

“It was not my purpose to cause you distress.”

“Well you fucking did, okay?” Moisture glistened in Faith’s eyes. “You’re not the only one who’s hurting.”

“I am… sorry.”

“So you fucking well should be.” Faith glared at Illyria. “Grief hurts, yeah. We just have to live with it.”

“I will not live on this way, diminished, and without my fallen comrades. I desire to join them in death.”

Faith shook her head. “I can’t do this.” She struck the damaged sandbag a hard blow. “I’ve been where you are. Shame it was Angel who pulled me out of it.”

- - - - -

“Faith will not do as I wish,” Illyria said. She gestured towards the weapon of power. “Will you, pupil of Spike, grant me death? You are worthy.”

Vi’s jaw dropped. Liquid began to stream from her eyes. She turned and fled the room.

Willow’s lower lip protruded. “That was cruel.”

“My intention was to do her honor,” Illyria replied. She raised her hands to the sides of her head. “It seems I am fated to bring pain to those I respect.”

The metal-tongued one stared at Illyria. “Oh, I get it now. You know what your problem is? Survivor’s guilt.”

Continued in ‘Why We Fight’

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ffutures From: ffutures Date: March 30th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that's so helpful ;-)

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's Kennedy for you.
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: March 30th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Of course it's survivor's guilt, but naming it doesn't lessen the pain, Kennedy. How is the gang going to explain the long, arduous grief process and make it seem worth enduring? Maybe Illyria should just grab the scythe and commit harakiri.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Naming it won't help Illyria but the identification might help Willow to do something constructive; or Giles, if Illyria will accept advice from him without either spitting it back in his face or, at worst, ripping off one of his arms and beating him to death with the soggy end.
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: March 31st, 2009 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Kennedy's so sensitive. Great installment.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2009 09:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Sensitive as a brick. Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: March 31st, 2009 10:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, that was great -- this gets better and better.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2009 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: March 31st, 2009 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snort! Kennedy has such advanced people skills.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, that was so obvious during her seduction of Willow and her sensitive treatment of Chloe just before Chloe hung herself.
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