Dino Tales: Adrift
Wednesday, February 22, 2006

No man is an island. Except Wash.


Standard disclaimers: I don't own them. It was Joss' brilliance that first brought us the dinos.

This one is a touch shorter, but I just had a flash of Wash singing the "Rubber Ducky" song to his dinos (appropriately edited, of course).


This could be the end. Steggy knew it, but some part of his crafty reptilian brain wouldn't accept it. It was not possible that the saurians could be defeated by something as trivial as water. He leaned his head to the right, looking for some sign of his comrades. As their fearless leader, he knew it was his duty to keep morale strong even in the face of certain death. "This is indeed a grave situation, my friends! Plan H is off to a disappointing start, but fear not! The cute and funny god shall smile on us yet, and we will be saved, as is our destiny!" Lucy - predictably - cheered, while Steggy turned at the sound of approaching footsteps. Monroe and Steve appeared from around the closest hill. "Ah! Monroe, report! How fares Plan H?"

Monroe lifted himself up, giving Steggy a sharp salute. "The island appears deserted! The human oppressors have certainly been clever in setting this trap!" Monroe's arms - quite expressive, but as the group had found out a mere hour before, not useful for swimming - waved in agitation. "It seems there is no way to leave this land."

"No! Not the humans! Surely they could not discover our plan this time!" Lucy's eyes widened. The humans seemed omniscient in their ability to predict the dino army's every move.

"It appears so, Lucy," Monroe told her gravely. "It seems we must leave this battle and save the confrontation for another day!" Lucy nodded sadly, knowing Monroe was right.

Steggy grumbled in his head. Plan H had been so easy and direct. Julia had come back from a recon mission to report that the humans were sending a team to the nearest planet. Steggy had immediately realized this as an opportunity to remove several of the humans from the final conflict by stranding them on some backwater moon. Leaving Julia and Annie behind - Julia to keep an eye on the rest of the humans, Annie because she was not a combatant and could not contribute to an offensive - Steggy, Monroe, Steve and Lucy had hidden themselves away in the funny and cute god's traveling bag. Steggy's plan was simple yet glorious: once planet-side, they would sneak out, work their way back to the human shuttle, and return to their large, blinking land with four less humans. True, it would mean sacrificing both the funny and cute god as well as the Amazonian goddess, but such things were necessary in war.

Soon after, things had gone wrong as they usually did, and Steggy was still unsure how. When he and the other dinos were released from their hiding spot, they had found themselves adrift on a soft, fleshy island in the middle of a large, freshwater ocean. None of the lizards could swim, and after a brief aerial survey, Steve had reported that there was no solid land that could be reached from their island. It was indeed a clever move from the humans, trapping the dinos in the same manner they had planned for the mammals. Steggy made a mental note that an engineer - or mechanic, or really anyone who had opposable thumbs and could build a raft - would be a fine addition to his force. He would have to see to that when they returned to headquarters. But first, he needed to bolster his army's sagging spirits.

"Very well! It seems the Fates have conspired to keep us here while the humans no doubt succumb to their own vile treachery! I assure you, my saurian brethren, that Annie and Julia will soon hear of our plight, and will entreat the cute and funny god to save us! Our salvation may arrive at any moment, so we must be prepared to move out at once!" With a final toss of his tail, Steggy began issuing orders to his troops, readying them to move out as soon as rescue arrived. In fact, now that he listened closely, he was sure he could hear the sounds of the cute and funny god approaching now, leading his rescue team with valiant war cries....


Zoe just shook her head, watching Wash lounge in the large tub while singing to his toys. At least her man had a pretty good voice.

"Rubber dinos, you're the ones! You make bath time lots of fun! Rubber dinos, I'm awfully scared of you! GRRRR!"


Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:53 PM


*giggle fit*

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 5:56 PM


YAY! More dinos!!!!!!!
Manic, you sooooooo rock!

""Steggy made a mental note that an engineer - or mechanic, or really anyone who had opposable thumbs and could build a raft - would be a fine addition to his force.""

I'm gonna be laughing all night now!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006 6:25 PM


Ah, bathtime and toys, what a combination! *giggling hysterically*

Been missin' the dinos. Glad to see them return!

Thursday, February 23, 2006 12:56 AM


"Rubber dinos, you're the ones! You make bath time lots of fun! Rubber dinos, I'm awfully scared of you! GRRRR!"

Laughing hysterically now! Glad the dinos are back.

Thursday, February 23, 2006 6:29 AM


I missed the dinos!! This was so shiny!!

*all typed while laughing madly*

Saturday, February 25, 2006 12:28 PM


Can't believed that I missed this when it was first posted! Grr! Anyho, another oh so funny episode!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 12:19 AM



god, i missed those reptiles. now, i'm off to convince my computing class that laughing hysterically for no apparent reason is not a sign of being crazy...



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