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

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

Title: Magnificat
FAndom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character: Ethan Rayne
Rating: Teen
Warnings: (skip) Mentions of torture and threatened rape.
Summary: Ethan will not count the days.
Word count: 150
Written for: julia_here, whose prompt was "world without end, amen."
Notes: Set while Ethan is imprisoned by the Initiative. All events of the season 8 comics are ignored.

Ethan will not count the days.

In this prison they have beaten him, starved him, hosed him with icy water, made him run until he collapsed, stripped him naked and taken photographs. Psychics have probed his mind and doctors his body. They're threatened him with mutilation, lobotomy, rape, death. Once or twice they've even managed to scare him.

But they cannot change him.

Ethan's never given a toss about those dead calendars, those Hebrew weeks and Roman months. Time is order, time is theirs. Time can go to hell. He won't mark it, only name it according to his fancy: Redday, Pavementday, Shimmerday, Aday, Fuckyouallday, Osirisday, Ginday. He calls one day Rupert and spends most of it wanking.

When he finds a way out of here, that day will be Ethan, sacred to his untouched self.

Ethan Rayne, as he was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be.


And that's it for this round of the Ficlet Project. I want to work on some longer stories that have been languishing unfinished (or unedited), so I'm putting the project on hiatus again for a while. I'll pick it up again sooner or later.

Tags: fic: 2009, fic: buffyverse, ficlet project
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