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A/N: Drabble fill for DrizzlyDaze. Thanks to Ash for helping out.


She has a dream about being told she's the Chosen One. Only one. The one girl in all the world.

Merrick's face is blurred not because Rona had no pictures but because of time and traumas and coming back to life twice. Because Merrick was replaced with Rupert Giles—just Giles—and she fell in love with the (at the time) Souled Vampire and she was the one who stopped being one.

And now she's made a friend who can't even know her name.

But that's not right. She knows her name, knows she's Buffy.

Because that's who she is.