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Drabble: Survivors

Survivors
for lizziebuffy2008: Buffy, Spike (but really, it's all about Lorne)

Spike critiqued the dresses ("What, did the woman grow a fungus?") and Buffy played “Spot the vampire” (because really, what living thing could be that thin?). Plus, snuggle time.

Then Spike stiffened, wandering hands suddenly still. On screen were just more glammed-up starlets and one wacko stunt-costumed in green and horns – oh. “Demon?” Buffy asked.

“Friend,” he whispered. “Before.”

Before the battle. She’d heard those names, living and unliving both – mostly fallen, now. She could guess this one.

She nestled deeper under Spike’s arm. “Looks like he’s having fun.”

“Yeah. Glad of that.” Long, careful sigh. “They’d have been, too.”

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lizziebuffy2008
Jan. 30th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
No, not exactly what I had in mind...WAY BETTER!!! I was just going for the funny, but you got my much wanted Spuffy and some poignancy for fallen (and not) friends. Loved it!!
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! I had a couple of different directions I was thinking about (including how silly it was for Avatar to win best drama), but Lorne won. :)
penny_lane_42
Jan. 30th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's lovely, hon. I like the idea of Lorne having fun. He'd totally be in his element. Very poignant.

Also, I think these are the best words ever when it comes to Spike and Buffy: Plus, snuggle-time. *happy sigh*
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm glad you liked. I seem to struggle writing Spuffyfic that's focused on Spuffy, but fic in which they're a couple but that's about other things comes easier to me.
penny_lane_42
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC)
Well, I love established relationship fic, so it's all the same to me!
rebcake
Jan. 30th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
“Friend,” he whispered. “Before.”

What an evocative moment. His emotion is so raw here, that it even halts his wandering hands!

I, too, hope that Lorne will find the fun, even if he's lost his friends. *pets him*
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
Hee, I'm glad someone noticed the wandering hands bit. :)

It actually seems a bit peculiar to me that Lorne doesn't reappear in more post-series fics. It doesn't seem like it'd be difficult. Then again, Oz doesn't show that often, either.
rebcake
Jan. 30th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC)
It actually seems a bit peculiar to me that Lorne doesn't reappear in more post-series fics.

Well, aside from the fact that he doesn't get paired romantically with anybody all that often (though the exceptions tend to be exceptional), I think it depresses people that he left on such a dire (and OOC) note. Sometimes those kinds of things can inspire people to fix things, but sometimes it just kills your spirit. *sniff*

That said, I think he has a big, cheerful role in the Angel comics (but I only read a handful of issues, so I'm probably missing something horrible.)
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
he doesn't get paired romantically with anybody all that often (though the exceptions tend to be exceptional)

Oh? Do tell!

That said, I think he has a big, cheerful role in the Angel comics (but I only read a handful of issues, so I'm probably missing something horrible.)

I only read the first trade (or most of it), but I didn't notice anything dire. I actually really liked him in his role as head of Hell's welcome wagon and reluctant administrator guy.
deird1
Jan. 30th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Lovely.
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
:)
rahirah
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:08 pm (UTC)
And so would we...
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah...
cindergal
Jan. 30th, 2010 08:14 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww. ::sniff:: Darn allergies. ;-)
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:45 pm (UTC)
*hands you a tissue*

:)
zanthinegirl
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, ouch. I miss Lorne!
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 09:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I seem to have accidentally written my Andy Hallett tribute, ten months late.
jen_nsync_landl
Jan. 30th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Lovely. Really lovely and angsty. In a good way.
snickfic
Jan. 30th, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC)
Yay, it's the good kind of angst. :)

Meanwhile, I just posted some more angst set in your favorite era...
nmcil12
Apr. 29th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
I loved Lorne so much and wish that more FF writers would do work that features this character.

Lovely and poignant -

Edited at 2011-04-29 05:36 pm (UTC)
snickfic
Apr. 29th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed. I can think of a handful of fics that feature Lorne, but you're right, they're definitely a rarity.
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