Characters: Xander, Natalie French.
Written Using: The dw100 prompt Insect.
Setting: Teacher’s Pet.
Summary: Xander thought his luck with the opposite sex was changing for the better. He was wrong; it’s only gotten worse.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the amazing Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble and a half, 250 words.
Xander can’t get his head around any of this; Miss French is a gorgeous woman, stunning, sexy, any hormonal teenage boy’s dream come true, or that’s what he’d thought when he’d first met her. Better yet, she’d been interested in him, wanting him to stay behind after school and help her with some project or other, and he’d been more than willing, ready to do anything she asked, but that was then.
Since he woke up in this cage she’s been rapidly losing her appeal.
Sure, this is Sunnydale, built on a Hellmouth, a popular vacation spot for vampires, not to mention all kinds of demons if Giles is to be believed, but giant insects? How come nobody ever bothered to mention those?
Okay, so Buffy tried to warn him, and he refused to listen; who could blame him? He’d thought she was just jealous, but boy was she right! The beautiful Natalie French isn’t a woman at all; she’s an insect in disguise!
Xander’s never been a fan of bugs anyway, they’re horrible, creepy little scuttling things. Usually. This one’s human sized and that just makes it so much worse. Suddenly he wishes he hadn’t paid such close attention in Biology; he knows way too much about the mating habits of the Praying Mantis. He doesn’t want to get his head chewed off! He doesn’t want to be daddy to her offspring either.
He can’t afford to wait for the cavalry; he’d better start working on an escape plan.