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Drabbles: From his mother's womb untimely ripped - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabbles: From his mother's womb untimely ripped
After a long hiatus I am returning to my ‘Queequeg’ series of Angel: The Series/Moby Dick crossover drabbles, in which the Powers That Be send Queequeg the Harpooner to be Angel’s seer instead of Doyle. Although all the previous drabbles have been light-hearted there is a dramatic change of mood in these. Previous instalments are HERE. 2 x 100 words, PG-13.


From his mother’s womb…


The harpoon blade was so sharp that Queequeg shaved with it. He slashed it across Darla’s belly and she uttered a piercing shriek. Her hand clamped down on Angel’s with bone-crushing force.

Queequeg pulled out the baby from the gaping wound. “It’s a boy,” he announced.

“A boy? I have a son,” Angel gasped. A smile of radiant happiness began to spread across his face. Queequeg, Wesley, Cordelia, and Harmony all simultaneously kicked him in the shins. “Ow!”

“You looked just a little too happy,” Cordelia explained.

“My baby,” said Darla, reaching out for the infant. “I’ll call him… MacDuff.”



…Untimely ripped


“I still love him,” Darla said. She cuddled the baby to her breast. “It wasn’t just sharing his soul. I love him.”

“Let’s get him inside,” Fred suggested.

Darla nodded. “Help me up,” she ordered. Angel took the baby from her and Queequeg helped Darla to her feet.

“We should do something about that wound,” Harmony said. She bent to pick up a cushion from the car and Holtz’s first crossbow bolt hit her in the shoulder instead of the chest.

The second pierced Darla’s heart.

The baby cried as his mother’s dust was washed away by the driving rain.

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jgracio From: jgracio Date: November 15th, 2006 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
The second pierced Darla’s heart.

Ouch? :(

Lovely. I wonder how McDuff will fare in this reality. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 15th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! We shall just have to see what transpires...
ffutures From: ffutures Date: November 15th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holtz, I presume. Or Buffy?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 15th, 2006 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holtz. He was there in the original episode, with a crossbow, but in that reality he chose not to fire because Darla had already dusted herself and he had other plans for Angel.
gillo From: gillo Date: November 15th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eek. Of course she called him MacDuff.

Just as it looked as if this reality would work out kinder to her, you have to go and let Holtz have a crossbow. You should never let toys like that get into the wrong hands!

Excellent work.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 15th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holtz had a crossbow in the original episode; he just chose not to fire it, despite Sahjan's urgings, because Darla had dusted herself and he had other plans for Angel.

Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: November 15th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is going to be interesting. (I wonder who's going to be Macbeth to Angel's little MacDuff.)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 18th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Logically it should be Sahjahn.

Not that logic can be counted on in a world where Queequeg is Angel's seer...
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: November 16th, 2006 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting. Poor Darla...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 18th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
lilred26x From: lilred26x Date: November 16th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nice!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 18th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: November 18th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting take on that night, and sad ...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 18th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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