This was my entry for seasonal_spuffy
, but we were out of town, and I'm finally getting around to posting it here.
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Buffy/Spike, Willow, Dawn, Tara
Spoilers: For S6, and a sequel to my fic, The Temporary Nature of Any Precious Thing
Word Count: ~13,500
Warnings: Abuse of magic, flashbacks to the Whirlwind and references to rape and general pillaging by the same.
Summary: Brokenness can be beautiful, particularly when you can be broken together.
A/N: Written for the 2016 spring Seasonal Spuffy challenge, A New Era, with a hat-tip to garnigal
for the title. For those of you who don’t know, kintsugi is the Japanese art of golden repair: repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, and not something to disguise. For the purposes of this fic, the prior story ended somewhere in the vicinity of “Smashed/Wrecked” and this one picks up right after that one.
Note: If I haven’t already nattered on enough, I am throwing canon out the window here. This is a smaller story than I had intended, but real life got in the way. I hope you all enjoy it anyway.