Quid Quid Latine Dictum Sit Altum Viditur
Appendix! Here you will find the translations of the Latin story and chapter titles (including this one), and the reasons behind my choices.
Finis Vitae Sed Non Amoris: The End of Life but Not of Love
I. In Memoriam: In Memory Of
This chapter featured Buffy's funeral. Go figure.
II. Dum Vita Est, Spes Est: Where There Is Life, There Is Hope
This chapter focused on Liam as a child, with his innocence, his dreams, and his love for his sister. Also, Buffy is dead. So where's the hope?
III. Stipendium Peccati Mors Est: The Wage of Sin Is Death
This chapter focused on Liam's downfall into self-destructive habits, which would ultimately put him in a position to be turned by Darla.
IV. Dum Spiro, Spero: While I Breathe, I Hope
None of the characters in this chapter are breathing.
V. Beati Pauperes Spiritu: Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
Angel, fresh from his days of ineffectively groveling at Darla's feet and while he's still at one of the lower points of his existence, does his first major active good deed (of which canon made us aware, anyway) by rescuing the missionaries' baby from Darla.
VI. Spero Melior: I Hope for Better Things
Hope is the name Angel gives the baby.
VII. Sic Mors Est: Such Is Death
*Play on "Sic Vita Est" (Such Is Life).
Back to Buffy hanging out in heaven, plus some new insight into vampires and souls.
VIII. Per Astra Ad Aspera: Through the Stars to the Hardships
*Reversal of "Per Aspera Ad Astra" (Through the Hardships to the Stars).
Buffy just got yanked out of heaven and now life is throwing all kinds of crap at her.
IX. Quos Amor Verus Tenuit Tenebit: Those Whom True Love Has Held, It Will Go On Holding
Buffy and Angel. Just because they can't be together doesn't mean they're no longer in love.
X. Quid Quid Latine Dictum Sit, Altum Viditur: Anything Said in Latin Sounds Profound
My sense of whimsy shall no longer be repressed! However, it was too long to fit in the chapter title drop menu. Alas.