As HK’s recent posts have shown, we’ve been working to resurrect our old fan fiction bastion, The Dark Library, in preparation for the upcoming fun of Diablo 3 fan fiction. Prompted by that, and today’s US Thanksgiving holiday, I dug up and reposted the Thanksgiving fan fiction I wrote back in 2002. This was the first of five humorous holiday stories staring the seven characters as they engaged in holiday-themed activities with the monsters.
In this first installment it’s Thanksgiving, a truce has been declared, and everyone has assembled for a friendly meal. But how long can a meal stay peaceful with seven characters and six bloodthirsty demons competing for the same turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie?
Here’s a short quote;in our revitalized FFF.
Steam rose from the giant bird, and picking up the long carving knife, Diablo asked, “Who wants white meat?”
“Allow me.” spoke the Paladin, and leaping to his feet, he snatched the knife away from Diablo. The demons recoiled in alarm as the Paladin’s arm became a blur of Zeal, striking the Turkey faster than the eye could follow. Just seconds later he dropped the knife and sat back down, wiping the splatters of grease off of his hand.
“Well,” said Diablo, eying the perfectly sliced turkey. “I guess that skill does come in handy at times.”
The Lord of Terror leaned over and stabbed several slices, lifting them with the fork and carving knife. Plates were passed and loaded with turkey, and the meal began. The Barbarian ate hugely, stuffing slices of turkey and globs of stuffing into his mouth with his bare hands. Next to him the Sorceress looked horrified as she took small, neat bites, occasionally pausing to emit a flame or puff of frost from one finger, as she heated or cooled a bit of turkey to the perfect temperature.