How to utterly make my day...Posted on 2012.10.13 at 14:08
Current Mood: ecstatic
Here's the scene from "West of the Moon" that inspired them (it's in Chapter 7: Ask Me No Questions):
He stands and heads for the pool tables, leaving me no choice but to follow. It's a slow night, there's no band playing tonight, so the tables are mostly empty. Just a few college kids and some high-schoolers fooling around. Spike picks up a triangle thingy and racks the balls on the table with the efficiency of a born pool-shark. Xander would be jealous.
When he tosses me a cue, I catch it easily. "Want to break, Slayer?" he asks. "Ladies first."
There's a challenge in his eyes. I've never backed down from him yet, and I'm not about to now. "Fine, but then you start singing again, Spikey."
He curls his tongue. "Could," he says, doing that growly thing again. "But then you'd have to protect me when all the women start throwing themselves at me. Want to be my bodyguard, Betty?"
What? Are we stuck back in Jonathan's delusional glory days? Then the pop-culture reference clicks. Spike thinks he can out-pop-culture me?
"You're a pig, Al." I put a little too much Slayer strength into the break, and the balls fly across the table with a loud crack. Takes a minute for them to stop ricocheting... and somehow I never manage to sink even one. So not fair.
When I wrote that, I mentioned that the song "Call Me Al" had struck me as being weirdly appropriate for Spike (and Buffy, sort of). It thrills me to little tiny pieces that someone else agreed with me enough to vid it.