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Title: Waiting

Author: littleotter73

Characters: Giles, Buffy

Rating: FRT

Setting: Three weeks post Chosen

Word Count: 1001 

Prompt: Getting On

Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss’ sandbox.

 

 

 

A Watcher without a Slayer was a very pathetic thing indeed... )
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Title: The Uxbridge English Dictionary
Author: DHW
Pairing(s)/Characters: Giles, Wesley, Buffy (Gen)
Summary: Giles and Wesley decide to resolve their disagreement like adults. Childish adults.

Challenge: Getting On (or not, as the case may be)
Word Count: 1,320
Rating: G
Setting: Some time late season 3


Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times. And neither is the Uxbridge English Dictionary. That belongs to the marvelous people at I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

Read more... )
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Title: Unfinished Business
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: (Gen) Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Marathon
Summary: Some things are better left in the dark.
A/N: The lovely [personal profile] quaggy  was kind enough to point me here after we got talking about drabbling communities that were moving from LJ. Hope you don't mind me coming to play! =)


Unfinished Business )
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Title: Fool That I Am
Author: Quaggy
Category: Post-Series
Rating: G
Pairings: A whole lot of unrequited feelings going on with a mention or two of past relationships
Notes: Written for the [community profile] giles_shorts prompt "Fool". Dawn and Buffy talk about unrequited love. The focus is mainly on the sisters, but Giles does make and appearance at the end.


Fool that I am for falling in love with you... )

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[personal profile] quaggy
Last drabbles for the last day of a fun month. These two are linked.

Title: Go Where You’re Needed
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Last line prompt: "She turned and looked at him so sadly."


She turned and looked at him so sadly when he said that he was returning to England, but she didn’t seem surprised.

“I figured. You need to set up operations in London, right?”

“Yes, but I can stay here, if I’m needed.” But his words seemed to only make her more forlorn.

“Not as much as you are there. No one else can do what you do.” And suddenly, Giles realized that in a world full of Slayers, Buffy might reasonably assume that no one needed her.

Except he did. Down to his very soul.

“Buffy, please? Come with me?”



Title: Stay Where You Belong
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Last line prompt: "It didn’t matter how much she begged."


It didn’t matter how much she begged, Giles would eventually leave again. Buffy knew that without needing to be told. She just wasn’t enough to keep him by her side.

But she never expected that he’d ask her to go with him.

“You mean that?”

“With all my heart.” His voice shook with emotion and she knew he wasn’t lying.

“If I come with you, you’ll never be able to get rid of me,” she warned, blinking back tears.

“Promise?”

It was hard to say who reached for who first, but neither one had any intention of ever letting go.



quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[personal profile] quaggy
Title: Tattoo Removal Too
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "Giles smiled but said nothing."
Notes: Set after right after Season 4. I wasn't expecting to write a sequel to Tattoo Removal, but sometimes the muse has other plans for you.


Giles smiled but said nothing as Buffy examined his arm.

“It’s gone!”

“Yes.”

“But how?!”

“The enjoining spell, I assume. My arm had started to itch afterwards, but I didn’t think much about it.”

“Places to go. Apocalypses to stop.”

“Exactly. It was only after our shared dream that I noticed it was gone completely.”

“Well, we have our proof now. Slayer healing really doesn’t like tattoos.”

“Evil tattoos.”

“Huh?”

“I had more than one. The others are fine.”

“Others?! As in plural? Like two or more?”

“That shocks you?”

“Giles, at this point, nothing about you shocks me anymore.”


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[personal profile] quaggy
Title: Tattoo Removal
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "She watched him leave with a wicked smile on her face."
Notes: Set after right after The Dark Age.


With a wicked smile on her face, Buffy spun around and lifted up her hair.

“It’s gone!” exclaimed Giles, his fingers brushed the nape of her neck where the tattoo had been.

“Yup! The back of my neck has been crazy itchy all day. By the time I looked, Ethan’s stupid souvenir had faded to practically nothing. I guess my Slayer healing doesn’t like evil tattoos. Or possibly just tattoos in general.”

“Amazing!”

