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Cat Got Your Tongue

Okay, this isn't going to get any better, but it's all I've got this month.

Setting: Unimportant. Some time in early BtVS season 5?
Rating: PG
For the Create Your Own Prompts prompt: Magician - Willow, Magic Medium - ritual, Victim - Spike, Result - Talking Animal, Random Element - Bottle
300 words.
Author's note: this was supposed to be a last minute reveal-type thing, but I think I've telegraphed it.

Cat Got Your Tongue



"So...you're not mad?" Willow gave Buffy a contrite look.

Buffy smiled to reassure her. "Well, patrol'll be harder with no one to watch my back, but otherwise, I'd say it's an improvement."

"Really?" Willow's face brightened, but then her mouth turned down at the corners. "You're just saying that, aren't you? What you really mean is, boy, Willow's magic sucks. She can't even perform a simple de-transmogrification ritual without things going haywire."

Buffy patted her on the shoulder. "Silly! It wasn't your fault if that demon disguised as a store clerk ducked at the crucial moment and your mojo hit the wrong person. And I totally slayed it anyway, so all's well that -hey stop that!"

She rubbed her leg and glared downwards. "He dug his claws in me."

Willow hunched her shoulders. "I think maybe he wants more?"

"I guess." Buffy reached across the counter, picked up a large glass bottle, and bent down to pour its contents into a saucer. "He-ere kitty, kitty!"

There was a hissing growl, and then a contented slurping noise, as the white cat with the blue eyes stuck its nose in the saucer full of blood and began to drink.

"Eww!" Buffy pronounced, while Willow wrinkled her nose.

After a moment, Buffy said, "There's one thing I don't get. You said this ritual was supposed to reveal a being's true form. So, why's he a cat?"

Willow shrugged. "Er...they're nocturnal, and they have fangs?"

"There is that," Buffy agreed. "He's a whole lot fluffier, though."

"Cuter too," Willow offered, and Buffy nodded.

"Oh, sure. Especially the purring."

She smirked. "In fact, you could say Spike's a total pussy now."

The slurping stopped. There was a bad-tempered pause, then...

"'Oy!" growled an indignant voice from somewhere near their ankles. "I'm not deaf, you know."

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singedbylife
Apr. 23rd, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
ha ha ha ha, too funny. :)
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
slaymesoftly
Apr. 23rd, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC)
ROFL Great fun!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Kitty!Spike is cute.
quinara
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
Ha! This is great. :D
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:11 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it, love. :)
spikes_heart
Apr. 23rd, 2013 01:40 pm (UTC)
So adorable. Love the blood in a saucer bit. **kicks little bunny nibbling at my ankles hard** (It's an old bunny, that's been hopping around for years. Who knows if it will ever see the light of day?)
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
**kicks little bunny nibbling at my ankles hard** (It's an old bunny, that's been hopping around for years. Who knows if it will ever see the light of day?)

Write it, write it!
rahirah
Apr. 23rd, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
LOL!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
:)
hello_spikey
Apr. 23rd, 2013 02:39 pm (UTC)
HEEEEEE. aaaaaaaaw. so cute.

Meh, it's still a reveal that he can still talk, the wee darling.

*picks him up and cuddles him to death* *gets face full of scratches*

shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:16 pm (UTC)
*picks him up and cuddles him to death* *gets face full of scratches*

Yes, he's probably not the world's friendliest kitty. :)
rebcake
Apr. 23rd, 2013 03:08 pm (UTC)
Heh. Wonder how he'll be around vacuum cleaners?

Animal!Spike amuses me. I expect he'll get used to all the cuddling, and then it'll be one more thing for him to miss, should they ever mojo him back again. (Am I over-thinking, again?)
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Heh. Wonder how he'll be around vacuum cleaners?

Vacuum cleaners? Do I want to know?

I expect he'll get used to all the cuddling, and then it'll be one more thing for him to miss, should they ever mojo him back again. (Am I over-thinking, again?)

Not at all. Enquiring minds want to know.
velvetwhip
Apr. 23rd, 2013 05:27 pm (UTC)
I love this! It's awesome that kitty!Spike can talk!


Gabrielle
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you. And he wouldn't be Spike if he couldn't talk, would he?
gillo
Apr. 23rd, 2013 05:32 pm (UTC)
Nice one. Love his reaction at the end!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
:)

No one calls Spike a pussy and goes unchallenged even when he is one.
zanthinegirl
Apr. 23rd, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's adorable!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you liked it. :)
oni_9
Apr. 23rd, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
His true form's a domesticated beast? That sounds just right. :)
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:20 pm (UTC)
I agree. He was the homeloving sort even when he was evil.
brutti_ma_buoni
Apr. 23rd, 2013 07:11 pm (UTC)
*g* Oh, well done. I got excited about the prompt tables and then ended up writing pedestrian half-drabbles. But kitty!Spike is irresistibly cute, especially talking.
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
But kitty!Spike is irresistibly cute, especially talking.

Hmm, better not let him hear you say that.
waddiwasiwitch
Apr. 23rd, 2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
Tee hee. rofl. Here pussy, pussy, pussy.
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Kitty!Spike can't think who you're talking to. ;)
drizzlydaze
Apr. 24th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC)
I don't normally have a taste for cat!Spike fics, but this was just too funny. Absolutely love the ending.
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad it worked for you. :)
spuffy_luvr
Apr. 24th, 2013 01:53 am (UTC)
LOL, so cute!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
:)

Kitty!Spike doesn't like that word.
relurker
Apr. 24th, 2013 08:43 am (UTC)
Nice!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
treadingthedark
Apr. 24th, 2013 02:22 pm (UTC)
Cute!
shapinglight
Apr. 25th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks (though don't let Kitty!Spike hear you say that).
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