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Jurisdiction"Are you certain I can't convince you to come home?"

Dawn shook her head. There wasn't much point. Giles was taking Buffy on a Slayer retreat and, as much as he refused to admit it, Spike really didn't want to be alone. She'd done her part in keeping her sister from killing Spike, talking through her problems was more Giles bailiwick.

"Have fun aligning Buffy's chakras or doing the hokey pokey or whatever it is you do on a spiritual quest."

Giles sighed. You took part in one ceremony involving shaking a magical gourd and you were branded for life.


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Part of the Alley!verse

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willshenilshe
9th Apr, 2004 16:25 (UTC)
*has to laugh* I always did love the scene you refer back to... and always look forward to more of the alleyverse. Enjoyable as ever!
redwolf
9th Apr, 2004 22:43 (UTC)
It has got to take the mystique away from your highly important ritual when it looks like a childhood dance. Poor Watcher.
edenfalling
10th Apr, 2004 02:47 (UTC)
You took part in one ceremony involving shaking a magical gourd and you were branded for life.

*is vastly amused*

Will we get to see Giles's reaction to this in more detail? Not just to the "Buffy's a mess" situation, but to the "Buffy is abusing Spike in particular" bit.
redwolf
10th Apr, 2004 02:53 (UTC)
Don't know yet. The challenges I can usually work in the direction I want to go.

The muse, on the other hand, is still miffed that I rejected its suggestion to kill Buffy and send Spike, Dawn and Tara to the crypt naked.

I'm considering writing something about dealing with the weird urgings of muses.
edenfalling
10th Apr, 2004 05:18 (UTC)
kill Buffy and send Spike, Dawn and Tara to the crypt naked

This is definitely a good urging! Can we have Alley!verse AUs?
redwolf
10th Apr, 2004 06:32 (UTC)
The muse has an even shorter attention span than I do, please try not to distract the muse with shiny things or I'll never finish the Alley!verse.


Muse: (bouncing off the walls) Woohoo! See, didn't I tell you naked Spike, Dawn and Tara would be a good idea.

Me: (gritting teeth) We really need to wrap up the story. Besides, how on earth do you plan to get them in the same place and naked? It won't work.

Muse: (sulking and muttering) I don't see why you insist on things making sense when there could be perfectly good smut.

Me: I suck at smut and you're avoiding the question.

Muse: Oh, all right. Spike can wear leather pants.

Me: You really need to do something about that leather fetish.

Muse: Well, I would, but you won't let me play with Spike, Dawn and Tara. Look I even have toys.

Me: What does the purple jelly thing do? (The muse turns it on and demonstrates) Nevermind.
jetis
10th Apr, 2004 03:19 (UTC)
Giles sighed. You took part in one ceremony involving shaking a magical gourd and you were branded for life.

*shakes head* I think I'm a bit out of my league here. I think that I am more of a Redwolfoz fan than a Buffy one. I don't think I kept up enough with the series to get the allusion, though I have to say, it was pretty damn funny anyway.
redwolf
10th Apr, 2004 03:29 (UTC)
I'm glad that made it through as funny without further explanation, but if you're curious it's from Intervention in season five:


"A guide, but no food or water?" asks Buffy. "So it leads me to a sacred place, and then, a week later, it leads you to my bleached bones?"

"Buffy, please," says Giles. "It takes more than a week to bleach bones." They exchange a smile. Buffy asks what this ritual entails.

Giles is a little embarrassed by that. "I, uh... jump out of the circle, then I jump back in it, and then, um... I shake my gourd."

"I know this ritual!" says Buffy. "The ancient shamans were next called upon to do the hokey-pokey and turn themselves around!"

"Go and quest," says Giles. Buffy doesn't move. She just stands and looks at him. Giles knows that she isn't going to go until she sees this, so he jumps out of the circle, jumps back in, and shakes his gourd.

"And that's what it's all about," says Buffy.
jetis
10th Apr, 2004 03:54 (UTC)
Ah, I think I remember this now. Vaguely, I recall the scene, but it somehow seems funnier when you describe it.
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