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26 June 2012 @ 10:15 am
Drabble: Out of Devastation [BtVS]  
Title: Out of Devastation
Word Count: 100
Rating: T
Original/Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairings: Buffy, Dawn
Warnings: none
Summary: Buffy had intended to never return.
Notes: Written for writerverse challenge prompt: butterflies

Out of Devastation

Buffy had intended to never return. Dawn disagreed.

So five years later, here they were, standing alongside the massive sunken graveyard that had been Sunnydale. Buffy sighed as she turned away, unable to face the ghosts of all those she had failed to save.

Dawn grabbed her arm. “Buffy, look!”

She pointed to some scraggly bushes bravely pushing up through the rubble. From the branches of one flitted a butterfly, dancing on air currents as it flew up the slope toward them. It danced between the two girls for a moment before floating off over the ruins, into the future.

A Girl Named Truth: BTVS: Buffy/Faithagirlnamedtruth on June 28th, 2012 11:55 am (UTC)
This is a beautiful drabble, I’ve always loved the idea of nature springing from such destruction, so I really enjoyed that moment and the imagery there.

I also thought it was very in character, I could totally see Buffy promising never to go back but then having to because such a massive chunk of her life happened there, I’m so glad Dawn made her go back.

Really lovely drabble, well done :)
magickmoonsmagickmoons on June 28th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much :) I'm glad you liked it; I was a little afraid the imagery might be overdone. But I, also, like the whole nature will find a way theme, so...