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Punishment Drabbles For open_on_sunday 05/07/04 - #4-6

This weeks challenge: Punishment
Take it however you like. Could be from not watching TV to someone being 'bad' ;)


BtVS - Season 4 - Something Blue - Willow


Penance By The Spoonful

Measure, pour, stir, drop, bake. I’m sorrys in discs of flour and sugar and chocolate. I’m sorry Giles, for taking your eyesight. Chocolate chips for you. I’m sorry Xander, for almost getting you killed. Yummy oatmeal raisin. So sorry Buffy, for making you kiss another vampire. Butterscotch drops will help. Sorry, Spike… well, not really, but chocolate chips will shut you up.

Each spoonful of batter grew heavier. Willow transferred her apologies and agitation to the batter. By the time each cookie was baked, they reeked of her pain and suffering.

Chocolate would never be enough to disguise her failures.


BtVS - Season 5 - Post The Gift - Giles


Loss

Control. Since childhood, Rupert Giles’ life was all about control. His parents forced him to control his emotions. It wouldn’t do to allow his passions to overrule his common sense. He had to see all possible solutions to a situation, and handle it with certainty. He was groomed to be a Watcher. Proper, staid and rule bound.

Ripper escaped the tweed for a few years, only to fall prey to common sense and the call of duty. He had a Slayer to Watch.

And now, she’s dead.

Another drink, and another – he’s a failure as a Watcher. Bring on oblivion.


BtVS - Season 6 - Hell's Bells - Xander/Anya


How Could You?

“Christ, Anya. You said you loved me. I don’t understand how you could sleep with someone else so soon after we… after we didn’t… hell, woman. I know I fucked up.” Xander is grateful for the distance the telephone allows them. “But you had to sleep with Spike of all creatures!”

Closing his eyes, he envisions all that smooth skin spread out before him. All he’ll never have. Legs entwined as they moved together, hands petting and stroking… the images make him hard. Short blond hair, glorious blue eyes and cheekbones to die for.

“I’ll never forgive you, Anya. Never.”

Comments

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ladycat713
May. 10th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
Loved the last one especially. Severe denial could explain the way Xander behaved towards Spike.

It could also explain why it is extremely rare to find a fic where Xander is both straight and has a good personality.
spikes_heart
May. 10th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
I believe there was a lot of homosexual subtext written into the character. I think it was said Xander was supposed to be outted, but it ended up being Willow, instead. Glad you liked the drabble.
ladycat713
May. 10th, 2004 11:55 pm (UTC)
They probably decided to make it Willow because they figured a lesbian could be more subtle than a gay man due to the images most people have of gay men. Of course by making it be Willow , they completely ignored years of her crushing on Xander and her relationship with Oz.

I also thought her going around saying "Gay Now!" was obnoxious as hell when she was really bi-sexual. It made it sound like she had a switch marked 'sexual preference' and she decided to flip it to gay.

It would also have made more sense for it to be Xander since society tends to pressure on men to chase after women and Xander's dating encounters could be seen as a desperate attempt to "be a man" so to speak, by sleeping with women. Not to mention that with a father like his , there probably was more than a few diatribes on what a man is and part of that including who a man slept with. Xander's overcompensation could've included the overbearing way he acted about Buffy's love life .
poetlover
May. 10th, 2004 04:01 am (UTC)
Very good. Nice twist on the last one.
spikes_heart
May. 10th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed, it made me smile writing it.
luvs_phoenix
May. 10th, 2004 06:49 am (UTC)
Guilt is a terrible, terrible thing.

((hugs))
spikes_heart
May. 10th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah... guilt will do you in. So many different ways for it to wind you around the bend. **smooches**
divinestake
May. 10th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
I really wouldn't want one of Willow's cookies.....that is saying alot for me. Plus that evil little twist in Xanders pov sign of a twisted mind. I like the way your mind works.

spikes_heart
May. 10th, 2004 07:32 pm (UTC)
Twisted is as twisted does, I suppose. Glad we twist together!
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