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April 2019



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BtVS Double Drabble: Independence

Title: Independence
Fandom: BtVS
Author: badly_knitted
Characters: Faith, Buffy.
Rating: PG
Written For: Challenge 8: Charity at sunnydalescribe.
Spoilers/Setting: Towards the end of Season Three.
Summary: Faith tries to convince herself that she’s better off on her own.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double Drabble.

Faith was nobody’s charity case. She was the Slayer, she could take care of herself; she didn’t need anyone else. So what that she’d lost her watcher? What do it matter? She knew her job. Watchers just got in the way, or got themselves killed. Better not to be responsible for anyone else’s safety. With only herself to take care of, only her own wits to rely on, Faith could go anywhere and do anything. She’d never been big on all the rules anyway.

Footloose and fancy free, that was the way to be. Not like Buffy, trying to juggle school and homework, a home life, friendships, and training on top of the actual slaying. What was the point of all that baggage? Faith’s way was simpler, better; she had the kind of freedom Buffy could only dream of.

If Buffy wanted to be the goody two shoes, toe the line and let herself be walked all over, that was her choice, but nobody pushed Faith around, not anymore. She’d take whatever she wanted, whenever she wanted it; clothes, weapons, men… no one could stop her, and if they had any sense they wouldn’t even try.

She’d show them all!

The End


Faith Lehane Character Study.

You did a wonderful job of this, I really do hope you crosspost this as well, on many different sites as well, just for public backup if for nothing else... you did a wonderful job of her character study early on in the series; she is a proud young woman at that time... she's also somewhat unwise as far as what to study/not to study, as studying is a means of increasing training to increase strength.
I guess I'm closer to Kendra than Faith in terms of those gals, by and large, but I do really love this little story you've written.
Thank you for this.
Sincerely one of your hopefully entirely too many fans;

Re: Faith Lehane Character Study.

Thank you.