Author: John "hatten" Carlsson
Disclaimer: I don't own anything but a strange sense of humor.
All things related to BTVS belongs to Joss Whedon
NOTE: This is totally AU
By the roll of a die
"This is foolish," Giles said frowning. "I think we should rob them blind. Simply kill the guards with our crossbows and steal the artifact."
Angel groaned, "No, I think a diplomatic solution would be better. Let's talk to them."
Willow raised her eyebrows, "Maybe a sleep spell could work?"
Giles smiled, then stopped smiling, "Aah, but I like to spill their blood."
"Yes, a Sleep spell, that is a peaceful solution," Angel said.
Xander suddenly stood up, "I'm getting some popcorn and more coffee would you like anything?"
The cat at his feet opened an eye and meowed aloud.
"Would you hurry up? We are in the middle of an ambush," Giles said as he grasped the D6 firmly in his hand.
Willow nodded, "Yeah I like to put a whammy on them," she then turned to Giles, "Giles why are you playing a Barbarian?"
Giles cleaned his glasses, "Well left over from my young days, I'm sure."
Beside him Angel grinned, "Rupert the barbarian."
The whole gang was inside the library playing a friendly game of RPG. It was summer and the Master was finally destroyed. Xander had come up with a team building hobby that surprisingly Giles agreed on with a smile and an eager suggestion. Even Angel had agreed while Buffy had taken quite some time to convince. Now even she was gung ho to play the game.
"Look out, male carrying food," Xander yelled as he carried a ball of popcorn out of the small kitchen. The cat looked up irritated her human had forgotten to get HER anything, stupid goofball.
"Let's see," Xander said. "You are currently hiding behind some crates outside the thieves' guild. Ru the Barbarian is your crossbow loaded?" He said looking at Giles who suddenly blushed.
"Aaaa no, he, I will do that," Giles answered.
Xander then smiled, "Yes. Arcon what are you doing?"
Angel looked at his game character paper, "I think I will prepare some healing spells and my trusty staff if I need to fight."
Xander nodded looking at Willow, "What are you doing then?"
Willow smiled, "Leaf is preparing a sleep spell on the guard," she then turned to watch the last of the gang.
Buffy looked up from the book she was reading in, "Huh what. Ooo I'm, what are we doing?"
Giles cleaned his glasses, "Trying to steal the artifact and some guards are standing in the way."
Buffy blinked while putting the monster manual away, "I attack them."
Xander asked, "Are you sure?"
Buffy nodded, "Yeah, I'm Bry, the warrior princess. I charge them with my sword."
Willow frowned, looking over on Buffy's character sheet and said, "Your axe, Buffy."
Buffy replied, "I have an axe, a sword, a short bow and a throwing knife and I choose the sword."
Giles smiled, "Well, as a barbarian I scream and follow her into the battle."
Angel added, "I don't like this. I really don't like this."
Xander smiled, "To late Arcon, too late."
Soon the die was cast and the battle was joined.
On the floor the cat finally found its perfect target. Vengeance would be hers. No one forget her food. Miss Pryde carefully pretended to sleep while she studied the roll of the die. Soon she would steal it, very soon.