The Gain Of An Angel

Author: Pumpkin Belly

Summary: As he left he shed a single tear, not for the loss of a person but for the gain of an angel.

He watched as they lowered her casket into the hard, cold ground.  It didn't seem right that he was doing this.  She was still young.  She didn't deserve this, a final resting place at the age of 22.

He watched as the many people came up to the casket to place a rose on.  He hadn't imagined that this many people would show up.


              Every now and then, people surprise you.

The casket was almost covered in roses now.  Most of the people that had come were slowly starting to leave.  It seemed they had just come to say goodbye to the girl who has saved there lives so many times.

It's from all of us, and it has written here, "Buffy Summers, Class Protector".

There were only three of them left at the grave sight.  Each saying their silent goodbyes to the women they had all loved.  Slowly all 3 of them started to leave.   He was the only one left. 

He walked over to the casket and placed his rose on the casket with the others.  There were 3 white roses mixed in with the numerous red ones. 

He took one last look at Buffy's grave before he walked away.  This time her grave was out in the open for anyone who wanted to pay his or her respects to find.  There would be no bringing her back. 

Giles smiled as he walked away.  Buffy was finally at rest.  That brought comfort to all of them. 

Spikes grave stood next to Buffy's.  They had no body in a coffin to bury but they had thought was the best thing to do.  Giles placed a single red rose over the top of Spike's headstone before finally moving out of the cemetery. 

As he walked out of the cemetery he shed a single tear, not out of sadness for the loss of a person, but out of happiness for the gain of an angel. 

A/N: I'm not sure how I feel about this please review and let me know.  I thought of this yesterday when I was going to a funeral but I'm not sure if I like how it turned out.