Characters: Giles, Jenny Calendar.
Written For: Challenge 062: Mistake at doubledrabbles.
Spoilers/Setting: I Robot, You Jane.
Summary: Accidentally scanning a demon into the computer had been an unfortunate and potentially catastrophic mistake.
Disclaimer: I don’t own BtVS, or the characters. They belong to the wonderful Joss Whedon.
A/N: Double drabble.
If this incident had done anything it had confirmed to Giles that computers simply couldn’t be trusted. He hadn’t liked them before, and now he liked them even less.
A demon loose in the Internet! There was no telling what the Corrupter might have achieved if they hadn’t succeeded in binding him again. One simple mistake had almost led to worldwide catastrophe.
Of course, when they’d bound him in the book the monks couldn’t have foreseen such an eventuality; they’d assumed Moloch safely confined, locked away in print for all eternity. It just went to show that modern technology wasn’t necessarily beneficial.
Naturally, Ms Calendar would never see it that way. As she’d rightly pointed out, the problem had started with his book, but that was hardly the point. Even loosed from the pages Moloch could only have influenced local events to start with, but through the Internet he’d gained access to everywhere at once, every scrap of information uploaded to any computer anywhere in the world. The consequences could have been devastating.
Although Ms Calendar’s assistance had proved invaluable, technopagans and librarians would probably never see eye-to-eye on anything.
It was rather a shame really; she was quite attractive.