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Stand and deliver what, exactly? (PG)
Prompt: Highwaywoman
Set: sometime in a fluffy post-series world
Words: c170


"You're telling me you've never even thought about it? With your strength?" He's grinning, and you know he's only slightly serious. But this is still Spike, and you can tell that he has in fact thought about this.

"I use my powers for good," you say. Meaning it, but also a little embarrassed that you think something so virtuous. "I don't really see myself taking up mugging. Even if I really needed the cash."

He snorts. "Shame. And wasn't thinking of you in an alley with a flick-knife, love. More like a highwaywoman, all swirling cape and half-mask. Riding hell for leather over heathland to escape the law. Taking a kiss from a handsome man in lieu of the jewel he wears to remember his lost love." He trails off, pensively.

You relax. Not so much a backsliding on the road to redemption then. More of a happy fantasy. This you can deal with.

No, you can't actually ride a horse. But there could be outfits.

*

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gryfndor_godess
Mar. 6th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Awwwww. This is so cute! I love the last line, and the 2nd person POV is really well done.
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm usually very dubious about second person, but something this short can just about take it. Glad you agree!
bogwitch
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
Trust Buffy to be tempted by the clothes!

:::is glad someone went for the highwaywoman prompt:::
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:30 pm (UTC)
Hope she doesn't go for the hat, though - she'd find it hard to carry off a tricorn. *g*
shapinglight
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
Hee! Love it.
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
Good! Glad you enjoyed.
quinara
Mar. 6th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Hee! Awesome. (And Buffy could totally putt off a tricorn; she'd probably have more trouble getting Spike into a ruffly Regency shirt...)
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Huh. My Spike lives for ruffly shirts... :P
norwie2010
Mar. 6th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, another goodie from You! Thanks for that, very sweet. :)
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 02:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it.
slaymesoftly
Mar. 6th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
ROFL - love it!
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
rahirah
Mar. 6th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
Outfits FTW. *G*
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC)
I believe Spike would concur eagerly.
treadingthedark
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
readerjane
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Aww, so adorable!
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
snickfic
Mar. 6th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
Awww! That's fabulous and adorable. I love that Spike has in fact thought about this. Also, line:

"I use my powers for good," you say. Meaning it, but also a little embarrassed that you think something so virtuous.

Aw, Buffy. No need to be embarrassed.

Not so much a backsliding on the road to redemption then. More of a happy fantasy.

And again, awww.
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 06:28 pm (UTC)
Hee. Glad you liked this.
rebcake
Mar. 6th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Now there's some roleplay that could really work for them. Well, it works for me, anyway. *licks lips* It could segue into the "Pirate Queen" scenario that is another of their favorites. Fact!

You've made me a believer!
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 6th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
*bounces*

There's a pirate prompt this week, you know. You should feel totally free to go with that.
scarlett2u
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
I love this so much I could possibly swoon!
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Swoon away.*


*Swooning takes place at reader's own risk.
thisficklemob
Mar. 7th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
Hahhahahahaha. Aww, Spike.
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
You know he'd love it!
moscow_watcher
Mar. 7th, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Heee! Romanticism, Spike way... :)))
brutti_ma_buoni
Mar. 7th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
He has his own ways of doing romance, indeed!
zanthinegirl
Mar. 8th, 2011 02:54 am (UTC)
Adorable! Though I'm going to have "Whiskey in the Jar" stuck on in my brain for the rest of the night!
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