Speak Again

fanfiction by Wild Iris


"We sent her." Her hand has been deciphering Faith's signature, and the warmth or the frailty or the sleepy hour has bounced this admission out of her.

When he shrugs, and does not comment, she follows it up by saying, "She was supposed to kill Angel."

"Well, yes." Now he looks at her. "A vampire slayer. Obviously."

And because she hasn't exposed herself enough, or because she's still clumsy at the language of subtext, Lilah adds: "I still wish she had killed him."

"I know." Carefully, he touches her hand over his ribs. He knows what she has done. It is the only pact they have.