April 28th, 2009

Buffy - red and terrible and red

With 10 Drabbles You Get Eggroll

Gakked from [info]gabrielleabelle 

The first TEN people to comment in this post get to request a drabble of any pairing/character of their choosing from me. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. If you absolutely can't write, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to offer drawings or icons or something instead.

So I've never really done drabbles.  Oneshots, multichapter fic, even poetry, but not 100 word limit drabbles.  But it looks like fun and I'm up for the challenge.  So feel free to pick anything in the Buffyverse (BtVS or AtS) - shippy, cracky, romantic, silly, ridiculous, ridonculous, spendiferously insane - BRING IT!

Gabs - feel free to exact vengeance from me for asking for a Buffybot/toaster drabble. :)

Here are the completed ones so far:

1.  Unexpected Connection - Clem/Dawn for gabrielleabelle 
2.  Out of the Woods, Into the Jungle - Riley/Sam for menomegirl 
3.  Buffy + Laundry = Unmixy - Buffy & Dawn, Season 8 for stormwreath 
4.  The Heart Wants - Doyle/Cordy for aisalynn 
5.  Top Dog - Riley/Lindsey for menomegirl 
6.  That Thing You Do - Spuffy with a mention of Satsu for xc_runner50
7.  Do Me No Good - Lorne/Darla for snickfic
8.  Psych 101 Me - Holden Webster for obiwahn 
9.  Just a Taste - Spike/Willow awkward for phoenixofborg 
10.  Office Politics - Harmony/Fred AtS Season 5 for mabus101 

And here's the Eggroll:

11.  Prophetic Wagers -  Anything Sahjahn for beer_good_foamy 

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Drabble: Unexpected Connection

This drabble is for gabrielleabelle  who wanted some Clem/Dawn.  Okay, so this might not be as sexy as she was looking for, but I definitely think it's a nice beginning for them.  Set during Older and Far Away

Dawn sobbed into her pillow.

“You okay?” Clem asked.


“Don’t feel too bad.  It’s the best party I’ve been trapped at in ages.”


Clem patted Dawn awkwardly.  “And that scary demon jumping out of the walls trying to kill us?  You couldn’t have known he’d be here.  It totally isn’t your fault.”

Dawn turned around slowly, wiping the tears from her face.  Clem smiled.

“Wanna Cheeto?”

Choking back a sob, Dawn launched herself at Clem, nestling into the skin folds of his neck and squeaking unintelligibly.

“Huh, Dawn?”

“Yes, please.” 

Hugging each other tightly, they shared the Cheetos. 

*** I really wish I had an icon of Clem with the text "Cheeto?" on it. Because Cheetos are the food of lurve. :-P

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Drabble: Out of the Woods, Into the Jungle

This drabble is for menomegirl  who requested Riley.  And who'll be getting another drabble very shortly that more appropriately fits her shippy love. :)

The rain slanted down sideways, sluicing away the bloodstained palm fronds on the ground of the desolate village.

Riley walked amongst the bodies, human and demon, checking for signs of life.  One to save, the other to extinguish.

A feminine groan caught his attention and he rushed forward.  Patting down the black Kevlar, he searched for wounds as he turned her over.

“Don’t move,” he cautioned.  “I’ve got you.”

“I’m okay,” the brunette grunted.  “Just help me up.”

Noting the determination in her eyes, he held out his hand. 

She gripped it firmly, smiling.  “Name’s Sam.  And you’re Finn, right?” 

*** :ducks head:  Sorry for the Sam!attack. 

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Drabble: Buffy + Laundry = Unmixy

This drabble is for stormwreath  who asked for "a little vignette of mundane domesticity, set during Season 8" starring Buffy and someone else.  Hope he likes it!  Set post After These Messages...

Buffy stuffed the sheets into the washer and poured in the detergent.  She paused, squinting at the knobs.  She fiddled and twisted, then slapped and shook before shaking her fists in frustration. 

“Stupid Scottish washing machines!”

“Ummm, Buffy.  What are you doing?” Dawn asked.

Buffy froze.  “Nothing.  Just…”

“Slaying the washing machine?”

Buffy shrugged.  “I promised Xander I’d clean his sheets after I accidentally crashed in his bed.”

Dawn crooked an eyebrow.  “Accidentally?”

“Yes, accidentally.  And now this stupid thing won’t work.”

“Let me try.”  Dawn turned around and kicked out with her back hooves.  The washer turned on.


Buffy - red and terrible and red

Drabble: The Heart Wants

This drabble is for aisalynn  who wanted some Cordy/Doyle lovin'.  Hope you like it, sweetie. :)  Set during I Will Remember You.

“Ugh.  I’m telling you, Doyle, the world is about to end.  This always happens whenever Buffy shows her face.  You did notice that thing on her face, right?  That thing?”

“Now, Cordy, I’m sure it’s not –”

She scoffed.  “Oh please.  You have no idea what you’re talking about, little Irish man.  Buffy is a walking disaster.  Word to the wise, you see her coming your way – run.”  She scowled.  “What does Angel see in her anyways?  She’s arrogant, self-involved, conceited, bossy as hell.” 

Doyle shook his head, smiling.  “Lord knows how the heart works, Princess.  ‘S’a mystery to me.”

Buffy - red and terrible and red

Drabble: Top Dog

This is another drabble for menomegirl  featuring one of her OTP's - Riley/Lindsey.  Enjoy sweetie!

Lindsey eyed the dorm’s bustling hallway skeptically, wondering why he’d agreed to participate in the Future Leaders of America Summer Fellowship Program when it was surrounding him with all these do-gooders.  Oh right, ‘cause he wanted to get into Harvard Law.

“You lookin’ for a place to crash?” The tall farmboy nodded towards his room.  “Name’s Riley,” he said, offering his hand.

Lindsey nodded, walking past him and ignoring his hand.  “Lindsey McDonald.”

Riley smiled awkwardly.  “Nice to meet you.”

 “So who’s on top?”


“Who gets top bunk?”

Riley shrugged.  “Your call.”

Lindsey smirked.  “That’s how I like it.”