A New War
A New War
Summary: BTVS crossover drabble with Sleeper Cell. Willow finds a new type of war.
Willow closed the Las Vegas hotel room door with an empty icebucket in her hand and lustful thoughts of Kennedy in her mind. Usually she respected other people’s mental privacy, but a thirtyish women wearing an army dress uniform that passed her in the hall was radiating alarming levels of sadness and doom.
Willow followed behind the woman to the elevator, and the images got worse as the woman thought first of her husband who had been killed sneaking into Iraq and then of the homecoming gathering of soldiers and families in the hotel ballroom. The witch put a paralyzing spell on the woman, got a strong grip on the woman’s clenched left hand and then sent a mental “death bullet” into the woman’s brain. After the woman slumped to the floor, Willow concentrated for 10 seconds as hot, smoking mystical energy fried the circuits to the deadman’s switch detonator and backpack full of explosives the woman had on her. Willow had reluctantly claimed many lives in the war on demons, but it was her first casualty in the war on terror.
This drabble takes place during the Sleeper Cell
episode "Fitna" (which aired in Dec. 2006). The woman in the army uniform is the Dutch terrorist Mina. The idea came to me thirty minutes ago when I was listening to samples from the Sleeper Cell
soundtrack on Amazon.com