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Drabble: Digging For Clues (Spike/Buffy)

Digging for Clues by Bogwitch
(Spike/Buffy. Season 6 BtVS. Written for thedeadyhook because I thought her idea of Spike turning human and helping people properly would be really funny if he joined Oxfam (whom I used to volunteer for, fact fans))

Spike stuffs the last of his clothes into his bag. "Sorry, Buffy. I have to go."

"But you can't! I need..."

He raises an eyebrow. This really is a first.

"You." Buffy says in a tiny voice, pretending that she isn't feeling the first prickle of tears. "You're the only thing that..."

"But Oxfam needs me, love. I already have my ticket to the Sudan; these people need fresh water. We're going to get some wells dug and put in standpipes."

Buffy's lip quivers. She's doing well, reining in the hurt, but its showing. "But I thought you dug me?"


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I love that last line! Spike as a NGO volunteer in desert sun - nice concept. A shanshued vamp probably would seek out sunshine...

Especially one that's been living in California!

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Yes, but understandable. :)

Thanks! I wasn't sure it was actually funny, but people seem to think so.

Yay! He put that bitch in her place. :D

Ah, but will he resist that lip?

The thought of Spike as a do-gooder in the Sahara pleases me muchly!!

Cool drabble!

At least he's doing something practical.

But Oxfam needs me, love.
Teeeeee-heeee! :D Oh, poor Buffy at the end though. Nice repetition of the word dug. Heh.
Woot! Maybe he can give us progress reports on Chris Martin too /end shallow

I was digging deep for a punchline.

Maybe he could stick Chris Martin down the well.

*Hops about and bounces off the wall*

A pun! A punny story.

I loves them, and I loves this. (and, yes, my first day back to work has driven me a bit crazy).

This really is up my alley-word play, and symbolism, and a great Spuffy moment. I hope he'll stick to his standpipes!

I'm not a punner by nature, but this one just formed naturally. :)

Snerk. I used to know someone who insisted earnestly that when he was really redeemed, Spike would naturally gravitate towards being a social worker and leave all that nasty hitting people behind...

That just puts other images into my head. Luckily, I know very little about social work so I won't be tempted...

Oh. Good. Grief.

Time hasn't mellowed you, I see :)

Spike digging wells in the desert. Hee! He'll have to get some good sunblock after all those years of sun avoidance.

Hmm... can I put it on him? And can he be naked?

You think it would?

Just don't keep him out in the sun too long.

Bwah! I still love it. And hey, one way or the other, he still ends up going to Africa!

Hee! Poor Buffy. But she does have the power of the quivering lip...

Serk. Poor Buffy, realized too late she can't get between a man and his shovel.

She'd better be careful or she'll share the fate of her pit pony self, whom I brained with a shovel.

Hee! And especially funny because I think I can hear Buffy saying it...

She should go too! (Yes, I know, I can't let the Spuffy die - but think about it, in Season 6, if she wasn't actually there, nothing would go wrong. The gang would have to stand on their own feet and sort out the Trio, maybe call in the police before they got too magic-happy, and then Warren wouldn't come after everybody with a gun! And Buffy could get 'the mission' back! ...)

But she doesn't know that nothing is going to happen though.

She'll get over it. In 20 years or so.

Ha-ha! He could go work with my Xander from Half a Sky of Stars!

It's like Spike had a visit from the Polymorph.

Poor Buffy, she just doesn't stand up compared to the rest of humanity.

One of my brother's friends spent a couple of years in the Sudan in a place called Wau. He wasn't Oxfam but a priest working at an orphanage/clinic. His letters to my brother were something else and wound up with the whole thing burning down one night.

That sounds like a story with a very dramatic ending!

Spike seems to have made a very Sudan decision to desert Buffy.

You're so much better at this than me. Thanksfully!

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