madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (jiraiya|yosuke)
(The suit wasn't for Anya.  Because Anya didn't approve of it, because it put Xander in harm's way and didn't earn them any money and she understands people saving the world when it's their job but not when it's volunteer work which just makes her death that much sadder.
It was for Cordy.
No one ever wears it, but he makes sure it doesn't get dusty and is in good working order.
~Dreamer~)

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 90
Rating: Teen

          “Whose suit is this?” Krista asks, and blinks as the bouncy, happy Knight disappears between one second and the next.
          She turns.  He looks like he’s going to cry.
          “She never got to wear it.  She never got to wear it.  I never even got to tell her I’d made it.  It was going to be a surprise.”
          Kris hopes, honestly hopes, that he’s not talking about the dead fiancée, but she’s not going to ask further.  The tabloids are already making enough of a mess of his private life.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Sometimes, having eidetic memory is a bitca.
Word Count: 265
Rating: Teen

          “But you—”
          “Kris, if you’re trying to spare my feelings, don’t worry about it.”  He’s hesitant and pained and it’s hard for him to talk about this, but he’s trying to get something important out.  “I just—she is a different person now, and I want to make it up to her.  Seriously.  I’d like her if I met her now for the first time.  I just…can’t do it personally.  And I delegate so much to you, and maybe it’s not fair to ask you of all people to do this, but…”
          She doesn’t respond for several long seconds, instead electing to continue to work on her KnightPad (it’s catchier than Knight Tablet, Xander argues, and she just rolls her eyes because it’s not like he’s marketing tablets yet even though he could; he has a weird sense of fair play) and then eventually nods when the silence begins turning to hurt.  “I’ll do it.  I’ll try to think about her just as another Slayer, because if I think about who she actually is and what she did I’ll get mad and she wouldn’t like me when I’m mad.  And I won’t tell you about it, just that it’s happening.”
          She giggles as he surprise hugs her from the back, arms snaking under hers.  “You’re in trouble if I break this.  I don’t care that you can fix it in an afternoon.  I’ve got important files on there.”
          “I can restore them.”  He leans in and presses a kiss to her ear, waggling his fingers goofily.  Ma-gic,” he whispers, and she rolls her eyes.

The Knight

Jun. 12th, 2017 10:27 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
I had this concept and I felt all nice and original.  And then I read Extremis.
...Soooo, yeah, it's not original, but whatever, I'm still gonna run with it.  If you haven't read it, I recommend it.
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Marvel Crossover AU (Self-Made Hero: The Infinity Mirror)
Summary: Giles finds the third of his recruits.
Word Count: 700
Rating: Gen

