Disclaimer: I don't claim to own Buffy or Buffy.

A/N: 100 word drabble fill at Comment-Fic for Evil_Little_Dog who prompted April is the cruelest month, T. S. Eliot

There's nothing worse than April.

Well, yes, there are individual events that are worse. Events with dying friends and graduating Buffy and boyfriends leaving and being broke, but most of those events happen in May.

And even though those hurt, sting, burn, and leave her aching and sometimes horribly, painfully numb, knowing they're coming is just as bad.

Bad things happen in May.

She dies, mayors turn into snakes, lovers die, towns collapse.

But April is the month of waiting. Of held breathes and bracing for the blow.

May means the pain is over, April means it's about to begin.