Title: Afterwards
Author: Christy
Rating: FR 15
TtH Prompt: #60 Lake
Fandom/Theme: Angel/Harry Potter
Word Count: 250
Disclaimer: I do not own anything from either the Buffyverse or Harry Potter...just borrowing for a bit.
Distribution: and TtH
Spoilers: Before HBP for Harry Potter; After Sanctuary for Angel
Series: Training Pt 4
A/N: This was written for the tth100. The only linking thing for these is Faith in them.
Summary: After the fight with Voldemort, Faith comes back to the lake.

Faith sat and dangled her feet in the water. She and Severus loved coming to the lake to relax. But they didn't do that anymore. It still hurt- even now. She had slept beside him for so many nights- but the loss was still there. They'd fought side by side, but she'd still never seen it coming. Traitor- what an ugly word. She'd been called that herself once. That was one of the reasons they'd connected so well- the kinship of that dark word. A word that had ended up taking him from her. Voldemort had gotten to the Order of the Phoenix the only way he knew how- poison one of their own. So he had- literally and figuratively.

Faith would never forget it- they were all sitting down to dinner and Severus had drunk some of his firewhiskey and started choking. Faith had tried the Heimlich for a moment, long enough for the killer to get away with the incriminating mug.

She heard rustling from behind her, but ignored it as it drew closer. She could do nothing right now. She already knew who it was and how Voldemort had gotten to her- by tugging on the remnants of his soul piece left in her. Without saying a word, Faith pulled the sword out from where she'd been sitting beside it and cut Ginny's head off cleanly. Only then did she speak. "He was the only bright spot in my life. How DARE you take him from me!"