The Famous Buffy Summers Day Speech.
“THE FAMOUS BUFFY SUMMERS DAY SPEECH.”
By Dave Turner.
Disclaimer: I do not own BtVS or any of the works of William Shakespeare. I write these stories for fun not profit.
Crossover: BtVS with Henry V.
Spelling and Grammar: Written in glorious English-English!
Timeline: Not really an issue here!
Warnings: You might laugh at this.
Summery: A uplifting pre-battle speech to put iron in the hearts of Scoobies everywhere.
Note: This bit of silliness was inspired by the comment made by Giles in the episode ‘The Gift’. Made just after Buffy had made one of her worst pre-battle speeches ever! Giles turns to Spike and says;
“Hardly the St. Crispens Day Speech. ‘We few, we happy few…’”
To which Spike relies;
“We band of buggers!”
Such an opportunity could not go to waste!!!
The famous ‘Buffy Summers Day’ Speech.
Today is called Buffy Summers Day:
Those that outlive this day, and come safe home,
Will stand on tiptoe when this day is mentioned,
And be roused at the name of Buffy Summers.
Those that shall see this day, and see old age,
Will yearly throw a party for their neighbours,
And say ‘Tomorrow is Buffy Summers Day.’
Then they will strip their sleeves and show their prosthetics.
And say ‘These wounds I had on Buffy Summers Day.’
We all forget: and all shall be forgotten,
But we’ll remember with advantages
What actions we took that day: then will their names,
Familiar in our mouths as household words
Giles the Watcher, Willow and Xander,
Anya and Dawn, Kennedy and Faith,
Be in our flowing cups freshly remembered.
This story will the good parent teach their child;
And Buffy Summers Day shall never go by,
From this day to the end of time,
But we in it shall be remembered;
We few, we happy few, we band of siblings;
For those today that shed their blood with me
Shall be my sibling; whatever their rank,
This day shall equal their status:
And citizens in Sunnydale now abed
Shall think themselves cursed that they were not here,
And hold their freedoms cheap while any speak
That fought with us upon Buffy Summers Day!
Now let’s have a rousing cheer, grab your Longbow and run off and slaughter loads of demons, or French, or both!