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OverpassThe wind picked up, blowing Dawn's hair across her face. She pulled it back, fumbled in the pocket of her jeans for a hair tie and secured it out of the way. "Will the wind affect trajectory?"

Spike looked up, lifting his face to a sudden gust. "Shouldn't be a problem. The weight of the ammunition and the relatively short drop should negate any wind interference. But to safe, you may want to be a little on the heavy handed side with the first round."

They had to lean close together for their whispers to be heard over the rustling of the trees, but when the wind dropped the acoustics of the bridge meant that the scuffling of rodents could be heard echoing up the face of the structure. Dawn leaned over the edge and checked her mark, lining herself up with a chipped stone balustrade. Satisfied with her preparations, she walked to the other side of the road, ducking below railing level so she couldn't be seen from the approaching road below.

She removed a pair of lightweight night vision binoculars from her jacket pocket and surveyed the road through the heavy balustrades. Spotting an approaching figure, she waiting long enough to confirm the target before returning, again taking care to remain out of line of sight.

"On his way," Dawn whispered, lips against Spike's ear.

Dawn retrieved her weapon and Spike waited by her side, balancing a large box on the inside edge of the railing to keep it hidden from the road. He mouthed the countdown they'd worked out earlier, nodding to Dawn to get ready as they heard the heavy crunch of boots through autumn leaves.

A heavy splat landed at Xander's feet, close enough to splash his boots. He looked around, not seeing anything, but when he looked up an avalanche of water balloons hit. Not all of them contained water. He yelled, getting a pus like liquid in his mouth that made him retch in reflex. It took him a moment to realise the pus was actually custard, but the delay was long enough for his attackers to have vanished.

As Xander stood on the bridge, dirt-streaked jeans from the scramble up the slope adding to his already food-encrusted visage, he wondered if Anya could come out of vengeance demon retirement for one last job.

spikedawnchallenge #2: waiting
Part of the Mischief!verse


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13th Feb, 2005 11:12 (UTC)
What fun! Spike and Dawn are really good at this, aren't they? :P
13th Feb, 2005 21:38 (UTC)
It seem to be one of their many talents.
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13th Feb, 2005 21:38 (UTC)
Not if you're Xander, but thank you.
13th Feb, 2005 15:14 (UTC)
Oh, wicked evil. I do love this 'verse!
13th Feb, 2005 21:47 (UTC)
Never let it be said that you can't find amusement with water balloons when you're over the age of ten.
13th Feb, 2005 15:36 (UTC)
Huh, you must have been a terror as a teenager. ::snerks::
13th Feb, 2005 21:48 (UTC)
Some things are best left unanswered.
13th Feb, 2005 16:42 (UTC)
heheheh! I just love mischievious Dawn and Spike. poor Xander, that boy makes such a perfet target. *ggg*
13th Feb, 2005 21:49 (UTC)
And he always reacts in such amusing ways to their pranks.
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13th Feb, 2005 21:49 (UTC)
Thank you!
13th Feb, 2005 17:09 (UTC)
lol ::tries not to look sympathetic::
13th Feb, 2005 21:51 (UTC)
I'm sure you'd be up there on the bridge helping if you could.
14th Feb, 2005 22:18 (UTC)
i'd be down with xander enjoying the fact that he was wet and covered in goo. Mmmmm.. wet xander.... (sorry. heh.)
13th Feb, 2005 18:07 (UTC)
Oh I just knew they were playing a prank on Xander again! I could almost feel sorry for the boy - then I remember him leaving Anya at the altar and think there should have been puss in the balloons. :D
13th Feb, 2005 21:52 (UTC)
Custard is much easier to come by in quantity than pus. However, pus does generate far more interesting stories from doctors and vets than custard.
13th Feb, 2005 22:35 (UTC)
Whooo! Love it. I haven't played with water balloons in years. Good times. (Not as drastic as this, of course, but...)
13th Feb, 2005 22:42 (UTC)
Getting the more viscous fluids into the balloons can be tricky, but it is worth the effort.
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14th Feb, 2005 01:01 (UTC)
Jello could be tricky, with the setting and all, but custard and several forms of grease have a good viscosity. And if you're used wet products, you need to add some dry in for cakeability, I'd recommend cornflour for it's fineness and glitter because you can never get rid of the stuff.

Maybe it's a good thing I didn't act out as a teen.

But now you have access to much more imaginitive things to put in water balloons.
14th Feb, 2005 14:25 (UTC)

Naughty Spike and Dawn! Xander doesn't stand a chance around those two! Nice one!!
14th Feb, 2005 22:12 (UTC)
Naughty, yet so very amusing. Unless you're Xander.
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