Manx Telecom has upgraded my Broadband to 8Mb/s. Yay! I’m celebrating with a silly ficlet. You can blame curiouswombat for this one; she came up with the pairing. It’s not as crazy as some of my ficlets, nor is it as overtly funny, but it’s not to be taken too seriously either. It will mean most to British readers, especially those old enough to remember a certain TV ‘cop show’ that ran between 1977 and 1983 on ITV. They’ve been repeating it recently on one of the more obscure satellite channels, ITV3 or something, but I rarely catch those broadcasts (and, when I do, the episode is always Where The Jungle Ends). Because of this, and because the POV character is Irish, I have left the spellchecker set to ‘English (UK)’. Somebody on my F-list is a big fan of the show, I know, but I’m afraid I can’t remember who that is!
It’s set in the near future of Tabula Avatar (chapter 62 went up yesterday, in case you missed it – being blacklisted by the Sunnydale Herald sucks) but it’s AU; the events depicted in this ficlet will not happen in the main story (or not like this, anyway). Bodhi is successful in her attempt to travel to ‘Spike’s World’ and ends up in Los Angeles. She encounters a character from ‘Angel’ and things develop from there. Rating PG (I would have said more, but if the BBFC can rate ‘The Dark Knight’ as 12A...), exactly 1,800 words. Starts near the end of AtS 1.09, Hero.
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