YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
DISCLAIMER: I don’t own BTVS or Mr. Caroll’s characters.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I’m not sure what inspired this, a moment of sadism perhaps. As usual, if you have any comments or preferences, please don’t be shy. RandR.
They had found themselves in a rather pleasant field. The grass was green, the sky was blue and the sun, which there was only one of thankfully, was shining bright. Best of all, there was nothing to fight. They were following a path through the field in hopes of finding people who could tell them whether they had actually made it home.
The path led into a light wood and to a T-junction where the path ended against a steep slope. Both stopped at the sound of someone or something approaching from the left hand path. Both readied themselves in case whatever it was proved to be hostile.
The source of the noise stopped briefly at the junction of the paths to catch his breath. He was large, dressed in well-tailored and very old-fashioned clothes, and was definitely not human. The creature pulled a pocket watch from his waistcoat pocket and stared at it. “Oh! I’m late! I’m very late!” He tucked the watch back in his pocket and was off again. Leaving the two demon hunters staring after it in stark disbelief.
“Was that…?” Faith began, but couldn’t finish the thought.
“It was,” Xander agreed glumly. “I think we know where to go.”
“Absolutely,” Faith agreed as they reached the new path. She turned left.
“Faith,” Xander put a hand on her shoulder, stopping her. “It went the other way.”
She sighed and turned around. “The next portal is that way, isn’t it?”
“I’m thinking, yeah.” They started down the path after the creature. “Look on the bright side. Maybe it’ll have chocolate eggs.”
“Shut up, Xan.”