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FIC: The Very Small Girl and the Monster

Title: The Very Small Girl and the Monster
Words / rating: 2100 words / PG
Fandom: Firefly/BtVS crossover
Characters: River, Spike (w/background Spuffy)
Spoilers: For all of both shows

This is another Christmas/birthday fic, because it's penny_lane_42's birthday tomorrow! Happy birthday! The reason it's way longer than most of the giftfics is because I had the idea at least six months ago and it's been sitting around half-written ever since. If the reader is so inclined, it can be considered a sequel-in-spirit to my drabble Auld Lang Syne. (Lauren, do you remember that conversation?)

There are lots of things River still doesn’t tell Simon.Collapse )

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revdorothyl
Jan. 5th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Wonderful job with the Firefly voices (River and Mal and Jayne, all in character) and with River's approach to Spike:

She calls him by name again because when someone is hungry you feed them.

Yes.
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:38 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Writing Mal and Jayne were a new challenge; I'm glad to hear they rang true.

I confess, I have a particular fondness for that line. :)
of_too_minds
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:24 am (UTC)
I loved this. One of my favorite crossovers. Poor poor Spike. All those years on his own fighting the good fight... how sad and tragic. River will take good care of him.
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! I expect River and Spike will be very good for each other.

I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
tanpopomofo
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I love the thought of Spike still being around when all my other favorite characters are around. I have to wonder what Cap'll think about a new passenger?
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
I expect there will be a quite a few fireworks when River brings the latest passenger aboard. Lots of male posturing and so forth. :)
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penny_lane_42
Jan. 6th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
This is so perfect it hurts. First of all, you have a flawless River voice: that tension between madness and perfect logic. And the cameos by Jayne and Mal are just right too--I especially love how Mal understands her even when he has no clue of her words.

And I've always thought of River as a Slayer, but you upped the ante by giving her all those Slayer dreams--especially Buffy's memories--and her knowing him and knowing he would come is just so perfect. And of course of course of course he has no problem understanding her immediately, because she's got Buffy's Slayerness and Dru's madness, and he understood both of them so well that of course he would understand her. OH MY HEART. And the two of them taking hands and walking towards something. PERFECT.

Thank you so, so, so much. I love this more than I can say. ♥
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:43 am (UTC)
YAY. I am so glad you liked. This was written very particularly to you; I had about 900 words from when we talked about crossovers many months ago, but I probably wouldn't have finished it otherwise.

As for Slayer dreams, hey, Dana set the precedent. I didn't need to stretch it much at all. (I do seem to have a thing about River and dreams, though, eh?)

And of course of course of course he has no problem understanding her immediately, because she's got Buffy's Slayerness and Dru's madness

Yes yes yes. Plus she has Dawn's innocence. So, basically: the three women Spike loved most, all in one.

I am so glad you are pleased. :)
adoxerella
Jan. 6th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
This was very, very awesome. I already knew you had superb Spike voice from your previous writing, but now I know your River voice is exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing this.
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
You are very welcome, and thank you for the lovely words. I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
adafrog
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
Cool.
snickfic
Jan. 6th, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed. :)
mayireadtoday
Jan. 6th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Wonderful.
snickfic
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed.
flurblewig
Jan. 6th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
This is just absolutely fantastic. Awesome River voice, wonderful setting and the slayer connection was gorgeously done. Brilliant job all round!
snickfic
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed.
(Anonymous)
Jan. 6th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
that made me incredibly sad but hopeful. wow, what happened to the slayers and spike. I really enjoy these crossovers.
snickfic
Jan. 7th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed.
treadingthedark
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
Good GOD that was good!!
I just re-read it, more carefully, less tired, and it was really beautiful. Every word.
snickfic
Jan. 8th, 2011 05:26 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you again! "Beautiful" is high praise indeed. :)
consumedly
Jan. 8th, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
You're too good!! I realy liked that and would like some more! *g* I bet all others said it, but I just have to say it -I wannt! *grin* Can I bribe you somehow... *whistle looking aound*

RYL
snickfic
Jan. 8th, 2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
Hah hah. We'll see. I have some ideas for another fic, but I've got a bunch of other fics with deadlines first. So maybe, eventually.

And I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
relurker
Mar. 18th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Wow!
snickfic
Mar. 18th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
:)
raiining
Apr. 7th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
OH. BEAUTIFUL.


Very very lovely. Gorgeously written.
snickfic
Apr. 8th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
Yay, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed. :)
raiining
Aug. 23rd, 2011 12:58 am (UTC)
Mmm, such a good re-read. Lovely.
snickfic
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
Yay! Good to know it's still good the second time around. :)
hello_spikey
Jan. 4th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Love love love. :) Great rereading this. Love Jayne and I love Spike helping all the wee slayers of the future. *sigh*

I can see him being good for River - she's a bit of Dru and Buffy in one, isn't she? He should have plenty of practice. :D

snickfic
Jan. 5th, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! It's been kind of fun for me, too, coming back and rereading. I'm so glad you found it a fic that rewards rereading. And I'm especially pleased you liked Jayne, since I'd never written him before.
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