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Summary: People don't just go away when they die. Post-NFA, two letters and a phone call start a chain reaction that force Faith, Giles and Buffy to re-evaluate their situation. Questions of moral issues, betrayal and the ol' grey-scale thing.

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Chapter One: Testament

Title: Testament
Author: Beer Good
Rating: PG13
Word Count: ~5000
Fandom: Buffyverse, Illustration
Characters: Mostly Faith, Giles and Wesley; some Buffy/Spike.
Disclaimer: These characters are the property of Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. I make no claim to them, the actors portraying them, or any monetary gains related to them. I am but a lowly fan, doing fannish things.
Author's Note: Fic started in 2005, revised and completed in 2008. Ignores comics.

"Before we talk of any repentance, try walking in my shoes; you'll stumble in my footsteps." (Depeche Mode)

"To live outside the law, you must be honest." (Bob Dylan)

1. Testament

Dear Mr Giles,

I am sorry for troubling you, but as the head of the new Watcher's Council and my former mentor, I feel it is only right that you should be the one receiving this.

If the US postal service does as it has promised, you should receive this letter together with a package containing my watcher's diaries as well as some other texts I have written over the years. I expect the earliest entries are good for no more than a laugh, but some of my later findings may be of use for future daemonology researchers. Of course, not having had access to the Council's library for some time, it is possible that I have merely been re-inventing fire, as they say. Nevertheless, feel free to do with these writings as you will. I have been holding on to them for some time, but it seems that may no longer be necessary.

One volume you may find of particular interest is the newest one. It is not really finished (it certainly needs editing) but I believe it contains some previously unknown information about the oldest daemon races which may still prove useful. It is in the binder marked "Fred". (Consider the irony: it would seem I am a watcher of sorts again, although I am not exactly sure who is teaching whom.)

I hope everyone is well at your end. If you are in contact with Faith, I would appreciate it if you could pass on the attached envelope.

Give my regards to my father if you see him.


Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
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