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This story is No. 29 in the series "The Great Scooby Scavenger Hunt". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: It’s true that Dawn and Rona were getting hungry, but they weren’t exactly expecting the offered repast…nor its color. No. 28 of August Fic-A-Day.

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Literature > Childrens/Teen > Author: Dr. Seuss(Current Donor)ManchesterFR1314380486728 Aug 1228 Aug 12Yes
Disclaimer: I own nothing. All Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters and works of Theodor Seuss Geisel are the property of their original owners.

In Willow’s small magical book

The task seemed more than clear:

“You should be close enough to look

Just eat or devour that’s near.”

A Slayer, ready to attack,

“We’ll make up a lot of time

Right now, so no need to hold back

Hey, why am I talking in rhyme?”

“Uh-oh,” said the other young lady,

“We must be nowhere but Seuss-land

Given it’s all bright and unshady

Not to mention what’s close at hand.”

The two women stared in shock

At the steaming contents of two plates

By each other on a stone block

As if laid out by one of the Fates.

The food there wasn’t some sort of steak

Either from a cow or a tree

No, this fast had to end in a break

Of ham and eggs, green as could be.

“Do we really have to eat all that?”

Rona said, along with her best glare

To a plate of odd food on a mat

Disliking at sight the latest dare.

“If you’re not, I’m damn well gonna

Plus, it looks quite normal to me,”

Dawn chided a grumpy Rona

With a smack of lips by the Key.

A hundred vamps she’d far rather fight

An equal set of demons and such

The warrior yearned to show her might

Not at something making her say, “YUCH!”

“Oh, shut up and stuff it down your throat,”

Dawn sniffed, adding to her good pal,

“It’s not like there’s a chance you’ll bloat

Since you won’t gain an ounce, Slayer gal.”

The pair then ate, one glad and one not

Still, when done, Rona had to admit,

“Got to say, downing that in a shot

Made me regret not savoring it.”

Nodding, Dawn opened the book

As Rona burped from her tummy

The Key sent around one last look

Hearing her friend say, “It’d be yummy”

"To top off that snack with a drink

Of cold water, coffee, or juice, see

Did Willow forget this, ya think?

Me, I’m craving my choice, like Giles’ tea--”

A frantic Dawn yanked on the tome

Lest they be trapped here for all time

By Rona stranding them far from home

For saying what doesn’t have a rhyme.

The pair disappeared from sight

Leaving pleasant Seuss-land on its own

Search in all there from day to night

But you’ll never be told, just shown

A fruit or color like a dim sun

Because truly the best poet

Doesn’t put an ‘orange,’ even in fun

At a line’s end, and you know it.

Author’s Note: Take a peek at the following below.

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