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Illyria ficlet: ...Unleash Hell - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Illyria ficlet: ...Unleash Hell
This isn’t very Valentine-related, I’m afraid. It’s the next part of my drabble/ficlet series in which Illyria is the sole survivor of the battle at the end of ‘Not Fade Away’. Previous parts are HERE. Longer this time, 300 words, PG, continuing on from ‘On My Signal...’

…Unleash Hell

Three young female humans rushed into the room. A fourth followed more slowly, warily, moving like a stalking panther.

The first three hurled themselves at Illyria. They had strength and speed far beyond that of humans. It availed them not; their impetuosity was their destruction. She met one with a fist, another with a foot, snatched the third from the air mid-leap and hurled her down upon the desk of Mr. Giles to shatter the wood asunder.

The fourth wore a hat spun from the wool of quadrupeds and her hair was the color of rusted iron. She flowed across the carpet and launched strikes from a position of balance. Power, speed, accuracy, and control. This was a true warrior. To parry these blows was not easy even for Illyria, and when she struck back the female almost was able to seize her in an arm-lock, but Illyria had seen her pet use that move and avoided the danger. She countered, pinned the female’s arm, and punched to the face. She struck again. The female sagged. Blood oozed from skin. Illyria was reminded of herself, defeated by Marcus Hamilton, and felt disquiet. She lowered this Slayer, no doubt one trained by Spike, to the ground and laid her down gently.

One of the fallen stirred and tried to rise. Illyria smote her into renewed unconsciousness and then moved to intercept Giles as he tried to flee through the door. “You will not leave,” she commanded, “until you have heard my words. You may summon medical aid for the fallen pupil of Spike, and for the rash ones, if you wish.” She held up a hand to silence Giles as he opened his mouth to speak. “Summon two others also,” she continued. “The Slayer named Faith, and the witch named Willow.”

Continued in For I much desire to speak with her

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xc_runner50 From: xc_runner50 Date: February 14th, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, Brilliant I'm loving these drabbles, I can't wait for more.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 14th, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! There should be another one tomorrow, if things go as planned.
mymatedave From: mymatedave Date: February 14th, 2009 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are really, really good.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
draconin From: draconin Date: February 14th, 2009 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent! I was looking forward to more of this. :-)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
audela From: audela Date: February 14th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
This drabble series is fascinating. I love your Illyria--she feels so real.

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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
mabus101 From: mabus101 Date: February 14th, 2009 08:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!

Illyria is so Shakespearian. *has fun*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: February 14th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
So - she's going to ask questions first and kill afterwards, I think.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Possibly.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: February 15th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
May the muse be with you!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
pfeifferpack From: pfeifferpack Date: February 15th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC) (Link)
WHOA! This is going to be good. Love that she realized that Spike had helped to train Vi and had more respect for her because of it. Illyria is dealing with grief in her own way and it is completely in character. Hope Buffy shows proper grief for Spike when she finds out.

Kathleen
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 15th, 2009 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Very nicely done. :) It´ll interesting to see where you are going with this.

BTW, sorry for being absent so long, I was a bit occupied with various stuff and am still, of course, reading Tabula Avatar. So don´t drop the series! :p

Magnus
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

There is no way that I would drop Tabula Avatar.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: February 15th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice fight scene -- and poor Vi!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 15th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: February 17th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm loving your violent, imperious Illyria. This in voice line really sang: Illyria was reminded of herself, defeated by Marcus Hamilton, and felt disquiet.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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