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16 April 2013 @ 11:46 am
Fic: Now Is Not a Good Time  

Title: Now is Not a Good Time
Fandom: BtVS
Rating: PG
How the Master got bottled up – in that church – in the first place.

Character: Luke, the Master, Mayor Wilkins
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 - draw - but not posted there because it's more than 100 words.
Note: I always wondered why, in Wish!verse, the Mayor didn't stop the Master. This doesn't answer that question, but it does explain how the Master got bottled up in the first place.
Note: First time I've written either Luke or the Master.

Word Count: 216

“Why?” Luke, hidden in the shadows, watched as the Master slammed a fist against the barrier. Now was not a good time to be noticed.

“Well, well, the spell did work. It's so nice to see products perform as advertised. It shows an American ingenuity that I thought had died out decades ago.”

“Wilkins. You did this.”

“I did.”

“What are you waiting for, you fools? Kill him.”

Two minions, not clever enough to have hidden after the church had fallen, rushed Wilkins. He smiled slightly as they approached. They each burst into flame not three feet out from him.

“Here's the thing.” The human seemed unfazed by the attack. “Sunnydale is mine. Sunnydale will always be mine. I've made pacts with – well, let's just call them businessmen – pacts that allow me to draw on certain powers, pacts that allow me to preserve what is mine.”

Wilkins turned his back on the Master and walked to the edge of the cavern, to the point where it merged with the tunnel. Without looking back, he added, “I had thought about killing you, but imagine how much more pleasant it will be, for me, to imagine you, trapped in this church forever.”

Luke shrank further into the shadows. Now was definitely not a good time to be noticed.

velvetwhip: Queen of Angst velvetwhip on April 16th, 2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
That's an intriguing scenario you've imagined here!

Dragon's Phoenix: Francine bliss face dragonyphoenix on April 16th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Why thank you.
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Dragon's Phoenix: Francine bliss face dragonyphoenix on April 16th, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I'm so glad you like it. Yeah, they totally would have had an immediate confrontation.
gilescandy: Sexy G gilescandy on April 17th, 2013 05:55 am (UTC)
This is so cool. I love it!
Dragon's Phoenix: i have no mouth and i must squee dragonyphoenix on April 17th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
*grins happily* Thank you!
JaniceO comlodge on April 21st, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
A great little plausible scene. Makes me want more. Can feel the Master's tanty coming on. Love your Wilkins voice. I always thought him quite the funnest, evil person and you've got that here.

Dragon's Phoenix: Francine bliss face dragonyphoenix on April 22nd, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
Wilkins is one of my favorite Buffy characters. I love chipper evil! ;-)
delta_dawn_rose: Darla (slayerstillness round 2) delta_dawn_rose on April 23rd, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
This makes so much sense. And beautifully written :)
Dragon's Phoenix dragonyphoenix on April 23rd, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I could definitely see the Mayor acting against anyone he thought would gain too much power of the city.