Characters: Buffy, Giles.
Written For: Challenge 1: Library at sunnydalescribe.
Spoilers/Setting: From Welcome to the Hellmouth through to the end of Season 3.
Summary: Standing among the ruins of her old school, Buffy thinks back over all the time she spent in the Sunnydale High library.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Entering the library her first day at Sunnydale High, Buffy had expected to be in and out in a few minutes, with the textbooks she’d need for her classes. She’d never imagined she’d meet her new watcher there and be dragged right back into her duties as the Slayer, but that was exactly what had happened.
Initially she’d hated the place because of that, but over time it had become her second home, the place she ran to when she needed help making sense of her chaotic life, or information on the latest Big Bad to come calling.
She grew up amongst Giles’ musty old books, came to see her watcher as a valued and trusted friend instead of regarding him as the destroyer of her chance at a normal life. While nobody who knew her would have ever imagined a library as being her natural habitat, she’d made countless memories there.
Now it was gone, destroyed, and she found herself mourning both it and her lost innocence.
Come the fall she’d be starting college, a young woman on the verge of adulthood, but a tiny part of her heart would remain in the library, where she’d learned so much.