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16 January 2009 @ 12:01 am
Timestamp meme fic  
In answer to the timestamp meme, aeron_lanartrequested a fic set in my L World ‘verse, sometime after the events of the main fic with the prompt of Joe and Giles jamming in a bar. So, here it is:

Sadly, I still own absolutely nothing. Davis/Panzer owns Highlander, Joss owns Giles, and the song is all the late great George Harrison.

A Quiet Moment

Before everyone went their separate ways, the group of Immortals and their friends all gathered at Joe’s bar to celebrate saving the world. Although it wasn’t a new experience to almost all of them, some things were worth celebrating.

Giles shook his head and smiled as he watched Richie and Xander bicker over a game of pool. Their lives had been far too tense over the last year, and it was good to see life get back to what passed for normal. He walked over to the stage, where Joe was sat, idly strumming.

“Mind if I join you?” he asked. Joe looked up and smiled.

“Please. There’s a spare acoustic in the corner there,” he replied.

Giles found the instrument in question and sat down. After a few moments of tuning, he looked up at expectantly. Joe smiled and began playing Duelling Banjos, making Giles laugh before he joined in. The two battled for a while, before Giles stopped and held up his hands in defeat.

“You’re too good for me. Always were,” he added.

“Your turn to choose,” Joe said, indicating Giles’ guitar.

Giles turned to check the others were still busy celebrating, and then began to play. After a bar, Joe smiled as he recognised the song and joined in, adding chords to underscore the melody Giles was picking out.

They jammed for eight bars, playing with the melody, Joe adding Blues riffs, and then Giles began to sing,

“I look at the world, and I notice it’s spinning, while my guitar gently weeps,” he sang, before Joe picked up the bridge.

At that moment, their entire world was comprised of Joe, Giles and the music. The apocalypse could rain down on them and they wouldn’t have noticed. The pair duetted, stretching the song out to nearly ten minutes before it drew to a natural conclusion.

As the last notes hung in the air, applause rang out, startling them both. They looked up to see the others stood watching and clapping. Giles lay down his guitar, embarrassed by the attention. He stood and headed for the bar.

“Anyone for tea?”

The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on January 16th, 2009 12:24 am (UTC)
Oh lovely! Just the sort of mood I wanted.
Giles, you are a daft bugger, of course they loved it! It's a very Giles comment though.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on January 16th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC)
Cool, glad you liked :)

I resisted the urge for Jack to start singing, that would have broken the mood. Maybe I'll save that for another time. ;-)
Jennifer/Gail: HL_Methos_facelferion on January 16th, 2009 07:22 am (UTC)
Very nice!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: richie smileidontlikegravy on January 19th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Thank you :)
Chrissharpiesgal on January 19th, 2009 06:18 am (UTC)
I've not read this series, but this story was so cool. I love impromptu jam sessions and I especially the song you had Giles choose to play.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on January 19th, 2009 11:37 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's one of my favourite songs of all time, and it just seemed perfect for Giles and the moment.

The (epic) fic that spawned it has been read by very few, it's quite unlike any of my other fic as it was my first, it's a crossover between six shows, and it has a few slash pairings that aren't everyone's cup of tea.
beatnikspinster on January 19th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
You've integrated these universes so well! I love the mood you've created. It's very engaging.

Edited at 2009-01-19 03:47 pm (UTC)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on July 26th, 2009 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much. (I'd apologise again, but I sense it's becoming repetitive. The feeling still applies though)