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(Drabble) Yoyo, n, ancient Filipino hand-held weapon

6th May 2009 (12:21)
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Back to drabbling; I've still got a few more of these promised. This is for angearia, who wanted "Buffy, a yoyo, free drinks, and a neck massage". Hey, easy as really difficult pie. (She also mentioned something about "having Faith in me", but I chose not to regard that as part of the prompt since it would change the tone and rating far too much...*g*) So:



Yoyo, yō'-yō, n, ancient Filipino hand-held weapon

"Isn't the Slayer supposed to be good at this stuff?"

"She is! Uhm, y-you are, aren't you, Buffy?"

Buffy grimly unwound the string from her finger for another try. The brightly coloured plastic whizzed through the air, arced around with deadly force and clouted Xander on the back of the head.

"Ow! That's - oh!" His protest was cut short as - to her own surprise, let alone his - Cordy started massaging away the pain. "Carry on."

"I won't let this beat me. Right, here goes..."

**Crashshatterplinkdripdripdrip**

"...Oops. Uh, I'll go and buy everyone a new drink, shall I...?"

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Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 18:10 (UTC)
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Well, it's not a weapon until something or someone gets broken!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 22:57 (UTC)

The sad thing is, if Buffy were trying to kill someone with it she'd probably have managed perfectly...

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 22:17 (UTC)

Hee! Love it. So nice of Cordy to massage away the Xan man's pain. And it'd be just like Buffy to be able to use everything in her environment as a weapon but not manage to properly manipulate a yoyo.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 22:59 (UTC)

There's room for a sequel in which she throws it away in disgust as she leaves the Bronze, and it accidentally hits a Behfgiubrg demon on the head and kills it just as it was about to eat an innocent passerby...

Glad you liked it. ;-)

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 23:27 (UTC)

Or the Behfgiubrg demon prepares to attack, Buffy quickly glances around for a weapon, and then hurls the yoyo at the demon killing it instantly.

"I knew this was good for something."

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th May 2009 00:59 (UTC)

Or she's attacked by several of them, and she hits each of them on the head with the yoyo in quick succession, reeling it in between each strike perfectly...

(I came up with the demon name by randomly hitting keys on the keyboard. Could you tell? :-) )

Posted by: mikeda (mikeda)
Posted at: 7th May 2009 12:27 (UTC)

Some years later the new Slayers were puzzled by Buffy's suggestion that yoyos be included in the standard equipment kit...

Posted by: Lily (lavastar)
Posted at: 6th May 2009 23:50 (UTC)

LOL! Really adorable and very IC.

And I have to admit, when I saw the title, I was like, "Really? I didn't know that." XD

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 7th May 2009 00:58 (UTC)

I read the Wikipedia article on yoyos before writing this. :-)

The word "yoyo" is Tagalog, and they were used as toys in the Philippines in the olden days (and the first company to make them popular in the Western world was founded by a Filipino-American). However, the idea that they were originally used as weapons rather than toys might only be an urban legend. :-(

Thanks!

Posted by: Lily (lavastar)
Posted at: 7th May 2009 01:01 (UTC)

However, the idea that they were originally used as weapons rather than toys might only be an urban legend. :-(

GODDAMMIT ALL MY DREAMS JUST DIED.

THANKS. THANKS A LOT.

Posted by: tigerpetals (Gabriela V.) (tigerpetals)
Posted at: 27th January 2010 18:19 (UTC)

This is really cute. However, I remember a scene from either season two or season one where she did just fine with the yoyo. I still like it.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 27th January 2010 22:43 (UTC)

Maybe she's distracted by something here. :-)

Thanks!

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