Title: Unintended Prophecy
Word count: 100
Setting: late Season 7
Summary: Buffy was more perceptive than she knew.
BUFFY: Maybe he’s reform.
Buffy had called Spike a lot of things over the years. They all had.
big bleached stupid guy
shell of a loser
deadly, amoral, opportunistic
chock-full-o-sanity (that’s sarcasm)
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.
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.
Originally posted at https://seasonal-spuffy.livejournal.com/607625.html