August 28th, 2006


for agilesreader

This is the first drabble (double drabble really, 200 words not counting the title)in response to the challenge that I posted to myself.

Still seeking more prompts. Any ideas from anyone, except slash. You ask, I write.

ANYway, here, by the command of agilesreader, is the first story.

The characters she requsted were Buffy/Giles and the prompt was 'Ethan, don't you dare!'

Happy Birthday Teddy

“Ethan, don’t you dare!” Two voices rang out from opposite ends of the room. Buffy and Giles paused, looked at each other in surprise, then returned their glares to the man standing next to their son.

Ethan chuckled. He handed a large flat box to Teddy. “It’s just a birthday gift. Why are you so upset?”

“Because your gifts tend to have a price tag,” Buffy said, remembering a certain Fyarl demon.

"Perhaps, but I would never do anything to harm a child. This is just something for Teddy to have fun with."

The adults watched Teddy open the box. He pulled out a dark blue robe, along with a wooden stick. "Wicked!"

“Ethan, a slight resemblance not withstanding, my son is not Harry bloody Potter,” Giles huffed, exasperated.

Ethan looked back at Teddy. The boy had put on the robe and was examining the birch wand, his eyes wide behind his round glasses. Teddy waved the wand, and the vase of flowers that had been standing on the table became a glass jar full of candy.

Teddy’s laughter almost covered the horrified gasps of his parents. Ethan grinned. “I wouldn’t be too sure of that if I were you.”