Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: I ended up having the X-Men's Mystique/Destiny in mind for this, but it could have fit many others or be considered original as well.
Challenge/Prompt: comment_fic: Any, any, spirits requested by ammcj062
Warning(s): Cannon Character Death
Word Count: 100
Date Written: 20 March 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to Marvel Comics, not the author, and are used without permission.
Author's Note: Had no idea who this was supposed to be until I'd finished. I've love a chance to explore this idea further, but the prompt was for 25 words. Even so, I ended up doing quadruple that. ;)
She watches them, as she does every night, rise from their graves, but as always, there’s the one grave that remains steadfastly still. She sighs, turning away, releasing a single tear. It doesn’t matter how many spirits there are in the world or how much she believes if the only one she needs no longer returns to comfort her. She returns indoors, shutting, but not locking, the door behind her and treks slowly back to her bed in the midnight hour. She won’t lock them away, but it doesn’t matter. There is no key, or lock, to her heartache anyway.