Title: In Greif
Author: Pixie Child
Summary: She's gone
I look at her, lying there, and I can't help the emotion that comes rushing at me. She's dead, two little holes in her neck, the blood drained out of her. And I know I shouldn't be crying, the huge sobs tearing out of me shouldn't be happening, because she didn't want anybody to know. She had finally made amends with the horrid girls she called her friends, and this, we, would definitely have caused them to alienate her again.
But as I was fighting, I saw the goddamn leech when it got her, and no matter how badly I wanted to, I couldn't tear my eyes away from her as I watched it kill her. God, I never got a chance to tell her how much I loved her, and now I never will. The only person who knew about us was Oz because I couldn't bring myself to lie to him, and when he kneels beside me and takes me into his arms, I begin to cry harder, shaking as the grief rips my soul to bits. He doesn't say anything, because what is there to say? He loves me, but I love Cordy, and no power on this earth could change that.
But then Buffy approaches, and Oz backs off, giving us space, although I need his strength so very badly right now. Her hand is on my shoulder, and I look up at her, her face blurred by my tears.
"Willow, come on."
"No, Buffy, I won't leave her. Not now. Not ever…Buffy, I loved her."