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Apropos of absolutely nothing, here's a modern AU of the end of "Choices", after Willow is freed from the evil clutches of the Mayor. (Or is that the clutches of the evil Mayor? Can clutches be evil in and of themselves? Is there such a thing as being in the clutches of something good? Oh, honestly. I don't know where my mind goes these days.)

A Little Bird Told Me

"...And then I told her ‘You made your choice, Buffy was your friend...’"

Giles interrupted Willow's tale of heroics. "This is fascinating, but let's get back to the point. You actually had your hands on the Books of Ascension?"

"Volumes 1-5."

"Is there anything you can remember that could be of use to us? Anything at all?"

Willow shrugged. "Well, I was in a hurry, and what I did read was kind of over-involved. If you ask me, way overwritten." She held up her phone. "But Faith just tweeted out the best bits, see what you can make of that?"
 
 
 
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It's the annual holiday fic! I felt kind of bad about last year's fic and how it anticipated some real-life events, so I went extra fluffy this time. Happy whatever, everyone!

Title: A Slayin' Song Tonight
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffyverse (post-series)
Rating: PG13
Word count: 6x100
Characters: Ensemble
Summary: Five holiday decorations that can be used to slay vampires, and one vice versa. AKA the Scooby Holiday Meet-Up is about as peaceful as you'd expect.

In retrospect, renting a Cleveland hotel ballroom for the annual Scooby Holiday Meet-Up wasn't the best idea. But Buffy's tiny apartment wouldn't hold them all, and the hotel promised food, drinks and holiday paraphernalia at a very decent price (as thanks for clearing up that haunting three weeks earlier).

The vampire gang who (somewhat unwisely) cut the power and crashed the party without needing an invitation presumably weren't part of the service.

"Just once," Buffy muttered as she pulled a Christmas stocking over one vampire's face and staked another, "I'd like one holiday to go according to plan."

* * *


"Um… little help?" Dawn managed to get out as she bounced up and down on the back of the largest vampire. She wasn't sure what she'd been thinking when she tried to choke him with a holiday wreath; pine needles really weren't sharp enough to sever a vampire neck, and now he was trying to throw her off and she hated horsey rides and the eggnog she'd had wasn't helping, and -

When Spike dusted the vamp she tried for a graceful landing, but inertia disagreed and she crashed through the tree, sending angels, candy canes and baubles flying everywhere. "...Ow."

* * *


"OW! Sonofabitch!" Stepping on a bauble is painful even if you're a soulless denizen of the night. One vampire hopped around the room, knocking over the buffet table while trying to pull shards of glass out of his foot, then decided to take his rage out on the old man. "Any last words, grandpa?"

"Merry Christmas?" Giles handed him the gift Buffy had given him. "I suppose as my nemesis, this belongs to you."

The vampire ripped off the wrapping paper, took one look at the knitted sweater with reindeer motif, screamed and dusted.

Giles nodded. "I thought as much."

* * *


"Thanks, Will." Xander brushed off the ashes from the vampire that had been seconds away from a double shot of AB Harris Positive. "Also, huh. I never knew menorahs hurt vampires, but I guess...?"

Willow winced as she carefully checked the abruptly extinguished menorah for vampire-ass-related damage. "May just have been regular vampire fire allergy. It's just... I know I'm not so much with the monotheism these days, and I use crosses to fend off vampires and that's probably some sorta cultural appropriation, but it still feels disrespectful, y'know?" She carefully put it back in the window. "Right. Any more?"

* * *


The last vampire had had enough; nobody had said anything about an army of professional demon hunters. Not wanting to leave empty-handed, he grabbed one of the presents and ran for the door. He almost made it, but then something sparkly flew over his head, slipped down over him and tightened around his legs. He fell face-first, and barely had time to register that someone had landed on his back before a stake pierced his heart.

"Nice one, Blue," Faith said as she holstered the stake.

Illyria dusted off her quickly improvised tinsel lasso. "One does not mess with Texas."

