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27 March 2014 @ 05:19 pm
Drabble - The Aftermath  

Title: The Aftermath

Author: littleotter73

Character: Giles

Setting: Pre-series

Prompt: Demon

Word Count: 100

Disclaimer: Just for fun, not profit.

He remembers phoning his father amidst the viscera, blood, and chaos in heightened focus. Everything after is a blur. He’s unsure how he got here, sitting alone, waiting endless hours in an unfurnished office, half dressed and still covered in gore.

His blood caked hands shake uncontrollably - he’s distressed, exhausted, frightened, and coming down from the magicks and drugs.

He’s aware the Council brass are punishing him, seeing how he responds, yet he’s unable hold his emotions back anymore as disconsolate sobs come unrestrained and falls to his knees when the painful retching starts, knowing he’ll never exorcise this demon.

seldomifeverseldomifever on March 27th, 2014 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think my standard comment of "poor Giles" applies here. You write his pain and suffering so well!
littleotter73littleotter73 on March 30th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
Thanks so much. Pre-series stuff is so painful. I should let him have a happy past experience sometime. LOL
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on March 27th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
Excellent use of the prompt!
littleotter73littleotter73 on March 30th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
Thank you!
gilescandy: Tort Ggilescandy on March 30th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
This one is awesome. It feels so dirty and painful. I love it.
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on April 3rd, 2014 05:54 pm (UTC)
Ok. Yup. That's a killer Drabble. Well done.
littleotter73littleotter73 on April 4th, 2014 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)