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Apparently, [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42, when I said I had a 'short piece' about Anya, what I really meant was that I had a drabble. Anyway, here 'tis.

I'm not quite sure how I feel about the characterization here; it's definitely not my last word on this facet of Anya's character.

Title stolen from Pixar. Icon not actually appropriate to subject matter.

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Anya, circa S4
PG-13 for adult concepts

The sex was very pleasant, but it grounded her, too. It tethered her, one human adrift and weightless among countless uncaring others. It was one of the ties that bound. Though she knew from eleven hundred demon years that sometimes love was stronger, she hadn’t a chance of seducing anyone to love her; she’d barely managed the actual sexual seduction.

But she had managed it, and now she belonged to Xander as much as intercourse partners ever did. Some days that felt like almost enough to prove her existence.

On the days it didn’t, she pestered Xander for more orgasms.

Date: 2009-08-26 02:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
Oh, Anya. Always seeking connection. Hm. It makes me wonder what if Anya and Spike had leaned on each other all the way back in Season 4, more exclusively then to just complain about being judged by the Scoobies.

Date: 2009-08-26 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
C'mon, you know you wanna write it!

Date: 2009-08-26 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angearia.livejournal.com
I resist you! (for now) *goes back to working on TYSK*

*chants* Buffy POV, Buffy POV, kicking ass, kicking ass, Buffy POV...

Date: 2009-08-26 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
now she belonged to Xander as much as intercourse partners ever did

And you aren't 100% sure of your characterization? Did you read that line, right there? Totally Awesome Anya.

Date: 2009-08-26 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] penny-lane-42.livejournal.com
I'm not quite sure how I feel about the characterization here; it's definitely not my last word on this facet of Anya's character. Yeah, I totally understand this. Anya's a complex character who, unfortunately, wasn't nearly as explored in canon as she should have been. So if you want to recant or expand or anything involving her characterization...that's cool!

As for the drabble itself, I think the characterization totally works. I would never have considered Anya as feeling lost among the shuffle of humanity, but it makes so much sense. After being virtually immortal and treating humans like insects, of course they're going to seem that way to her!

And yesyesyes to Anya using sexual connection as a substitute for the deeper connections she craves but never quite gets.

Oh, poor girl. She just breaks my heart.

Date: 2009-10-31 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jen-nsync-landl.livejournal.com
What an interesting way to add depth to all of Anya's talk of sex and orgasms. Hmm, I need to go think about this more.

Date: 2011-02-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
I hadn't seen this. Sadly, probably a good glimpse into Anya's mind and heart.

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