Characters: Buffy, Spike.
Written For: Challenge 70: Any Port In A Storm at drabblesoup.
Spoilers/Setting: Season 6, After Life.
Summary: It’s ironic that the vampire who was once her bitter enemy is now Buffy’s only confidante.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
Buffy can’t talk to her friends, can’t be honest about how she feels, because the truth would hurt them as much as it’s hurting her.
She hadn’t wanted to die, despite everything there’d been no real death wish, but she doesn’t regret sacrificing herself in Dawn’s place. Her little sister deserved the chance to have a life; it was the one gift Buffy was able to give her and it had been worth the price.
But now she’s alive again she wishes she wasn’t.
There’s only one person she can confide in now; Spike, the last person she would’ve chosen.