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18 December 2012 @ 10:26 am
Fic: Plummeting from the Nest  

Title: Plummeting from the Nest
Fandom: BtVS
Summary: Wes doesn’t feel ready to be a Watcher.
Rating: G
Concrit: Please, in comments
Disclaimer: They aren't mine, not yet, but they will be... once I've taken over the world! Bwah-ha-ha
Note: Written for a prompt at Open on Sunday – fire – but this week's prompt is flexible. To get to fire I started with the Tarot card of the Hermit, who holds a lantern which is illuminated by a flame.
Word Count: 100

Wesley had meant to be a scholar, a Hermit whose light would illuminate the work of others. Father had other ideas. He'd arranged for Wesley to become a Watcher.

Wesley had studied day and night, learned everything there was to learn about Sunnydale, and had even taken the advanced training that had pitted him against vampires. None of it had helped. He was terrified. Men who had trained their whole lives had failed at this task. He would have turned back if he could, but Father...

Surely the Council wouldn't have assigned him to the task if he wasn't prepared.

velvetwhip: Crow Angel by shanmara velvetwhip on December 19th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Poor Wesley...

Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 19th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sort of pleased people are feeling sympathetic toward Wesley. He's such a dink this early on. ;-)
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Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 19th, 2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
By the time he's ready he's been sacked. Actually, yeah. How has the Council managed to survive all those centuries if it alienates it's best people?
littleotter73 littleotter73 on December 19th, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC)
Poor, poor Wes! Stupid Father! Stupid Council!

Of course, he overcompensated when he got there.

Very well done! :)
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 19th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
You totally got what I was trying to say! Excellent! And thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed my story.
littleotter73 littleotter73 on December 20th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)

Thanks for keeping the comm going. I hadn't played in a long time, but have also been feeling the need to stretch the drabble muscles a bit. I really appreciate it.

I'll be gone for the next week and a half, so if you do prompt sometime next week, I won't be able to play. But I'll be back.

Merry Christmas!
Dragon's Phoenix: xmas dragonyphoenix on December 20th, 2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
That's basically why I'm keeping the comm going. I wanted to write drabble myself and wanted prompts to get me started! ;-)

I already know my next prompt but will be posting it Sunday because I won't have Internet access Monday and Tuesday.

Merry Christmas to you as well! And a Happy New Year.