Title: "Alone In The Dark."

Author: A.M Glass

E-Mail: glasswrks@yahoo.com

Copyright: May 3rd, 2000

Rating: 'PG'

Disclaimer: Joss, Fox Studios, Mutant Enemy, et al, have something to do with "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". No copyright infringement is intended or inferred. The story is the sole property of the author.

SPOILER ALERT: Yep, but not exactly detailed, down to the last minute item kind of spoiler for "New Moon Rising". YOU HAVE BEEN DUELY WARNED.

Author's Note: This small; read tiny, story is just my take on what Tara might have been thinking prior to Willow appearance towards the end of the episode.

'Is she safe? Is she with him? Have I truly los... lost her?' I thought the moment the black-out hit. It's a given that it has something to do with 'him'. I try not to think abo... about the last thought, about, losing her.

I don't know what I'd do.

I want to go out looking for her, but I know I can't. I... I have an idea of where she 'might' be, but I could be wrong, and I don't want to be in the way. Then of course, 'he' could al... already be... there, with her. And... and I don't think he'd be too happy to see me anyway.

So, here I sit, alone in the dark, looking out my window and wearing Willow's jacket.

It does smell like her. It's... it's all I have of her right now, that and memories.

I... I didn't know it could hurt s.. so much. Just the thought of losing her... sca.... scares me.

I need her.

I have to stop this, right here, right now. She hasn't gone away, she's... she's going to decide who she wants to be with... and... and that person will be...


That's the only way I can describe it.

I'm 'alive' whenever we're together, she's everything.

I... I... just lo... love her.

But she loves... loved?

I don't know.

Please be safe, please. I... I can't imagine what I'd do... with... without...

Okay, it's time to calm down... just keep looking outside...

The town looks really peaceful right now, it's actually very nice.




'Who could that be?' I ask myself as I get off the chair and walk towards the door.

The End.

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