And, had I followed my first impulse (before I went back through the story and realised that he obviously didn't care about her at all) and had her end up with Pietro, the lad who took her virginity in "Smells Like Teen Spirit", then I would have been writing - Pawn.
I'll commemorate this realisation by putting up a Drabble that has been available on my website for a long time but has never been on LiveJournal before. 100 words, rating G.
The Lawn Arranger
Buffy was a gardener. She was in great demand throughout Sunnydale for her flower beds, rockeries, and water features. Her skill with a hosepipe gained her the nickname of “the Sprayer”. Her only fault was excessive zeal when mowing lawns. She hated long grass, and would often mow the lawns until they were almost bald.
One day she tripped over a hosepipe, fell on the mower, and died tragically, prematurely, and rather messily.
Her friends and family made sure that her gravestone bore an appropriate inscription.
BUFFY ANNE SUMMERS
SHE SHAVED THE WORLD