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26 July 2007 @ 02:52 pm
Amanda ficlet  
Okay, so this one is a bit angsty, and I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea. Anyway, as usual please let me know what you think.

Blood Debt
 
Amanda put her head under the shower and let the water wash away the blood and tears. There was a price to pay for immortality, and she was being reminded of it. True, this didn’t happen often, about once a decade, but when it did…
She looked down and watched the blood, diluted by the shower and the saltier water of her tears, as it ran down the drain and in it she saw every child she would never have.
Most of the time she didn’t care. She saw children as a burden. They tied you to one spot and by necessity you would watch them grow old and die. A heartache she could do without. Most of the time she was glad she couldn’t have them, but for one week every decade all the pain and loss and longing would bubble to the surface and she’d be sobbing for no reason. She thought of Kenny, the closest thing she’d ever really got to a child and that made her begin crying again.
The body could be cruel sometimes. She may be Immortal, but her body liked to occasionally remind her that she was still a woman.
She washed herself clean, wiping away the tears, then stepped onto the cool tiled floor of her bathroom and reached for the pack of tampons.
 
 
 
I will call her George: Duncan and Methosstrangevisitor7 on July 26th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if the Female Immortals were burdened by centuries of the montly cycle. I like you take on it.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: methos2idontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks. God, imagine if it was monthly? Would they still hit the menopause or would it just keep going forever? *shudder*
I will call her George: Willow Yammerstrangevisitor7 on July 26th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)
Wait so have they actually ever addresed this issue in the series?
But, I don't want to be a pie,: happinessidontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
Not that I know of. Definitely not in the series, and I somehow doubt in Raven either. It's not exactly something that's discussed on TV, kinda of like where the toilets are on the Enterprise.
No, this is all my imagination. Nobody has ever said whether they do or don't. Richie and Duncan kinda mention in very coded terms that the men are shooting blanks, but they never discuss the women.
I will call her George: Duncan and Methosstrangevisitor7 on July 26th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
Then your story is my canon (if i ever need it):)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: happinessidontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 10:21 pm (UTC)
:)
j_pembroke28: Methos and a gun.j_pembroke28 on July 26th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
This was good -- sad, but good.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: happinessidontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
Ithithildyn on July 26th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
That would be awful! I choose to think they don't.

Nice story!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: methos2idontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It would be horrendous wouldn't it?
Raiiningraiining on July 26th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
Huh.

I really like it.

I never saw Raven, but I did read about Kenny. I thought the idea was freaky, and understand that he hurt Amanda quite a bit.

Very nice little snippet. I like!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: happinessidontlikegravy on July 26th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
I've never seen the Raven either, I'm just working on what was in HtS.

Glad you liked. :)
Raiiningraiining on July 27th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
.. what's hts? Is it like a database, 'cause I would love to read that.

(I read most of what I know about Raven from wikipedia)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: jelly babyidontlikegravy on July 27th, 2007 05:20 pm (UTC)
Er, Highlander The Series. Isn't that used as the abbreviation? I just assumed cos of Angel being AtS that it was the same. Well as they say, when you assume... mea culpa :)
But, I don't want to be a pie,idontlikegravy on July 27th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC)
All I know of the Raven comes from Wikipedia and TV.com as it's never aired here on terrestrial, only on Scifi.