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Drabble: Thanks for all the fish - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Thanks for all the fish

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My Angel/Moby Dick crossover drabble the other day turned out not to be a one-off after all. Here’s a second. 100 words, PG.


Thanks for all the fish


Angel and Queequeg returned to Angel’s apartment after dusting Russell. They heard a scream from the office above, raced up the stairs, and found Cordelia Chase holding a duster.

“A cockroach!” she shrieked.

Queequeg harpooned it.

“Way to go, Queequeg,” Cordelia beamed. She admired his tattoos. “Cool! Kinda tribal, huh?”

“Done by a shaman who said they contained the ultimate question. I’ve never been able to read them,” Queequeg replied.

Cordelia peered closely at the tattoos. “Hey, I can read this,” she announced. “No worse than Harmony’s handwriting. It says ‘What do you get if you multiply six by nine?’”

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bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: May 27th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Queeg keeps coming to mind.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 27th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's actually given me an idea for a future installment, 'The Cane Mutiny'.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: May 27th, 2006 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
42?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 27th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always thought that there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
edenfalling From: edenfalling Date: May 27th, 2006 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
But 6 x 9 = 54... Something is very strange in the state of the universe.

Harpooning cockroaches? I think that would be a bit hard on floors; Cordelia should bill Queequeg for damages.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 27th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
At that point in 'City of' Cordelia hadn't formally joined Angel Investigations and so only Angel could bill Queequeg.

Queequeg does everything with his harpoon. Including shave.
quinara From: quinara Date: May 27th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Xander never struck me as someone who would have particuarly bad handwriting. Of course, I never really connected Xander and writing together in my head.

Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 27th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good point; the precision of his woodwork indicates neatness. I've changed it to 'Harmony's handwriting'.
gillo From: gillo Date: May 27th, 2006 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
White mice apparently have 42 chromosomes. Hellmice too, perhaps.

It would be appropriate that Harmony was involved in composing the Question. That would account for the maths.

Oh yes. And: ::groan::
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
myfeetshowit From: myfeetshowit Date: May 27th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I second Gillo's groan and up it by one gruntfish.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
There is worse to come...
sammywol From: sammywol Date: May 27th, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh I like this! Douglas Adams would be so proud! (I'd bet Spike was a closet Adams fan, what with that great line about 'cuppa tea, cuppa tea...')
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Unlife. Don't talke to me about unlife...
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: May 27th, 2006 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snerk* Took me a second, but I got there.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Heh!
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: May 28th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Very cute.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I hope I can give you at least a little smile in your time of worry.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: May 28th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It seems that no crossover is too far out for you. Very droll.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: May 28th, 2006 08:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! A three-way crossover!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
You ain't seen nothin' yet...
swedish15 From: swedish15 Date: May 28th, 2006 08:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Excuse me. I have to log off and die laughing.
(Unless that stupid sofa is blocking my stairway again.)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 28th, 2006 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: May 31st, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the grin! (But the ultimate question and the answer to life, the universe and everything are off by 12 - what does that signify?)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: May 31st, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
That there is something fundamentally wrong with the Universe.
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