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Crazy About a Sharp Dressed Man

Prompt:  Fright at the Opera
Title: Crazy About a Sharp Dressed Man
Rating: G
Setting:  Some happy moment in the future
Words:  366


Crazy About a Sharp-Dressed Man
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          “S’bloody brilliant, trust me.  Saw it a century ago in Berlin, made my heart go pitter-patter, it did.”

          She is still trying to wrap her mind around it.  “Okay.  Okay.  Opera.  You want to go to the opera with me.  Even pretending for a second that I believe you, even pretending that I want to go-”

          “You’ll enjoy this one, promise.”

“- you can’t go looking like that.”

          He rolls his eyes.  “Well, obviously.  'll have you know I can dress up with the best of them.  Look quite dashing in a tux, if I do say so myself.”

“Uh-huh.  So says the vampire who hasn’t changed his look in over thirty years.  Once you obsess over something, that’s it.  Nothing else exists for you.  You’re done.  Finito.  Case in point: you can’t even name anybody recent on the radio.”

“I can like many different things,” he insists.  “Just because I have a distinct preference for a certain genre doesn’t negate the possibility that I could enjoy other musical styles.”  He sounds waaay too much like Giles right now and she scoffs at him.

“I don’t believe you even know other musical styles exist.”

He cocks an eyebrow in response.  “You do realize I’ve been around since long before punk?”

“You do realize this is not an attractive quality in a boyfriend?” she shoots back.

“Can’t help it if I’m loyal,” he purrs, a gleam in his eye.  “Thought you liked it I decide what I want most and stay with it, never change my mind no matter what other options there are.  ‘Course, I could get to looking around, maybe there’s a newer style out now, one I might like better.”

Her eyes narrow, but her lips twitch.

.

The night at the opera? 

Ugh.  Fright at the opera.  Dreadful caterwauling in some foreign language that makes no sense.  But he enjoys it.  Hums along, taps his fingers on his tuxedo-clad thigh the same as to his dreadful punk.  This makes it worthwhile.  Makes her agree to go again the next time he suggests it.

That and, yes, he does look quite dashing in a tux.


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slaymesoftly
Oct. 26th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
Awww - lovely little moments between them. :) (And yes, he does look amazing in a tux)
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 26th, 2012 02:58 am (UTC)
Wait - is there a tux picture? The best I could find was a head shot of JM with a crooked bow tie and very non-Spike hair. Thank you :)



Edited at 2012-10-26 02:58 am (UTC)
slaymesoftly
Oct. 26th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Um, yeah. From years ago when James did that Queen Mary thing? Not sure I have it, but I'll look for it. It's probably on his web site. Very, very nice picture(s) as I recall.

Here's one of them. It's in a banner for a fic that someone made for me. But it will give you some idea of what the pics were like.

new year-new memories

I tried to find a link to the photo part of his website, but it looks like there's been a big redesign and I couldn't find and pics. I'm sure that's unlikely, but I didn't find them.

Edited at 2012-10-26 03:18 am (UTC)
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 26th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
OH. MY. GOD. (Drools uncontrollably on keyboard and it stops wor&#:M)

This is good though, people can see your lovely linked banner and drool too. Thank you for sharing!
slaymesoftly
Oct. 26th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
I found some of the Queen Mary pics, but his hair wasn't blond anymore by then, so maybe this one is a manip? I dunno. The QM pics are the only ones I remember seeing of him in a tux, but I suppose it's possible he wore one before that. :)
rebcake
Oct. 26th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
‘Course, I could get to looking around, maybe there’s a newer style out now, one I might like better.

Heh. Quit while you're ahead, Buffy.

Very nice. I do like it when a bit of Spike's loooooong history comes out.
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 26th, 2012 07:31 pm (UTC)
She definitely shouldn't encourage him to try new 'things'! Thanks :)
shapinglight
Oct. 26th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
I bet he does. Now I want to know what opera it was.
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 26th, 2012 07:29 pm (UTC)
Something violent, I'm sure. Or loud and discordant (would that be Wagner?). My opera knowledge is fairly limited, I prefer musicals. In English.

Thanks :)
thisficklemob
Oct. 27th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
Heh. I'm no fan of opera myself, but I'd lump it to see Spike in a tux. :)
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 27th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
Me too. Me too. Thanks :)

Edited at 2012-10-27 03:06 am (UTC)
zanthinegirl
Oct. 27th, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Aww, very cute! And Spike-in-a-tux is bound to be a good thing!
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 28th, 2012 06:25 am (UTC)
Yes. Spike in a tux is a very good thing. Thanks :)
annapurna_2
Oct. 27th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
“Can’t help it if I’m loyal,” he purrs, a gleam in his eye. “Thought you liked it I decide what I want most and stay with it, never change my mind no matter what other options there are. ‘Course, I could get to looking around, maybe there’s a newer style out now, one I might like better.”

Her eyes narrow, but her lips twitch.


Oh, those two crazy kids. He's got her number and she's got his. Love it!

And for Spike in a tux? I'd sit through anything!
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 28th, 2012 06:26 am (UTC)
I'd sit through anything for Spike-in-a-tux (and then out of a tux!) too. Thanks :)
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