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12 October 2013 @ 02:33 am
Drabble: 10/28/98  
Part 1/4

Title: 10/28/98 (Halloween set 2/4)
Author: Gilescandy
Rating: FRC
Characters: Core Four
Prompt: Flying


Buffy hurried into the library, carrying a large box. “This is all I could find. Cleaned out all the stores and even stole what was in the student’s lounge.”

Xander peered inside. “Perfect.”

“Eww, flies!” Willow gagged.

“And spiders, roaches, centipedes, snakes… All the rubber Halloween goodness!”

“I still think this is bad. Giles’ll be back any minute.”

“Wil, you keep watch. Buffy, start opening all the drawers you can find. Every time he reached for so much as a pen, he’ll get a handful of creepy-crawlies.”

“He’ll be pissed,” Buffy giggled.

“That’s why we don’t let him catch us!”

rebelxxwaltz: xander and willowrebelxxwaltz on October 12th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Awwww, I find this very cute and in-character! Plus, it's a great example of the tried and true drabble strategy of using dialogue to the greatest possible extent-- the voices came through really nicely here!

And the idea of Giles discovering the prank and realizing the effort that was put forth-- PRECIOUS. <3
gilescandy: Vamp!Gilesgilescandy on October 13th, 2013 06:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked the use of dialogue. We're just gonna have to wait 'til the 31st to find out how Giles reacts. Two more drabbles to try to fit into the arc... I'm only slightly panicking.

And don't think I didn't notice you picked the shortest thing possible to love on. But I'm desperate, so I'll take it.
Flippancy provided by: book meil_mio_capitano on October 12th, 2013 11:01 am (UTC)
Nice, taunt dialogue that sets the whole scene.

And I'm so proud of how you used the prompt. Excellent!
gilescandy: Vamp!Gilesgilescandy on October 13th, 2013 06:36 am (UTC)
The only way I really know how to tell a story is through dialogue. But having a word limit really shows how much you can loose. This one kinda shocked me because the first draft came out to exactly 100 words. I mean, what the hell is going on?

BTW, I have know idea why mine always posts bigger then everyone else. I've tried everything to make it smaller. So, I've decided that it's because I'm special and I deserve it. ;D
Flippancy provided by: At Batil_mio_capitano on October 15th, 2013 12:19 pm (UTC)
Oh it will be the stoopid editor importing the font size from MSWord most likely. Which is not to downplay your specialness. ;)
littleotter73littleotter73 on October 18th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
Menaces! The lot of them! LOL

I can Giles exacting a very special revenge after it's all over.
gilescandy: Vamp!Gilesgilescandy on October 19th, 2013 06:02 am (UTC)
LOL. I have a feeling you and I might think a lot alike. I really hope you enjoy the main story on Halloween.
tld8of9tld8of9 on October 30th, 2013 03:53 am (UTC)
I can see this going in a couple of different directions. Either he is started out of his tweed or he acts cool and collected and retaliates in a most spectacular way.
gilescandy: Vamp!Gilesgilescandy on October 30th, 2013 03:57 am (UTC)
Hehehe. One more day and we'll see. Halloween is upon us!