Title: The Great Chicken War
Fandoms: Sapphire & Steel, Dr. Who
Warnings - none unless you hate chickens
Summary - A war is brewing and Sapphire and Steel are sent to stop it, but what they hadn't planned on was The Doctor making a house call.
“Have you gotten them?” The war god, Nafanua, although proud and strong, kept well hidden behind his boulders. He was a god, but he was defying one of his brother gods, one who had a notoriously short temper.
“Yes and they are more precious than pearls, I’m told.” Losi dropped his burden to the ground. The bag writhed, heaved and created a huge racket. He looked around, hoping the pounding surf drowned out the noise.
“They are noisy pearls.” Nafanua studied at the sky. This island was far from the other, but not far enough in his considered opinion.
Tuli was not a god to annoy and they had just stolen a dozen of his finest and most loved birds for a feast to honor Tagaloa, the mighty God of Gods. Had they asked, Tuli might have just handed some over, but he wasn’t known for his generosity. He would be selfish and surrender only a few birds and they would be sure to be skinny and old, not the succulent feast they now had.
It was only right that all the gods should share some of the delicious bird flesh for themselves. When it was steamed with coconut milk, it was indeed a feast worthy of the gods. And, after all, they were gods.
A bolt of lightning lit up the sky and a bush beside Nafanua exploded into flames.
Losi drew a breath. “I think he’s noticed and I don’t think he’s happy about it.” The tree to his left lit up like a giant torch. “Really really not happy.”
Thus began the Great Samoan Chicken War.( Read more... )