         Alexander Jessie Knight is dying.
         At any other time, the media would be having a field day.  Because Knight is news.  Because he just quietly burst onto the scene, to the point he makes Athena jokes.  And once he was there, well.
         The world apparently can’t get enough.  They just love the schizophrenic nature he has behind the camera, the fact that sometimes you might get Xander, joking and flirty but quiet and respectful and humble, and sometimes you might get Tony (not that the world understands that) who loves the camera and shows off and does all the stunts that people read tabloids for.  Everyone always wants the newest Knight tech.  The stock shares only continue to grow in value.  He wins so many awards, is the focus of so many articles.  Knight Innovations was declared one of the best places to work worldwide in all years since its creation.  He and Kris were declared one of greatest Power Couples of the Age.
         Admittedly, it’s probably an unhealthy obsession for Andrew to be reading every single thing and have his picture of Xander shirtless on his wall but he’s pretty sure Xander knows and hasn’t yelled at him yet, so he figures that’s permission.
         Point is, usually, the world would care.  Especially since happens to be at the same time that Miss Chase has died.
         But the thing is, Miss Chase has died.  Everyone’s dying.  It’s the end of the world, and Andrew knows enough magic to know that they don’t have much chance.
         But he’s selfish, and he’s pretty certain he loves Xander, and if anyone can engineer their way out of this situation, it’s Xander, so he’s putting all his hopes with Xander.
         They’d been working on nanotech.  It’s not completed yet.  May have side effects or even kill Xander.  But given the choices, it’s a chance of death, which is better than the certainty of death.
         It had happened months ago.  Xander had gotten wounded by a demon lord.  It hadn’t mattered, not right away.  It became obvious about a week ago that there was poison or a curse or something slowly eating away at Xander’s brain.  At least, it had been slow, but something seemed to trigger it.  The first clue was his boss collapsing in the middle of the building, hands to his head, but Knight was prone to migraines, so it hadn’t been as worrying as it should’ve been.  Since then, his condition had deteriorated significantly, to the point he was now in a coma.
         “Sorry about this,” he says, and then injects the nanites into Xander’s blood, and given the sudden screaming and twisting it hurts, but Andrew can’t bring himself to feel guilty.
         And then the proximity alarms go off.
         “Star?” he asks cautiously, having never given the same protocols as, for example, Kris.
         Instantly the AI answers, worried.  “Yes, Mr. Wells.”
         “You should probably suit him up.  I’ll go deal with the visitors.”
         He’s sure she notices his voice shake.  She’s an AI with the ability to analyze every single tremor.  She doesn’t call him on it.  “I’ll get Ranger One ready for a house party.”
         When the world explodes like a supernova and then collapses down into the dark, Xander’s still unconscious.  He only wakes later, with Willow kneeling above him.  “This isn’t your world,” she explains before he can even say anything, and he just smiles vacantly at her and yawns.
         “Uhm.  Okay.”
         “Welcome back,” Oz says quietly, and he nods back, super happy.  He really hadn’t been kidding about stealing the werewolf, minus the fact that he’d at the very least respect relationships and wouldn’t have dared.
         “The multiverse is in danger,” Giles says somewhat distantly as he walks into the room.  “I’m gathering a team to help save it.”
         And that’s just begging for a specific response.  Unfortunately, he has no cigars handy, but he can at least say the requisite line.  “I love it when a plan comes together.”
         That gets a mad grin from Willow and amused eyes from Oz, and it’s almost enough to distract him from the fact that he’s hearing Star’s explanation of his world ending without him in his head.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander's a confusing boss.  He's also great to work for.  Except for sometimes, when he lets Tony out when he shouldn't.
Word Count: 375
Rating: Gen

         “This is unacceptable!”  Kris glances up and her heart sinks.  That’s her youtube channel on her boss’s Knightphone.
         “But…I don’t really want to delete it,” she mutters.  She really likes the job, but…
         “Delete it?  Whoever said anything about deleting it?  That, my dear Miss Chase, would be a travesty.  I’m wondering why you thought it was acceptable to conceal this.  This is fun.”  He’s beaming, but she can tell he’s been up longer than he should since he looks slightly manic.
         “O-okay…” she responds, not sure what else to say.
         Unfortunately, he’s picked now to stop being oblivious.  “You’re freaking out,” he observes, frowning and leaning in slightly.  “Why are you freaking out?”  And then he just doesn’t move.
         She tries to figure out how to say it, but then his gaze unexpectedly softens.  “Are you worried about not having enough time for it?  Because I can definitely—”
         She sighs.  “I’m great.  Weekends and after I get done are just fine.  It’s a hobby, not my source of income.  I did leave a lot of my collection in the States, but—” she quickly raises a hand to forestall any of the offers for him to ship it or re-buy it, because her boss is weird and generous and she knows he would, “—but that’s just fine.  With what you pay me even with a London apartment—”
         “Flat,” he interrupts helpfully and smiles innocently when she glares.  She’s not sure what’s up with him right now but she’d been doing work and after the initial shock she’s starting to get annoyed.
         “Even with a London apartment, I can still afford what I need and what I want.  So usually, this job is worth it.”  She narrows her eyes even further.  “Usually.”
         He grins.  Usually it’s also nice to see him smile, because he’s friendly and a nice boss, but she doesn’t particularly care for this one, because it’s the kind of smile that’s matching the rest of his annoying mood.  “Don’t worry,” he pats her shoulder, “…I’ll add a bonus for today.”  And then he wanders off, leaving her annoyed and restless and wondering how she’s going to be able to concentrate on her work for the rest of the day

