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24 March 2010 @ 07:18 pm
Drabble: Clean Up On Aisle Nine  
Title: Clean Up On Aisle Nine
Author: xlivvielockex
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Prompt: Written for the 'waffles' prompt at angel100
Characters/Pairing (if any): Angel, hints of C/A
A/N: Post-NFA, not comics compliant. Thanks to damnskippytoo, samsom, and nikkiwawa79 for looking it over.

Angel pushed the shopping cart, picking up things to stock Connor’s new apartment fridge.

He stood in frozen foods, staring at the rows of yellow boxes of toaster waffles, lips curving into a small smile. He relished the memory, sitting across from Cordelia as she served them.

Then he remembered the why, that Wolfram and Hart had tortured her with her own visions. He remembered the years after that with painful clarity. She gave up her life for him, his mission.

His fist went through the glass, crumpling the cardboard boxes in its path, sending an explosion of waffles skyward.
FreeSpiritbuffyangellvr23 on March 25th, 2010 03:43 am (UTC)
Ouch. nice work, but sad.
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on March 26th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Had to go for the gut punch at the end. :)
aerintine on March 25th, 2010 05:12 am (UTC)
I can see the range of emotions that cross his face from start to finish. Oh, sigh. Too much pain. Well done.
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on March 26th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I have had way too many times when a good memory is tied up with painful ones so I wanted to capture that.
samsom: beloved of Angelsamsom on March 25th, 2010 05:31 am (UTC)
Like I said...awesome!

I love the loving memory all wrapped up in the bad one. *sigh*
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on March 26th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC)
That has happened to me too many times so I really wanted to draw on that. :) Thanks for the feedback too, bb. I would be lost without the MGs.
Aimee: Angel & Cordy - Darkdigitaldesigner on March 25th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
So sad, but beautifully done. Great job.
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on March 26th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I just couldn't resist going for the sad with this one.
the_jackalopethe_jackalope on March 25th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Aww. Angel. Nice.
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on March 26th, 2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
seekingwords: a t s » c/a » angelsseekingwords on April 8th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
I totally missed this post, so I'm I'm glad I stumbled upon it today.

Oh, Angel. I don't read many drabbles, but I'm glad I read yours. I'm impressed that you could make 100 words so poignant, and the thing at the end struck me as such an Angel thing to do, which only this seem more real and painful, in a way. Thanks for sharing. ♥
Kelly: C/A Wafflesxlivvielockex on April 12th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC)
I don't read many either because it seems like most people just write 100 words and stop. It doesn't stand on it's own. Or they seem to just lift a pargraph out of an existing story that makes no sense as a drabble.

But with that whole 'rant' done LOL Thank you so much. This was a hard one to write but I wanted to do it, had to get it out of my brain.