Oh noes! Ficathon prompt meme

The flist is doing this one en masse today, from mosca:

I ask you, you reading this, if you could make a request in a ficathon that you knew I would be assigned, what would it be? I probably won't write any of these, so don't think of it as a prompt, and feel free to be wacky. (Or feel free to be reasonable and hope you give me a bunny.) So if you're game, provide fandom, pairing (or gen) and prompt (by which I mean, slice of a song, bit of poetry, three things you want and two things you don't -- no specific plot points). This will probably be more fun if you request in a fandom that I currently write in or have repeatedly mentioned liking, but whatever. Go crazy. Go.

Because, obviously, I need more ideas. The meme text says "I probably won't write any of these", but the reality is that six months from now, they will turn up in some strange form. I do write nearly all prompts... eventually. Somehow.
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I have notes. Notes is all at the moment. Can you tell Ethan to stop providing me with prawny things for him & Giles to do?
I've been listening to a song lately that screams early Giles/Ethan. I think there's a story there.

Don't let it show by Pat Benatar

If it's getting harder to face everyday
Don't Let It Show, Don't Let It Show
Though it's getting harder to take what they say
Just let it go, just let it go

And if it hurts when they mention my name
Say you don't know me
And if it helps when they say I'm to blame
Say you don't own me


Even if it's taking the easy way out
Keep it inside of you
Don't give in
Don't tell them anything

Don't Let It
Don't Let It Show

Even though you know it's the wrong thing to say
Say you don't care, say you don't care
Even if you want to believe there's a way
I won't be there, I won't be there

But if you smile when they mention my name
They'll never know you
And if you laugh when they say I'm to blame
They'll never own you


Even if you think you've got nothing to hide
Keep it inside of you
Don't give in
Don't tell them anything

Don't Let It
Don't Let It Show

Even if you think you've got nothing to hide
Keep it inside of you
Don't give in
Don't tell them anything

Don't Let It
Don't Let It Show
Season 4
No Riley

-Buffy and Giles are not an item...yet, but just beginning to acknowledge their "bond" to each other via xmas gifts. Buffy is not clueless about this bond. No mention is made about either of their past relationships as their bond is something different and special and simply doesn't compare.

Kind of off your normal work, but I'd love to see what you do with Drusilla. Her being a vampire, and a seer, and mad. Particularly something in the early days, maybe with a newly-turned William the Bloody.
I would have to do research on this-- believe it or not, I still haven't watched much of AtS. I've read plot summaries and scripts for some of the eps. Dru/Spike in the season 2 days interests me. They're so... er, fun in a horrible way.
Oh, I love Spike and Drusilla whenever they were on the show--far more interesting and complex characters than most, and unlike certain others, they alwasy had a sense of humor and play to them. Even if it was gruesome, a lot of the time. And you've got to admire Spike's ability to pull off lines like "I may be love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it," y'know?
Wanted: hot chocolate, Buffy pouting, Giles wearing a shirt but no trousers
Not wanted: Angst, Scooby interruptions

*slinks off to type more catalogue cards*
Pens. Oh yes, pens. They would both have opinions about pens, wouldn't they? And possibly about ink.
One of the lines in this is so familiar that I feel someone must have already used it in a fic, but anyway. Buffy/Giles. Or person of your choice.

"The Call" by Rupert Brooke.

Out of the nothingness of sleep,
The slow dreams of Eternity,
There was a thunder on the deep:
I came, because you called to me.

I broke the Night's primeval bars,
I dared the old abysmal curse,
And flashed through ranks of frightened stars
Suddenly on the universe!

The eternal silences were broken;
Hell became Heaven as I passed. --
What shall I give you as a token,
A sign that we have met, at last?

I'll break and forge the stars anew,
Shatter the heavens with a song;
Immortal in my love for you,
Because I love you, very strong.

Your mouth shall mock the old and wise,
Your laugh shall fill the world with flame,
I'll write upon the shrinking skies
The scarlet splendour of your name,

Till Heaven cracks, and Hell thereunder
Dies in her ultimate mad fire,
And darkness falls, with scornful thunder,
On dreams of men and men's desire.

Then only in the empty spaces,
Death, walking very silently,
Shall fear the glory of our faces
Through all the dark infinity.

So, clothed about with perfect love,
The eternal end shall find us one,
Alone above the Night, above
The dust of the dead gods, alone.
That, my friend, is epic Giles/Buffy. Truly epic, with great darkness and triumph in death. This will require much thought. But ... um. Yow.