Drabbles

Feb. 23rd, 2014 12:16 am
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Two unconnected Buffyverse drabbles for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday's prompt "bottle":

Sense Memory ("A New Man", Giles/Ethan)

The satisfaction of watching Ethan get thrown into a car and driven off to God knows where carries Giles through the clean-up of his apartment after the demon's… his rampage. Up until he sits down with a bottle of single malt.

It's always tasted of home over here. Vaguely British, somehow. Tonight, though, the taste is more specific.

Smoke. Sweat.

Cold, damp student rooms.

Skin.

Music.

Warmth.

The look on Ethan's face when he walked out. Not entirely unlike the one he caught through a rear window today.

He sweeps up the shattered bottle. It's alright. He has more scotch.



Needs More Robin Williams (s5)

"I knew we shouldn't have opened Giles' old wine bottle," Willow whimpered as the newly liberated jinni wrecked the Magic Box.

"Regrets later, OK, Will? Just find a spell to put him back in it."

"I'm trying! Ancient Arabic doesn't even write out vowels!" Willow shuffled frantically through a pile of parchments, trying various spells that did nothing but repeatedly open and close the front door.

Buffy held out the bottle. "Heeeere, Jinni-Jinni! …No? OK, hard way it is, then." She looked at the 7 foot jinni, then back at the bottle. "DAWN! Get me a funnel and a mallet!"




And a Doctor Who drabble for [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni's Ragnarökathon and the prompt "the song of the twilight of the gods".

Wir sind die Roboter (Ten, Martha)

Martha listened in disbelief. "…This is the song of the gods?"

The Doctor shrugged. "Well, not of the gods, mortal ears wouldn’t be able to stand their music. Dreadfully dull. But apparently, as human music goes, this is what they listen to."

"Really?"

"Oh, really. Gods tend to be big on order and perfection. No human fallibility and all that. They used to be into Bach, but apparently they really love Kraftwerk."

They listened for a few minutes as The Man Machine blasted across the heavens.

"Now, where were we? Oh! Right! End of the world. Let's stop it, eh?"

Date: 2014-02-27 09:23 am (UTC)
rebcake: River Song and Amy Pond look happy. (dw river_amy)
From: [personal profile] rebcake
Well, these are all wonderful. Don't make me choose!

I have a soft spot for Giles' soft spot for Ethan. It's so hard to give up forever on the things that are bad for you, isn't it?

My favorite genie story is A.S. Byatt's "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye", but this is gaining.

Anytime somebody describes the exalted something-or-other as "dreadfully dull", I'm sold! But yes, go and save the world, you guys.

They used to be into Bach.

*snort*

Date: 2014-03-03 07:21 pm (UTC)
rebcake: Spike: Punk is undead (btvs spike punk)
From: [personal profile] rebcake
The opposite of needing a shower is wanting to roll around in the mud. Notice the "need" vs. "want", there? That's the key.

Onetwothreefour!

Date: 2014-02-22 11:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kikimay
Funny drabbles! I read Ten's lines imagining Tennant's voice in my head which it didn't happened to me with the - very few, I have to say - fanfics I've read about the Tenth Doctor.
The song of the gods is terrible. LOL.

Date: 2014-02-23 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thanks! I'm pretty happy with Ten's voice here.

Date: 2014-02-23 12:07 am (UTC)
ext_15169: Self-portrait (Default)
From: [identity profile] speakr2customrs.livejournal.com
Man strecht die linke Arm ein
Die linke Arm aus
Ein, Aus, Ein, Aus,
Man schwenchtes alles um
Man macht das Hokey Cokey
Und man drecht sich herum
Das ist die ganze Sache

Ja, das Hokey Cokey
Ja, das Hokey Cokey
Ja, das Hokey Cokey
Knien geborgen, Arme gestrecht,
Ra ra ra

Date: 2014-02-23 04:52 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-23 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
The gods listen to Kraftwerk. Of course they do, they're gods. Be definition they have good taste.

Date: 2014-02-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
But of course. Thanks!

Date: 2014-02-23 02:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slaymesoftly.livejournal.com
Love, love the Giles/Ethan one. Perfect.
I believe I already commented on Buffy's solution to the jinni...
*snerk* The Doctor is rarely discombobulated by anything. :)

Date: 2014-02-23 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yeah, the Doctor isn't entirely unflappable, but flapping him takes a lot of flap.

Date: 2014-02-23 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shadowkat67.livejournal.com
I loved the Jinni one. LOL!

Date: 2014-02-23 05:00 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-23 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
+1 for loving the Jinni one - and Giles' reactions to Ethan's departure was good too. Not sure about the Dr. Who one - I don't know Kraftwerk well enough.

Date: 2014-02-23 10:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
OK, just played a couple to refresh my memory - I see what you mean.

Date: 2014-02-23 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thanks!

I figure any gods in the Whoniverse wouldn't be much for musicthat depends on improvisation and unpredictablity. (Which isn't to say I don't love Kraftwerk, but...)

Date: 2014-02-23 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shapinglight
They're great, though have to admit the genie one is my favourite.

Date: 2014-02-24 10:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thanks! Yeah, I really like that image of Buffy just shrugging and going "I think I'll try violence."

Date: 2014-02-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] gillo
I love the "dreadfully dull" music of Ragnarok! And Buffy with the mallet is priceless.

Date: 2014-02-24 10:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2014-02-24 02:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a2zmom.livejournal.com
These were all great (Buffy's reaction was perfect) but the Kaftwerk bit completely cracked me up. I was actually just listening to them a couple of weeks ago - the music of the gods! who knew?

Date: 2014-02-24 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thanks!

Everyone should listen to Kraftwerk regularly.

Date: 2014-02-24 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red-satin-doll.livejournal.com
I read Sense Memory last night - PERFECTION. Please feel free to write all the Giles and Ethan you like, because this is marvelous.

Date: 2014-02-24 06:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beer-good-foamy.livejournal.com
Thank you! I haven't written nearly enough Giles/Ethan or Giles & Ethan... I may have to rectify that at some point. :)

Date: 2014-02-24 08:36 pm (UTC)
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