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(Meme) Last lines

12th December 2008 (14:11)
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In the spirit of the 'year in review' memes going around, here are the last lines of each fic I've written this year. See if you can work out (or remember) what or who each one is about...


The portal closed behind her, leaving the room empty and cold and silent as the grave.

And as Buffy screamed in horror, he stepped off the edge of the roof.

I'm sorry, I think that spells FAILh…"

And then the goddess's delighted silver laughter echoes through the entire dimension.

"Hey! At least I'm not named after a tree..."

Energy is lost as distance increases.

"If I'm right, vampires will be talking about this for another 2,000 years..."

She takes a last look around, steps through, and goes home.

But as he walks back up to his room, he feels himself smiling for the first time in weeks.

They were still trying to work out what she meant when they realised she'd stopped breathing.

She smiled a wild smile and threw herself headlong into the demon horde.

Back in the quiet, empty bedroom, the light faded.

Faith was quite enough competition for her without yet another superpowered teenage girl running loose around Sunnydale.

In the sky above him, the stars came out, one by one.

It seemed appropriate, somehow.

Unregarded, over on the other side of the room, the 'Messages Waiting' sign still flashes on Willow's phone.

But when she read the red-headed girl's aura, saw their futures written there in all their possibilities - in that moment, she understood Achilles' choice. And made her own.

"Congratulations. It's a girl!"

Training Ms Summers was going to require a radically different approach.

What he had was life; but it wasn't living.

She smiled at her own thoughts, and turned her back, and walked out of Sunnydale High School for the last time without a backwards glance.

"I thought I taught you to run?"

As she unscrews the first jar and takes a dollop of the gel onto her fingers, she finds herself hoping that John will appreciate her new look.

"Uh, right. Let's review the training policy you've introduced for the East Asian squads..."

She had all the time in the world.

"Uh, Will? I've never done this before. Talk me through it?"

At the heart of her black briar maze, Ravel sits and waits. Alone.

Comments

Posted by: My Sanctuary (married_n_mich)
Posted at: 12th December 2008 14:24 (UTC)
Ensemble - My Fandom

Hee! This was fun. Thanks for posting.

Posted by: eowyn_315 (eowyn_315)
Posted at: 12th December 2008 16:48 (UTC)

I did one of these last year, except it was the first line of the first fic/chapter posted each month. I tried to do it again this year, but between my dry spells and writing nothing but "Closure" in the not-so-dry spells, it ended up being kind of depressing...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 12th December 2008 17:01 (UTC)

Actually, reading what I put there, most of my last lines do sound pretty depressing themselves...

Posted by: eowyn_315 (eowyn_315)
Posted at: 12th December 2008 19:35 (UTC)

LOL, that's true, although for me, I meant more that it was depressing because there was no fun in guessing which fic the lines came from - half the months were blank, and the other half were all "Closure."

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 13th December 2008 01:13 (UTC)

Ditto -- doing this meme after focusing almost exclusively for so long on FtVS would really skew it and only keep me obsessing over not producing fast enough. Also my not so pithy lack of dialogue skills would be yet more apparent.

Also,

As she unscrews the first jar and takes a dollop of the gel onto her fingers, she finds herself hoping that John will appreciate her new look.

makes me cringe at the possibilities. and go back in your LJ to read the above quoted fic again

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th December 2008 02:07 (UTC)
cameron-ballet

makes me cringe at the possibilities

___

John stared in horrified amazement. After what seemed like an eternity - but was actually 8.3 seconds according to Cameron's internal clock - he said "What have you done to your hair?"

"Do you like it? I think it's tight."

"Uh..." John shook his head and turned back to his computer screen, pointedly ignoring Cameron. After waiting 32.0 seconds to see if he would offer any further comment, Cameron turned and returned to the bathroom.

She had 156 more alternative hairstyles to try. Perhaps he would prefer the next one.


:-)



Edited at 2008-12-13 02:07 (UTC)

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 13th December 2008 02:38 (UTC)
faith S4 puppy

I would kill for the awesomeness of Cameron, B-girl.

"Poppin' and lockin', fool!"

Posted by: none of the above (frogfarm)
Posted at: 13th December 2008 02:57 (UTC)
willow kill brain

And yes, I am aware that I would also kill for a chocolate bar.

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