Summary: She's been gone 5 days, 14 hours, 17 minutes.  Everyone is still is reeling from Buffy's sacrifice and grieving in their own way. All heroes deserve to be remembered no matter how short or long a time has passed since their sacrifice at least that's what Dawn insists.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Season 5
Characters: Dawn, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: Holiday Fics
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1
Word count: 1,148 Hit Count: 856 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: May 27, 2016 Updated: May 27, 2016

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Story Notes: Authors Note:  In honor of Memorial Day in the USA and all those who fell in battle.  The Gift aired on May 22, 2001 and Memorial Day that year was May 28, 2001.
Valkyria: (n.) One of the maidens of Odin, represented as awful and beautiful, who presided over battle and marked out those who were to be slain, and who also ministered at the feasts of heroes in Valhalla.

1. Chapter 1 by pfeifferpack - Likes: 19 Comments: 13 Word Count: 1,148 Hit Count: 856 Published: May 27, 2016

Setting: S5: Slightly less than a week after The Gift soon after sundown on Memorial Day 2001.