I took four linked fics from the sb_fag_ends
Halloween challenge and revised them, extending them a little and tying them together to make something that worked as a single piece.
Be warned, though: this means three Bloody Awful poems within a relatively short space.Rating:
PG13 because of Spike's swearing.Length:
1,322 words.Bloody Awful Learning Process
“The bride was blooming, fresh and gay,
She almost danced into the church.
She laughed to think her wedding day
Had come, not left her in the lurch.
“For many an anguished year she’d staid
Awaiting her true lover’s kiss,
For dread of dying an old maid
She’d all but taken vows amiss
“An evil black-brow’d broody man
Had almost swept her heart away
Had stol’n her young faith then ran
Far off to LA’s brightest day.
“But lo, at almost her last gasp,
A wiry hero stepped right out
And seized her in his loving grasp
Knowing his heart was hers throughout.
“And thus she danced and thus she sang
Her love was waiting up the aisle
The bells up in the steeple rang
The people singing all the while.”
Giles looked up. “You think there are problems with the scansion? Just the scansion?”
“Well, yes. Know I’m a crap poet. Thought you might offer a word of advice.”
“Spike. Listen to me carefully. I know you love her. She is determined to have you. Be content with that, and the fact that her friends and family are more or less resigned to it. But the poetry? My best advice, and I am being completely sincere with this. Whatever your day job is? Don’t give it up quite yet.”