Characters: Willow, Buffy.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt Accidents.
Spoilers/Setting: Band Candy.
Summary: Buffy isn’t going to become a qualified driver anytime soon.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Being in a car driven by Buffy is an experience Willow doesn’t think she wants to repeat. Ever. There’s a good reason she wasn’t allowed to take the road test, or several good reasons, mostly having to do with Buffy’s concentration, or lack thereof.
She can never seem to remember that she has to keep her eyes on the road for one thing, and she expects other drivers to get out of her way, which most of them do very quickly, in the spirit of self-preservation. Willow can’t say she blames them, even if they’re technically on the correct side of the road and Buffy… isn’t.
Still, Slayers have excellent reflexes, and Buffy manages to avoid disaster. It’s sort of ironic that the accident, when it does finally happen, isn’t even her fault. For once she’s paying attention to where she’s going, but the driver of the jeep at the intersection isn’t. Willow catches a brief glimpse of the man behind the wheel; too busy with unwrapping a chocolate bar to notice the red light he just barrels right on through, slamming into the rear door of Buffy’s mom’s car and spinning it partway around.
Again, it’s probably Buffy’s reflexes that prevent the accident from being worse than it is, and nobody’s hurt, just shaken up, but still… Walking is starting to seem preferable.
As for what Buffy’s mom will say when she sees the damage, Willow doubts Buffy will be driving again anytime soon. Maybe that’s a good thing.