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Happy birthday fagenders

Spontaneous celebratory ficlet for this lovely comm and its exceedingly brilliant mods. (Includes special bonus dragon references for Quin. Couldn't find a way to work in some tentacles...)


Title All Quiet on the Northern Front
Prompt 4th of July
Word count 200
Setting generic post-Chosen. The first time S/B have been together at that mysterious Scottish castle over July.
Rating PG, for its essential innocence, even though Spike is a bit sweary
Warning Contains gratuitous patriotic banter



"Why so quiet, love?"

"Me? It's not me that's being quiet. It's-" Buffy waved, morosely, at the Scottish highlands "-all that."

"Would've thought quiet was good." Spike raised a brow at her, referencing, among much else, her singed scalp, the hospital wing full of dragon-charred Slayerettes, and his own recent near-immolation. Some mythical flying reptiles got too bloody close for comfort. Some nights, quiet was essential.

She nodded, accepting. "Yeah. True. Usually true. But not today."

It took him a while, but he got there. "Oh. Well, yeah. Not like we celebrate the date here. Not with your whopping great pyrotechnic displays. Tacky, I call it."

"Because we whupped your asses," she grinned.

He butted his shoulder against hers. "Nope. We're just too classy to hold a thank fuck the Yanks are off our plate party every year."

"Insulting my heritage is no way to my heart, Mr the Bloody." She pretended to pout. Unconvincingly.

"And fireworks are?" He laid his chin in the crook of her neck, lips moving against her throat as he murmured. "Well then. Pretty sure I've got some sparklers back in my bedroom, if you'd like to come up and strike a spark."

She giggled, and headed for their bedroom. Fireworks optional.

***

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quinara
Aug. 27th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
Hee!! Aww, Buffy; she can't resist the word play, can she!
brutti_ma_buoni
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
Of course! It's irresistible.
quinara
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:34 pm (UTC)
:D And, oh yes, I forgot to thank you for the dragon!! I was much contented by its appearance.
shapinglight
Aug. 27th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
Wonderful! Hoorah for cross-cultural celebrations. I'm all for those.
brutti_ma_buoni
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure they're quite the model of such things, but it's worth a try, no?
bogwitch
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
That's okay, Doctor Who gave me a fix with it's jellyfish terminator robots.

Buffy obviously can't resist a cheesy line. :)
brutti_ma_buoni
Aug. 27th, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
They were indeed strong on the tentacles today. Glad you got your fix!
treadingthedark
Aug. 27th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Cute! Thanks.
norwie2010
Aug. 27th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Hehe - Buffy and Spike as USA and UK? (Trying to kill each other but then remembering "we against the world"! Sex instead of fireworks, though...)
gryfndor_godess
Aug. 27th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Very cute! It's nice to get a touch of 4th of July in the current dark and gloomy weather. I like that Spike is able to figure out why she's mopey.

We're just too classy to hold a thank fuck the Yanks are off our plate party every year."

Lol, love it! Just like Spike to retcon history.

"Insulting my heritage is no way to my heart, Mr the Bloody." She pretended to pout. Unconvincingly.

Hee, love that, too, especially what she calls him.

Mmm, I'd watch those fireworks...
hello_spikey
Aug. 28th, 2011 03:09 am (UTC)
hee! Sparklers or no, I'm sure there will be sparks flying in the Spuffy bedroom! :)

AWW. Very cute. Dragons for the fourth. <3
readerjane
Aug. 28th, 2011 10:34 am (UTC)
Aww. And whew, hot! I can just hear the drop in his voice on "ANd fireworks are".
moscow_watcher
Aug. 28th, 2011 03:17 pm (UTC)
Heee! Delightful! :)
relurker
Aug. 28th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Lovely!
I want to say that as a celebratory ficlet for fag ends, it's particularly suitable that there is some kind of fire and ashes in it...ok, mostly fire!
: )
annapurna_2
Sep. 4th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Charming...totally! And I'm sure they made some very impressive fireworks. Hee.
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