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Illyria Drabble: On My Signal... - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Illyria Drabble: On My Signal...
Belated happy birthday to bagheera_san; Happy birthday to paratti

No birthday fic, I’m afraid; I’m busy with my drabble/ficlet series following Illyria after an ending to ‘Not Fade Away’ that left her the only survivor of the fight in the alley (I must come up with an overall title soon). Here is another instalment. Previous parts are HERE. 100 words, PG.


On My Signal…

The vermin Giles smiled at her and extended his hand. “Miss Burkle,” he greeted her, as she followed human custom and took hold of the proffered appendage. “It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

She shook his hand instead of tearing it off at the wrist. “Likewise,” she said.

“I must confess that I’m rather surprised to see you,” he continued. “Angel claimed that you were on the verge of death not long ago. I’m glad to see that he was exaggerating.”

“No,” she said, as she shed the guise of the shell and adopted her own form, “he really wasn’t.”

Continued in …Unleash Hell

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bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: February 13th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
ooh creepy. Excellent!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 13th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
draconin From: draconin Date: February 13th, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Re the lack of a title, what springs to mind for me is the old quote about "Do not go gentle into that dark night; rage, rage against the dying of the light."

Now I probably didn't quote that correctly but it seems to me that Illyria, in a situation where she was the only survivor, would be raging indeed. She would be suffering a massive conflict between the impulse to give up and join her lost companions in death and the rage to avenge them. In view of that, the quote seems appropriate and I wondered if it suggested a title?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! It's a possibility but I'm trying to think of something containing the word 'Hell' as the overall title.
sueworld2003 From: sueworld2003 Date: February 13th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that was simply excellent! I wonder what she would make of Giles, apart from lunch that is. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Possibly a pyjama case?
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: February 13th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Poor Giles.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just wait...
framefolly From: framefolly Date: February 13th, 2009 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rip the Ripper into little pieces until he R.I.P!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
He might well regard that as the easy option...
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: February 13th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Illyria's cold hatred and Giles' complete obliviousness are a chilling combination. Let the carnage begin!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your wish is my command... in a way.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: February 13th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not a happy camper...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's one way of putting it.
paratti From: paratti Date: February 13th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good stuff.

And thanks:)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you.
deird1 From: deird1 Date: February 13th, 2009 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice!

I loved this:
She shook his hand instead of tearing it off at the wrist.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: February 13th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
A true pants-wetting moment for Giles.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 12:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You ain't seen nothin' yet.
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