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William the Headless

Prompt:  The Headless Motorcyclist
Words:  350
Rating: PG
Setting:  Post-Series
Title:  William the Headless

Ridculousness X angst.

          “’It’ll be romantic’, he says.  ‘Going cross-country on the bike, just the two of us, wind in our hair, shagging and slaying our way across America’, he says.”  Buffy flung the empty helmet across the road where it smashed into a tree, dead on impact.  “How is this romantic, huh?”

          She had to imagine his sigh, imagine his snarky retort, because with no tongue, no mouth, no vocal cords, no freaking head, none was forthcoming.

          The jack-o’-lantern with its gap-toothed, ghoulish grin swiveled away from her, staring as broodily as a giant carved gourd could into the distance.

          Buffy sighed for him, pulled out the map and studied it again.  “Okay.  According to Giles, the mystical, not-really-there bridge, the one we somehow crossed on our way into town Halloween night, should be here.”  She pointed to the map, but he didn’t look.  Or maybe he did, it was kinda hard to tell.

          “We’re hoping this incantation will pull the bridge up again, and if does then, yippee, you get to fight the demon for your head, which I still don’t understand how he can have your head while you can have a pumpkin for a head and you don’t dust, but whatever.”

          The pumpkin creaked back to look at her, and she didn’t need to hear the words to know what he was asking.  “If the incantation doesn’t work, then we have to wait until next Halloween for the bridge to appear again.”  The empty eyes continued to stare at her.  “If you fight and don’t win?”

          Buffy glanced away, tried to find something positive to say despite fears of her lover’s head rotting away in the California sunshine, or being split open by too hard a blow, and then what?

          Of course she would still love him, even though his eyes/mouth/tongue made him Spike, and without the fighty and the snark and the smirk he wasn’t really the same guy, but it wasn’t his fault he’d been hollowed out, was it? 


          She turned back to him, smile and quip in place.  “I guess you’ll need a bigger helmet.”


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 31st, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Awwww. Buffy's mellowing. :) So, is Spike going to get his head back?
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
I sure hope he gets his head back! It's Spike, how can he not win?

{Dirty corner of my mind imagining having that between your legs}

Nov. 1st, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh poor Spike with a pumpkin for a head but Buffy loves him anyway. Sweet.
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
I was up way too late when I wrote this :) Thanks!
Nov. 1st, 2012 03:24 am (UTC)
Sniff. And Hee! at pumpkin-head Spike! so basically a mixed bag :D
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
It was supposed to be just Hee! but somehow the Sniff crept in... Stupid brain. Thanks!
Nov. 1st, 2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Ha! and awwww
Nov. 1st, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Late night + prompts = something very strange. Thank you!
Nov. 1st, 2012 11:05 am (UTC)
That was great, though I imagine Spike is none too keen.
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Definitely not keen, but I feel certain he'll win his head back - he won a soul after all! And if he doesn't, I'm hoping he'll adapt somehow... he always does. Thanks!
Nov. 6th, 2012 09:12 am (UTC)

Spookiness of a completely strange flavour!
I enjoyed it very much.
Nov. 6th, 2012 10:15 am (UTC)
Strange is a nice way of putting it! My mind takes strange turns, but I'm glad you enjoyed. Thanks!
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