August 2, 2011 - Andrew Doo

Summary: Andrew says the magic words, "I wish I were a Scooby."

Challenge: for the livejournal 2011 August Fic a Day Challenge; also #6471 on TtH.

Timeline: season 6 BtVS; vague for SD.

Warning: cartoonized swearing.

A/N: Just a goofy little oneshot that goes nowhere.

Series A/N: The first day of the series couldn't be posted on this site because the rules state no fanfic based on that author's work. There may be other fics this month that can't be posted on here. If you want to see them, check out livejournal or TtH; my username is the same both places.

Disclaimer: BtVS and AtS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. Scooby Doo characters belong to Joe Ruby, Ken Spears and Hanna-Barbera Productions . I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission.

Geek Trio hideout

Sometimes Andrew thought maybe he made a mistake in becoming friends with Warren Mears. Was belonging to a group worth the verbal abuse Warren heaped on him…and Jonathan? It was only the promise of money, fame and power that kept Andrew from leaving after a particularly venomous attack from the de facto leader of the Trio.

Leaving seemed like an especially good idea after they spied on the Slayer and her friends. They might have their rough spots, but it was obvious that they genuinely cared for each other. That was the kind of group Andrew really wanted to belong to.

They even had a cool nickname for themselves…the Scoobies. Warren refused to even consider Andrew's idea for a name for their group. He thought 'The Trio' sounded cooler than Andrew's choice: 'The Sith Lords'.

Granted, it wasn't accurate because there were three of them and Sith came in pairs, but still…Warren didn't have to be so mean about it.

Feeling himself start to tear up, Andrew made the mistake that so many others before him made; he said the two words nobody should ever say – especially on the Hellmouth…plus some other words, "I wish I was a Scooby!"

The Mystery Machine

When he came to, Andrew heard somebody above him asking, "You okay there, Scoob?" He raised his hands to wipe the sleepiness out of his eyes, but felt paws instead. What the H-E-double hockey sticks was going on here?

He tried to ask, "Where am I?" but it came out sounding very strange…almost like…oh, no! Did Warren somehow hear what he wished and decide to make it a reality? Sure enough, when he looked in the rear view mirror, he saw Scooby Doo's face staring back at him. "Oh, rit!" he swore.

While other people might not have understood that, Shaggy was a master at deciphering his best buddy's language. That's why he knew the dog sitting next to him wasn't Scooby Doo. He shocked Velma, Daphne and Fred when he cried out, "Scooby Doo, where are you?"

A/N: Is there a vengeance demon for frustrated geeks?