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Double Drabble: Out of the Blue - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Double Drabble: Out of the Blue
A few months ago I wrote a couple of ficlets based on the idea that the monks of Dagon came up with different ways of hiding the Key from Glory instead of sending it to the Slayer. Here’s another one. This time they managed to hide from Glory for a long time before they were forced into taking desperate measures. A true double drabble, 2 x 100 words, PG.

PS I attempted to crosspost this from Dreamwidth but it hasn't happened after 8 hours so I'm posting it directly here - but if it turns up duplicated that's why. In future I'll just post in both places separately, that's if I bother with Dreamwidth at all.


Out Of The Blue


“Grave news, my friend,” the lama said to the abbot. “A woman fitting Glory’s description, accompanied by a retinue of ugly little men in robes, has arrived in Lhasa.”

“So, after three years of flight and hiding, the Beast has found us,” said the abbot. “The stars will soon be in alignment again and the world’s destruction looms. We must send the Key to a strong guardian.”

“The Slayer may not be powerful enough,” warned one of his monks.

“True,” the abbot conceded, “but luckily, during our exile, a new and greater power has arisen. Prepare to perform the ritual!”

- - - - -


Illyria strode imperiously into the office. “You shall have new duties, Qwa’ha Xahn,” she announced, “for I have brought forth my sister from the Deeper Well.”

“If you’ve killed someone else…” Wesley began.

“Worry not,” Illyria said, “I took no second vessel. Her shell is but a homunculus.” She beckoned and a pretty teenage girl, her only unusual feature the green streaks in her hair, entered.

“Hi,” she greeted Wesley, smiling.

“My sister,” Illyria declared. “Serve her well, Qwa’ha Xahn. Any that threaten her shall suffer the full fury of my wrath. Now bow before Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn.”

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slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: December 4th, 2010 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee! Awesome! And so believable.

I've had no trouble with DW crossposting, although for a while it seemed that any editing I did there had to be repeated on lj. I think someone told that was a bug that had been fixed, though.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 4th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

I've always struggled with Dreamwidth.
slaymesoftly From: slaymesoftly Date: December 5th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
The only problem I've had lately is that when you are on a satellite connection, there is a lag that you don't get with broadband and it means some sites don't load easily. DW often requires me to refresh the page in order to get it up.
appomattoxco From: appomattoxco Date: December 4th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Loved this. The green hair was a great touch.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 4th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
brutti_ma_buoni From: brutti_ma_buoni Date: December 4th, 2010 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, perfect. I love Illyria and Dawn connecting like this.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 4th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ffutures From: ffutures Date: December 4th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Saw this earlier on TTH, just occurred to me that if Dawn is also a god she and Illyria can probably deal with Glory pretty easily. Unless it turns out that they come from the same pantheon or something...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 4th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, Illyria only thinks Dawn is a god.
ayinhara From: ayinhara Date: December 5th, 2010 12:51 am (UTC) (Link)
What a wonderful 'verse, with lots of possibilities.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 5th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
zanthinegirl From: zanthinegirl Date: December 5th, 2010 01:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, very clever! and unlike Buffy, Dawn actually looks a little like Ilyria/Fred!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 5th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Which might cause some confusion when Roger and Trish Burkle turn up as, in this 'verse, Aurora isn't their daughter.
cbtreks From: cbtreks Date: December 5th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Very good! I could see this turning into a series....
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 5th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I probably won't make it a series as I have too many other things on the go.
debxena From: debxena Date: December 6th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC) (Link)
*snicker* Oh, that was brilliant :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: December 6th, 2010 11:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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