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Illyria Drabble: For I much desire to speak with her - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Illyria Drabble: For I much desire to speak with her
Here’s another part of my drabble/ficlet series in which Illyria is the sole survivor of the battle at the end of ‘Not Fade Away’. I’ve started posting the series at ‘Twisting the Hellmouth’ under the overall title of ‘The Dying of the Light’; thanks to draconin for the suggestion. Previous parts are HERE. 100 words, PG, continuing on from ‘…Unleash Hell’. Old Ones aren’t only quick to anger, they can also be subtle.


For I much desire to speak with her

“But Spike died a year ago.” There was a furrow between the red eyebrows.

“He came back,” Illyria explained. “He was my pet. He amused me.” Her eyes secreted moisture beyond that necessary for lubrication. “Now he is dust.”

The warrior stared at Giles. “Did you know?”

“Well…” Giles averted his eyes.

“The slime-mould Andrew knew,” Illyria revealed.

“So you did know. And nobody told Buffy?”

“There were, ah, circumstances…”

“Told Buffy what?” Three females had entered the room. The shell knew two of them. Faith, holding a weapon, and Willow.

Illyria adopted the shell’s form. Willow’s eyes widened. “Fred?”

Continued in Conversations About Dead People

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ffutures From: ffutures Date: February 17th, 2009 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
If the third woman is Buffy, Giles is in DEEP manure. Not as much as Illyria is about to unleash, of course...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually it's not Buffy - it's only Kennedy.
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: February 17th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
The shittith has hittith the fannith.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. Willow might get slightly cranky shortly...
xc_runner50 From: xc_runner50 Date: February 17th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man...Giles is in big trouble...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's the idea, yes.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: February 17th, 2009 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Giles is facing trouble on many fronts.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's a fair assessment of the situation.
pfeifferpack From: pfeifferpack Date: February 17th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Howdy mama this will be good. So the cat is well out of the bag...Giles did know and likely that Buffy is going to be finding out about now.

You manage to pack a wallop on so few words! I am jealous (or just wordy).

Kathleen
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

I can be wordy too; 'Tabula Avatar' is now over 400,000 words, for instance.
brunettepet From: brunettepet Date: February 17th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I loved Vi turning on Giles and his shifty reaction.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shifty reaction? I, ah, don't know what you, oh goodness, is that the time? I really must be going...
draconin From: draconin Date: February 17th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cool! I'm immortalised. Now to try for eternal youth!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
The snag with being immortalised is all the strange people with swords who will keep trying to cut off your head. There can only be one...
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: February 17th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee--Giles is in deep trouble!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: February 17th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed so.
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