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Dressed to Impress

A ficlet for this weeks' prompts.

Setting: BtVS season 5, just before the first scene of Crush
Rating: PG
Pairings: Spike/Buffy (implied), Spike/Drusilla, mention of Angelus/Darla
For the prompt: Samson and Delilah
150 words

Dressed to Impress



He hasn't had long hair for a while - not since, maybe 1902, when he'd woken to find Dru had unmanned him in his sleep.

That's what Darla said anyway (bitch!), sneering and smirking while Dru clutched his shorn ponytail in her fist and giggled like a loon (not that she could giggle any other way).

Looking back, he's sure Darla put Dru up to it. She'd hated his ragamuffin look. Ladies don't have scruffy servants.

He'd thought of growing his hair again, but he wasn't Angelus (as Darla never tired of reminding him)
and wouldn't want to be (poofter!). Why copy him?

Who cared if he let a woman dictate his look? It didn't (doesn't) make him weak.

He frowns at the Slayer-friendly brown faux-leather jacket and tan chinos. Not to mention he's wearing brogues (sodding brogues, for fuckssake!)

Maybe - just maybe- it's getting to be a habit.

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dragonyphoenix
Feb. 5th, 2014 03:25 pm (UTC)
He hasn't had long hair for a while - not since, maybe 1902, when he'd woken to find Dru had unmanned him in his sleep. This is such a brilliant way to say she's cut his hair. Delightful.

And the end of the story is wonderful. ;-)
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
velvetwhip
Feb. 5th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor Spike...

I really enjoyed this!



Gabrielle
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. :)
slaymesoftly
Feb. 5th, 2014 06:15 pm (UTC)
LOL Clever!
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
:)
singedbylife
Feb. 5th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
I love him. He'll do anything to try and win them over. Even if it entails wearing brogues, ha ha.
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, silly boy. :)
comlodge
Feb. 6th, 2014 07:42 pm (UTC)
Like this. Like the mix of Victorian phrasing and modern - love seeing Spike's past come out in his thoughts like that.
Love that he forgets he is totally love's bitch and does whatever his woman wants.
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, he's only fooling himself really isn't he? ;)
waddiwasiwitch
Feb. 6th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
Hee! The last sentence there is just perfect. And first sentence so perfectly Spike.
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :)
chasingdemons
Feb. 6th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
I want to say LOL, but… no. Spike in faux-leather is just wrong. I think even Buffy would agree. :)
shapinglight
Feb. 9th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
I know! No wonder she wasn't interested.
thisficklemob
Feb. 10th, 2014 01:51 am (UTC)
Hee! Also, I learned a word.
shapinglight
Feb. 11th, 2014 10:58 am (UTC)
Really? Which one?
thisficklemob
Feb. 11th, 2014 08:11 pm (UTC)
Brogues. I think I'd call them loafers? Not sure if that's Americans, or just me.

Before this, the only brogue I knew meant an accent... which my widget says might also refer to "the rough footwear of Irish peasants." :)
shapinglight
Feb. 13th, 2014 04:42 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I've no idea if 'brogues' is a Brit word for this style of shoe. Could be.

Anyway, they're brown. And wouldn't suit Spike at all. ;)
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