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18 October 2013 @ 04:26 pm
Fic: Catherine was Great  
Title: Catherine was Great
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: Teen
Character: Catherine Madison
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!
Word Count: 100
Note: Written for a prompt at Open on Sunday: silence

Words were power once. Words had been a wintery wind binding her life to that one perfect moment, preserving her glittering past. The wind had betrayed her, trapping her in a cage as cold as ice but as glittering as the sun, trapping her in the hollow shell of the only thing she'd ever wanted, trapping her where the screams raging in her mind echoed around her as little more than muffled whimpers, a dissonant din, a faint shade of the shrieking storm that only she could hear.

Fire came as a relief, allowing her to sink, finally, into silence.
a2zmoma2zmom on October 18th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC)
wow. I really love this.
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 18th, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It was terrible just this morning. I went for a long walk and completely rethought it to come up with this story that I do like.
a2zmoma2zmom on October 18th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
That's happened to me. Isn't it great when it suddenly comes together?
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 18th, 2013 10:08 pm (UTC)
It really is, especially with this one because I knew I had something interesting to say. ;-)
velvetwhip: Angelus Gabriellevelvetwhip on October 18th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Love this! Excellent look at the forgotten Catherine!

Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 18th, 2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
Thanks. For a lot of fanfic it helps to know the characters/show, but for this one, especially so! ;-)
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Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 18th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've recently reviewed the first four episodes for my Giles as the Big Bad fic, which is how I thought of her. But yeah, she's there, trapped, unable to move from early in S1 to the end of S3. Mega ugh!
wolfcubclockwork_hart1 on October 20th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Brilliant idea!

I never would have thought of this, and it's so good. You've caught the fanatic obsession and the maddening entrapment stunningly.

Dragon's Phoenix: i have no mouth and i must squeedragonyphoenix on October 20th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Thanks. You give awesome compliments. I really was trying to get a lot of ideas down into 100 words. It's nice to hear I succeeded.
wolfcubclockwork_hart1 on October 20th, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I try. You certainly deserved them, definitely a success!
Leni: VK - Rukaleni_ba on October 20th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Guess Graduation marked the end for more than just the first high school. Great use of the prompt. :)
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 20th, 2013 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear, from you and pickamix that it's clear fire refers to graduation. I was a bit concerned people wouldn't get that.
Lenileni_ba on October 20th, 2013 06:02 pm (UTC)
Well... when the site of most scenes for three seasons blows up - in a plot-friendly way, no less - people tend to notice. ;)
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 20th, 2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
*laughs* It was more that I used just the one word "fire" to evoke the whole school blowing up.
baudownbaudown on October 21st, 2013 10:03 am (UTC)
Totally original. Excellent.
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 21st, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
Totally original? Wow. Thanks. *huge grin*
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on November 6th, 2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
I missed this one! As Most people did I forgot about Catherine after the episode (except for Oz's one reference in S2); her fate is meant as a sort of traditional fairy tale (or Christian?) let the punishment fit the crime sort of deal, but I remember being horrified watching the ending of the Witch. Yes she did horrible things to her daughter but still... and that was in S1 so it's still being played for laughs on some level.

I never thought about her watching S3 and this is really tremendous. Wow.
Dragon's Phoenixdragonyphoenix on November 6th, 2013 09:44 pm (UTC)
I think I was having trouble responding to the prompt so I expanded the range of characters and came up with Catherine trapped in the award.

Oh, and going back to my comments I was reviewing episodes for the Giles as Big Bad fic. I'd seen the first four and was looking for something out of them. Actually that makes a lot of sense that I'd pick her then.