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06 March 2007 @ 12:31 am
#56 Hard Habit to Break  
Title: Hard Habit to Break
Author: Christy
Rating: R for subject matter
TtH Prompt: #56 Drinking
Fandom/Theme: Buffy/L-Word (slight)
Wordcount: 200
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters featured here. They belong to their respective creators and production companies.
Distribution: NeverNormal.com and TtH
Spoilers: Very dark and angsty
A/N: This was written for the tth100. The only linking thing for these is Faith in them...most are crossovers, but some are not
Summary: When you drink to dull the hurt, it's hard to stop.


I started drinking young. I mean, growing up, that's all I really remember my mother doing. I don't really remember my dad much. He wasn't around much that I remember. I do remember that he had brown hair like Mommy and a pretty accent, though it would thicken when he and Mommy argued. After he left us, Mommy started drinking til she'd fall asleep most nights.
I came home one night to find her murdered, so I went to live with some of her family for a while, and that's when I started. First it was rum from my Aunts Willow and Shane, then bourbon from Uncle Spike. Eventually I found Uncle Rupert's scotch and that's what I stayed with.
Sarah looked over the rest of her note as the wind blew her hair across her face. She glanced from it to the tombstone. Faith MacDonald. Wife, Mother, Slayer
She sneered as she took another drag of scotch. We were better off without magic. If not for the supernatural, I'd still have Mom. She was a Slayer and look what happened. Not me! I don't want the burden being a Slayer brings you, she thought, as she pulled the trigger.

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