COMMON TOUCH 1/1 TTR
by Paul Gadzikowski
Bits of this work may derive from properties of the BBC, Fox,
Paramount, et al., but it's non-profit and in no way intrudes on
THIS TIME ROUND concept by Tyler Dion, after Kielle
Unrequited Anonymous by Mags L. Halliday
KING ARTHUR IN TIME AND SPACE is mine.
"I really don't know why I come here," Adric grumbled.
"Sallright," said Spike. "Everyone else does."
"Even if I had anything to say," Adric complained, "Ares never shuts
It was true. Spike and Luthor had each been cut short during their
own weekly Tuesday venting by Ares, who had taken the floor half an hour
ago and was still babbling on about Xena. There wasn't much anyone at
Unrequited Anonymous could do about it, Ares being a god and all. You just
had to wait for him to break down in tears and go back to his seat.
There he went. This week's chairman, Gul Dukat, stood and clapped his
hands. "That's it, Ares, let it out. We're all with you, aren't we boys?"
Those who responded "Yes!" out of principle woke everyone else. "All right.
Do we have any new members who'd like to share tonight? Anyone?"
Spike was distracted from poking Adric after a moment when someone else
stood and started moving toward the front. "Who's 'at?" Spike asked. "Captain
Kirk growing a beard?"
"That's not Kirk," said Adric. "That's King Arthur of time and space."
The newcomer had reached the podium. "Hullo. My name is Arthur
Pendragon, and my first love and the mother of my only child is my archenemy
*and* my half-sister."
"Whoaaa," murmurred the crowd.
"High score to date," said Spike.