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Somewhere, Out There

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This story is No. 11 in the series "Random Plot Twists". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: Willow meets a hook-nosed blue creature out on the astral....

Categories Author Rating Chapters Words Recs Reviews Hits Published Updated Complete
Television > Muppets, TheGrayCardinalFR711730194222 Feb 1122 Feb 11Yes
Disclaimer: The Buffyverse belongs to some combination of Joss Whedon, the Kuzuis, Mutant Enemy, Fox, etc.; the Muppets belong to some combination of Disney and the Jim Henson Workshop. Credit is also due Kenny Ascher, Paul Williams, Ralph Burns & Jeff Moss for the two songs liberally referenced herein (about which, more later).

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“This seems familiar,” Willow said.

“Vaguely,” agreed the hook-nosed blue creature.

“Astral plane?”

“Part heaven, part space.”

“So you’re here, why?”

“I haven’t found my place.”

“Me either. I – got lost.”

The creature eyed her. “Or lost someone?”

“How’d you guess?”

“Been there, watched that – only in a different script.”

“Script?”

“Just run with it.”

“Running. Hmm. Don’t want to leave?”

“Yeah. But we both know...”

“Sometimes it’s better to go?”

“Uh-huh. And you’ll meet again. Probably.”

“Where? When?”

“No idea. But she’s in your heart, right?”

“Right.”

“So it’s time for saying goodbye.”

“Goodbye, Tara.”

Gonzo the Great smiled.

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Notes: The two songs referenced are, for the uninitiated, "I'm Going to Go Back There Someday" (from The Muppet Movie, sung by Gonzo), and "Saying Goodbye" (from Muppets Take Manhattan, sung by the Muppet ensemble). And of course it wouldn't be a Muppet story without a fourth-wall gag. And as strange as this whole idea is, somehow it seems totally appropriate for Gonzo to show up as Willow's spirit guide....

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