Understanding, pt. 1 ||>
SUMMARY: Willow has dark night of the soul.
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NOTE: Each part of the series is complete in itself, each part is
to hypothesize Willow's state of mind since season 5..
Willow's first thought went to her stomach. See, her mind had
collapsed from the anguish, until all that was left was the physical.
Her stomach was a rock, or rather a hard plank of petrified wood
stretching from her throat to the base of her spine. This was
making breathing a problem, but she would survive. Survive...
and with that thought her mind shut down again.
The worst part about it was that Buffy hadn't been stabbed, or
shot, or beaten to death. She was killed by energy. Willow was
familiar with mystical forces and knew she could not be sure what
happened to her best friend. Was there even a heaven? All her
experiance told her that the only thing that was real was this
world... and hundreds of different hell dimensions. Which was
worse, knowing Buffy was dead, or not knowing if she was dead?
And then... the pain went away a little, the overwhelming silence
less muffling. Buffy can't be gone, she is caught, trapped in
some hell dimension! For the past five years, they had been dealing
with other dimensions and their denizens. There should be a way
to go into the dimension Buffy is in and rescue her.
But what if Buffy is just gone? No, that's not possible. The story
doesn't end like that, it can't. This is just another job for
the Gang... maybe the most important job the Scoobies will ever
have. They have deterred six apocolypses, they can rescue her
too. And this is something magical, something that a witch knows
With a new perspective and a lighter heart, Willow went to research