Haven't Met Her Yet
Sorry Note: This one is uber-short, folks. The notes are longer than the chapter. Just wanted a quick peek at the guy – in a vague way – before I gave you the list of candidates to vote on.
Timeline: season 6, after 'Once More With Feeling'.
Thanks to my betas: nope; it's all my fault this time.
Disclaimer: BtVS characters belong to Joss Whedon / Mutant Enemy. I claim no rights to any copyrighted material. Please do not copy or take this story without my permission. Song mentioned sung by Michael Bublé and the scene is from the video. You gotta watch the parody of the video for this called 'Russian Unicorn' by BadLipReading.
www. youtube watch?v=YjaZNYSt7o0&feature=relmfu
Just outside Sunnydale
It had been a few days since the strange incident at the store, and he still couldn't figure out what happened to him. He knew Sunnydale had a reputation for odd occurrences. Hell, that's the reason he came in the first place. But this…this wasn't even on his radar for what could happen.
He couldn't stop a wry chuckle from escaping his lips. If the people who knew him – or thought – they knew him witnessed that performance… Well, he was just glad there was no photographic evidence for anyone to find; he made sure of that as soon as he was in his right mind again.
Still, it left him with a dilemma.
On the one hand, he felt more than a little embarrassed that he was swept up in whatever had gripped the town for the past few days. He thought he was stronger than that. On the other hand, however, the feelings of joy and freedom he had when singing to the blonde woman weren't like anything he ever experienced before.
The question he had was: Was she the cause or another victim?
When he went back to the store later, there was no repeat performance, and that was the only time while in Sunnydale that he broke out into either song or dance. Giving her the benefit of the doubt – at least temporarily – he decided that if she wasn't the cause, then perhaps she was the trigger.
Something about her was why he started singing…he was almost sure of that. Part of him wanted to find her and see why that was; the other part was afr- concerned he would do it again. Maybe once the others stopped their impromptu musicals he could go look for her.
After all, he had the tape and other 'resources' he could use to track her down if he decided to take a risk on her.
If he did, would she make him feel happy again or would he find out it was all an illusion?
A/N: Now that we have the candidates, I'll let the voting go for a month or so to give everyone a fair chance to pick their favorites. Like with my daddy series, vote for your top three choices in a review, in order that you like them. Your first pick will receive 3 points, second gets 2 and third gets 1 (you can't use the same name for more than one spot, though).
There were a total of 124 suggestions for 71 different guys between the two sites. For the suggestions which didn't specify the fandom, I went with the fandom I automatically thought of for that name. 45 guys had one nomination each; 14 had two (including a few of my favorites *pout*) and the last 12 had three or more nominations. Those will be the ones you guys vote on.
In alphabetical order by first name (or the name they're best known by):
1. Aaron Hotchner (Criminal Minds)
2. Bruce Wayne (Batman – one of the movies)
3. Clark Kent (Smallville)
4. Daniel Jackson (Stargate SG-1)
5. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
6. Eliot Spencer (Leverage)
7. Jarod (Pretender)
8. Methos (Highlander)
9. Steve Rogers (Captain America/Avengers)
10. Tony DiNozzo (NCIS)
11. Tony Stark (Iron Man/Avengers)
12. Wolverine (X-Men, the movies)
Like I before, pick your top three choices and put them in order with your first choice being…well, first.
Also rans: Bruce Banner (Avengers), Clone!Jack (Stargate: SG-1), Dick Grayson (Batman), The Doctor (Doctor Who), Hugh Fitzcairn (Highlander)
Jack Harkness (Torchwood), Jack O'Neill (Stargate: SG-1), Jonas Quinn (Stargate: SG-1), Lex Luthor (Smallville), Loki (Thor/Avengers)
Mac Taylor (CSI: NY), Neal Caffrey (White Collar), Oliver Queen (Smallville), Sam Winchester (Supernatural), Alucard (Hellsing)
Byakuya (Bleach), Cameron Mitchell (Stargate: SG-1), Carson Beckett (Stargate: Atlantis), Charles Grey (The Unit), Child of GW and Agatha Heterodyne (Girl Genius)
Chris Perry (Charmed), Connor MacLeod (Highlander), Cory Raynes (Highlander), Damon (Vampire Diaries), Derek Rayne (Poltergeist: The Legacy)
Nick Boyle (Poltergeist: The Legacy), Doctor Doom (Fantastic 4), Doyle (Angel), Evan Lorne (Stargate: Atlantis), G Callen (NCIS: LA)
Gabriel/Loki (Supernatural), Gilgamesh Wulfenbach (Girl Genius), Harry Potter (post-DH), Horatio Caine (CSI: Miami), Jason Todd (Batman)
John Shepard (Stargate: Atlantis), John Winchester (Supernatural), Josef Kostan (Moonlight), Julian Luna (Kindred: The Embraced), MacGyver (MacGyver)
Marco (Animorphs), Martouf (Stargate: SG-1), Michael (The Legion), Michael Garibaldi (Babylon 5), Perry Mason (Perry Mason)
Peter Parker (Spiderman), Quinn Mallory (Sliders), Richie Ryan (Highlander), Ronon (Stargate: Atlantis), Scott Summers (X-Men)
Severus Snape (Harry Potter), Shawn Spencer (Psych), Sherlock (BBC Series), Stringfellow Hawke (Airwolf), The Huntsman (Snow White)
The Punisher (The Punisher), Thor (Thor/Avengers), Tom (if freed) (Animorphs), Zorro (Douglas Fairbanks version)
Thanks to everyone who nominated somebody or agreed with somebody else's nomination!