By Niels van Eekelen


Can't you help me I'm bent
I'm so scared that I'll never
Get put back together
--Bent, by Matchbox 20

--"Faith, you run, he runs after."
--"Yeah, that's where the head start comes in so handy."
--Faith, Hope and Trick


Well, I suppose that was the worst part of this sordid tale. All of you hiding under the couch, you can come out now.

It's the middle of the night here where I am, and my neighbour's been on my back for a while now to quit yapping and let her get some sleep, so I guess I should call it a night. I'll get started on the last leg of this trip down memory lane in the morning.

I just hope I'll be able to get any sleep myself, y'know. Nothing like rehashing the past to stir up those jolly nightmares. It's a good thing that we Slayers are designed to go on little to no sleep, because I haven't been catching a whole lot of shut-eye lately. So that's guilt, huh? I wish I'd never started feeling it, because I'm learning that once it's there, it never really goes away...


Good night. Don't let the bed bugs bite... or the vamps, for that matter.

Story written by Niels van Eekelen. © Copyright 2004 Telltale Productions.

In a perfect world, I would own the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and 'Angel'. Alas, it is not, and I bow my head to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy. Ah, well. It's probably for the best, me not having a contract to put the show on the air and all.

A special thanks to Paul Leone and Teresa Owens, from whose story 'The Deliverer' I nicked the name of Faith's Watcher, though not the character.