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Vivia's book: Slippery Jack (PG)

Pretty much, where it all began. Slippery Jack is a fungus, btw. Educational!

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"There's a spell that could save Spike?" Buffy could feel her face's confusion. On the one hand: yay, because Spike dying painfully was literally the worst thing that had happened to her. At least for a few years. But also boo, because godammit, a spell's what got them into this mess. Well, a spell, and a prophecy, and the end of the world again, and a mad sorcerer with the infinite power of geothermal whoosis, but it all spelled a lesson Buffy already really knew: don't mess with magic.

"Yes," Willow was saying, full of bright confidence. "We just, you know, scrape the slime off some mushrooms, mix it with dragon's blood and skeleton teeth and, uh, turn him into a real boy. And the curse will be powerless."

Buffy was still stuck on the mushroom slime part, but eventually Willow's words penetrated. Mostly on account of the big honking silence and Willow's expectant look. "A real boy?"

"Yuhuh. To save him, we, um, make him human."

"You can do that?"

"Sure."

Buffy should have known better. And she definitely should have asked for more information about that airy 'Sure'.

Don't mess with magic. Duh.

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shapinglight
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:00 pm (UTC)
I've told them, and told them, but do they listen?

:is sad:
red_satin_doll
Oct. 24th, 2013 07:19 pm (UTC)
MORE, PLEASE! We don't see Willow in very many fics on this site, do we? I'm eager to see where this goes. (Please say it does - you keep teasing me with these "almost 'verses and series." You are a cruel mistress!)
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
*g* It's pretty much done now, if you like to catch up on it. I haven't left you hanging this time.
spuffy_luvr
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
One should always worry when Willow is confident.
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Always, always worry.
zanthinegirl
Oct. 24th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
Your Willow is so, so Willow. Loving this!
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
*g* Thank you!
velvetwhip
Oct. 24th, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh the paving on that famous road.


Gabrielle
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Broad, welcoming and filled with good intentions...
kikimay
Oct. 25th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
Like the others above I love your Willow in this. Love also the whole description of the situation which is hilariously Buffy-like.
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I find Buffy voice comes and goes for me, but it's good to know it's right here.
clockwork_hart1
Oct. 25th, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
Your gift for character voices astounds me.

But whu-oh. You just know this can go nowhere good. Duh.
brutti_ma_buoni
Oct. 26th, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
You're too kind, but thank you! Buffy and Willow both come and go for me a bit, alas.
waddiwasiwitch
Oct. 29th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
There are always consequences to witchy mojo. Great voices here.
snogged
Nov. 3rd, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Loving your Willow voice. :)
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