October 10th, 2013

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 . . .

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or the full version posted at my journal. Much thanks to our lovely mod who clearly inspired this idea with her own pumpkin experience!
giles back

Drabble: No Guts, No Glory

Title: No Guts, No Glory
Author: littleotter73
Characters: The Core Four
Setting: Their first Halloween together (Season 2)
Rating: G
Prompt: Pumpkin
Word Count: 100 (hyphenated words count as one word)
Disclaimer: Playing in Joss' sandbox. I don't own anything and make no profit.

"Come on, Giles, your introduction to American culture isn't complete until you carve your first jack-o-lantern," Xander urged.

The Watcher skeptically eyed the ridiculously rotund orange vegetable that sat before him on the table, it's green stem sticking up jauntily.

"Plus side: a more festive library," Willow added, handing him a carving knife.

Buffy placed a giant bowl next to him.

"What's this for?" Giles asked.

"The pumpkin guts. You gotta disembowel the suckers before you can carve their faces," his Slayer explained with delight.

Ten minutes later he was covered in pumpkin slime. "Worse than any demon," he muttered.