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Cravings Drabbles For open_on_sunday 01/30/05 - #1-3

This week’s challenge is: CRAVINGS

Cross posted to open_on_sunday and my regular journal.

BtVS – Season 6 – Wrecked – Buffy/Spike

1. Under My Skin

Buffy feels like the poster child for stupid vampire stereotypes. Sitting in the middle of her bed, holding a large wooden cross – garlands of garlic bulbs draped around her window – the only thing keeping Spike out of her house must be gales of laughter. He’s the only vampire she knows that makes a habit of eating spicy chicken wings, onion-thingies and pizza… all loaded with the pungent herb.

His words echo in her ears: “You’re gonna crave me, like I crave blood.” If only he knew the half of it. But she can’t allow it – she won’t. Because it’s… wrong.

BtVS – Season 4 – Post Something Blue – Anya

2. The Chipped Wonder

It’s not her fault. Really, it isn’t. If it wasn’t for Willow’s spell, Anya never would have gotten a taste for the chipped wonder. Hot, cold, it didn’t matter. The feel as her teeth sank through the surface. The taste bursting on her tongue… she craved more.

Gods, the world would kill for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Not the generic, tasteless kind you can pick up in the supermarket. No, they had to be made at home. Maybe it was the guilt that brought out the exquisiteness in the sugary treat.

If only she knew how to bake them.

BtVS – Season 6 – Once More With Feeling - Giles

3. Sing A Song Of Woe

Dear Lord, will it never stop? Meter-maids singing of tickets, bank tellers singing whilst counting change… garbagemen hauling their oversized… cans around, caterwauling as if their lives depended on it.

Even at home, alone, there is no peace to be found. Giles can’t keep his own songs from escaping. He’s so full of doubt about his path and Buffy’s, and each and every fear wants its own moment in the sun.

Sleep sounds like a lovely idea. Maybe, just maybe, he can fall into a deep slumber and forget about singing his woes. Or would he sing in his dreams?



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Jan. 31st, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
Confused feedback, not because im confused about the drabbles just because I'm a confused individual
if i'm totally gigiling at number one does it mean I'm crazy? is no that i don't feel the pain and confusion is just that I don't care much for her at that point. It's a really good drabble either way.

Loved number two, it's so Anya i don't know wheather to laugh or just go awww, i miss Anya.

and number 3 was existencialist, kinda like what im feeling right now, i mean even out of the OMWF context it makes sense. I liked them very much, thaks for writing them.

Feb. 1st, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Confused feedback, not because im confused about the drabbles just because I'm a confused indivi
I always thought the first scene was a little tongue in cheek - Buffy couldn't possibly have believed that stuff would keep Spike out. I adore the girl - so in denial land, poor thing.

Am glad you liked the drabbles.
Jan. 31st, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
Very nice, all three. I especially liked the second, with the play on "the chipped wonder." I had thought it referred to Spike until I read it. And I have to agree with Anya. There's nothing like homemade cookies. I also like the commentary on Buffy's use of garlic to keep Spike away. I always thought that scene was more than a bit stupid.
Feb. 1st, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Hee! Glad the misdirection worked. I have a hard time hearing the word chip and not thinking about Spike. Or chocolate. Which leads to chocolate covered Spike... which leads to...

Sorry. Guess I wandered off for a bit. Glad you liked. **rustles up another plate of garlicky buffalo wings for the pretty vampire**
Jan. 31st, 2005 06:24 pm (UTC)
These were wonderful. I giggled at the Anya one. And, I am so with you on the Buffy thing. Not just because it was over-the-top ridiulous, but also because the whole garlic thing with a vampire who eats Buffalo Wings, etc., not really effective.

Feb. 1st, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
So pleased you enjoyed the drabbles. There were truly days I have to wonder if the writers spoke to each other at all.
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