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Drabble: Deserted Cities of the Heart - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Deserted Cities of the Heart
I had intended to spend a couple of hours writing today but I was too tired after a tough night at work. I’ve slept for more than 9 hours and I’ll have time to do little more than won't even have time to read the new chapters of fics from julia_here and enigmatic_blue. I have, however, knocked off a quick drabble. It’s set during ‘Passion’, Giles-centric, and it is most definitely not one of my humorous punning drabbles. The title is taken from a Cream song – Giles is canonically a Cream fan. 100 words, of course.


Deserted Cities of the Heart


Giles ascended the stairs, taking care not to stand on the roses that lay on each step, and entered the bedroom. Jenny lay on the bed and his smile grew broader. As he drew nearer his smile faded. His grip on the glasses in his hand slackened. She was absolutely motionless and there was no sign of breathing.

Suddenly her eyes opened. “Ah,” Giles said, smiling again. “You gave me quite a start there. You were so still that for a moment I feared that you might be, ah, dead.”

Jenny opened her mouth to reveal her fangs. “I am.”

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Current Music: Cream, "Deserted Cities of the Heart"

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hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: June 24th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Bravo, that would have been so much more devastating to Giles than her death.

PS I've emailed you about a MidiMeet 2007 matter.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 24th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Yes, I've seen the e-mail, and I have an idea for something that I could do, but I haven't replied yet because a) I haven't been up very long, and b) I don't know Hils at all and don't know how much she would know about me, which makes it a little difficult to compose the proposal.
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: June 24th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ouch! That would have been even worse than finding her with the broken neck.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
limerickgirl From: limerickgirl Date: June 24th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh holy hell, brilliantly done! GAH, I was holding my breath wondering what you had in store, and that was chilling and perfect. That's an image I'm going to carry around now for the rest of the evening. Hehehe
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: June 24th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh Wow, I am so impressed. That would've totally devistated Giles, even more than her death. Could he have dusted her? Would he have chosen the darkness to be with her. I will ponder these questions!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Yes, do ponder.
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
spikendru From: spikendru Date: June 24th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, perfect! That was absolutely chilling, and opens up so many possibilities regarding Giles' reactions. Loved it!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
sp23 From: sp23 Date: June 24th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eep! And yes! Yes, yes, yes. Also, eep!

My blazingly erudite feedback for the day. *g*

I do love the idea of Vampire!Jenny though.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: June 24th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never understood why Angelus didn't do that. Nice one.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that either Joss thought that it would make the story-line too complex or else Robia LaMorte refused to play a vampire. Thank you!
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: June 24th, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
No silly pun?!!!!

Nice and dark!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: June 24th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very grim - you're onviously in a murderous mood this month. Excellent - it would have been even worse for Giles than her death.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
alwaysjbj From: alwaysjbj Date: June 24th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, this is fabulous!! Thank you.

speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
spikereader From: spikereader Date: June 25th, 2007 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm surprised Angelus missed out on that one, really. Chilling drabble.

(and the chocolate is courtesy of the random iconiser)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you - and thanks for the chocolate!
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: June 25th, 2007 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! There's an O Henry ending for you. Creepily well done.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 25th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: June 26th, 2007 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nice. Chilling and gripping.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: June 26th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: July 1st, 2007 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, how awful! I can see Angel going this route as easily as the other and it would've been far worse. This drabble makes me want more.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2007 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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