March 31st, 2016

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Drabble: Parting Habits

Title: Parting Habits
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: frt.
Characters: Giles, Ethan
Last line: The one thought he did not allow in his mind was that it was all too much for him, that he was running away. (24 words!)

The one thought he did not allow in his mind was that it was all too much for him, that he was running away. No. His was a completely rational decision, and so what if he was dressing softly in the middle of the night so as not to wake the figure on the mattress? Staying with Ethan would be running away, plunging further into hedonistic magicks in an attempt to destroy what was left of Rupert Giles would be running away. Those would be cowardly actions, not this.

Nevertheless, he picked up his boots and crept out in shame.