by Aadler
Copyright August 2004

Disclaimer: Characters from Angel: the Series are property of Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, Kuzui Enterprises, Sandollar Television, and the WB.

Setting: Buffy, Season 7
Spoilers: "Dirty Girls" (S7-18)
Keywords: Faith. The First.

Chaos seethes around her. Many faces, few familiar; strident, competing voices; sidelong looks, whispered comments.

Nothing touches her. Some of them must doubt her new calm. Let 'em. Her, she's waiting.

Soon, now. Disembodied evil, loves to screw with people's heads? Juicy little Faith must flash everything from "candy store" to "wet dream".

So, who'll appear to accuse her? Finch? Wirth? Hizzoner? Her first Watcher?

(Her mother?)

Doesn't matter. Same enemy, whatever the mask, and this one she's finally ready to face.

Eyes on nothing, her lips move soundlessly:

Let's rumble, bitch. I been waitin' for this my whole life.