I have decided, since I popped this one on my open office files, that this takes place after Lisa's departure from the family breakfast table a couple of drabbles ago. This however, does not negate what I say in the Author's Notes.
Fifth today of the run of drabbles meant as a birthday present for elisi .
TITLE: The Shadows Beyond a Father's Smile
FANDOM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
CHARACTERS: Lisa's Mom and Dad;
SUMMARY: Just a brief POV of Lisa's Dad trying to figure out things.
A/N: Place this where you will; my feeling is this is not the only time Lisa's dad will have done this.
He sat down; smell of freshly roasted coffee in the air.
Pulling out his wallet he studied the picture of his wife holding the newly born Lisa.
Stroking it he tried to figure out what he would say to her. Lisa, reminded him so much of her; he'd never say this to her, it hurt.
She'd been; always made him smile, peacefully snoozing, and pooping, when her mother died.
How did you describe how love really felt; what it meant, anyway?
“Patience, my wee drummer-boy, “ her last, painfully whispered words, “we can't protect her forever. Fuck up, and I'll sure... “
Goddess watch over us all,
Kerk(evik) TehKek Hiraeth