February Drabbles, One-shots, and snippets
At least one a day for 28 days
February 4th, 2011, Yes I know I am late posting it. I'm always late. But since I haven't slept yet it's okay.
Disclaimer: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is property of Joss Whedon. "Dragon Ball” is property of Akira Toriyama. I claim no rights to either of their properties.
Author's Note: The time line is sometime after the second episode of the fifth season,“Real Me,” when Giles acquires the Magic Box. As for the Dragon Ball time line I think it might fall in the Dragon Ball Evolution Universe, before Bulma collects the Dragon Balls. But if it is placed in the normal Dragon Ball Universe it could really fall anywhere within the Dragon Ball time line during which they are active. Giles' Extra Marble
Giles entered the back room of the Magic Box carrying a crate of goods shipped from an online estate auction. He had bid on a particular lot of assorted items, one of the items in the lot was a special arrow that could be used to destroy evil spirits. He was fairly impatient for its arrival as one of the local miscreants had summoned a rather nasty entity to haunt the local coffee shop. He placed the box on the backroom table. Giles carefully pried up the lid of the crate with a crowbar reveling four wooden boxes.
The first box was circular and contained an collection of crystals, incense and interestingly a set of Japanese prayer beads, all packed carefully among white silk. The second box, a nearly flat square shaped thing, contained a hand bound collection of Japanese folk stories. The third box, narrow and longer than it was tall, reveled the spirit killing arrow. It was on a wooden stand made to fit with in the box in such a way as to keep the arrow from any movement. The final box was the most interesting, perfectly square, made of a dark wood, it was carved with pictures of an oriental dragon.
Giles carefully lifted the lid to revel a slightly luminescent orange; seemingly glass, sphere, with 3 perfect red stars suspended inside. “Good Lord!” He exclaimed, removing his glasses to clean them. “The auction said it was a decorative marble.” The pictures certainly had not show the luminance quality nor even the stars. He replaced his glasses on his face, and carefully removed the orb from, where it lay nestled among velvet padding. “A Dragon Ball,” he whispered in trepidation and awe.
The Dragon Ball was not very big about the size of a large grapefruit. As he meticulously examined the orb, his thoughts turned the lengths some had been purported to resort to in order to posses one. An object that the council considered myth in the same category as leprechauns. Giles swallowed his trepidation back and returned it to its protective home.
He took the box and filed it away as an unsellable item.