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It had been nearly two years since the fall of the Hellmouth. I had helped find and train the newest card-holding members of the Slayer club. And it seemed that I was no longer needed. Faith would make a better leader for them anyway. She'd grown a lot in the past few years. You know, emotionally.
Willow had become the head of the new Watcher's council, as elected by Giles who remained as her second in command. Xander decided to stop relying on old Halloween memories of being a soldier and see what he could learn by actually becoming one. The army, naturally, wouldn't take a one-eyed man so I called in a favor. Riley thought a man that has seen what Xander's seen (even with one eye) would be an asset to his team.
Me? I was tired. Bone weary, in fact. And I'd decided that I wanted to do something else with my life. That's how I ended up here. Working in a morgue. Not my first choice, I assure you, but it's a start. Davis, that would be my rather introverted and somewhat geeky (but in a nice way) boss, was surprised at how little all of this death bothered me. I am not a fan of death but I have been told that's it's my gift. That seems to be true no matter what
my occupation happens to be.
So, there I sat. Waiting for the next dead body to arrive.
I was so bored.
The sound of a gurney banging against the double doors woke me from my half-sleep. Charles, a nice-looking EMT, pushed the body towards me.
"Homicide. She was shot walking home form the movies." He shook his head sadly before looking up at me. "I hope you're more careful walking home than she was."
"It's not me I'm worried about. I've got a rebellious little sister who loves doing what ticks me off. She's the one I gotta look after."
"Good luck with that," he said with a half-smile that only someone whose been there before could give.
"Thanks." I said as I uncovered the girl to check for belongings. I heard the swing of the door, telling me that Charles was gone. Then, I heard something else. It was the fainted idea of a whisper. I leaned closer to the dead girl and listened more intently. That's when she opened her eyes.
Then, things got really weird.