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10 October 2013 @ 05:40 am
Only In Sunnydale  
Title: Only In Sunnydale
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles, Buffy
Rating: G/K
Challenge: Pumpkin
Summary: Only in Sunnydale . . .
Disclaimer: All characters belong to their rightful owners, not the author.
Author's Note: I've been very sick the last several days but wanted to get this idea out. It hit me when the challenge first came out, but I didn't have time then because of work. Tonight is actually the first night I've not spent most of the night in bed, as well as the day. (We usually sleep during the day because our main jobs are graveyard shifts.) Tonight is also the last night I'm going to have a chance to write before the challenge is up, so I've done what I could finally. I'm not exactly happy with the chopped up version, but that's why I'm giving you gentle readers the choice of . . .

Watcher and Slayer ran together toward the shopping center when both stopped in their tracks and stared. "Giles, what is that thing? Should I slay it?" They eyed the pumpkin continuing to roll toward the street on its long, green vines while screaming through the jagged hole somebody had made for its mouth.

An enormous roar tore their gazes back to the store where the commotion'd started. Buffy grinned at the eight-foot Demon. "I'll slay that."

"I will . . . dispatch the possessed produce." Giles wondered if he'd truly just said that but accepted he had. His head shook. Only in Sunnydale!

The End

or the full version posted at my journal. Much thanks to our lovely mod who clearly inspired this idea with her own pumpkin experience!
littleotter73littleotter73 on October 10th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Sorry you are feeling rough! That was me last week. ARGH! Still have a cough and a tight chest, but am feeling much better!

I love the line "I will . . . dispatch the possessed produce." That made me giggle out loud, something I really needed on this cold, rainy, dreary morning. Anyway, such a Hellmouthy situation to crop up. Definitely "only in Sunnydale."

Oh and if you want, you can post the longer version as the monthly ficlet. Just a thought. :)
Kat Leekatleept on October 23rd, 2013 07:37 am (UTC)
I would, but I already did my monthly ficlet. :-) It popped right out when I got the challenge, which I really wasn't expecting it to do considering something else I've got up my sleeve for Giles coming soon.

Thank you for the sympathy. I'm almost over it entirely now, thank God, but when I get hit with a coughing spell, I swear it's like I'm going right back down. Of course, as fate would have it, we start getting well, and we get other crap hitting us.

Always glad to make a reader giggle appropriately and have them enjoy a story! Thanks for the kind comments!
Flippancy provided by: cheesyil_mio_capitano on October 10th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! You made me laugh.

And yes, you can post the longer version here. Fic me!
Kat Leekatleept on October 23rd, 2013 07:59 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-) Always glad to make a reader laugh at the right time!
tld8of9tld8of9 on October 30th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
Loved it, now off to read the full version.
Kat Leekatleept on November 3rd, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you!