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Fandom: Highlander
Pairing: Amanda/OMC
Challenge: Written for the highlander100 Challenge #126 - Shotgun Wedding
Disclaimer: All rights belong to Davis/Panzer. Unless Amanda's walked off with them again.

Horses clattered on the cobblestone street. Amanda ducked into a tiny church. An elderly priest was comforting a rough young man in a painfully neat suit. "How could she not come," Amanda overheard.

The polizia militare would be here any moment. No back door, nowhere to hide. Holy ground provided no sanctuary.

"I'm here, darling." Amanda stepped forward and pulled his hand to her lips for a brief kiss.

He looked up, startled. "Who…"

The door to the church banged open. Amanda let fear flash across her face. His eyes widened.

"Have some respect," he yelled. "This is my wedding!"

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amberleewriter
Feb. 3rd, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
That's Amanda! Bat her eyelashes and use her sexuality to distract a man and get her out of trouble. Something tells me Antonio ended up with a good deal. ^.~
keerawa
Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Antonio ended up with a good deal

Not quite what he'd had planned when he got up that morning, but still good.
cyberducks
Feb. 3rd, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
Hee, lucky Antonio!
keerawa
Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Having a beautiful, mysterious woman appear at the altar?

*grins*
elistaire
Feb. 3rd, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC)
I *love* this! Yay for Amanda! Yay for the heartbroken groom!
keerawa
Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed! If anyone could help a man get over being left at the altar, it's Amanda.

My brain insists this is set in war-time Italy, under Mussolini, btw. I have no idea why.
ithildyn
Feb. 3rd, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
[claps!] Loved it!
keerawa
Feb. 3rd, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the feedback, ithidrial!
mackiedockie
Feb. 4th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
Joe would love this tale. I do too...*g*

Wonder if Antonio is still sitting in the piazza reminiscing with his friends of a certain age about the beautiful spy he married during the War...
keerawa
Feb. 4th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Of course!

His grandchildren only remember one wedding anniversary date. But Antonio celebrates two.
gryphonrhi
Oct. 2nd, 2008 06:05 pm (UTC)
Huh! I thought I'd commented on this before -- so sorry, Keera! This is lovely, and so perfectly Amanda. (And I like Antonio a lot!)
keerawa
Oct. 3rd, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Thank you, Rhi! Amanda certainly does use those feminine wiles, doesn't she?
sparklebutch
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely wonderful!! Love his quick thinking.
keerawa
Oct. 3rd, 2008 04:47 am (UTC)
I adore Antonio in this. In the middle of a personal crisis, he can still respond to a woman in need. Thanks for the comment, sparklebutch!
springwoof
Oct. 5th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
oh Well Done! ::applauds::
this is *perfectly* Amanda!
and your OC is wonderful...
keerawa
Oct. 9th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC)
Thanks springwoof! God, I haven't written a drabble in a while. I can't believe I managed to introduce both a scenario and an OC in 100 words.
trovia
Oct. 27th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Came over by way of crack_van.

Love this! It's very much Amanda, and Antonio is a hero for not succumbing to her charms right away :D.
keerawa
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you, Trovia! Antonio is a hero indeed, swooping to the rescue of a beautiful and mysterious woman.
lferion
Oct. 27th, 2008 04:37 pm (UTC)
What a lovely fun thing!

And doubly fun to have new Highlander fic from you :-)
keerawa
Oct. 29th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
*cough* February 2007 *cough*

But I'm delighted that you enjoyed it, and it was new to you! I'm working on something for HLH, in any case!
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