18 October 2013 @ 03:29 pm
BtVS: Pumpkins At Midnight (Spike, Willow) FRT-13/PG-13
Title: Pumpkins at Midnight
Author: snogged
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon and Co. owns BtVS/AtS. I don’t.
Character/Pairing: Spike, Willow. Implied Spike/Buffy.
Rating/Warning: FRT-13/PG – 13; sexual innuendo, mentions character death -
Word Count: 300
Setting: BtVS Season 7
Summary: Spike and Willow carve pumpkins.
Beta: The glamorous velvetwhip. All other mistakes are mine.

Author’s Note: Written for the October Nekid Numbers challenge at nekid_spike. My prompts were Spike, Wildcard, Pumpkin, and Halloween Party.

How does a pumpkin become a Jack-O-Lantern?

You stick a knife into its thick skin and watch the slimy guts spill out over the card table.

The very same one you played kitten poker at three nights ago.

The very same one where the Slayer had spread herself wide…

“Remind me again how this is fun?” Spike said, watching as Willow cut a jagged crown around the stem. She seemed to be going extra cautiously, as if she didn’t want to get pumpkin splatter all over her black dress and pointy hat.

A witch going as a witch to a Halloween party.

Bloody ironic that was.

“Because it’s fun, Spike.”

Spike was tempted to call her out on how un-fun she sounded saying that. He knew she was just masking her pain behind her 60-watt smile and even if she didn’t say it out loud, he’d bet that here was the last place she wanted to be.

“Then why are we the only ones doing it?” Spike asked, his blue eyes drifting over towards the four Potentials who were sopping wet from chin to chest on account of their current apple-bobbing activities.

“You said you wanted to play with knives, Spike,” Willow replied. “I believe your exact words were ‘where’s a wanker get a dosh of bloody violence around here?’”

Spike pursed his lips and pouted. “I do not sound like that. Never call myself a wanker, unless someone ‘round here wants to watch?”

He winked at her and Willow blushed.

A pleased grin spread across Spike’s face. It had been a long time since he’d seen the witch turn pink and he had to admit it was a good look for her.

How does a pumpkin become a Jack-O-Lantern?

Stick a candle inside of it and watch it glow.

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Rua1412: halloween Ruarua1412 on October 18th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
Spillow by you!!!
You made my night!!!
Super-lovely ficlet ^_^
Butterflysnogged on October 18th, 2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it, hunny!
JaniceOcomlodge on October 18th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Funny! Snarky! Lovely! :D
Butterflysnogged on October 18th, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
slaymesoftlyslaymesoftly on October 18th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Hee! Nicely done!
Butterflysnogged on October 18th, 2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :)
velvetwhip: Intensity by lilbreckvelvetwhip on October 18th, 2013 09:43 pm (UTC)
You already know I think this is lovely, but it never hurts to say it again. Brava! Excellent work!

Butterflysnogged on October 18th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie!
Lenore Goethe: BtVS Spillow Happypickamix on October 18th, 2013 09:51 pm (UTC)
Awwww ... I loved this!!!!! So cute!!

Great job, love!!!!

*hugs and love*
Butterfly: [BtVS] Willowsnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
Dannachasingdemons on October 18th, 2013 10:38 pm (UTC)
This was so sweet! Loved it!
Butterfly: [BTVS]spillow_familiardesiresnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC)
Dragon's Phoenix: dracdragonyphoenix on October 19th, 2013 05:27 am (UTC)
Oh, that's beautiful. The last line is full of win. ;-)
Butterfly: [BTVS]willowoz_freezeframesnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed it!
zodiac_signzodiac_sign on October 19th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
If that table could talk... :P

Well done!
Butterflysnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:23 pm (UTC)
waddiwasiwitchwaddiwasiwitch on October 19th, 2013 12:22 pm (UTC)
This was cute and funny. Well done.
Butterfly: [BTVS]Nerds Are Insnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
lucyclockwork_hart1 on October 19th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
Just awesome, Honey!

Fun and cute as hell - plus that last line's pure gold. x
Butterflysnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Blondebitz: Spillow Long Red Hairblondebitz on October 20th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Excellent my darling!

A Spillow full of snarky banter complete with a dash of caring Spike!

*kisses* xxx
Butterflysnogged on October 20th, 2013 09:27 pm (UTC)
So glad you enjoyed it!

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