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 30
Rating: Gen

           “Can we buy Capcom?  They’ve been making oodles of dumb decisions recently.”
           Kris really should be the adult here and say no.  She really should.
           But it is also oh-so-tempting.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 25
Rating: Gen

           “Our supergroup name could be Chase Knight.”
           “That’s cheesy.”
           “So?  Perfect for us.”
           “And has secret identity issues.”
           In response, she sticks out her tongue.



madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang standing with his fan, looking peaceful.  Army in background. (peace)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 88
Rating: Gen

          “She’s the futurist.  I’m just her pet engineer.  She just doesn’t want to get her hands dirty,” Xander says, smirking.
          Kris rolls her eyes.  “Especially when you’ve been working with toxic chemicals and forgot to wash your hands again?  I’d say that was pretty accurate.”
          He looks panicked again, kissing her on the cheek distractedly and fleeing the room.  It takes all of five minutes before Buffy hears, “Hey, I was working with water today!”
          “Still a toxic chemical with a high enough dose,” Kris calls back sweetly.

Head's Up

May. 1st, 2017 11:26 pm
madimpossibledreamer: Jiraiya|Yosuke jumping and using a throwing star (Default)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 35
Rating: Gen

         Kris is the only one who notices he redoes the HUD after playing Dead Space.  The colors actually change with the suit’s integrity.  It may be goofy but it’s user friendly and she appreciates it.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: She'd wonder if she was a unique case, but no, Xander (when he bothers to pay attention) is the ultimate mother hen with all of his employees.  It's alternatively disturbing and sweet and she wouldn't trade it for the world.
Word Count: 1042
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Paper lanterns floating over a fleet of ships. (lanterns)
By the way, there's a good reason why Krista's a little insecure at times.  Xander helps her get over it, eventually.  It's not simply for the lulz or for fanfic cutesy tropes or whatever.  If you want a hint...just think about the fact that she's related to Cordelia.
Just a hint.
~Dreamer~
PS: this fic was not sponsored by the Cheese Man.

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander, despite what his teenage self might have thought, doesn't want just a pretty doll.
Word Count: 250
Rating: Gen

         “So, I’ve been told by a little sparrow that you’ve started wearing those deadly heels for me.  Any truth to that rumor?”  Knight appears behind her, putting a hand on her shoulder and kissing her hair before he moves past.
         “I-I-what?”  She hadn’t been expecting him.
         “Well, if it’s the truth, I should let you know that I couldn’t care less.  If people asked me who Superwoman was, I’d just smile and zip my lips for secret identities’ sake, but I’d know she’s right here in front of me.  You could show up in jeans and a t-shirt tomorrow and I’d still know the truth.”  He leans against the wall, crossing his legs and beaming.
         She tries not to, but she can’t stop herself from smiling in response at his utter silliness.  “That’s really cheesy.”
         “Good for me, I love cheese.  And I’ve got plenty of it.  Not even lying, here, that’s a literal one.  I got a plate of tasting cheeses waiting for us out on the veranda and I kinda don’t want to eat all of it on my own.  I could.  Cheese is awesome.  But I’m pretty sure my stomach wouldn’t be thanking me later.”
         “You are such a dork!” she says, grinning, but pulls off the shoes and joins him, slipping her hand into his.
         “And you somehow didn’t notice that before now.  I’m kinda worried about your observational skills,” he jokes, but pulls her closer, hand warm in his, and she could not be happier.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (ace attorney)
Another test tomorrow, wish me luck!
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 130
Rating: Gen

