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FIC: One Hundred Forty Four [Thursday 5 Aug 2010 at 07:50 pm]
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Title: One Hundred Forty Four
Format: Flash Fic
Fandom: Buffy


Xander awoke with the image of a dodecahedron pressed into his face. He flicked the die away and checked his ex-fiancee. She was still sleeping, head and arms sprawled on the table. He touched her forehead affectionately and went to check the scraping sound coming from the kitchen.

"What ya' got there Spike? Little midnight snack with freezer burn?"

"Thought I had some old frozen blood in here," Spike finally wedged the box out with the runed dagger he'd been using. "But it's just asparagus. Think that's left over from Joyce?"

"Buffy and Dawn sure didn't buy it."

"Bloody potentials are ravenous; there's nothing else left in here." Spike turned. "You getting a little lucky seven?"

"I thought you and Buffy were the ones getting --" Xander waved his hand around vaguely.

"Deserves some sleep before the big battle, don't you think?"

"Yeah, maybe I should go out in the car and scavenge some cereal or something so they don't have to go down into the Hellmouth without a bite to eat."

"'S about five in the morning. Maybe I'll come along and make sure no scavengers get a bite out of the ladies' favorite pirate."

"Fine."

"Fine, then."

Xander pulled out his car keys and pushed open the door. "You know, the girls have their big menstrual metaphor taking control of their powers opening the Hellmouth ceremony at high noon."

"Yeah?"

"Well, boys have a way of marking our possession, too."

Spike smiled and held up the frozen box of vegetables. "You hungry for a little breakfast first?"

--

Buffy and the potentials arrived to find the Seal of Danzalthar withdrawn and the Hellmouth in retreat, never again to express its awesome power to connect dimensions. The potentials all went on to live long, happy lives without blood and gore. Except Rona who became a trauma surgeon. And Kennedy who was eaten by a crocodile.

Spike and Xander never, ever told what they had done.

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[User Picture]From: diachrony
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 03:36 am (UTC)
Hahahahahaaa!!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed my deep and serious exploration of season 7.
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[User Picture]From: rebcake
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 06:42 am (UTC)
Whether Joyce or Tara bought the asparagus, it was a fitting final gift to the world. Is it wrong of me to assume they each wrote their full names? (Pardon my total penis envy at the mo'.)

Also, I love trauma surgeon Rona. I wish there was an action figure!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 06:50 pm (UTC)
their full names?

What would you consider Spike's full name? It might take a while to write it all out. Not that Alexander LaVelle Harris is short.

I love trauma surgeon Rona.

Would you believe that was the first line I wrote for this fic? The actual plot just grew up around it.
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[User Picture]From: quinara
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 07:35 am (UTC)
*snort* OK, now this feels remarkably necessary. Hee!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Friday 6 Aug 2010 at 06:51 pm (UTC)
It's a whole new way to look at Season 7. Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: empresspatti
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 02:47 am (UTC)
This is wunnerful. It's good to see you around again!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: rahirah
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 04:30 am (UTC)
Bwah!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

Vampires pee!?

They do eat a liquid diet.
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From: beer_good_foamy
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 08:34 am (UTC)
Heee!

Kennedy who was eaten by a crocodile.

Given Willow's love interest in the comics, I'm not sure how to interpret that... :)
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Saturday 7 Aug 2010 at 07:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I'm not sure how to interpret that.

I chose to leave it ambiguous.
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[User Picture]From: angearia
Sunday 8 Aug 2010 at 04:51 pm (UTC)
LOL!
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[User Picture]From: owenthurman
Wednesday 11 Aug 2010 at 03:50 am (UTC)
Thank you.
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