Prompt: The game goes one
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters: Buffy Summers
Summary: Buffy realises something after being brought back from the dead.
As Buffy watched he friends explain what has happened while she had been dead, she realised that they didn't really need her. They didn't need Buffy Summers, they needed a Slayer. It was just as the Watchers had told her: Slayers were replaceable. Hell, she's already been replaced. That was why Kendra had been called, and then Faith after Kendra died. One died and another was called. The game went on, and always would go on, with or without her.
AN: I am absolutely not saying this is true. This does not at all reflect my opinion at all, but if Buffy felt that way it could explain her out-of-touchness and sleeping with Spike.