Disclaimers: Not mine.
Spoilers: Some 4th
season Oz stuff.
and Dev, hanging
Author's Note: Sheila
used the words "stoner vamp," and
Feedback keeps the
mood mellow. And creepy.
Devon takes a long toke. Exhales
They relax in the
park, neither of them paying much
the night. It's a weird feeling. The
Like they could
be any two people, anywhere. But they're
"Who turned you?"
Sheila? High school?"
yeah. She disappeared after the whole
her. Said some British vamp turned
Oz nods, reaches for
the joint. "Working out for
Dev nods. "The world
is... deeper, somehow, man. I think
off on it."
"I getcha. Plus,
you've got all those wolf senses and
That must be pretty
punches him in the arm. It'll leave a bruise, but Oz
think Dev means it. "What's up? You're
all Downer Boy."
think I'm grieving for you,
"But I'm right -- oh.
think my soul's off somewhere partying, dude. Don't
Oz rests his head
against a tree. Wonders if he can shift
enough to fight if Dev goes for his
If he would.
Eventually Dev rests his
head in Oz's lap and closes his eyes.
sleeping, or even really resting -- Oz would sense that
but just... being there. One night creature
Is this what he
is now? What it all comes down
Devon's eyes snap open
with an eerie suddenness. Fix Oz
with a look of
mischief far more cunning than the old
would've managed. At least not with half a
joint in his system.
could hunt, Oz."
not really up for the trauma aspect of watching you
someone's throat out,
"Isn't that what
to tell him not to push, but... enough Dev left to
it feel like one of those rare occasions
when the old, human
Dev had actually taken an
interest. Too nice a
He shouldn't have
come back here. "Once. Another werewolf
going to kill Willow."
nods, cool press and rub of his head against Oz's
"So you went all territorial on his
"Hers. And pretty
"And the blood didn't
get you? At all?"
Oz has no
answer for that, so he just rests his hand
Devon's chest. Looks up at the leaves in the
"I thought about
turning the band."
swallows. He's definitely grieving.
"Wouldn't have been
the same without you,
"I guess it would've
given the band name a whole, new,
maybe too literal."
Devon is dead. "So what are you going to
"Not sure. Sheila wants
me to join her in L.A. She always did
"True. You should
probably get out of Sunnydale before Buffy
"Yeah, I know, but
there's a real... I don't know how to
it. Like a pull. You know what I
Oz nods. "The
"I guess. It
just... feels good. Is it the same for
"Sort of. I try not to
pay attention to it."
you're still here."
Yeah, I guess I am."
not a bad town, Oz. Not really." Devon's hand on top
Oz holds his silence, and
tries not to