blow a kiss, fire a gun chapter 9: 1:1 broc flower and xander root:
Angel hated bodyguard jobs. If your employer died, you failed and didn’t get paid, and he was never sure which was worse. No good way to gather more intel in the middle of a job or pursue alternate options. So much easier and less stressful to kill people than keep them alive. Well, he wasn’t technically Six’s bodyguard, he thought, digging out a med kit. This was an exploration/salvage job, not a bodyguard job, so if Six died from getting hit in the head one too many times he hadn’t technically failed and was in the clear, he thought, a little manic.
Incident of the Two Hundred Thousand – deepandlovelydark – Il buono il brutto il cattivo | The Good The Bad and The Ugly (1966) [Archive of Our Own]:
“Of course I couldn’t be Rowdy Yates,” Blondie says, adjusting his poncho self-consciously. “He’s soft, he’s a pushover. Not like me in the least.”
“Bet you could,” Tuco argues, downing his fourth tequila. “Though that story, I wouldn’t have you for partner. Maybe that Favor fellow would work out.”
“Or not. You think either of those cowboys would make suitable adversaries for us?” Angel Eyes inquires, puffing out a smoke ring.
“Only one way to find out, you know…”
GBU/Rawhide crossover, now edited and compiled for A03 in one easy-to-read-package.