Prompt: Nightmares --- 002 (Set 2)
Word Count: 258
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns the characters and the setting. No money is being made from this story.
That night, she dreamed of her past. Nothing pleasant about most of it. The nightmares invaded and made her scream. The Master killing Buffy, Angelus, Drusilla, Spike, her mother trying to burn her at the stake… her high school, the visions just kept coming.
Her screaming had woken up Kaylee who was trying to calm her down but nothing would stop the images from flashing before her eyes.
Kaylee looked at her partner and cringed. The nightmare had woken her up and she didn’t know how to calm her down. She hoped the screaming wouldn’t wake anyone else up, but then again, maybe if it woke Simon… he was used to dealing with River’s nightmares.
A knock on her door, and Simon was there. He held Willow in his arms, whispering to her to fight the demons in her mind. To beat whatever it was that was scaring her. He nodded at Kaylee, who held Willow’s hand and began to whisper as well. She was there for her, Simon was there too… she had people who cared for her and knew she could win.
Willow woke to see two concerned faces looking down at her. She smiled a small smile to show she was okay.
“Sorry, seeing the coffin earlier brought back a few memories that I thought I was over…”
“Will you tell me about them?” Kaylee asked.
Willow looked at Simon and then at Kaylee, before nodding.
“You may want to get comfortable, this is a long tale…”
With a shaky voice, she began…