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January 11th, 2007


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03:35 pm - Ficlet offer/request: deathfics
Okay.

I have a feeling that NO ONE is going to take me up on this, but I am bored out of my skull right now, so I might as well ask. :-)

Give me a character, and a cause-of-death (anything from dagger to poison to illnes to old age to another character), and I will write you a little ficlet. Yes, I am in a slightly odd mood.

No promises made as to the seriousness (or hilarity) of said death. I like to switch things up.

Allowable fandoms include anything on my interests (except LotR). I'll make a stab at others, if you know I've seen some episodes (for instance, Law&Order:CI, or Supernatural).
Current Location: work, where else?
Current Mood: boredbored

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From:izhilzha
Date:January 12th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)

Shiny Daniel trap

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note: hope this counts, *g*

~~~~~

Jack checked the corridor, then turned back to the spacious chamber just in time to see his far-too-inquisitive teammate crouch down in the center of the room.

Right under the opening in the roof, right next to the pillar of icy . . . stuff . . . that glittered in the light spilling down.

“Daniel.” Jack headed back into the room. “Don’t.”

The archaeologist turned glanced over his shoulder, using one hand to push his glassed further up the bridge of his nose. “What? I’m not going to—“

His other hand brushed the surface of the pillar.

“Whoa,” Daniel said, staring at his hand. A tiny white butterfly (butterfly?) sat on the tip of one finger, its wings opening and closing. “Sam?”

Carter, who had been more interested in what looked like power lines along the chamber wall, was also staring. “Is that real?” she asked. “Not a, a projection? An illusion?”

“It’s definitely real. Um.” Daniel had gone ghost-white, eyes wide behind his glasses. There wasn’t just one butterfly, now, but three. No, five. No--by the time Jack had sprinted five steps, Daniel’s arm was crawling with the things.

Carter intercepted Jack, stopping him before he reached his goal. “Don’t touch him, sir.” She kept her gaze on Daniel’s hand. Which there seemed to be less of, somehow, then when the first alien bug had shown up.

“Daniel!” If Jack made it sound like an order, the kid might even answer. “Are they eating you?”

The white wings fluttered frantically over Daniel’s shoulders now; down his chest, across his back, and up into his hair. “No,” he managed to say. “I think--ah--not exactly.” He breathed out, as if against pain, and a butterfly took flight from between his lips. “Sorry, Jack. . . .”

Jack and Sam watched in horror as everything-that-was-Daniel expanded into a cloud of white butterflies. Barely two minutes after he’d touched the damn rock, there was nothing left except a mass of wings. As if they were all of one mind, the butterflies streamed up and out, vanishing into the alien sunlight, leaving only a pair of glasses glinting on the dusty floor.

“Dammit, Daniel!” Jack shouted after them. The silence was empty, and unnerving. “You can de-ascend any time now!”

~~~~~
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From:maevebran
Date:January 12th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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I loved that. It was so silly.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 12th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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Oh good. :-) I was a little worried that it wasn't quite silly enough!
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From:maevebran
Date:January 12th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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Butterflies! Not silly enough! Surely you jest! You have no idea how hard I was laughing as I read this aloud to <lj user='earcmacfithil"> (Fridays are his day off as he works 4 10hour days.) He was laughing too.=)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 12th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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LOL!
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 12th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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Hee. I kind of had fun with this, can you tell?
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From:jedibuttercup
Date:January 14th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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*snickering*

You should write a sequel in which SG-1 is blithely-- though sadly-- going about some other mission with, say, Nyan, when a flock of butterflies descends and turns back into a Daniel re-afire with idealism, nattering at a nonplused Jack about where he's been. =)
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 14th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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Augh! I don't need more fic ideas...but this one is kind of tempting. Hmmm...
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From:maevebran
Date:January 16th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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I'll second jedibuttercup's assertion of a need for a sequel.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 16th, 2007 08:27 am (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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Okay, noted and filed. :-)
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From:scionofgrace
Date:June 12th, 2007 01:15 am (UTC)

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Months late, I know, but this is when I found the story, and it was lovely, and the sparkly butterflies of death are really brilliant.

(and it all so matched my icon!)

Thank you!
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From:izhilzha
Date:June 12th, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Shiny Daniel trap

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:-) Glad you liked it! Sparkly butterflies of death, yes, hee. Poor Danny, he just can't stop dying.

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