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Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The StormSpike's avoidance of Buffy throughout the week had won him Dawn's approbation and, more importantly, a breather in which to fully heal.

While still casting wistful looks in Buffy's direction, Dawn also noted that Spike was steady in his resolve to honour his word. Although she suspected his promise to her meant far more to him than did concern for his own welfare.

Unfortunately, Buffy was getting impossible to live with. Twitchy and irritable, she had started to lash out at those around her. Sooner or later her sister would crack and Dawn feared it would be sooner rather later.

Part of the Alley!verse


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2nd Apr, 2004 03:43 (UTC)
Wow, this one was tense. I'm kinda scared for both Spike and Dawn. ::hisses:: Bad Buffy.
2nd Apr, 2004 03:53 (UTC)
Woohoo! Pantomime!

In tonight's exciting episode the part of Buffy, the ugly sister, shall be played by Oliver Reed.

That just went in a scary direction I'd rather not contemplate.
2nd Apr, 2004 04:12 (UTC)
In tonight's exciting episode the part of Buffy, the ugly sister, shall be played by Oliver Reed.

I really don't think I should find this as funny as I do... oh, wait, I wasn't thinking. It all works out then, doesn't it? Scary can be funny, scary's good.
2nd Apr, 2004 04:31 (UTC)
Ooh, progress. *goes to get more popcorn before next installment*
2nd Apr, 2004 10:01 (UTC)
Yep. Things are moving, but it doesn't look like it will bode well for anybody.
2nd Apr, 2004 10:08 (UTC)
Right, I'm officially an alley!verse fan. Mark me down.

I can't get over how deftly you take the word limitations and weave them into a coherent story. Takes such talent.

Following with fascination!
2nd Apr, 2004 10:52 (UTC)
The funny thing is that I don't see the challenge as a limitation. I get to produce something whole and complete that doesn't languish in the depths of my hard drive being glared at occasionally. Weirdly enough my muse loves the challenge.

It would have been nice if the muse mentioned liking challenge inspired drabbles and ficlets before it buggered off for parts unknown last time, but you can't have everything.
2nd Apr, 2004 15:09 (UTC)
Uh-oh. Is this the calm before the storm?
3rd Apr, 2004 02:26 (UTC)
Does look that way, doesn't it.
2nd Apr, 2004 18:43 (UTC)
*sighs* I am ridiculously caught up in this story. It's sadly reminiscent of addicted-to-soap opera-days. *shrugs* Take two steps forward and one step back.

But really, this is a lovely addiction to have.

I look forward to the day that Buffy will die and I can dance on her grave.
3rd Apr, 2004 02:31 (UTC)
Want to read a story, little girl?

So that would be me, hanging out on street corners, peddling my stories to unsuspecting youth. Strange and cool at the same time.

The only problem with dancing on Buffy's grave, is that she has an annoying habit of not staying dead.
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