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28 March 2014 @ 10:13 am
The True Demon (Giles; PG/K+; Demon)  
Title: The True Demon
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: Demon
Word Count: 154
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners, not the author.

He still wakes at night, drenched in sweat, screams clogged in his throat. He runs to his bathroom mirror and checks, with trembling hands, for any sign of the Demon within. There is never any save the memories that haunt him -- memories of being a spawn rejected from Hell itself and his best friend being so determined to kill him.

He wants to scream. He wants to cry. He wants to get sodding drunk. But instead, he simply turns on his water and prepares for the coming day and the few innocents he can still save, all the time wondering how much of the Demon is left within him and knowing he harmed more innocents as the Ripper than he ever did as a Demon. He knows who the true Demon is and fights every moment of every day to put all the memories far behind him, all the while knowing he never will.

The End
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on March 29th, 2014 12:55 pm (UTC)
Nicely done.
littleotter73littleotter73 on March 30th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Great minds! We both went dark with the demon prompt. There's a heroic and tweedy Watcher in there, Giles, don't fret. Nice!
Kat Leekatleept on April 1st, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Thanks! Yours was great, too; I don't remember if I commented or not. I read it before going in to work and, oddly enough, had just written mine the night before at work but hadn't had time to type it up.
gilescandy: Tort Ggilescandy on March 30th, 2014 05:20 am (UTC)
Very nice. It drew me into the darkness with him. Lots of feels for the tortured Watcher.
Kat Leekatleept on April 1st, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on April 3rd, 2014 05:58 pm (UTC)
Love the dark.