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12 November 2013 @ 05:15 pm
Drabble: Born in Fire  

Title: Born in Fire
Author: il-mio-capitano
Prompt: Fire



It had taken three months hard toil in the forge learning to heat, fold, hammer, polish and above all, bite his tongue as the master bladesmith savagely rejected piece after piece of Giles’ labour. But now the man balanced the sword thoughtfully on a fingertip.

“This blade is suitable for a warrior, Englishman. I did not believe you capable of such skill, but you have learnt well. I trust your Slayer will give it a worthy name.”

Giles watched with pride that night as Buffy gracefully sliced two demons and decapitated three vampires with his gift.

"Yay for Mr Stabby!”

 
 
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Dragon's Phoenix: Francine bliss facedragonyphoenix on November 12th, 2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
Mr. Stabby. Yep, that's exactly what Buffy would call it.

And I love the suggestion of how much effort Giles puts in to support Buffy's work. Very nicely done.
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 14th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I do wonder now if Buffy might be teasing him a little with her name choice.
littleotter73littleotter73 on November 12th, 2013 06:47 pm (UTC)
Look at Giles be all studly working with a master blacksmith and toiling in the fires to create a masterpiece for his Slayer! The mental images are delicious. Shirtless, sooty, leather apron. I need a moment... *fans self*

And Buffy found the perfect name for it! LOL How I adore our Slayer! Adore our Watcher too, but in a much different way. ;)

Very nice!

Edited at 2013-11-12 06:48 pm (UTC)
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 14th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I apologise. It was supposed to all be about the studly black smithing. As ever with me, the joke won.
tld8of9tld8of9 on November 12th, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm with littleotter, the imagery alone is great. But when the master states the Slayer will give it a worthy name and Buffy calls it Mr. Stabby ... brilliant.
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 14th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It could only have one name couldn't it?
JaniceO.comlodge on November 12th, 2013 07:28 pm (UTC)
Teehee!
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 14th, 2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks
seldomifeverseldomifever on November 13th, 2013 01:11 am (UTC)
Very funny. You've captured them perfectly!
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on November 14th, 2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you.i just loved the idea of Giles going to all that trouble. It ought to be a longer fic.
yourlibrarian: ScoobyXmasTop5-eyesthatslayyourlibrarian on January 4th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Here from buffyversetop5
Stabby certainly rolls off the tongue more easily than Mr. Decapitation!
red_satin_doll: Laughing Dead Thingsred_satin_doll on January 4th, 2014 11:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
*SNORFLE*

It's easy to forget that Buffy didn't name her stake, Kendra did; and Buffy's reaction was "You named your stake?" Poor Kendra...
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on January 5th, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
That's true. I like to think she was in part teasing Giles by picking that name.

red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on January 5th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
Yes, exactly!

I love your Buffy and Giles tremendously (because your characterizations are so spot-on with how I SEE THEM, of course *ahem*), and one thing I particularly like is that you don't sell Buffy's intelligence short, unlike a lot of fandom (or the comics *gets stabby*).
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on January 5th, 2014 09:30 am (UTC)
Re: Here from buffyversetop5
It does indeed! thank you.
sparrow2000sparrow2000 on January 4th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Also here from buffyversetop5. That was brilliant! :)
Flippancy provided byil_mio_capitano on January 5th, 2014 09:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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