Title: "Can't Say No"
Author: Pirate Turner
Summary: Cordy never could say no to a sale.
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Author's Note: 244. That's the number of stories that were sitting on my hard drive collecting dust because I lack the energy and time to take care of them as I once did. My betaing pattern has always been to write, then type up if written on paper, the story, read it aloud to my beloved Jack and our children, editing as I go, and then finally format and post. Sadly, this part is simply taking too much of my time and energy, and my beloved Jack and I have too little time together in person these days to be able to keep up with my stories. So what to do? Give up writing? I actually considered it for a while, tried to make excuses to myself other than the large number of stories collecting cyber dust on my computer, as to why I lacked the energy and Muse to write new tales. And then, with the turn of the new year, I decided to stop running and face the problem. The problem is, quite frankly, that once one gets so bogged down in formatting and editing that writing is no longer a pleasure but the actual posting of those writings becomes a hassle and - egad! - work, it's time to cut something out, and that will never be the writing process. So, in short, yes, there will be mistakes in this tale. Yes, it's missing about half of the header information I usually include. But I wrote it for pleasure and am posting it in hopes of sharing that pleasure with others. Do with it as you will.
"This is great, Lorne!" Cordy enthused, filling the arms of another cute, Demon boy. "Thank you so much for bringing me along!"
"My pleasure, sunshine. It's about time the Princess got treated like a Princess again!"
She giggled. "You've got that right!" Her face fell, however, as she spotted a new display of eyeballs. "What are those?"
He touched her back. "Moving on."
She resisted. "What are those?"
"Seers' eyes," he admittedly reluctantly.
"I'm ready to go home." It was that time that another merchant brought forth new silk dresses. "Or maybe not," they said, grinning, together and rushed forward.