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Swindle

Giles was certain that Andrew had been running on little more than caffeine and sugar for the past 72 hours as he ran damage control with parents, police, solicitors and financial institutes. Fatigue had finally caught up with him.

With a sigh, Giles shuffled the reports together and spared a glance for the Watcher slumped in his guest chair.

He couldn't believe the junior Slayers had been so stupid. Several had been caught by either Nigerian email scams or phishing, and at least one girl could face charges for money laundering.

It was days like this Giles really missed Anya.

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open_on_sundaychallenge #170: email/internet
Part of the London!verse

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edenfalling
27th Jun, 2006 18:44 (UTC)
He couldn't believe the girls junior Slayers could have been so stupid. There's something weird about this sentence.

Other than that... I can totally see that happening, and I feel for Andrew. And yes, that would never have happened with Anya around to scare sense into the junior Slayers.
redwolf
27th Jun, 2006 21:16 (UTC)
I wonder if I'd make such stupid editing mistakes if I had an attention span longer than a goldfish.

The girls are away from home and in charge of their own lives for the first time, and they're still naive enough to believe that everyone on the internets is their newest, bestest friend. Including that poor Mrs Kuruneri who was widowed during a revolution in Nigeria. They really do need Anya to scare some fiscal responsibility into them.
debxena
27th Jun, 2006 18:54 (UTC)
*cracks up* Lovely!
redwolf
27th Jun, 2006 21:19 (UTC)
Many thanks!
ozma914
28th Jun, 2006 06:36 (UTC)
Ah, junior slayers -- all brawn and no brain.

Um, but don't tell them I said that.
redwolf
28th Jun, 2006 08:11 (UTC)
As they'll be getting told off by Giles, their parents, lawyers and, in some cases, the police, I think they may be getting the hint about their lack of brains.
ozma914
28th Jun, 2006 08:37 (UTC)
getting the hint
Depends on how close to Faith-like they are, but I think it'll do the trick with most of them.

This reminds me that I haven't done character sketches for most of my slayers. Usually I know a lot of never-used information on all my characters, even the walk-ons, but I haven't gotten around to it in this case. Granted they haven't had any speaking roles yet, but it still makes me rather ashamed. I'm falling down on the job!
redwolf
28th Jun, 2006 09:29 (UTC)
Re: getting the hint
I should do the same.

It's all in my head, and several overly detailed comment threads and email exchanges with a friend. Getting it down for reference would be a good idea.
ozma914
28th Jun, 2006 10:12 (UTC)
Re: getting the hint
I come up with my best ideas while mowing the lawn or standing in the shower, but I forget -- gotta get them written down right away. And it seems like they're never as good on paper as they were in my mind ...
pheral
28th Jun, 2006 20:25 (UTC)
god yeah, she'd sort them right out. >:D

naughty techno-slayers.
redwolf
28th Jun, 2006 21:10 (UTC)
Perhaps naughty lack-of-techno-clue slayers. Some people should never be permitted near technology.
mad_jaks
29th Jun, 2006 16:51 (UTC)
He couldn't believe the junior Slayers had been so stupid

Why ever not?! We all can *g*
redwolf
29th Jun, 2006 21:13 (UTC)
You'd hope some training sunk into their think little heads or they were infested with some kind of common sense growing up. Unfortunately, this crop appears to follow way too closely in Buffy's footsteps.
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