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Christmas ficlet for Brutti

I meant it as a drabble; it is not. As if Darla doesn't always have her own ideas about things.

Merry Christmas, brutti_ma_buoni!

Darla, Giles, circa "Welcome to the Hellmouth"
Double drabble (200 words)
Better When Aged

Sitting in the Bronze, skirt spread coyly over her knees, Darla is stalking her prey. That’s fun. Her prey thinks it’s stalking her; that’s even better.

A man, tweedy, weak-eyed, bumbles between her and her tender morsel. “So sorry,” he says. His gaze catches on her. “I’m looking for Buffy Summers. Have you seen her?”

“No,” she says. Not so tweedy, really: there’s liquor and wild nights wrinkling the corners of his eyes; there’s some hard delicious truth buried under that diffident accent. Much tastier than the foolish lamb scowling at him. She smiles. “Maybe you’re looking for me, instead.”

For a moment he pauses, transfixed: caught in the cobra’s stare. “So sorry,” he says again, shaking his head clear as he pushes past. “Must find her.”

Her blood’s up now, and her starry-eyed boy is still lurking hopefully. She lures him away, pulls him into an alley, and leans in for a taste, imagining cries of English agony, but he’s flushed and eager as a debutante; his fingers fumble; he’s entirely lacking.

The Master should like him fine, then; he’s always had a weakness for youth. Later, she promises herself. She’ll find the appetizing Englishman and devour him later.

finis

Comments

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slaymesoftly
Dec. 16th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
Oh well done! Leave it to Darla to recognize Giles' inherent hotness. :)
snickfic
Dec. 16th, 2010 06:49 pm (UTC)
Hey, Darla's a bright woman. She knows a good thing when she sees it.

Thank you!
ladyofthelog
Dec. 16th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
BRILLIANTLY conceived, and the perfect gift for brutti_ma_buoni!
snickfic
Dec. 16th, 2010 06:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I was thinking Giles and I was thinking Darla, and then I thought, "There could be both..."
rebcake
Dec. 16th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC)
We American girls have our heads turned so easily by an appetizing accent. Of course, with Giles, we can be pretty sure that he's not "entirely lacking". Not by a long shot.

Wonderful Darla, stalking her prey by sitting still, skirt modestly arranged. Mmmmmmonsterful!
snickfic
Dec. 16th, 2010 09:06 pm (UTC)
We American girls have our heads turned so easily by an appetizing accent.

It is so true! And, as you say, not unduly so when it comes to Giles.

Thank you so much for the yummy comment. :)
brutti_ma_buoni
Dec. 16th, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Darla and Giles together are so rare, and would be such an interesting match.
snickfic
Dec. 16th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Well, there is so little opportunity for them in canon. What could really fun is a longer, pre-series encounter. Umm.

I'm so glad you enjoyed! At first I was thinking Giles, and then I was thinking Darla, and then the idea occurred that I could have both. *g*
shapinglight
Dec. 19th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, great stuff! And now I want more Giles/Darla. It would be delicious.
snickfic
Dec. 19th, 2010 11:20 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it though? Until I started thinking of something for Brutti, it had never occurred to me before, but: yummy! Alas, Darla's one of those whose arc makes random meetings difficult. Maybe something pre-canon...
shapinglight
Dec. 20th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
That would definitely work. I must write more Darla fic. I do love her.
vala3
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
Glad that Darla wasn't around to find our 'appetizing Englishman' cause I think she would have kept him. (Know I would.)
snickfic
Dec. 23rd, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's tough to feel too bad about how this ended, considering the almost-certain consequences had Darla been successful...
ares132006
Mar. 7th, 2011 05:02 am (UTC)
Not so tweedy, really: there’s liquor and wild nights wrinkling the corners of his eyes; there’s some hard delicious truth buried under that diffident accent.

Oh my Lord. Giles doesn't know what a lucky escape he had. Loved how Darla could sense the Ripper in him.
snickfic
Mar. 7th, 2011 05:23 am (UTC)
Yes indeedy. After writing this I found myself wishing for some real Darla/Giles, but of course most such fics would end up with Giles dead, which is no good.

Thank you for the comment!
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