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    Title: Tara Turned
    Author: sockmonkeyhere
    Rating: PG
    Pairing: none
    Setting: alternate reality BtVS Season 4
    Length: ficlet
    Summary:'s so short that a summary would reveal the entire plot!

    Tara Turned

    University of California Sunnydale campus; 9:45 PM

    "Hey!" Stacey waved her arm and broke into a trot. "Hey, you with the book bag!"

    The figure ahead of her shuffled along the sidewalk, book bag clutched to her chest; head down, shoulders hunched, hair loose and lank and dangling in her face. Stacey caught up and grabbed her arm.

    "You’re in my chemistry class. I need the notes from yesterday’s lecture. I can’t find mine."

    Tara turned and looked up through her limp curtain of hair, a portrait of timidity and awkwardness. She opened her mouth to speak; failed; tried again.

    "I buh- I buh-buh-buh…"

    Stacey rolled her eyes in exasperation. "God, just spit it out! Can’t you take some speech therapy for that or something? It’s like talking to a set of wind-up chattery teeth. 'Buh, buh, buh.'" Pleased with her own wit, she giggled at Tara and kept going. "You’re, like, Elmer Fudd from the Bugs Bunny cartoons. No, wait; PORKY PIG!" Now she shrieked with laughter. "Porky Pig WITH wind-up chattery teeth! Clack-clack-clack-clack-clack!"

    "Clack-clack-clack-clack-clack," Tara agreed, and yanked Stacey to her. "I can’t make ‘em stop. Just your luh-luck to meet a stuttering vampire." The staccato that had governed her mouth since childhood roared into play, and she snapped her fresh new incisors repeatedly against Stacey’s throat and began to chew.


    Last edited by sockmonkeyhere; 19-03-12, 07:50 AM.