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14 November 2013 @ 03:24 pm
Drabble: In the Wake of Passion's Fire  

Title: In the Wake of Passion’s Fire

Author: littleotter73

Characters: The Core 4

Setting: Season 2, after Passion

Word Count: 100

Disclaimer: Fun, not profit.

He’d hardly slept in weeks, and the Scoobies resolved to uncover why. They discovered the reason after barging in after patrol and finding him tossing and turning on his couch.

A few days later, they took him to Breakers Woods, solemnly lending him their strength as they walked along.

“Okay, big guy, do the honors,” Xander encouraged as they reached their destination, handing Giles a box of matches.

They shared a group hug, wanting to heal his heart.

He should’ve gotten rid of it sooner, he realized. Striking the match, he threw it on the kerosene soaked bed.

“Goodbye, Jenny.”

tld8of9tld8of9 on November 14th, 2013 11:15 pm (UTC)
Love it. What a great way to get rid of something so dreadful and nightmare inducing.
littleotter73littleotter73 on November 15th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I personally would've moved house, but Giles is made of stronger stuff.
tld8of9tld8of9 on November 15th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Made of stronger stuff and he would have to 'break in' a new set of neighbors to the coming and going of a teenage blonde; at all hours. We won't even go into the noise teenagers make.
LJS: Giles blue shirt LJS by Head Rushljs on November 14th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
A poignant piece.
littleotter73littleotter73 on November 15th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 15th, 2013 05:54 am (UTC)
I love the idea and the structure of the reveal is excellent.
littleotter73littleotter73 on November 15th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Ah thank you! It had given me fits and starts. Glad it worked. :)
seldomifeverseldomifever on November 15th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC)
I always wondered how he could have gone on sleeping in that bed. I like your idea. Scoobies to the rescue!
littleotter73littleotter73 on November 15th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, I could never have slept in that bed after that. Nope, nope, nope. Burn it!