Written For: Challenge 39: Gross at doubledrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: General for the series.
Summary: Buffy would rather kill vampires than demons; it’s less messy.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
Slaying vampires is simple; it’s quick and clean, just a pointy stick through the heart and poof, dusted. Okay, so the dust gets everywhere, in eyes and nose and mouth, in hair and all over clothes, even inside, which gets itchy and uncomfortable, but on the whole there’s a general lack of mess. Plus, no body to dispose of, which is a definite plus, and it’s a death there’s no coming back from so she doesn’t have to worry about a dusted vamp returning for more.
Demons are a whole other story; killing them usually means lopping bits off with a sword or something until they stay down, and they don’t always. Some of them regenerate bits, so she has to take their heads right off, or break some talisman or other, just so being dead sticks. Then she has to bury them.
It’s messy, disgusting, gross, all blood and guts and gore, bits of body, and often slime or other vile bodily fluids. She’s lost count of how many perfectly nice outfits she’s ruined dealing with demons; some stains just never come out, no matter how good your detergent claims to be.
She’ll take vamps over demons any day.