* * *


"Is that it?" Buffy surveyed the damage. "OK, our security deposit's a bust. Aw, the tree."

"Yeah, a vamp did that," Dawn quickly said.

"And one threw your gift on the fire," Giles added. "There's evil for you."

Faith wrenched the remains of the tree upright. "Angel, you wanna be on top?"

Angel ignored Spike's laugh and instead gave Buffy a boost so she could tie Mr Pointy to the top of the tree. A warm glow spread from the few candles that were still lit as the gang stood around with their arms around each other. "Happy holidays, everyone."
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Title: The Scrying of Lot 48
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Parks and Recreation (post-series and season 2-ish, respectively)
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1300
Author's notes: Buffy fans unfamiliar with Ron Swanson can get a quick introduction here.
Summary: Written for [livejournal.com profile] intoabar and the prompt: Willow Rosenberg goes into a bar and meets... Ron Swanson!

Ron Swanson kept coming to this bar for three things: their steaks, which were the best in Pawnee, IN; their selection of single malt whisky; and that the staff knew that he wanted to eat in peace. )
beer_good_foamy: (Willow and Tara (Joss is evil))
More nominations: Shelf Life got nominated for Best Crossover at [livejournal.com profile] tonyhead_awards! Thanks a lot, o mysterious benefactor!

Also, here's a little ficlet written for [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic and [livejournal.com profile] evil_little_dog's prompt Buffy-verse, Willow Rosenberg+/?, Willow's pregnancy came as a shock.

Title: Talking to Plants
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, roughly s6 without the angst
Rating: PG13
Word count: 400
Characters/Pairing: Willow/Tara

BUFFY: We're just jealous. True love.
DAWN: Marriage.
BUFFY: Baby carriage.
DAWN: (eyeing Willow and Tara) How does that one work exactly?

- "Seeing Red" deleted scene

So... you're pregnant? OK. Um... How? )
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So, I always try to post a holiday-themed fic around this time, but I was seriously lacking in inspiration this year. Then I saw this things like this, and this, and what the hell, I opened the holiday booze a bit in advance and figured eh, let's see where this setup takes me. This is in no way a subtle fic, but I hope it works anyway. Happy whatever, everyone!

Title: The True Meaning of Whatever
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, post-series
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1500
Characters/Pairing: Ensemble. Nods to Spike/Buffy, Dawn/Vi
Warnings: Irreverence.
Summary: The new president wants the Slayers to deal with the fabled War On Christmas.

Too bloody right! About time somebody straightened you yanks out. You lot have lost touch with the true meaning of Christmas. )
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Title: The Pieces That Prevailed
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, mid-season 7
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1200
Characters/Pairing: Willow, Xander, Giles, Buffy; nods to Willow/Tara and Willow/Jenny
Summary: As logic stands, you couldn’t meet yourself from the future. But logic broke and Willow bumped into her high school self.

She looked up and saw a flash of long, straight, dull reddish-brown hair disappear around the corner. )
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Right, here's this year's holiday fic. Would be a shame to break a tradition. Happy turn-of-darkness, everyone!

Title: Four First Dinners (And One Cancellation)
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffyverse
Rating: PG13
Word count: 5x100
Characters: Anne, Willow/Tara, Darla/Angelus, Lindsey McDonald, Buffy/Immortal
Summary: Five times people had a Christmas dinner together for the first time. Though one of them didn’t quite work out as planned.

Dinner’s served )
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Here's a different zombie fic bunny that grabbed me. I hope it works.




Title: Building Character
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, season 6
Rating: PG13
Word count: 1900
Summary: Written for [livejournal.com profile] zombi_fic_ation and the prompt "50. Buffy + any -- Buffy mostly came back right... mostly". Five perspectives on Buffy, after she comes back from the (slightly more) dead.

