Paradise, truncated. Despite himself, Spike believes in happy endings. Sort of.
I dreamt about it, once. Long ago.
I was lying down on a steep mountain made of cigarettes. Around me, cigarette trees bloomed.
I had a cigarette in my mouth.
Beside me, a lean, wistful-looking woman hummed, dangling a cigarette from her lips.
We stared at the gray clouds of cigarette smoke drifting in the sky.
She hummed very well.
After a moment, I closed my eyes and spoke.
"Got a light?"
The last note of her song melted away. I felt her smile.
I didn't mind at all.
ValÂ·halÂ·la (vl-hl, vÃ¤l-hÃ¤l) also WalÂ·halÂ·la (wl-hl, vl-, wÃ¤l-hÃ¤l, vÃ¤l-).
n. Scandinavian Mythology
The palace of immortality in which Odin received the souls of slain warriors.