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Drabble - What the Plants have to Say

The drabbles are coming thick and fast at the moment, probably because I'm avoiding writing other things. Here's a quick Illyria one (I have a couple more for later):

What the Plants have to Say – Bogwitch
(Illyria, AtS, Season Five)

When the plants talk, Illyria listens.

They don’t gossip, of that they have no concept, but they know all the same. Silent observers, her spies are everywhere. They tell all of Wolfram and Hart’s secrets.

They tell her of the lust that sparks in Spike’s eyes when they fight, of the madness in Wesley’s as he watches her walk away or the guilt that haunts Gunn’s. They whisper that Angel talks of containing her, diminishing her power because he fears it.

But they can’t explain to her the sorrow they all keep in their hearts for a woman called Fred.


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Aww, that was really wonderful.

I'm enjoying these Illyria drabbles od yours.

Thank you. I have another one for later.

Great drabble. This could be a theme for a followup Buffyverse movie (after the 5 or 6 Spike ones :). Talk to the Greenies. They could get Eddie Murphy to play one of the Wolfram & Hart bad guys.

'Intrigue in the undergrowth'

Love the sentiment expressed here. That last line's beautiful, even if you missed typing "in their hearts"...

Not my day is it, the bloody missing word-itis getting worse!

Well, I'm leavin letters out of words thse days -- see? I don't know which is worse...

In a 100 word drabble, missing words are drastic!

Fixed this one now, it was much harder, it was pretty lean already. I had to re-mix it slightly.

Your solution works well, but I'm sure it'll work better if you actually stick the 'in' in, too...:-)

I like this one - clever plants!

I thought you wrote clever pants at first, I was all flush with pride, then it was just the plants. Poxy plants.

You have very clever pants, too :)

Very nice - I like the plant communication. Is that from the AtS show or your own inspiration? It seems familiar but I can't remember if it's from other stories of yours, or the show.

It's from the show.

She have any powers?

Glad you asked. So far, I've established that she can hit like a Mack truck, selectively alter the flow of time, and, uh...
(flips through pages on his clipboard)
possibly talk to plants.

She also runs her hand through them.

Awwwwww. Lovely and sad. Sorta reminds me of the scene in Spin the Bottle where Fred, er, communicates with the plants too.
Very nice how they 'whisper' of Angel - real menace there.

They are Wolfram and Hart's plants after all.

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