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(Fic) But then again, too few to mention

22nd October 2007 (15:04)
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An A:atf birthday drabble for elisi ...

But then again, too few to mention

There were no stars here. The sky was always covered in sullen black smoke, lit from underneath by the crimson glow of fires. A smaller light flared, and the golden coal of a cigarette glowed brightly.

"It'd be her birthday, today. Back in the world."

There was no need for either of them to ask whom he meant.

“Do you regret your choice?”

“Well, yeah. Obviously. Spending eternity in Hell with you wasn’t exactly first on my to-do list. But you know what? I’d still do it all again.”

“You always were pretty dumb.”

“Had a good teacher, didn’t I?”

Comments

Posted by: counteragent (counteragent)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 14:12 (UTC)
Buffy counteragent

Aw! I love Spike and Angel chit chat. And they are both kinda dumb. In a good way. :D

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 14:22 (UTC)

Being slightly dumb is probably a requirement for being a hero, actually. :-)

Thanks!

Posted by: counteragent (counteragent)
Posted at: 23rd October 2007 00:17 (UTC)
Buffy counteragent

Too true.

Posted by: lilachigh (lilachigh)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 16:23 (UTC)
Spike

I love this - a lot!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 18:03 (UTC)

Thank you - lots!
:-)

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 16:53 (UTC)
bad wigs

Yep, sounds like them.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 18:05 (UTC)

I'm glad I didn't need to waste some of my 100 words giving the characters' names. :-)

Thanks!

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 18:54 (UTC)

I love the setup here - the way we sort of zoom in through the smoke to find them. Plus, great interaction. I'm just wondering how they manage to keep track of the days...? :-)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 20:14 (UTC)

Just because Los Angeles got sucked into Hell doesn't have to mean all the clocks and electronic organisers stop working, does it?

Thanks!

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 20:27 (UTC)

Well, electronic organizers would need to be recharged sooner or later, so... but yeah, I guess Spike would keep a (stolen) wristwatch around. Angel, of course, hasn't really figured them out yet. ;-)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 20:29 (UTC)
heroes by sdwolfpup

OMG! This is *perfection*! How on earth you've managed to condense everything I love about those two into 100 words I have no idea, but I want to live inside this drabble! :)

Also it's beautifully written - love

A smaller light flared, and the golden coal of a cigarette glowed brightly.

So basically, thankyouthankyouthankyou! You made a great day even better! *lotsofhugs*

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 22nd October 2007 21:54 (UTC)

Glad you liked it *hugs you back*

How on earth you've managed to condense everything I love about those two into 100 words I have no idea

I've got a checklist. :-)

* They still haven't forgotten that blonde girl back on Earth, however much they've moved on.
* Spike being honest about his feelings, rather than telling a polite lie.
* Angel being a point-scoring alpha male.
* Both of them being snarky and insulting at each other.
* Both of them standing by the other through Hell (not sure about the high water) because, after all's said and done, they're family.

Glad to see I didn't need to say who the characters were for you, either. :-) Though I find Angel very hard to write - so many of his classic lines on the show are all in the deadpan delivery and the timing, and just written out on the screen they can seem quite bland...

Posted by: Dio (diachrony)
Posted at: 23rd October 2007 01:48 (UTC)
death ponders in cloak

Terrific little slice of undead characterization here. Love it!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd October 2007 17:41 (UTC)

Thanks! :-)

Posted by: petzipellepingo (petzipellepingo)
Posted at: 23rd October 2007 11:44 (UTC)
spike and angel by truly_tazi

Snark, snark, snark...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 23rd October 2007 17:41 (UTC)

Snark, snark, *male bonding*, snark...
;-)


Thanks!

Posted by: Fire bad, tree pretty. (elemmire)
Posted at: 24th October 2007 20:11 (UTC)
Spangel

Ah! So sweet... :)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 24th October 2007 20:18 (UTC)

Careful. They'll bite you if they hear you say that. :-)

Thanks!

Posted by: Fire bad, tree pretty. (elemmire)
Posted at: 24th October 2007 20:32 (UTC)
Spike gaze

They'll bite you if they hear you say that

Eh! No problem, really... *blushes and runs away*

Posted by: Evilawyer (evilawyer)
Posted at: 24th October 2007 23:21 (UTC)

Here on petzipellipingo's rec. This sounds just like what they'd say to each other.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 25th October 2007 18:26 (UTC)

Thanks.:-)

Posted by: lilred26x (lilred26x)
Posted at: 31st October 2007 00:35 (UTC)

Very cute! I enjoyed this very much. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 1st November 2007 01:33 (UTC)

Thanks!

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