Notes: Intended to be a Buffy/Faith fic, but could probably be almost any couple from BtVS. PG to PG-13

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What Do You Do...?

By: Kitty Maxwell-Yuy

What do you do when you love someone who doesn't love you? What if that someone loves someone else? What do you do then? You just have to deal with it one day at a time. Besides, if you truly love them, you should be happy that they're happy, even if you aren't the one making them happy. I am happy for her, I just wish it could've been me instead of him.

I love her, though I don't know when I fell in love with her. Maybe it was when we were so far apart, yet so close. I know why I love her. I love her for everything she is. I love the way her hair glows in the light and how it lightly bounces as she walks. I love how she always tries to include me in her life, even though I've hurt her before, she forgave me so easily. I love her strength, her courage, and her weakness. Though I've rarely seen her weakness. Only once I think and I didn't care, or at least pretended that I didn't. I just wanted to hold her, to console her, but I didn't. I put on my tough I-don't-give-a-damn mask. When in truth I gave more than a damn. What else do I love about her? I can't think of anything I don't love about her. Even though she has caused me pain, I still love her.

So what do you do when you love someone who doesn't love you? You just try to be as much a part of her life as I can be. You should be happy for their happiness, that's what truly matters- their happiness.

"Ready to go" she asks in her dulcet voice.

"Yeah" I answer and we walk out into the empty streets of Sunnydale. It's slaying time.

Fin