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Because I am highly insane, I have written a crossover fic of Buffy and the Cambridge Latin Course. No doubt it is full of errors, but I'm still proud.

This is for the "dispossessed" prompt on my bingo card.

Title: Melissa Necatrix
Rating: G
Word Count: 195

Summary: The life of a Slayer, in Latin. (Never fear, translation is provided.)


Melissa Necatrix

Melissa sex annos natus est. ea vult similis mater eius textor esse.
Melissa sedet et fila coloratas spectat, quae ad fusum stillant, et ridet.
textores arcus pluvius videre sine pluvia possunt – et hic omnis est.

Melissa octo annos natus est. domi manere vult.
sed dominus eius haudquaquam plus ancillae requirit, vir offerat ob illam domino pecuniam, et fletus matris desideria textorisque non possunt eam illi tenere.
argentum et Romani sori illius imperat – et hic omnis est.

Melissa tredecim annos natus est. subito fortis est, et spem libertatis habet.
sed pedes celeri illam ad libertum convertere non possunt. post octo dies famae tenebrarumque avide audit homo, qui apparit cum pane et explicationibus.
inquit eum Melissam noscere – et hic omnis est.

Melissa quattuordecim annos natus est. vult curam.
dominus eius se ducat ad desertum, ut is in virgis saltet et ea Sororem Primam nanciscatur. Soror docet quid est Necatrix esse.
aenigmata loquitur, sed intellegit – et hic omnis est.

Melissa sedecim annos natus est. ea adiuvere vult.
augur domino dicit morem ad Pompeii venire – itaque Melissam illuc mittit, ut ancilla Necatrixque esse. cinere caelum complete, servat sex Pompeiani, qui urbem fugunt.
ea cadam, sed supererunt – et hic omnis est.




and a translation:

Melissa is six years old. She wants to be a weaver like her mother.
Melissa sits, watching the bright threads dropping to the spindle, and smiles.
Weavers can see rainbows without the rain, and that is everything.

Melissa is eight years old. She wants to stay home.
But her master doesn’t need more servant girls, the man is offering money for her, and mother’s tears and weaver’s dreams cannot keep her there.
Money and Romans rule her life, and that is everything.

Melissa is thirteen years old. She is suddenly strong, and hopes for freedom.
But fast legs cannot make her a freed-man, and after eight days of hunger and hiding she listens eagerly to the man who comes with bread and answers.
He says he knows her, and that is everything.

Melissa is fourteen years old. She wants guidance.
Her master leads them to the desert, where he dances on sticks and she meets the first sister. The sister teaches her what it means to be the Slayer.
She speaks in riddles, but she understands, and that is everything.

Melissa is sixteen years old. She wants to help.
The seer tells her master that death will come to Pompeii – so he sends her there, to be a slave and to be a Slayer. As the world fills with ash, she saves six people who flee the city.
She is going to die, but they will live, and that is everything.




Date: 2014-02-07 02:53 am (UTC)
ceciliaj: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ceciliaj
OMG THIS IS THE BEST

Date: 2014-02-07 02:57 am (UTC)
ceciliaj: (tarasapphosunlight)
From: [personal profile] ceciliaj
No seriously, this is making my night.

Date: 2014-02-07 03:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] velvetwhip
This is marvelous! Brava!


Gabrielle

Date: 2014-02-07 04:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] istar.livejournal.com
Hoc mirabile est.

Date: 2014-02-07 05:12 am (UTC)
vass: A sepia-toned line-drawing of a man in naval uniform dancing a hornpipe, his crotch prominent (Default)
From: [personal profile] vass
You didn't warn me there would be feelings. *sniff*

Seriously, this is wonderful. Not least because the Latin for Slayer is Necatrix.

Date: 2014-02-07 12:40 pm (UTC)
frayadjacent: Buffy smirking over Giles with quarterstaff (Default)
From: [personal profile] frayadjacent
ah, this is gorgeous!

Date: 2014-02-07 12:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beer_good_foamy
I'd respond in Latin, except the only Latin I can recall right now is "Tandem musca cacavit" and that really doesn't fit anyway I turn it. But this is brilliant!

Date: 2014-02-07 11:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] slaymesoftly
Wow. No idea about your Latin, but the translation rocks. :)

Date: 2014-02-19 02:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snogged
This was fantastic!!

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