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Minor Character Drabble For open_on_sunday 04/25/04 - #3

This week's challenge is minor characters.

BtVS 2x09 – What’s My Line Part 1


The More Things Change

He’d been small as a child; sensitive and sickly. He’d spent weeks at a time abed, with one ailment or another. His mama used to fear he’d never live past his childhood.

He survived to attend University, books and languages spread out before him like the finest gourmet fare. He’d also spent far too much time in the infirmary, recovering from one bashing or another. Lowest creature on the foodchain – he longed for power.

Researching for Drusilla’s cure, Spike’s vicious insistence on decoding the text - Dalton doesn’t know why he ever thought things would be different as a vampire.

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spikes_heart
Apr. 26th, 2004 08:19 pm (UTC)
I always had a 'special thing' for Dalton. He's actually William without the veneer of Spike.
poetlover
Apr. 26th, 2004 08:44 pm (UTC)
I'm going to leave a blanket comment for the three drabbles I've read.

Great!

The Marcie one was sad and creepy. Nice job capturing her lonliness and her bitter hatred.

The Willy one made me smile. I can't say that I like Willy, but there was just something about him.

And, this one. I always had sympathy for Dalton. I hated seeing him burn at the hands of The Judge. Nice job bringing him to life (so to speak).
spikes_heart
Apr. 26th, 2004 09:03 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them - the hardest part was picking out the obscure character to focus on. From then on, it was simply a matter of closing my eyes and listening to them speak.
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