No alarms and no surprises
No alarms and no surprises, please


It needed to be quick, and Baron Samedi was very eager to help. Seems Willow has good credit with gods these days. )

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?"
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Title: Total Perspective Vortex
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, post-season 6
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~1100
Characters/Pairing: Willow, Miss Harkness (mentioned in "Lessons")
Summary: Willow in England, post-"Grave". It's one thing to have people tell you everything's connected. It's another to feel it.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] spook_me and the prompt "Shapeshifter" and this image.

Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
- Charles Dudley Warner


Falling, falling, falling )
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OK, one of the fics I needed to get done. This is written for [livejournal.com profile] tiny_white_hats's 10th anniversary comment ficathon, and [livejournal.com profile] daria234's prompt:

Willow/Faith or Willow&Faith, post-series they work together well, but she doesn't know what she would do if the other woman went dark

Title: The Colours Of My Life
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, post-series
Rating: PG13
Word count: ~900
Characters/Pairing: Willow and Faith gen (allusions to Willow/Kennedy)

You light'em up, we put 'em out )
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It just struck me that I haven't posted any holiday fic this year. And I'd hate to break a tradition. So I realised that this slightly creepy plot bunny I've had for a while might work and banged this one out. Hope it works. Happy whatever, everybody!

Title: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, post-series
Word count: ~1000
Rating: PG13
Summary: Willow tells Xander about the gift she was going to get him, and why she didn't.
Author's Note: Familiarity with the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor Dances" is helpful - if nothing else, to avoid being spoilered on it.

So it turned out England has winters. Which is picturesque and Dickensian and all, but not so much if you arrive there directly from Brazil to celebrate non-specific winter holiday with friends you haven't seen in four months and forget to dress properly before getting off the plane. )



Originally posted at http://beer-good-foamy.dreamwidth.org/189000.html. Feel free to comment at either site.
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It just struck me that I haven't posted any holiday fic this year. And I'd hate to break a tradition. So I realised that this slightly creepy plot bunny I've had for a while might work and banged this one out. Hope it works. Happy whatever, everybody!

Title: The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, post-series
Word count: ~1000
Rating: PG13
Summary: Willow tells Xander about the gift she was going to get him, and why she didn't.
Author's Note: Familiarity with the Doctor Who episode "The Doctor Dances" is helpful - if nothing else, to avoid being spoilered on it.

So it turned out England has winters. Which is picturesque and Dickensian and all, but not so much if you arrive there directly from Brazil to celebrate non-specific winter holiday with friends you haven't seen in four months and forget to dress properly before getting off the plane. )
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Thing ye firste: Yay!



Thank you so much! Make sure to check out the other winners here.

Thing ye seconde: A drabble for [livejournal.com profile] open_on_sunday and the prompt "Defend".

Wings In Water
Post-s6

Throughout a cold English summer, Giles waits for the coven to hold some sort of trial. They’re an ancient order, they must have rules. He’d speak in her defense, explain why Willow should be allowed to live, why she’s worth saving. He’d tell them of the girl waiting at the library doors on his first day at the hellmouth, six years ago. How he failed her. How he couldn’t keep her from becoming ever more powerful, more arrogant. How he couldn’t control her.

He keeps waiting, but the witches never ask his opinion. They just take care of their own.
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Here's a pairing I've never written before.

Title: Cloudbusting
Author: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Fandom: Buffyverse, post-"Not Fade Away". Kind of a crossover with Return Of The Living Dead, though no familiarity is required.
Word count: ~1200
Pairing: Willow/Illyria
Rating: PG13
Summary: Illyria hates how everything human takes time, especially after 20th century technology disappeared in a flash. And having mentioned that, she's not overly fond of zombies either. But if she has to stop the apocalypse, at least she can do it together with the only other being who's almost as powerful as she is. Written for [community profile] femslash_minis' apocalypse round, and [livejournal.com profile] snogged's prompt "Crack the sky, steampunk, acid rain" with zombies.

