Drabble: Unintended Prophecy

Title: Unintended Prophecy
Author: Rebcake
Rating: PG
Word count: 100
Setting: late Season 7
Summary: Buffy was more perceptive than she knew. 

GILES: Spike? That’s what the other vampire called him? Sounds a little unorthodox.
BUFFY: Maybe he’s reform.
from School Hard

Buffy had called Spike a lot of things over the years. They all had.

pest
mooch
neutered
impotent
incompetent
big bleached stupid guy
shell of a loser
brutal killer
mass-murdering demon
deadly, amoral, opportunistic
evil dead
chock-full-o-sanity (that’s sarcasm)
beneath me
an evil, disgusting thing

But after everything he’d done — the torture suffering, the escape planning, the soul getting — maybe her first joke about Spike contained the most accurate description of all.

Reform.

Giles might not agree, but Buffy knew Spike was a changed man, reshaped by his own heart into someone who was anything but a joke.

fin

Originally posted at https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/607625.html

rebcake

rebcake

I usually write one-shots, related somehow to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Most are gen, though there's a fair amount of Spuffy, Spike/Dru, and some Skip/D'Hoffryn. There could also be dirty limericks.