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Ten Amnesty Drabbles

Disclaimer: I do not own these characters and no profit is being made from the use of them.


Title:
Bad References
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #000—Starting Over
Fandom: Batman: The Dark Knight
Sequel: White Knights

When Gunn gets out of the hospital, it’s time to rethink his life. Crippled, he can’t fight; besides, he was pretty burned out. Others can fight. He’s learned that life goes on. He takes stock, and picks a new path.

“I have to say, Mister Gunn, I’m leery of hiring a lawyer whose last firm was Wolfram and Hart.” Dent puts down his file and stares at him.

“I wouldn’t work for anyone who wasn’t,” Gunn said. “But have you read the reference letter? They didn’t like me, by the end.”

“I think it’s bad enough to take the risk.”
 

Title: Things Forgotten
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #000—Starting Over
Fandom: Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Sequel to: Voices in the Dark: Earth

Cory Zabuto, head of the Council of Watchers, faced the class. “You are here because the Catholic Church has finally remembered its duty to stand against the demons,” he said. “You are here to learn how to spot a demon possession, and how to do an exorcism. We’ll teach you the Council’s method, since you’ve forgotten.”

A priest in the back raised a hand. “We do have records of how it used to be done.”

“You can’t learn exorcism from a book,” Cory said. “We may be able to recreate it, later. For now, we’re starting with a clean slate.”
 

Title: What Are You?
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #002—Buffy
Fandom: Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles

Buffy stared down at the thing she’d just killed. If ‘killed’ was the word; metal poked through flesh in several places. In some ways, it had been like fighting Adam, that same machine-like calculation and that same economy of movement. “What is it?” she asked.

The dark-haired woman who’d shot it with the big gun walked up next to her. Her shots had slowed it down enough for Buffy to handle. “Terminator. A killing machine sent from the future to kill certain people and make sure the future happens the way it wants. What are you?”

“I’m the Vampire Slayer.”
 

Title: Rescued!
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #002—Character: Buffy
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Sequel to: A Quick Snatch-and-Grab

“So you say you’re from Earth?”

“Yes,” Buffy said, “I’m from Earth. No, Doctor Weir, I can’t tell you how I got here.” It’d been a long day. Once the Jumper that had rescued her from the Wraith-demons had gotten to Atlantis, they’d wanted to know where her home was. They hadn’t believed the answer, even after she’d told them what was happening on Passions.

A portal appeared to her left, reality swirling around it. “That’s my ride!” Buffy said. She dove through. “What took so long?” she said to Willow, handing over the amulet she’d been sent to retrieve.
 

Title: My First Alien
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #004—Character: Xander
Fandom: Enterprise

“So, you’re an alien?” Xander said, bemused, staring at the guy’s ears. “Met a lot of demons, but you’re my first alien.”

“I am a Vulcan,” the other man said. “My name is Mestral. I came from a planet many light-years from Earth. I am not a creature of soulless evil, found in your mythology.”

“Hey, I grew up on a Hellmouth. Demons are no myth, Mestral. Not all of them are evil, though. So, did you come here on a spaceship?” Xander couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. A spaceship! Alien!

“I did,” Mestral said. “It crashed. What is a Hellmouth?”
 

Title: The One who Sees
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #004—Character: Xander
Fandom: Dead Like Me

“So, how come I often see you when people die?” Xander asked the strawberry-blonde he’d tracked down and cornered. “You touch them, and a few minutes later they die from unrelated things.” Vampire bites, demon attacks, car accidents—in one memorable case, tripping onto a sword during a battle in a cemetery.

“You must have me confused with someone else,” the girl said. “My name is George; I work in an office. I’m pretty boring, really.”

“No, it’s you, all right,” Xander said. “What kind of demon are you?”

“Demon?” George said, offended. “I’m not a demon. I’m a reaper.”
 

Title: Power
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #011—Comic Book Xovers
Fandom: DC Comics—Green Lantern

“Go home, Xander, we don’t want you to get hurt.” Xander fumed. It was humiliating, being sent home from a fight by girls, even a slayer and witch. He paused, his eye drawn to a flash of something lying on the ground off to one side. It was a ring; green. He picked it up and slipped it on, despite years of experience with cursed artifacts telling him to be wary.

It glowed. And he heard:

“In brightest day, in darkest night,
No evil shall escape my sight.
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power—Green Lantern's light!”
 

Title: In Costume
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #011—Comic Book Xovers
Fandom: DC Comics—Wonder Girl

After the last demon was killed or fled, Buffy turned to the other girl who’d turned up in the nick of time. She wasn’t a slayer, that much was obvious.

“So, Wonder Girl,” Buffy said. “Thanks for the help.” It was the first time a superhero had ever shown up in Sunnydale. Unless Buffy herself counted, as the Slayer? She paused, eyeing the other girl’s outfit. “You really fight in red and gold spandex with most of your skin exposed?”

“Yes,” Wonder Girl replied. “You really fight in high heels?”

“Hey, you can do a lot of damage with heels.”
 

Title: In the Nick of Time
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #035—Time Travel
Fandom: Doctor Who

Once the ritual was stopped and the group of demons who’d been trying to use Dawn as a key to open a dimensional rift had fled, Dawn turned to her mysterious rescuer. “Thanks. How’d you find me? And how’d you get here in time?” Buffy and the others probably didn’t even know she’d been taken, yet.

“Oh, it was nothing, really,” he said. “I was on my way from third century d’Garanbeth to forty-second century Raxacoricofallapatorius when the TARDIS picked up someone tampering with the Time Vortex, and not in a good way. Stopped by to see what was happening.”
 

Title: At the Lake
Author: beatrice_otter 
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Challenge: #038—Fishing
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1

“How long have we been sitting here?” Xander asked, bored beyond all endurance. Sure, his uncle’s cabin was pretty, but it was also pretty boring. It was Minnesota! There wasn’t even a TV! And the mosquitoes were about the size of airplanes. Xander was grateful to have a few weeks away from his parents with the only semi-sane relative he had, but not if he was going to die of boredom. Even if they only fished today….

“’Bout three hours,” Uncle Jack said, lazily casting again at the lake.

Xander frowned. “There are no fish in this lake, are there?”

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
jerseyfabulous
Mar. 4th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Ha! Love Buffy and Wonder Girl comparing outfits! And Gunn and Harvey Dent was great. Nice drabbles, all of them!
beatrice_otter
Mar. 4th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!
kayleyangel
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
*snortle* love the last one. but the others are great too!
beatrice_otter
Mar. 4th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
jedibuttercup
Mar. 12th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Still a bit gleeful over Gunn & Harvey Dent; thanks for continuing it.

Lots of good snippets among the rest of them, too. Were you saving these up for this week? =)
beatrice_otter
Mar. 12th, 2009 06:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Actually, no, I had some free time and wrote them all just before posting them.
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