Illyria remembers travelling light years in an instant, flitting between dimensions on a whim, making and unmaking with a thought. And here she is, on top of something the humans have laughably named a skyscraper, bathed in tepid stinging rain, using a metal wrench to tighten a bolt that won't fit. )
beer_good_foamy: (Willow-death)
Title: Strawberries
Author: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Fandom: Angel, mid-season 5
Word count: ~1100
Pairing: Willow/Fred
Rating: PG13
Summary: Willow comes to LA for a job interview. Or maybe just dinner. But you know how things are never simple...? Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis' remix round, remix of "Home Coming" by [livejournal.com profile] aaronlisa.

It's weird how only California has proper Mexican food. )
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Here's a little something I whipped up to cover old prompts at [livejournal.com profile] tthdrabbles.



Title: Four People Who Failed Their Watcher Training (And One Who Didn’t)
Author:
[personal profile] beer_good_foamy
Fandoms: BtVS/Various
Disclaimer: This is strictly for fun/parody purposes and no money has or ever will change hands.
Summary: After the events of “Chosen”, obviously the gang needs to hire some new Watchers to help take care of all the new Slayers. Some work out. Most... don’t.

Title: Using Force
Word count: 200
Fandom: BtVS/Farscape
Challenge: 93: Mistaken identity

Using force )

Title: Ambitious But Rubbish
Word count: 200
Fandom: BtVS/Top Gear
Challenge: 108: Out for a drive
Warning: Character undeath

Ambitious but rubbish )

Title: Bavarian Fire Department
Word count: 200
Fandom: BtVS/Scrubs
Challenge: 105: Movie titles: The Killing Floor

Bavarian Fire Department )

Title: That Chick Knows What I Like
Word count: 200
Fandom: BtVS/How I Met Your Mother
Challenge: 70: Double Trouble
Warning: Selfcest
Pairing: Willow/Lily

That chick knows what I like )

Title: Effing The Ineffable
Word count: 200
Fandom: BtVS/Dexter
Challenge: 106: It isn’t what it looks like!
Warning: Foul language

Effing the ineffable )
beer_good_foamy: (Willow and Tara (Joss is evil))
Thanks [livejournal.com profile] green_maia for the tiny blue dragon!

Also, apologies to [personal profile] bruttimabuoni for this being a few days late. Oscar weekends tend to drag things out.

Title: Ride With Me Sometime
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Rating: PG13
Characters/Pairing: Willow/Tara
Timeline: Summer between s4 and s5
Word count: ~750
Author’s note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis’ round 68 and [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni’s prompt “‘everyday can be fun too’, season 4-5 setting, cut grass”.
Summary: Tara has to work over the summer. Willow has some ideas on how to use the office equipment.

Boooorn to be... very seldom naughty )

Drabble

Feb. 1st, 2012 10:50 am
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Silly BtVS/DC Comics crossover drabble for [livejournal.com profile] tthdrabbles and the prompt "Secrets".

I Took A Single Bound And There Conclusions Were

"Who am I?"

Willow gave her best friend an alarmed look. "You're Buffy."

"Right." Buffy put on a pair of glasses. "Who am I now?"

"Um... GUYS! It's happening again!"

Several hours of verbal and mystical interrogation later, Buffy finally managed to convince her friends that she wasn't possessed, delusional, amnesic, switched to another body, replaced with a robot, working out existential identity issues, or drunk. When she was alone, she got out her phone.

"Hi, Clark? Listen, thanks for the tip, but this secret identity thing - so not me. I really don't know how you pull it off."
beer_good_foamy: (Willow-death)
Title: That There Is Not Me
Author: Beer Good ([personal profile] beer_good_foamy)
Fandom: Buffy, s7, circa “Touched”
Word Count: ~1200
Rating: PG13
Pairing: Willow/Faith
Author’s Note: Written for [livejournal.com profile] femslash_minis and [livejournal.com profile] aaronlisa’s prompt “Faith/Willow, Redemption equals sex” with the contents: Set in Sunnydale, leather, and ice cream.
Summary: Two reforming murderers go shopping for supplies to selflessly save the world. Keeping the masquerade up works fine until Willow stumbles across an outfit from her past.

I thought I was someone else
Someone good
- Lou Reed


I wonder if it still fits. )
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