        Keeping up is unbearable.  How do normal people do it, seriously?
        Xander keeps shooting her concerned looks.  Eventually, when their hosts are a little busy figuring out the whole food situation as they stare out at the magnificent view to the water, he leans a little closer and whispers, “Are you okay?  You’re a little wobbly today.”
        She forces a smile despite the fact that she’s getting the urge to tear off those shoes and smash them into a million pieces against the railing.  “I’m fine.  Just new heels, breaking them in.”
        He looks utterly confused.  “But you don’t wear heels.”
        “I’m trying something new,” she insists, and is slightly disappointed when he actually takes that as an answer and doesn’t compliment her on them.  Their host comes and interrupts.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
the level below 'exhausted'
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Sometimes Krista's insecure.
Word Count: 815
Rating: Gen


madimpossibledreamer: Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Sophie Aldred) (ace)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 125
Rating: Gen

             The Paladin armor is your average ATV.  The analogy isn’t perfect but whatever.  The Jedi line is light and maneuverable, with your basic body armor and extra-pumped Exoskel, but relies heavily on magic (other than its sophisticated computer system, which Willow designed and programmed).  The Xena armors are pretty basic, designed to accentuate Buffy’s natural abilities.  Buffy doesn’t end up taking it out much, so it’s also the line with the lowest Mark.  Adding too much would be stupid if that meant a steep learning curve in the field when she could die.  Warwolf is their killing machine; a scrapper, not a tank.  She can’t take damage as well as Paladin or Xena, but she can dish it out, especially with the twin plasma blades.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock pointing at the side of his head. (the universe is unimportant)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Willow's just looking out for her best friend.
Word Count: 404
Rating: Gen

           It’s Willow that finally manages to get his head out of his ass and actually ask Kris out.  It’s probably that that gives him permission to mess with his friend’s love life later.  He’s already made a dozen designs for Kris’s suit, but he’s not bringing any of them up, not until she asks.
           Kris and Willow have had a serious conversation about how Xander is a wuss who needs to man up and get over his ‘everyone I love dies’ issues.  Because while that’s a thing, it’s also hurting him, stopping him from living his life, and he and Kris are already a couple in everything but the kissing, and he’s lonely, and neither one of them likes seeing him unhappy like this.
           The three are hanging out.  Xander and Kris are watching some video game let’s player that apparently both of them have watched, since they’re joking around and making some sort of references Willow misses.  She needs to do more computer stuff.  She’s been neglecting that recently with all the magic.
           They’re both working on some paperwork for Knight Innovations.  Kris is enjoying the budget-sheets and Xander is teasing her for being a nerd.
           There’s the sweet, soft look in his eyes and tone that he uses for Willow.  For people that he really loves.  But there’s something more vulnerable there.
           She knows not to take his teasing seriously.  She’s not offended at all, teasing back, quiet and sweet and patient.  Everyone in the entire room knows that he loves her.
           Willow leans over as he’s daydreaming, staring with soft eyes in Kris’s direction.  “If you don’t kiss her right now I will."
           He recoils and nearly falls over.  “What?”
           “Anyone who doesn’t know you thinks the two of you are dating.  You’d rather deal with my plan than Dawn’s.  I’m looking out for you.”
           He looks at her, gulps, then at looks at Kris.
           And then he gets that look of determination in his eyes, and she giggles.
           He scoots a little closer and leans in.  Krista isn’t even paying attention.  He gives her a sweet peck on the cheek and backs off quickly, cheeks dusted with pink.
           She has the largest smile.  It’s cute.  She scooches back and snuggles into him.  He swallows again, but looks happier than he’s been in a while even if he’s not smiling.  That soft embarrassed look on his face is just as precious.

madimpossibledreamer: Eye from manga drawing. (edgeworth)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Kris doesn't want to sit on the sidelines.
Word Count: 343
Rating: Gen
Notes: Yep, Kris plays yugioh.

