Prompt: Black --- 056
Word Count: 182
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Once Dawn had opened the portal to walk through, Willow closed her eyes and almost wished she was going with her. But she knew that she made the right decision. She knew she was right that Sunnydale was no longer home. If she went back, she would be turning her back on the place that now felt like her home.
The portal shimmered out and left the cargo bay in darkness, almost black. With that Willow screamed in frustration and mourning, she could feel the magic building within her and that she needed some release but what? She could feel someone walking towards her and hoped that it wasn’t Kaylee. She didn’t want her to see her like she was.
Focussing on River’s room, she teleported away to hide. She knew that the girl wasn’t in there so she was safe for the moment. The teleportation helped to ease the magics in her and she knew all that remained at the moment of her almost abuse was black hair and eyes. Until she had mourned, she didn’t want to see anyone else.