Realizations in Risk Management

Author: D.C. Banacek <dcbanacek[at]>

Disclaimer: Render unto Joss all those things that are his.

Rated: PG

Timeline/Spoilers: Season Six "Grave" ends a little differently.

Sure this qualifies as more of a drabble than anything else.

If anyone else wrote something like this, I never saw it.

This just came into my head and I had to let it out.

Why doesn't magic ever work on him? I've hit him twice with enough power to level a mountain and he just gets back up.

Now he's telling me he loves me... Why did he have to tell me about the crayon... Oh god, I can't do this.

I can feel myself hitting him and screaming but he just ignores it... He's holding me now and I'm crying... He's holding me tighter and tighter...

Now he's crying as well... telling me he's sorry. He's holding my head in his hands and then he places a kiss on my forehead.

I can feel the muscles in his arms tighten... I can feel him shift his hands... I hear a sharp crack... Now I can't feel anything...

How'd Tara get here?