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FeintSpike leant across the table, his lips close to Dawn's ear. "You're not piking on me, are you, love?"

Never one to shirk from a challenge, Dawn crossed to the counter and made her purchase. Package in hand, she left the store, returning ten minutes later without it.

A curious Xander queried Anya and, when she explained exactly what caltrops were, he ran for his truck, shrieking like a girl.

Anya eyed Spike and Dawn in suspicion. They'd collapsed against each other in laughter, as Xander had left, the intact package between them. It looked like the armistice was over.


wordoftheday100challenge: Pike, shirk, caltrop, armistice
Part of the Mischief!verse

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sanda56
21st Nov, 2004 09:34 (UTC)
This particular spike is hollow and can puncture a self-sealing rubber tire.

Well, I'd never heard of a "Tyre Spike" before, so funny! Pore ole Xander, victim of the double bluff. Still at least he's not gone purple with pink spots this time! ;0)
redwolf
21st Nov, 2004 09:48 (UTC)
I've always known what they were, but it wasn't 'til a couple of years ago that I found out what they were called. Other that tyre spikes. 'Tis fun to tease Xander.
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redwolf
21st Nov, 2004 20:29 (UTC)
And they didn't have to inflict to get a result any damage this time around.
willshenilshe
21st Nov, 2004 14:44 (UTC)
I knew that the quiet boded ill... and yes, I did have to look up "caltrops". Wickedness and evilness against poor Xander!

But I'm not surprised Anya knew what they were...
redwolf
21st Nov, 2004 21:45 (UTC)
I'm sure Anya knows many interesting things.
edenfalling
21st Nov, 2004 22:38 (UTC)
Mwahahahaha! *shit-eating grin firmly fixed on face*
redwolf
21st Nov, 2004 23:57 (UTC)
The teasing of Xander is always good.
radia
21st Nov, 2004 22:53 (UTC)
Hee. I knew what caltrops were initially from playing Tenchu: Stealth Assasins, so I associate it with ninjas more than anything else. So now I got the mental image of Spike, Dawn and rooftop acrobatics. Ah, good times.
redwolf
21st Nov, 2004 23:58 (UTC)
Now I'm picturing Spike and Dawn as ninjas. Shame it's the little brightly coloured, plastic ninjas that are coming to mind, it ruins the whole stealth assassin image.
radia
22nd Nov, 2004 00:28 (UTC)
Well, I can easily picture them as ninjas, because in Tenchu you got Rikimaru, the 25-ish dude with white-blond hair and Ayame, the younger brunette girl. Spike and Dawn actually fit the bill pretty well, lack of Asian descent aside, and now the mental image is on in high-def clarity...

Scaling rooftops with grappling hooks, distracting Xander by dropping candy bars as they pierce his tires with throwing stars and I'm getting way too into this. o_o
irishvampire13
22nd Nov, 2004 00:46 (UTC)
~~Scaling rooftops with grappling hooks, distracting Xander by dropping candy bars as they pierce his tires with throwing stars and I'm getting way too into this.~~

Perhaps, but it seems very entertaining.
redwolf
23rd Nov, 2004 08:19 (UTC)
You're not confusing caltrops with shiruken, are you?
radia
23rd Nov, 2004 18:28 (UTC)
Nah, I know the difference. I used just couldn't think of any quick damage they could do with shurikens without causing bodily harm (you know, aside from pinning Xander to a tree by his clothes, all cartoon-like). So since Xander's car gets the brunt of their destruction, I thought, why not?

Plus, they're saving the caltrops for their next high speed car chase. >_>
eurothrashed
23rd Nov, 2004 06:24 (UTC)
::evil cackle:: I almost feel bad for Xander... almost.
redwolf
23rd Nov, 2004 08:20 (UTC)
The teasing of Xander is amusing.
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