Dawn Summers – Random Thoughts II

by Oracle

Rating – PG

Any similarity to anyone living or dead is purely coincidental. I do not own any of the characters, or anything related to them. What I do own: My imagination.

Author’s Note
This is a set of thoughts from Dawn’s mind after the season 5 episode ‘The Gift’ and Buffy’s funeral. This builds up for a possible series that covers the time between the end of season 5 and the start of season 6.

She’s really gone now. We buried her. We. Tara. Willow. Giles. Xander. Anya. And me. We. It’s not right without Buffy. We should always have Buffy in it.

She said to tell Giles she figured it out and that she’s okay. I did tell him. I had to. Even though it hurt more than Doc’s knife. I had to tell him. I had to tell them all. The look on Spike’s face hurt the most. He loved her. With all his soul. Buffy always said he didn’t have one. That it was only a chip. She said you can’t fall in love with a vampire. She never said a vampire can’t fall in love with you. Spike. His heart’s broken. And Giles? Giles was proud of you sis. He was so proud. He was also so sad. Willow cried for almost two days straight. Tara is helping her. But it hurts… …To be near her. …To be away from her. Xander hasn’t cried since the day she died. He just sort of died inside. Anya is still trying to cope with that.

I have to be there for them. I have to be strong for them. I have to take care of them.

Not alone you don’t.

Who are you?

That’s a tough question. I am Buffy. I am also you. I am also something else altogether.

B-Buffy? W-what do you mean?

The monks. They made you from Buffy. They took her DNA. They took her soul. They took her existence. And they split a bit off and formed it into you. That is why Buffy gave her life for you. That is why you must live. For her. For Giles. For Xander. For Willow. For Tara. For Anya. For your mom. For the world. And most importantly…

…For yourself.

— The End —