prodigalwatcher: (I Stand Alone)
284 - Talk about a time you were forced out of something.

My parting of the ways with the Watchers Council is, I must confess, not my only experienced with being sacked from an occupation. There was a time, about a year after my arrival in Los Angeles, when Cordelia, Gunn and I were unceremoniously jettisoned from our positions with Angel Investigations and sent on our less-than-merry ways. Naturally, the most painful part of the firing was that it came at the hands of Angel himself.

Out )

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prodigalwatcher: (Still Searching)
270 - Thirteen

Superstition is a curious thing. There are a great number of individuals in the world who do not believe in a higher power. A great deal more than that, while stating a belief, do not in practice hold that a higher power has any direct influence on their day-to-day lives, that there is no grand chessmaster guiding, influencing or even observing our tiny mortal movements.

And yet, many of these people throw spilt salt over their shoulders. They avoid cracks in the sidewalk or swing wide to avoid stepping underneath ladders. They exercise greater caution with their lives on Friday the thirteenth. Superstitions can still affect them.

Creatures of habit )

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prodigalwatcher: (Get What We Deserve)
264 - "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun.

When one deals with beings possessed of such long lives as vampires and demons, then one develops a different kind of respect for the past, as it comes back to haunt people in much more direct and deadly ways. A person's past is a part of them, impossible to be freed from, like one's own shadow.

Recurrent )

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prodigalwatcher: (Behind Blue Eyes)
242 - Write about a time that you were the bearer of bad news.

It was my job at Angel Investigations to serve as the discoverer, keeper and disseminator of important information. Cordelia used to call me "plot exposition", particularly while in preparations for yet another audition, and it was an apt enough description. And more often than not, the news I had to bring to the table was of a less-than-welcome nature.

One particular instance, though, stands out.

Black Tie and Bad News )

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prodigalwatcher: (Redemption)
52 - "By protecting others, you save yourselves." - 'Seven Samurai'

I know a man who once, would have agreed wholeheartedly with that sentiment. In those days, the pursuit of justice, the defense of those who were unknowing and unable to protect themselves from the dangers of the supernatural world, and the defeat of the agents of evil were the requirements imposed by the path of redemption.

Three men )

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prodigalwatcher: (Wes | Deep Thoughts)
209 - What are you afraid of?

One moment )

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prodigalwatcher: (Weapon | Shotgun | Raised and aimed)
21 - "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." - 'Gone With the Wind'

It was an unthinkable situation, one in which no sane person could ever have possibly imagined themselves. The world made no sense, had gone mad. Is it then any surprise that I behaved like a madman?

Mad dogs and Englishmen )

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