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17 December 2012 @ 12:50 pm
Fic: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us  

Title: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Us
Fandom: BtVS
Summary: Willow’s thoughts the night after Xander stops her from destroying the world
Rating: PG
Concrit: Please, in comments
Disclaimer: They aren't mine, not yet, but they will be... once I've taken over the world! Bwah-ha-ha
Note: Written for a prompt at Open on Sunday: enemy. I didn’t actually use the word enemy, but the idea is there.

Note: Mrs. Madison is from the Witch episode. Daryl Epps from Some Assembly Required. Pete Clarner from Beauty and the Beasts. Tucker Wells from The Prom.
Word Count: 101 (with the edit/fix)

Willow lay awake in Xander's bed. He was on the couch. She felt grateful. She didn't want to be where Tara had been shot.

She wasn't sure if Xander was there as friend or guard.

They should kill her. Maybe they still would. Over the years they'd fought humans, humans who'd died or who'd deserved to die. Mrs. Madison. Daryl Epps. Pete Clarner. Tucker Wells. Andrew. Jonathan.


Willow turned her head away, but not from what she'd done to Warren. She'd do it again. That's how she knew she was a monster. They should kill her, while they still could.

diebirchen diebirchen on December 17th, 2012 06:10 pm (UTC)
Walt Kelly/Pogo had it pegged all those years ago and still do. Sad, that!
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 17th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
Yes he did! That's one of my Dad's favorite comic strips so I couldn't resist using it as a title.
velvetwhip: Heartbreak Willow by obiwahn velvetwhip on December 17th, 2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
Poor Willow. But really... Warren was so evil. I never saw killing him as an unforgivable thing.

This is an excellent little piece.

Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
He really was evil. World much better off without him in it.

Thanks, I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Rebcake: guild_see_no_avatar rebcake on December 17th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Also, those Knights of Byzantium guys. Evil is all around and even within, and who gets to decide who lives and dies? Especially in a war? Tricky stuff. Thanks for this exploration.

Small edit: That's how she knew she was a monster.
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC)
Thank you. They do try to explore it in the series but it doesn't get much farther than Buffy saying "killing humans, bad" while Dawn and Xander each think Warren is better off dead.

Aaargh. Thank you for catching that! Brain not working as well as it used to. *sigh*
Dragon's Phoenix: i have no mouth and i must squee dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Wait, is that a Do you wanna date my avatar icon? Awesome!
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Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, Warren just not anywhere close to a nice guy.
a2zmom a2zmom on December 18th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Great look at Willow's guilt and remorse and fear.
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
Thank you. It was a lot to get into one short drabble! I'm very pleased with how it came out. ;-)
jerzeyanjel jerzeyanjel on December 18th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Wow you could really feel the emotion in this. I could see everything very clearly. It helped that this episode was on Logo yesterday lol. And she's right. Warren had to die.
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I do enjoy writing emotion into my stories. I reviewed the last three episodes of that season before writing this. It had been way to long since I've watched it. Based on those three eps, I really should go back and check out the whole thing.
gilescandy: G/W Dark gilescandy on December 19th, 2012 07:52 am (UTC)
This is great. Poor Willow. Don't worry, Giles will help make it better.

Great prompt, btw. Thanks.
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 19th, 2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I had to figure she'd be feeling really divided at that point.

And I'm glad you liked the prompt. I do enjoy coming up with them. It's a lot of fun! ;-)