Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character/Pairing: pre-Faith/Buffy, mentions Angel/Buffy
Challenge/Prompt: femslash100 553: Ambition
Word Count: 250
Date Written: 1 July 2017
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Whedon, not the author, and are used without permission.
Buffy wraps her arms around herself as she stares at the girl who could have been her other half. Being with Faith sometimes made her feel so large, like there was nothing in the world that could touch her, but now, watching her in a coma makes her feel small. She shouldn't be here -- the Mayor could walk in at any moment and find her, -- but she can't help it.
She's started sneaking away to visit Faith every day just like she hid from her friends to see Angel when he first returned from Hell, but this is different. She doesn't love Faith. There was no love lost between them. But . . . But, she still can't seem to stay away or to stop wondering why all of this had to happen.
Why did Faith have to go rogue? Why did she have to let the power go to her brain? Why did she want what Buffy had so badly that her greatest ambition in life seemed to have been to screw Buffy over? Why did it have to end this way? They could have been great together. They could have taken on Hell itself instead Faith had helped to try to bring Hell to Earth -- again.
Buffy's lower lip trembles. "Why?" she whispers. The word echoes in the room, but she can't hear Faith's spirit crying. She'll never know that Faith didn't want everything she had because she had it. She only wanted to be loved, and now, it's all over.