"Immortal Beloved..." CXXII...
Disclaimer: No, Joss, no...I make no claims, put that thing down!
It's all yours and ME's...
Spoilers for Angel to the bitter end...Flee at once!...
Summary: Though the standard IB format, one of (122) versions of events following the end of Angel S5 episodes from "Girl in Question" through to "Not Fade Away" and beyond...This one's a single...IB99 and 100 and others are multipart...(parts alphabetically listed)...
Archived (soon) at the 'Normal' Buffyverse page of the Buffy Rebecca verse at https://www.angelfire.com/zine2/buffyrebecca/index.html , scroll down to "Immortal Beloved" series...
"Michael Henchard's Will…"
"'That Elizabeth-Jane Farfrae be not told of my death, or made to grieve on account of me.
& that I not be bury'd in consecrated ground.
& that no sexton be asked to toll the bell.
& that nobody is wished to see my dead body,
& that no murners walk behind me at my funeral.
& that no flours be planted on my grave.
& that no man remember me.
To this I put my name.'
(From "The Mayor of Casterbridge", 1886, Thomas Hardy)
"Buffy?..." Giles stared at her frozen face as she looked up from the book she'd plucked from his library shelf while waiting… Startled, but noting the cover of the book, he'd begun a smile and was putting together a witty, light tease in his mind when he saw Cicely's pendant necklace from the Watcher archives swinging from her tense, white neck…