when regiment is gone (kindkit) wrote,
when regiment is gone
kindkit

ficlet project ("Survival," Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Title: Survival
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character: Oz
Rating: All ages
Warnings: None needed
Summary: Oz has a birthday.
Word count: 100
Written for: dipenates, whose prompt was "time."
Notes: Set post-"Chosen"; in fact, it's set more or less now. I mostly haven't read the S8 comics, so this story takes no account of anything that happened there.




It's no big deal. Just a day, just a number. Oz isn't suddenly old, no matter how different 30 sounds from 29.

But he's older than he ever expected, growing up on the hellmouth; doing the hero thing, too, for a while. The real heroes--the ones who didn't leave--are probably dead. He heard about what happened to Sunnydale. It was on CNN.

His friends are throwing him a party tonight. Good people, good music, homemade ice cream and hash brownies.

A good life, and he's grateful. He's glad he's alive to miss the friends who won't be there.


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I'm now taking one new request; the first commenter can name a fandom, a character or pairing, and a brief prompt. Full details about how this works, including a list of fandoms I can write, are here.


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Tags: fic: 2009, fic: buffyverse, fic: drabbles
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