Finger in the Eye of Fate – Not Death

“I thought he was Death.” Ryan looked back up. “But you can’t kill Death.”

“Nah. Death is this cool Goth chick with an ankh. Or sometimes a bunch of idiot samurai in black, depends which part of the universe you’re in….” She shook her head, trying to get everything to settle once and for all.

“So what’s your name?” Ryan asked.

Good question.

Whoever I was, however this happened, Sanzo-memories murmured, this is a new life now. Don’t forget the past, but pick up its lessons, and move on to the next incarnation.

Meaning this incarnation. Here. Now. “I’m Buffy,” she nodded, “the Vampire Slayer.”

“Vampires are real, too?” One of the little girls dared.

“Oh yeah,” Buffy nodded, staggering a little as she helped Ryan round the little survivors up. “And if our fearless leader here can show us the way out, I’m a little turned around, I’ll tell you all about them. Survival tip number one: Never, ever invite anyone in after dark….”

Wiping off her hands on her hospital robe as they walked, she made a note to scrub to the elbows next chance she got. She’d had allergic reactions to demonic goo once or twice before, and it was never, ever pretty.

Hives and fever. Oh yeah, tonight – this morning – is not going to be fun.

…And why, just for a moment, could she have sworn she heard a celestial Oops?


A/N: Buffy is referencing Death of the Endless, and the Bleach shinigami. Because somewhere in the wide multiverse, they exist! 😉

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14 thoughts on “Finger in the Eye of Fate – Not Death

      1. It’s worse than that: a Divine “oops” means the bunkers just collapsed in on themselves, and the air raid sirens are still wailing!

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  1. Buddhist reincarnation principles help to settle what to do if you remember a past life. Because you’re supposed to be progressing and learning as you go.

    … Though I’m snickering up my sleeve because Sanzo was a title even though I have a very hard time remembering that. Technically, I believe that Kanzeon can make the argument that Buffy is her latest Sanzo. But, that might make integrating harder.

    Also, does she come upon the Dr and her three idiots? And what does she do then? I love it!

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  2. Hives and fever.

    Yuck.

    Oh yeah, tonight – this morning – is not going to be fun.

    I have the feeling the night / morning – as long as it has been – is not quite over. Unless the trio has managed to get away from the doctor from a previous snippet . . . and possibly even if they did because Murphy / The Universe / Kanzeon is convinced you can handle multiple quest lines at the same time.

    Through I think Sanzo AND Buffy tend to prefer the Ja’far approach to this kind of mess: One World-Ending Disaster At A Time.

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  3. > A/N: Buffy is referencing Death of the Endless, and the Bleach shinigami. Because somewhere in the wide multiverse, they exist! 😉

    On that note, will you ever be continuing the Lone Flower series?

    Besides the fact that the dialogue in Petals Scattered is ambiguous enough, that the story can still be considered canon-complaint for the most part (albeit by invoking a “Jedi POV” on Kenpachi’s part), I’m also more than a little curious to see just how badly the Wandenreich is going to find themselves in over their heads, when trying to deal with Buffy.

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    1. I wouldn’t rule it out, but ATM all my unfinished stuff is on indefinite hiatus. RL has been extremely stressful, to the point keeping up with all the “have to get done” stuff eats all my energy and concentration. I’ve had some ideas, and written them down, but I haven’t been able to do any creative writing since the beginning of April. The family Drama just won’t stop.

      I keep writing down the ideas in hopes that I’ll finally get a stretch of days with enough sleep and no Emergencies.

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      1. > in hopes that I’ll finally get a stretch of days with enough sleep and no Emergencies.

        *facepalms, shakes head sadly* Oh, you poor, poor fool.

        You just said that out loud, where Murphy can hear you

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  4. Well. She just inspired a bunch of kids. Their SEP fields were probably shot to hell even before Buffy got there, and she just finished them off in a very impressive manner. The kids are going to be want to be (Buffy’s) little hellions given half a chance.

    So now I have an image of an older Buffy Sanzo being trailed by a pack of teenaged (un)holy terrors that have learned from the best. And strive to overachieve.

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