a darla/drusilla fanmix
made for whedonland
About the mix: Originally it was going to be a 'look how awesome and fun Darla and Drusilla are together'!mix. That couldn't be further from what I have created. This is so full of angst, what is wrong with me? I am a happy person.
The basic idea is that the mix starts mid season two, Darla is a human and Drusilla is just about to turn her, there is so moody tunes to go with this phase, broken up with a nice 80s pop interlude, when Dru and Darla are having fun eating Lawyers. On to more sadness when the girls are jilted by the men they made. This is where my own bit, I 100% believe after Darla's unfortunate night of passion with Angel and Dru's little thing with Spike they met up again and went for a jolly. I even wrote it here. So that is where the mix goes. But when they are down in South America things start too go wrong, what with the craziness of new life. Dru babbles, she has the sight you know, Darla gets even more bitchy. They part ways, going off alone once more. Thus the mix returns to canon, Darla alone in a bar with a baby on the way.
About the Pairing: My feelings towards this pairing are complex, much like the pairing itself. I don't know how I ship it, there is a obviously a sexual element, they are vampires everything is sexy to them, but I think I kind of find the family aspect more interesting. Drusilla seems to be more attached to the idea of a family, she clearly cared a great deal in life about her own family, and that has carried over but Darla is difficult. As a human it's likely she didn't have a family/or a good family life and she probably never developed any meaningful relationships during her life as a prostitute, especially with men (that can be seen time and time again in her unlife) but I genuinely think Darla cares about Drusilla (despite being annoyed by all the crazy) which can be seen in wonderful moments like; when they hug in 2x10 and when, after being set on fire, Darla puts her arms around Dru and says 'shhh baby'. They are just adorable vampire ladies. ♥
And i'll stop now :D
A bit of colour would bring out your eyes more, such pretty eyes. ~ Darla, Reunion.
One. What is Human ~ Nancy Elizabeth
"What we once were informs all that we have become." ~ Darla, The Prodigal.
[Drusilla and Darla were both human once, but they were very different women.]
Two. Sisters of the Moon ~ Fleetwood Mac
"How did you think this would end?" ~ Lindsey, The Trial.
[Darla's human body is dying and Drusilla saves her the only way she knows how.]
She was dark at the top of the stairs
And she called to me
And so I followed
As friends often do
I cared not for love, nor money
I think she knew.
Three. Oh my Mama ~ Alela Diane
"Oh, yeah. Grandmother is very pleased with it. I can tell. Aren't you, Grandmother? My daughter." ~ Drusilla, Reunion.
[Drusilla is excited for her new daughters rebirth and to bring her family back together.]
And when the sky drops all those feathers
And when the birds sing in the morning
I'll be a mama
I'll have a daughter
I'll be a mama
I'll have a daughter
And she'll be
My little bird
And then she'll fly
Four. Raining Blood ~ Tori Amos
"The soul leaves a bitter taste" ~ Darla, Epiphany.
[Darla is confused and angry, her soul has been torn from her once more.]
Pierced from below, souls of my treacherous past
Betrayed by many, now ornaments dripping above
Awaiting the hour of reprisal
Five. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ~ Cyndi Lauper
"I believe you said something about a massacre." ~ Darla, Reunion.
[Darla embraces her rebirth, she and Dru paint LA red.]
Girls just wanna have fun.
Six. Happy Now? ~ Ruby Throat
"You miss him like a heartbeat" ~ Drusilla, Redefinition.
[They both have their minds on the men in their lives, there is a little jealousy brewing. Turns out they only have each other left. Plus being set on fire sucks.]
Filled with bile and bruising
Against the kitchen sink
Give me a kiss, I'll slash my wrists
Watch the blood run pink
And all those butterfly notions
Crash down from the sky
Watch her drown
Blow your house down
You know we're born to die
Are you happy now?
I just wanna know
Are you happy now?
Seven. Thelma & Louise ~ Horrorpops
"I love this room. Dru, honey, in our new digs we have to put in a people cellar." Darla, Reunion.
[Darla has lost Angel for good, she had left Lindsey, Drusilla has lost Spike, so the girls head south.]
Engine is roaring and
Roads are steaming
Hearts are glowing
Freedom is forever
Angels cannot fall
And Devils won't be caught
Nothing is denied and
the sky is our guide and
we cannot be confined
Seems like we'll never die
Eight. Loner ~ Marissa Nadler
"I mean, for God's sake, can't a woman wreak a little havoc without there being a man involved?" Darla, Redefinition.
[Darla's relationship with Angel haunts them as they go, Drusilla can see something is wrong.]
In the year of the Angels
you're lonely for a kiss
In the time of the sunshine
you were lost in the mist of your being
I believe you're filled with sin
Nine. Hail, Mary ~ Shearwater
"My little bird is anxious" ~ Drusilla, Redefinition.
[Darla is changing, they both know it but they carry on.]
Oh hail Mary, full of death
Sing me a bitter song
As dark as the day is long
And as black as your eyes are wild
Ten. Paris is Burning ~ St. Vincent
"She's a lunatic" ~ Darla, Dear Boy.
[Drusilla knows what infects Darla's body but Darla wont except it. They part ways.]
"I'm on your side when nobody is, cause nobody is,
come sit right here and sleep while I slip poison in your ear"
Dance poor people dance and drown
Dance fair Paris to the ground
Eleven. Dummy ~ Portishead
"I tried everything and I can't get rid of it, so I ask you: what is this thing - growing inside of me? And how's it possible?" ~ Darla, That Vision Thing.
[Darla is all alone again. Left by everyone. Her child's soul slowly begins to drive her crazy.]
Fully fed yet I still hunger,
Haunted I tell myself yet I still wander,
It's tearing me apart.
I could be your Mummy. ~ Drusilla, Darla.
(I have never had so much trouble uploading a file! argh.)
If you'd like individual songs just say :)
You may be interested in checking out my previous Darla fanmix here