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07 October 2013 @ 01:01 am
Drabble: A Fall Tradition  
Title: A Fall Tradition
Author: foreverbooks
Characters: Core 4
Prompt: Pumpkin
Rating: frc
Disclaimer: They're not mine. I'm just borrowing them

"If I understand," Giles began, "this contest features competing teams whose objectives are to 'chuck' pumpkins the farthest?"

"Yep." Xander responded cheerfully, "A tradition combining our two greatest loves- pumpkins, and things going splat!"

"Hmm."

"C'mon Giles, give it a chance." Willow pleaded. "Some of them use catapults. They're not flinging rocks, but still, kinda' historical."

"Catapults were used for more than just breaching walls. Incendiary missiles, severed carcasses or-"

"Giles," Buffy interrupted "you're cute when you're all Watchery, but we're trying to get away from gruesomeness."

"It's on!" Willow squealed.

Ten minutes later, "Oddly enough, I'm quite enjoying myself." Giles admitted.
 
 
 
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Flippancy provided by: shirtil_mio_capitano on October 7th, 2013 11:22 am (UTC)
Sweet! Enough with the gruesome, Giles. Just chuck that sucker.

Thanks for the giggle.

Edited at 2013-10-07 11:23 am (UTC)
foreverbooksforeverbooks on October 8th, 2013 10:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
boundbyash: Lg. Angry Catboundbyash on October 8th, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
This was a great idea; you filled my head with pictures of Giles and the Scoobies having a great time at this event. Well done!
littleotter73littleotter73 on October 10th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! Punkin chuckin! I can definitely see Giles getting into that. I can even see him designing his own trebuchet because the ones he sees at the event wouldn't be quite accurate enough for his tastes.

Fun stuff and great imagery! Thanks! :)
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 15th, 2013 09:54 pm (UTC)
I can even see him designing his own trebuchet because the ones he sees at the event wouldn't be quite accurate enough for his tastes. *laughs* I can see that too!

And I love that the story is about pumpkin chunking. We have that on this coast too, over in Delaware.
tld8of9tld8of9 on October 30th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Ahh ... historic weaponry and a competition what more could a man ask for. Giles just can't seem to get out of the history lessons though.
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