Disclaimer: Not mine. Joss's. Always Joss's.

A/N: Drabble for tjbwaldring3.


Some of Tara's things are Willow's and she leaves those behind. Some of Willow's things are hers, but she leaves those too. Leaves the crystal and hopes, hopes, that that will mean enough that Willow won't use it.

It's so late in the semester, so close to winter break, and Tara ends up in Porter. There are pre-finals parties under her feet and creaking bedsprings and pants over her head. Her roommate stays awake all night, which suits Tara fine, but she does it with her boombox blaring.

Still, her mind is her own and that… that's enough. For now.