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For [livejournal.com profile] quinara in the Three Sentence Ficathon.

Through the Looking Glass: Spike/Buffy
PG-13 for language

He's like a mirror but only hers, distorted yet still returning an image of something like herself: predatory (she accepts that now) and violent (again with the acceptance, hard-won), driven and relentless (however different the things that’ve driven them each so far), and let's not forget fashion-conscious, blond. Now they even move in sync, the year of fighting and fucking (there’s no polite word for what they did) and fighting again evident in every complementing move, smooth as choreography.

Still, he’s not really a mirror, not quite; reflected in his eyes is some other girl she wishes she could be.

Date: 2010-02-27 09:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyofthelog.livejournal.com
Ohhh, I love this. The last sentence is so bittersweet.

I need to go dive into the Three Sentence Ficathon some more. It's producing some truly beautiful and nuanced stuff (like this!).

Date: 2010-02-27 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
There is lots of fic about how Buffy was only able to be herself with Spike during Season 6, that everybody else was putting pressure on her to be something specifically not her, but this clearly reminds us that he also has a viewpoint, and that nobody really knows us, often not even ourselves. Well done.

Date: 2010-02-28 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rebcake.livejournal.com
this was actually meant to come across as being from an S7 POV, when Buffy's a bit more emotionally stable

I thought it was clear that this was post-S6. It just got me thinking about the period when it seemed like everybody was trying to see Buffy as "some other girl she wishes she could be". If she had the strength to wish anything.

Date: 2010-02-28 12:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gingerwall.livejournal.com
That was awesome.

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