the pearl


One thing could be said for the destruction of Sunnydale High — it made for some brilliant sunsets.

When the sun came back, they left high school forever, and when the sun then slowly slipped down naturally, Giles was sitting on the bench in front of his flat, stinking of smoke and what could be several thousand gallons worth of mayor-turned-giant-snake-demon blood, watching the sun sink down into the ocean, thin whisps of clouds streaking pink and orange and yellow against the sky.

He slowly leaned back, his body aching with exhaustion, and smiled. "Beautiful," he whispered to himself. "Just beautiful."

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