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A/N: Written for Tigriswolf who prompted on Comment Fic, "Could is different from should is different from would."


Willow could have let Andrew bring Tara back. She could have been selfish and weak and greedy even knowing how greedy it would be and she could just admit defeat against his wards and let him try to atone by making things worse again and then she could get to hold Tara again.

She would have, in the past. If he'd offered back then, when Tara's blood still stained her shirt, she would have let him without protest, she would have helped him, she would have forced him to do it.

But instead she does what she knows she should do.o.