Word Count: 779
Summary: Following the events of Ethan Rayne's Halloween rampage, Spike comes back home with a present for his dark princess.
Why I loved it: I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a fan of Drusilla. I found her stylization annoying most of the time on the show, so fic that features her doesn't often catch my attention (unless it's really dark f/f for some reason). I'm more apt to give her a shot when it's pre-S4 and she's with Spike, though, which is why I gave this one a shot. I'm so glad I did. The prose in this short fic is absolutely stunning. She manages to catch Drusilla's voice without it sounding like caricature, and it's just haunting.