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(fic) Slumming

6th October 2007 (14:03)

A very quick drabble inspired by this exchange in 8.07 'No Future For You' Part 2, and Giles' conviction that Faith was "born for this mission":
FAITH: Dad may as well be a ghost and Mum is a filthy drunk.
GIGI: You sure we're not sisters?
FAITH: Who knows? Maybe in a different--


Slumming
Boston, Massachusetts, 30 March 1980


"Hi, darling. Are you - hey! Get your hands off me, you -"

"All right, Johnson. Leave the woman be. In fact - why don't you take the rest of the evening off?"

"You sure, sir? His Grace would be upset if..."

"Nothing will happen. Well, nothing Father needs to hear about, if you catch my drift? Thank you. Now, my dear, let me buy you another of those."

"Proper gentleman, aintcha?"

"I am, in fact, Sir Henry Savidge. So indeed, yes, I am. What's your name, my dear?"

" Uh, Bridget Lehane. Say, you wanna go somewhere less crowded?"

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Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 13:16 (UTC)

As a stage direction, I should add that when Sir Henry says "Now, my dear, let me buy you another of those" he is, in fact, twirling his waxed moustache as he speaks.
:-)

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 13:43 (UTC)
Fanfic by kathyh

Heeeeee! That's... inspired! And perfectly in keeping with the comics. :)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 14:15 (UTC)

Of course! The whole thing is Victorian melodrama, so Faith turning out to be the long-lost heir to the Savidge estate and their millions would be the perfect ending!

Thanks. :-)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 15:35 (UTC)

Your idea is mesmerizing and pretty logical. After all, Jossverse has always been deliciously melodramatic.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 15:48 (UTC)

Thanks!

It would be funny if BKV is currently reading this and cursing, saying "Damn! He guessed my surprise ending! Now I'll have to change it!"
:-)

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 6th October 2007 16:19 (UTC)
Hee

And Scott Alley replying: "Too late for that!" :))

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