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Summary: Waking up in the morgue Buffy decides that it's time for her to end it all. But shortly after building up a whole new life a past she thought lost in the ever changing sands of the desert comes back to haunt her. Post Season 7, Buffy/Methos, *COMPLETE*

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Highlander > Buffy-Centered > Pairing: Methos(Past Moderator)FaithUnbreakableFR151836,63655184132,82015 Jan 059 Apr 05Yes
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Epilogue, The Universe


16, Epilogue

Do I dare, disturb the universe?
-T.S. Eliot

One Year Later

Buffy sat outside on the steps leading up to the front porch of her house, watching as snowflakes danced from the sky, twirling and swaying, fighting to reach the ground before the wind blew them away.

Inside she could feel the presence of all her friends, Duncan and Amanda were sitting in the living room while Faith was chasing Richie through the house, yelling loudly at him for eating the last of her birthday cake without asking first.

Quietly she wondered when the two of them would finally stop chasing each other and admit that they protested far too much when it came to the other.

But Buffy did not mind the yelling and the loud laughter ringing through her brand new house.

Why would she?

She was officially Nina Elisabeth Pierson now, married to one Adam Pierson. They had renewed the promise they had made millennia ago, almost as soon as they had returned from Los Angeles. Faith had stood in front of their door three days later. She had told the Scoobies something about needing to come clean with herself, after everything, and packed her bag.

She had been living with the Piersons ever since, allowing both Immortals to mother her and love her, like no one had ever before. The Scoobies had never bothered any of them again.

Nina heard the door close softly behind her and moved forward on her step, to make room for Methos, who slipped in behind her, pulling her back against him. She leaned her head on his shoulder and for a long time they just watched the snowflakes’ mad dance.

The last year had been good for them. They had made a decent life for themselves, surrounded by people they loved and cared about. They had finally left most of their past behind and, most of all, they were happy.

Naya could not remember ever having laughed so much as she had in the last twelve months.

Finally Methos spoke, “Do you miss it sometimes?”

“Miss what?”

“You know what I mean.”

“The fighting, the blood, the rage, the rush, the glory, the sun so bright it killed, nothing that could stop us and no conscience to weigh us down.... Yeah, I know what you mean.”

“Do you miss it?”

“It was freedom, wasn’t it?”

“Absolute Freedom.”

“I do. Sometimes. It was perfect, after all.”

“That it was. That it was.”

Again there was silence. Inside Richie squealed as Faith finally caught up with him and started tickling him mercilessly.

Suddenly a small smile crept onto Nina’s face.

“You know what?”

Methos murmured a muffled “mhhm?”, against where his face was buried in her hair on the top of her head.

“I think this may be even better.“


Somewhere, beyond space or time, beyond the concept of mortal life, a mother smiled peacefully because her baby, was where she belonged.

Her tiny, thunder born girl was finally home.




Thank you all so much for pushing me through this, I hope I didn't disappoint.

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