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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.

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diebirchendiebirchen 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: xmasdragonyphoenix 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 obiwahnvelvetwhip 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: xmasdragonyphoenix 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_avatarrebcake 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: xmasdragonyphoenix 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 squeedragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Wait, is that a Do you wanna date my avatar icon? Awesome!
Believe only half of what you see: Willowpickamix on December 17th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Poor Willow ... I would've killed Warren in a heartbeat too and never regretted it. But I can see where she'd think she was a monster for it.

Great insightful piece.

*hugs and love*
Dragon's Phoenix: xmasdragonyphoenix on December 18th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Thank you. Yeah, Warren just not anywhere close to a nice guy.
a2zmoma2zmom on December 18th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Great look at Willow's guilt and remorse and fear.
Dragon's Phoenix: xmasdragonyphoenix 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. ;-)
jerzeyanjeljerzeyanjel 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: xmasdragonyphoenix 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 Darkgilescandy 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: xmasdragonyphoenix 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! ;-)
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