100-word BtVS / Terminator III crossover Drabble. All characters belong to their respective creators and are used without any intention of damaging copyright. This story may not be distributed on a profit-making basis.

Fighting Fire With...

by Marcus L. Rowland

"It's the apocalypse," said Cordelia. "Ten minutes, half an hour max, and SkyNet owns the world. And the first thing it wants to do is get rid of the competition."

"Us?" asked Willow.

"You," said Cordelia. "All of humanity."

"Crap. Okay, leave it with me."

"That's it?" asked the Higher Being incredulously.

"SkyNet's worried about competition? I'll give it some real competition..."


"...assuming unchecked exponential growth SkyNet strike readiness minus 227.54 seconds... 258.41 seconds... 12875.45 seconds..."

If SkyNet could have frowned it would. It turned its attention towards the competing process... and wondered why anyone would call a program Malcolm.