Disclaimer: I do not own or claim to own the characters here. Or Skeeter Davis.

A/N: A fill for Leni Ba on Comment Fic who prompted "The world didn't end when they parted ways (sometimes they wish it had)."

The title is from Skeeter Davis' song "The End of the World."


Before he leaves on his road trip, Xander gives her a stack of country CDs. Just in case she needs to lie in bed and listen to the music of pain.

Buffy misses Angel so much it hurts.

She doesn't have time to lie around moping, though. She can't fall into bed and cry. She has to keep going. Keep fighting; slaying.

She plays Skeeter Davis on her Walkman during patrol. Giles would lecture her if he knew, but she doesn't tell him.

No matter what it feels like, the world's still going. The only thing over is her relationship.