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Ficlet: Right Under Your Nose - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Ficlet: Right Under Your Nose
Here’s a mini-ficlet that came to me out of nowhere last night. An alternate BtVS Season 5; the monks of Dagon come up with a different way of hiding the Key from Glory. Instead of sending it to the Slayer, in the form of a sister, they choose someone even more powerful... 400 words divided into 2 x 200, PG.


Right Under Your Nose


The Abbot’s expression was grave as he entered. “The Beast has landed at Prague-Ruzyně,” he announced. “We must begin the ritual at once.”

“Father Abbot,” one of the monks spoke up, as the others rushed to light candles, “is sending the Key to the Slayer really the best idea? Are we not just bringing trouble down upon her?”

“Perhaps, Brother Dusan,” the Abbot conceded, “but no-one else has any chance of defeating the Beast.”

“What about… a walrus?” suggested Brother Jaroslav.

Brother Dusan ignored the eccentric monk. “There is one who is stronger than the Slayer,” he said, “and who is definitely a match for the Beast. In fact it is impossible for the Beast to defeat her.”

“Oh? Who?”

Brother Dusan told him. The other monks froze in the midst of their preparations.

“Her? Are you insane?” asked Brother Tomas.

The Abbot’s brows creased in thought. “Wait. Perhaps this idea is not as crazy as it seems at first,” he said. “Certainly Brother Dusan is correct that the Beast could never defeat her. We can spare the Slayer from becoming involved in a desperate battle and being distracted from her primary duty of guarding the Hellmouth. We’ll do it.”

- - - - -


“Well, that was a total waste of my time,” Glory complained. “The Slayer had no idea what I was talking about. I don’t think she knows anything about my Key.”

“She could have been lying, oh splendiferous one,” Jinx said.

“I really don’t think so,” Glory said. “She wasn’t being defiant, or evasive, just baffled. We’re barking up the wrong tree. It’s here somewhere, I know it, but not with the Slayer. We’ll have to do this the hard way. Search every inch of this town.” She began leafing through a fashion magazine. “Oh, yeah, and bring me someone to eat while you’re at it.”

“I obey, your magnificence,” Jinx said.

The door opened and a trio of minions led in a chestnut-haired teenage girl. Glory looked up and tossed her magazine aside. “Well, hello, my cute little button,” she greeted. “How did things go on your first day at your new school?”

“Okay, I guess,” the girl replied, “but there was this one girl, Kirsty, who was mean to me. A total bitch.”

“We can’t have that,” Glory said. “Nobody disrespects my sister. Bring me this Kirsty, boys, and I’ll suck out her brains. That work for you, Dawnie?”

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quinara From: quinara Date: March 30th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D This is brilliant! Those monks really should have tried a bit more lateral thinking, shouldn't they?

(Although, wouldn't that many brainsucked people in close proximity to Dawn lead Glory to catch on pretty quickly?)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dawn goes "Eww!" at the brain-sucking and heads off to her room to do her homework or watch TV. By the time she emerges again Jinx & Co have dumped the babbling victims near the hospital.
beer_good_foamy From: beer_good_foamy Date: March 30th, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
...that's actually kind of genius. And it's not like Glory's smart enough to see through it. I approve.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: March 30th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
ROFL That so would have worked!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
lusciousxander From: lusciousxander Date: March 30th, 2010 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL! Dawn would have been safer this way, and Buffy would go a year without all the headache, except for her mom dying.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Joyce might not have died; a lot of fans have hypothesised that it was the monks' tampering with everyone's minds that caused Joyce's brain tumour. Season 5 would have been a little lacking in drama, however.
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: March 30th, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant! This time the monks have chosen wisely. Screw with the enemy, not the hero!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: reader42 Date: March 30th, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
A truly brilliant piece of lateral thinking by the monks!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: March 30th, 2010 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's brilliant! Though hard on the young women of Sunnydale High.

You are definitely smarter than your average monk...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
The young men of Sunnydale High could have something to fear too...

Thank you!
owenthurman From: owenthurman Date: March 30th, 2010 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha, that would have been smarter. But that Brother Jaroslav is outright crazy. Or is he?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is either the fourth or fifth of my stories (I can't remember exactly) in which Brother Jaroslav wants to involve a walrus.
deird1 From: deird1 Date: March 30th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I approve.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
audela From: audela Date: March 30th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brother Jaroslav and his walrus! Obsessed much?

This is such cool idea. I wonder how Dawn would deal with Ben? She seemed to like him well enough in the show, but the transitions would be a bit jarring.

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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Brother Jaroslav and his walrus have now appeared in more of my fics than any other non-canon character.

I'm sure that Dawn will like Glory more than Ben. That was certainly the case in canon, at least by the end.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: March 30th, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice one - but is Dawn aware what Glory is? And won't Glory notice that her snacks think that Dawn is green?
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 30th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think Dawn is perfectly well aware what Glory is - but she doesn't know that she's the Key. Dawn probably doesn't come into contact with Glory's snacks much after the brain-sucking. If they do then the world is in trouble - although Glory, if she's affected by the 'protect Dawn' part of the spell that CW hypothesises in the Tindómë stories, will face an interesting dilemma.

I'm tempted to expand on this - a scene in which Glory destroys her own Sobekian Cobra Demon for attacking Dawn has already insinuated itself into my brain - but I doubt if I'll actually write it.
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: March 31st, 2010 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
That's brilliant! I'd have liked to see that.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2010 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: March 31st, 2010 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Well done! I've missed your Buffyverse fic. (I can't ready crossovers where I don't have the background; they soar right over my head).

This was just my speed: short, witty, and with that inimitable Speakr touch.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2010 01:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
evilawyer From: evilawyer Date: March 31st, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
It makes sense, actually. Still, I would given the walrus idea a go. Great ficlet!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2010 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
edenfalling From: edenfalling Date: March 31st, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! That's so crazy it would almost have to work.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: March 31st, 2010 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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