Title: Matter of Time
Disclaimer: None of these characters belong to me and I am not making any profit from this piece, it is just for entertainment purposes only.
Summary: Response to challenge #04 (Out of Time). Willow reflects on her Immortal Status.
Author’s Note: Don’t know where this came from, its not my usual fandom nor is it my usual writing style.
Word Count: 375~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
Immortality is not all that it’s cracked up to me. Yes I may never age, never die (well technically stay dead) unless someone takes my head of course, but I know it’s a matter of time before I start to hate my existence.
Amanda, who was my guide, I guess you could call her, to the immortal lifestyle couldn’t understand why I ignored the advice to make a clean break from my old lifestyle, and instead told my friends about my new status as an immortal. My friends took it pretty well; Xander cracked a joke about it. “Oh poor Wills, you’ll have to put up with Deadboy and Fangless all eternity.” Andrew had thought it was cool. Buffy had shrugged and said something about immortal demons. All in all Immorality was strange but we’ve seen stranger. Perhaps others would have been jealous, but my friends aren’t, if anything they pity me—doomed to an existence where I’ll never age.
It’s a matter of time before my mortal friends die. Yes perhaps I had resigned myself to the fact that it was unlikely we’d all live to old age, especially with all the slicage and dicage that’s a part of the Slayage; but that was when I was all mortal-having and would be just as vulnerable.
That brings me to my least favorite part of Imortalityness—“The Game.” It’s pretty icky in the fight or die sense. Immortals are supposed to fight to the death because apparently ‘there can only be one’ so immortals go around chopping each other’s heads off in hopes of surviving to be the last immortal.
I may kill vampires and demons on a frequent basis, I have even killed a couple of humans—Warren and Rack, but I can’t see the point in all the killing. If you get into the killing, it’s probably only a matter of time before you loose it. So far I’ve managed to avoid participating in the so called Game but it’s only a matter of time before I have no choice… only a matter of time before I run into a head hunter or another Immortal who wants to issue a challenge.
I can only hope that time doesn’t run out any time soon.