Silence is Golder
Title: Silence is Golden
Fandom: Anita Blake
Challenge: #56 Proverbs
Summary: Anita babysits Spike
Disclaimer: Not mine. Even though the thought of Spike all chained up and helpless is appealing.
Notes: No real spoilers, but set during season 7 of Buffy.
Xander entered the basement to be greeted by Anita's usually bout of yelling. He was expecting it. Anita was always yelling at someone for something, and he'd left her half an hour ago to watch Spike, who was chained up and spouting some kind of nonsense about killing them all when he left.
"How exactly did I get stuck babysitting Billy Idol here? Do you realize he never shuts up?"
She glared at him, hands on her hips, the anger he had grown used to rolling off of her in waves in the stony silence. Wait a minute. Silence?
"I don't hear anything, so Spike must have given up him whining at some point. How did you ever manage that?"
She actually looked at her feet an smiled a bit.
"You know how they say 'speech is silver, silence is golden'? Well, I've got a foot note for ya. Duct tape is silver."
Xander looked over to where Spike was chained, sitting on the floor, several layers of duct tape over his mouth, and burst out laughing. When he noticed Anita's raise eyebrow and mischievous smile, he choked out a verbal reply.
"I can't believe we never thought of that."