         “I want a suit,” Kris announces during a meeting of the ITK portion of Knight Innovations.  It had absolutely nothing to do with whatever her boyfriend and Andrew had been discussing seconds before, but now she has his complete and undivided attention.
         “Uhm, Xander, are you sure that’s…” Andrew begins, and Xander rolls his chair away from the Head of Testing Department (aka the Magic Department for those In the Know) and resident Head Chef, eyes wide.
         “I am not being your average superhero girlfriend,” she states firmly.
         Xander smiles slightly.  It’s a touch worried, but the way his eyes narrow at her, he’s already seeing the possibilities, drawing up schematics in his head.  If he hasn’t already.  …Given that he’s Knight, he probably has at least five different possibilities already in his head and is just pulling them up mentally.  “And see, me?  This is a person in a relationship who is not being a man with no sense of self-preservation.”  He blinks.  “That sentence made no sense, but y’know.  In terms of suit design, what were you thinking?”
         She beams, then frowns.  “Well, I already have possible names.  Warwolf or Sky Cavalry.  My favorite cards, you know.”
         He nods, unphased, but she can see Andrew and the others gaping.  Which just makes her puff up a bit.  “I like those names.  And from that…Probably weapons-heavy, huh?”
         “Please,” she asks, blinking her eyelashes as she leans against the table.
         He laughs at her even as the others look disturbed and leans in to kiss her.  It’s sweet, but he’s definitely distracted, and she’s anything but mad about that. 
         “You’re not going out in the field until you get a pass from Lehane,” he says offhandedly, already grabbing budget reports, turning them over, and doodling on the other side.
         “Faith?” she asks, but he cuts her off.
         “Yeah.  I can’t think of anyone else who would push you more.  And we need to know what you can do.  What you’re capable of.  It’s the only way to make sure you can keep up.”

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
Major presentation tomorrow, wish me luck, all!
Also, welcome to the new subscriber!
~Dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Xander may be many things but he's rarely quiet.
Word Count: 285
Rating: Gen

         When Xander comes to pick her and her friend up, she can tell something’s different.  He’s grinning at her, nothing held back, but his mind is a million miles away.  He’s just vacantly grinning and humming under his breath as he slips his hand in hers and begins walking.  He does take a moment to admire her outfit and say “Hello, beautiful.”  It’s not even flirting.  It’s too quiet and honest for that.
         The meeting must have gone well.
         She grins at her friend.  “It’s quiet.  Appreciate it while you can.”
         Xander pauses from stealing from Kris’s smoothie to pout.  “I’m not that bad.”
         “Uh, yeah, he is,” Henry laughs, taking a handful of Xander’s popcorn while he’s distracted.  “If he’s not talking, he’s got music or a program on.”
         Xander shrinks, and she can see the instant her teasing went too far.  “If you didn’t like it, why didn’t you say anything?”
         “I love you as you are, Xander.  That’s not to say that I’d ever want you to stop improving, because I love the man you are and the man you could be and no true friend would ever ask you to stay stagnant and not get better as a human being, nevermind someone you’re dating.  I’m the one who seeks you out in your office to do paperwork, remember?  It just makes me appreciate the quiet more.  Really, I should be thanking you.”  She snuggles up against his arm, and he blushes slightly, which is extra special because it’s actually decently hard to get him to blush.  Probably because he’s grown up with many versions of Tony Stark in his head, so he’s no doubt gotten used to it.  Still, he’s grinning.

madimpossibledreamer: Sherlock staring at the ceiling. (bored)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Kris is a fan of Pepper.  And maybe models a few dealing strategies for her own boss.  Also, Tony and Xander have this habit of collecting people.  (It's not weird, they promise.)
Word Count: 1919
Rating: Gen

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (red cliff)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: Just another day at Knight Innovations.
Word Count: 265
Rating: Gen

