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Drabble: The Killers in Me - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: The Killers in Me

Happy birthday to gillo


The birthday ficlet yesterday didn’t used up all my creative energy. Here is another piece of idiocy (although not necessarily a birthday fic this time).

I’ve always hated songfics where the song is used totally anachronistically; for instance the BtVS S6 story revolving around Spike listening to Dido’s ‘White Flag’, which came out during AtS S5 (and featured Angel, CEO of Wolfram & Hart, in the video, at least in my universe in which David Boreanaz never made it as an actor and lives in an alley eating rats). However I’m always prepared to make an exception in my own case…

A 250-word ficlet set during the BtVS S7 episode implied by the title. Rating G.


The Killers In Me


“Giles hasn’t been acting like himself at all,” Anya mused.

“It’s totally as if he isn’t even listening to us,” Dawn agreed.

Xander grimaced. “I don’t think he’s the First. I’ve seen him touch things. Well, I think I have.”

“Maybe not the First,” Anya said, “but he’s not the Giles we know.”

“You think maybe he’s possessed, Ahn?”

“Or an evil alien pod person!” Dawn squealed. “That would be so cool!” She met Anya’s cold gaze, and saw Xander twisting around in the driver’s seat to look at her just as coldly, and she lowered her eyes. “In a totally sucky way,” she added.

“It’s somewhere around here,” Xander said. He brought the car to a halt and they disembarked. “I see a camp-fire.” Xander pointed and they set off towards the glow.

Before long they came upon Giles sitting near the fire. He seemed to be chanting under his breath.

“Grab him!” Anya urged. The three Scoobies rushed forward and tackled Giles. All of them sprawled in an ungainly heap.

“Well, he’s not the First,” Xander announced.

“Bloody Hell!” Giles cursed. “What on Earth are you playing at?” He pushed Xander away and struggled, rather less forcefully, to disentangle himself from the two girls.

Faint music filled the air. It seemed to be coming from Giles. Dawn found a trailing wire and tugged. The music grew louder. ‘…Destiny is calling me, open up my eager eyes, I’m Mister Brightside…

“I knew it!” Dawn yelled exultantly. “It’s iPod Giles!”

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Current Music: The Killers, "Mr Brightside"

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beer_good_foamy From: beer_good_foamy Date: December 6th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
*groooooooooooooooooooooooooooooan*

I'd say you've surpassed yourself, but...

Loved it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
hesadevil From: hesadevil Date: December 6th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Groan.

But the very fact that Giles, Mr Computers-will-never-replace-good-old-fashioned-smellyvision-books. has an I-Pod is all the evidence I need that he is indeed Pod-Giles.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Exactly!
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: December 6th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snicker* At least it wasn't peapod Giles.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Or Tripod Giles.
quinara From: quinara Date: December 6th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It explains so much...

*giggles maniacally*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
diabola79 From: diabola79 Date: December 6th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snort* iPod Giles *head desk*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
petzipellepingo From: petzipellepingo Date: December 6th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Only you...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, only me.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: December 6th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Groan...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
As usual...
bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: December 6th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
:D back.
rahirah From: rahirah Date: December 6th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Strangely appropriate. *g*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: December 6th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Inspired in a strange sort of way.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you (I think).
gillo From: gillo Date: December 6th, 2006 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good Lord.

**polishes glasses furiously**

You're evil.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but in a good way.
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: December 7th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
From: ottawa_fan Date: December 7th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh my... words fail. Inspired - in a completely crazy sort of way!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
kcarolj65 From: kcarolj65 Date: December 7th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
*giggle/groan*

Clever! Love your Dawn voice, BTW. Or an evil alien pod person! That would be so cool!...In a totally sucky way. Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
woman_of_ From: woman_of_ Date: December 7th, 2006 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well I guess it makes a change from vynal! Yes he must be an ipod person, would that Giles ever changed that much.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 8th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed.
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