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24 Jan 2018
“Make a wish,” they say at the end of the world.
Title from "Love Ridden" by Fiona Apple.
Angel and Cordelia teach their children, and scores of the children who come through their home for a night or a week or a year, how to fight. How to balance a sword against the weight of their bodies, how to use their weaknesses as strengths.
“You should be able to protect yourselves,” Cordelia says during these sessions. Later, in arguments over the dinner table, she tells her children she doesn’t want them hunting demons. She goes up to bed flushed and upset, to find Angel sitting on the edge of the bed, the room dark.
He looks at her. “Rats are low,” he says, and holds her while they both cry.