Setting: Season Three, after Dopplegangland.
Summary: Bunnies are evil; Anya should know.
Word Count: 400
Written For: Prompt 140: Rabbit at anythingdrabble.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BTVS, or the characters. They belong to Joss Whedon.
A/N: Quadruple drabble.
Once upon a time, centuries ago in a small Scandinavian village, back when she was human the first time, and before she ever met D’Hoffryn, Anya had loved rabbits. They’d been so cute and appealing with their furry bodies and long ears, their twitchy noses and the way they lolloped about. Who could possibly not love them the way she did? And they bred so fast that all she had to do was feed them and she soon had more.
So many rabbits, more than she’d know what to do with, so instead of selling them as she’d originally intended she’d taken to giving them away as gifts. What was wrong with that? They made people happy. She and Olaf could have had a wonderful life raising rabbits and giving them away.
But Olaf hadn’t been satisfied, not with her and not with her rabbits. He couldn’t have been otherwise he wouldn’t have cheated on her, breaking her heart. Seeking revenge by turning him into a troll had led to her D’Hoffryn turning her into a vengeance demon, and that in turn had led to this. Here she was, a human teenager in Sunnydale, and being human was no easier than it had been the first time around!
She didn’t know how to behave and she didn’t fit in; she was like one of those square pegs people tried to fit into round holes, although she didn’t understand why anyone would try to do that because it should be obvious it wouldn’t work. Humans were just so complicated and weird. They didn’t make sense, and now she was one herself!
Anyway, it was obviously all the bunnies’ fault, the horrible, hoppy little things. If they hadn’t seduced her into surrounding herself with them, if she’d paid more attention to Olaf than to her rabbits, if her love for them hadn’t made her seem odd to the people in her village, then maybe Olaf wouldn’t have cheated on her and they would have had the happy life together she’d imagined. She would’ve never had any reason to become a vengeance demon, and she wouldn’t be trapped here now as a high school student, an outsider again just as she’d been back in her village. Bunnies were to blame for everything! They were evil!
Sure, people could laugh at her for her ‘irrational’ fear, but they didn’t understand. Rabbits ruined her life.