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To Rain in Hell
On Saturday night I felt too ill to go in to work and stayed off for the first time in four years. However I went in on Sunday and last night and will be in tonight. Being ill is just something that I’m going to have to learn to put up with.

Being ill all the time has made me feel somewhat morbid. I’m still plodding on with my WIPs but I’ve been thinking along somewhat different lines some of the time. Here is a 100-word drabble that will be the beginning of a full-length fic eventually once I’ve finished one or two of the WIPs. AtS S5. Rating PG-13 but it’s not one of my funny ones. At all.


To Rain in Hell


The rain lashed down. It washed the blood from the limp body of Charles Gunn. It swept away the dust of Angel the King and of Spike her Pet, turning it to mud, sending it into the gutters as no more than a discoloration of the water. Nothing was left of them. Nothing. Nothing.

Illyria raised her face to the rain and screamed out her pain and loss. She clenched her fists and looked around for something on which to vent her fury. There were no demons remaining. No dragon. No giant. Only their blood and ichor. And the rain.

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quinara From: quinara Date: September 26th, 2006 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Chilling.

Loved it. (Though are you surprised, considering the stuff I churn out? ;) )

Are you not feeling any better at all? :( Have some virtual hot chocolate. *sends*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Virtual hot chocolate would probably make me virtually ill, I'm afraid.
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: September 26th, 2006 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Noooo! Not Spike! Sorry to hear you're still under the weather, sending lots of healing vibes along.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: September 26th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Powerful! Wonderful start, holds lots of promise.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
julia_here From: julia_here Date: September 26th, 2006 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's chilling.

Sorry you're at the point of having to get used to being ill; it's not one of my favorite life-phases.

Julia, life in the fifties is pretty fucked up
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

At least life in the fifties is better than life in the Fifties. We have colour television, good music, computers and the Internet.
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: September 26th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry you're still not back to normal. And killing off Spike is a serious symptom! We must get you better!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

It's not the first time that I've killed off Spike...
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ffutures From: ffutures Date: September 26th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
VERY good - want to see where you go with it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
timeofchange From: timeofchange Date: September 26th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear you are still feeling unwell.

The drabble is exceptional. I look forward to your eventual fic.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
debxena From: debxena Date: September 26th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely not funny. But brilliantly crafted :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 26th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I really hope that you get better soon... and not wanting to sound obnoxious, but if you are really, *really* ill ( and as far as I understand it, it is something quite bad), shouldn´t your doctor be recommending you some downtime to get better?

Magnus
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. If it's what the doctor suspects then I *won't* get better. I'll just have to learn to live with it.
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: September 26th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me like!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
opalescence From: opalescence Date: September 26th, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait -- aren't you ever going to be well again? ::is concerned::
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! Apparently not. I've just been for more blood tests today; maybe the results of those will clarify things.
diachrony From: diachrony Date: September 26th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh my ... creepy!

::shivers::

Are you going to get better? I hope you're not overdoing things.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I don't know if I'm going to get better or not. As long as I don't get worse then I can cope.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: September 26th, 2006 10:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry to read that you are still sick. My sympathies are extended to you. I have been feeling far less than 100% myself, so I can empathize completely.

I'm with zanthinegirl on the issue of dispatching Spike. However, I do not care what you do with Angel.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

This isn't the first time that I've killed off Spike. And in the 'Lonely Goatherd' series I killed off the whole Fang Gang except for Spike; it's only fair to let Illyria have a turn at surviving.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: September 26th, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dang. And ouch. Good stuff though. Very evocative.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: September 26th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was great. I hope you start feeling better soon even if being sick seems to agree with the muse.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: September 27th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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