Characters: Buffy, Daryl Epps.
Written For: Challenge 160: Amnesty 16 at drabble_weekly, using Challenge 28: Some Assembly Required.
Spoilers/Setting: Some Assembly Required.
Summary: When someone starts collecting parts to make a girl, Buffy has to stop them before anyone else dies.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Being the Slayer, Buffy’s seen a lot of weirdness, not just vampires but demons of every shape and size, witches, animated dummies, giant bugs, invisible girls, even people infected with the spirits of hyenas. This whole mad scientist thing is new though.
Doctor Frankenstein does Sunnydale… Take the best parts of several girls, stitch them together into one patchwork girl, add electricity or something, and hey presto…
Would it really work? Could something made from bits and pieces ever be brought to life? Buffy’s not sure she wants to know the answer because honestly, what kind of life would that be, forced to live hidden away from the world? Just the idea makes her skin crawl.
She feels for Daryl, she really does, he must be so lonely… He never asked to be put back together and restored to life looking… the way he does, but making him a girlfriend out of spare parts isn’t the answer; it’s monstrous especially if it means killing somebody else. Cordelia can be… Cordelia, but she doesn’t deserve to die. Mostly.
So Buffy does what she does best, stops bad stuff from happening, defeats evil, kills the monster.
Daryl Epps is better off dead.