Better Late than Never
: Better Late than NeverAuthor
: Jedi ButtercupRating
: The words are mine; the worlds are not. I claim nothing but the plot.Summary
: Buffy's feeling a little lonely in the wake of Lorne's departure
. Double drabble.Spoilers
: B:tVS post-"Chosen". Stargate SG-1 AU, begins between Seasons 8 & 9; brief references to AtlantisNotes
: All drabbles in this story/series are for the Proverbs challenge at tthdrabbles; disclaimer and spoilers apply to the whole group. Set in the "Ring of the Gods" universe.
Buffy's first year under the Mountain had gone by in a blur. Getting to know the three Slayers she'd ditched the Council for, assessing their skills and coming up with training schedules, and dating the squee-worthy Major Lorne (who was everything she'd been looking for but hadn't quite found in Riley) had kept her too busy to do much extra socializing. It hadn't helped that she couldn't go off-world with any of the teams; hand-to-hand training sessions didn't inspire the kind of camaraderie that only came after relying on each other in the field.
It wasn't until Evan and Laura left for Atlantis, however, that she realized just how isolated she'd become. She still had several casual friends on base, but she'd lost her Xander and Willow equivalents in one blow, and the SGC's closest approximation of a Giles was the insatiably curious archaeologist she'd been dodging since Day One.
She hadn't been interested in playing sixth wheel in the circle of Sam's and Janet's friends, but they'd been scattering to the four winds lately. Maybe Daniel could use a new friend now, too?Better late than never
, she mused, and ordered an extra mocha on her way to work.