          “Come on, Chase, you can’t sleep on my desk.  People will talk.”  She mutters something unintelligible into the desk.  She doesn’t want to move.  She might be drooling, which is a little embarrassing but nothing too major.  “Open those beautiful eyes.  I wanna see those pupils and irises and sclera.”
          That actually does filter its way into her subconscious and makes her crack an eyelid open.  “Are you…naming parts of the eye, Knight?”
          “Hey, I have a newfound appreciation of the eyeball since high school.  It’s a perfectly normal reaction to the situation.”  That’s a lopsided grin on her boss’s face, if a bit strained.  Then again, he’s self-conscious about the eyepatch.
          “I believe they call that overcompensating,” she mutters sleepily, wiping away the drool, and that shocks him into a laugh.
          “Well, ladies do love an eyepatch,” he says and gets off his knees, wiping his pants off from where he’s been kneeling trying to get her attention.  “Then again, they pretty much all universally freak out when they get it off.  And hey, that could be a metaphor for most relationships.  You look at the exterior, you go ‘that looks pretty swanky’, you get involved and then you see all the nasty bits underneath and try to decide whether it’s even worth it.”
          She stares at him.  Hard.  “You have problems, sir,” she eventually says, and he nods.
          “I’m aware, thanks,” he responds almost cheerily and then brushes past her to make mac & cheese.
          She shakes her head, stretches, and tries to figure out what she’d been doing before she fell asleep.

madimpossibledreamer: Izanagi|Souji in full costume holding out a hand (personatown)
Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: You make the joke once and Tony never lets it go. -Xander
Yeah, that's cause it's really clever. -Tony
Word Count: 420
Rating: Gen

          If he squints, really squints, he can see Cordy in her.
          It’s not like he’s looking to replace his dead ex or anything.  He’s gotten to the point in his life where he gets that dead people are not the same as lost possessions and you can’t just buy a new one and forget the old.  It doesn’t work like that.  Mostly it’s…he’s fascinated.
          The two seem nothing alike, on the surface.  He can’t see the components that mean that they’re fashioned from a little of the same source.  Krista isn’t the queen bee.  She doesn’t break hearts and people by incisive commentary.  She’s actually kind of shy, which is endearing.  She’s usually good-natured and has a smile for most of the people she meets.  She has good taste in clothes but is hardly the fashion palette (mostly, Xander muses, it’s a difference in household budget, from all available evidence, but he’s not going to ask; he does think about what he says now and then).  She respects other people and their opinions, which is nice but also means that she doesn’t get herself heard as often.
          It’s once she figures out about the secondary life of himself and his friends that she truly begins to shine.  Contrary to what one might expect, she completely loses all her worry about him and how he’ll react once she learns that he’s a superhero.  Confused respect leads to unbridled enthusiasm and lack of any worries about being fired or anything like that.  She opens up in a way that not even Willow’s done in years. 
          She does turn to sarcasm, occasionally.  Sometimes it’s even really biting sarcasm, but it’s generally meant as a joke.  Her confidence looks like forgetting to be self-conscious.  What had been a matter of gradually taking on responsibilities and learning the ropes is replaced by the metaphorical equivalent of an unannounced and rather enthusiastic cannonball.  She refuses to be embarrassed by anything, which is definitely something she shares with Cordy.  She’ll only get really mean when she’s especially sleep-and-caffeine deprived, and then he can definitely see the family resemblance, but for the most part it’s joking and only directed at those who can take it.  It’s an indication of respect, that she thinks you can take it, and she’ll only truly relax and grin when she gets as good as she gives.
          But when she’s in full-on geek mode and is taking charge like nobody’s business, even with all the jokes and the smiles, he can see it.

madimpossibledreamer: Zhuge Liang concentrating and looking thoughtful. (concentrating)
this is about the point I started shipping the two
~dreamer~

Main Points:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Iron Man Crossover (Self-Made Hero)
Summary: faster to read
Word Count: 135
Rating: Gen

        Krista squints at the closed door.  And begins to grin.
        She nudges it open with her knee, and instantly her boss is pausing something on his computer and trying to look as busy as possible with paperwork.
        “Come on, you’re acting like I caught you watching porn on company computers.”
        He has the grace to look sheepish.
        “You might not be the only one who likes to watch animated superhero shows when they’re working.  So start that up again and stop looking like I’m going to kick non-present puppies or something.”
        That earns a goofy grin.  “Working here has completely ruined you.  You will never be able to pretend you’re a normal human being ever again.”
        She shrugs casually and sets down her papers on the side table.  “I think I can live with that.”

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