BtVS – Just Pre-Series – Xander
Phantom Play Date
A walk through the neighborhood takes Xander out of his house and away from his parents – a good thing, as far as he’s concerned. His father’s unemployed again, and argues from morning ‘til night with his mother. It’s the drinking that makes them both turn on him.
Revello Drive already. He’s walked all the way across town. New people at 1630. Peeking through the hedges he sees the new girls… one about his age, one younger. They’re laughing, outdoing each other with cartwheels and handstands.
He wishes he had the nerve to introduce himself. Maybe they’d invite him to play.
BtVS – Season 4 – The Yoko Factor - Spike
A Simple Game of Chess
Watching the Scoobies squawk and yammer at each other made Spike crow, inwardly. It was so easy! A push here, a prod there… as easy to manipulate as chess pieces on a board, with just as much strategy behind each move.
Telling the witches that Buffy condoned their “thing” wouldn’t have been nearly the move it was without the setup of Giles beforehand. Watching the Watcher slobber all over himself, pissed and annoyed at his charge’s seeming dismissal of him set the Slayer up for checkmate… and then the king’s last move – removal of the chip.
Game, set and match.
AtS – Season 3 – Angel & Connor
It’s Not Child’s Play
Finally. Connor was down for the night. Fed, burped, bathed and diapered – the baby now lay in his crib, gurgling and cooing to himself and his mobile until sleep overtook him.
Angel loved his son deeply, of that there was no doubt, but the mere thought of an entire day, trying to find some way to occupy him scared the vampire into near catatonia. How does one play with an infant? For that matter, when was the last time he ‘played’ at anything that wasn’t fatal to the one he was ‘playing’ with?
He’d talk with Cordy in the morning.
Not my greatest efforts, but it's not for lack of trying. Hope you enjoy.
Cross posted to open_on_sunday and my regular journal.