“It sure beats a vial of acid!”

“Well, Ethan always did go for dramatic rather than effective.”

“So, his plan wouldn’t have worked?”

“Not on any level.”


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[personal profile] quaggy
Title: A Moment During The Scooby Reunion
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "She wanted to keep him all to herself."
Pairing: B/G


She wanted to keep him all to herself, but she was going to have to give him back to his parents eventually.

“He’s quite taken with you,” Giles laughed.

“It’s mutual,” Buffy replied, smiling down at the infant.

“Has that inspired any thoughts?” he asked, his eyes hopeful.

“No, Giles, my biological clock isn’t ticking,” she replied and did her best not to laugh at his crestfallen expression. “Because we’ll have one of these of our very own by the spring.”

“Wait… Do you mean?”

“Here,” Buffy said, passing the baby to her awestruck husband. “You better get some practice.”

quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[personal profile] quaggy
Title: One Day Later
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "After all, it was her destiny."
Notes: Post-ep for "Welcome to the Hellmouth"/"The Harvest"


It was her destiny, but that didn’t mean she had to like it.

Being the Slayer destroyed the life she had, but she had a chance to all start over again in Sunnydale. Except her new town had a vampire problem too.

But she had made a few friends already. Willow was all kinds of awesome and Xander wasn’t too bad either, once you got past the teenage boy posturing. And she liked her new Watcher far more than she wanted to admit. It sort of felt like she’d known him forever.

Maybe things would work out okay after all.



Title: Twenty Years Later
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "After all, it was her destiny."
Notes: Post-ep for "Welcome to the Hellmouth"/"The Harvest", technically speaking


It was her destiny, but it sure had turned out different from what she had expected.

She was still alive for one thing. Heck, it was well over fifteen years since the last time she died. And life had gotten pretty peaceful in the last decade.

Even though they all lived in different parts of the world, she was able to see Willow and Xander on a fairly regular basis. And Giles, once her Watcher and now so much more than that, was still by her side, stalwart and true.

Maybe it wasn’t so bad being a Slayer after all.


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Title: The Conflict Within

Author: littleotter73

Characters: Giles, with mentions of Willow and Buffy

Rating: FRC

Word Count: 100

Setting: Season 6, Flooded



He hated it when she was right. Despite his reservations, his fears, his loathing at the very idea of having Buffy brought back to them through dangerous, primal magicks, Giles couldn’t help the indescribable joy of having his Slayer back. But, he was angry. Angry at Willow for having done so. He hated her smug look, her threats, her self-entitlement, her demand for his gratitude.

But something was off with Buffy. He hoped it had nothing to do with the spell, because if it did, he couldn’t bear the consequences of his actions.


Yet...


He couldn’t help but feel grateful.
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[personal profile] quaggy
Title: London Fog
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "Dubiously, Giles asked, 'What exactly is in this potion?'"
Notes: This is probably post-series because it's unlikely that Buffy would have had a London Fog before 2003. But it's fine by me if you'd rather think of this exchange as happening during their Sunnydale days.


Dubiously, Giles asked, "What exactly is in this potion?"

“Mostly Earl Grey and milk,” Buffy replied. “Trust me, you’ll like it.” She rolled her eyes as Giles gave it a suspicious sniff. “You sure make it difficult for someone to fuss over you.”

“I’m not an invalid, Buffy.”

“No, you’ve just been running yourself into the ground. Now drink your tea and rest up. We need you in fighting form.”

It was no use arguing with her when she was like this. Giles took a cautious sip of the strange brew and grumbled. He hated it when she was right.

quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[personal profile] quaggy
Title: Balcony View
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 900
Prompt: "Exit, pursued by a bear"
Summary: High up on a nightclub balcony. Buffy has a lot to say about the newbie Slayers hunting below. Giles has other things on his mind.
Notes: So this wound up being too long to be considered a "Short", but, since it was inspired by one of the Shakespeare prompts this month, I thought I'd leave the links here.

You can find the work either on my LJ or on AO3.


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[personal profile] quaggy
Title: The Third Time isn’t the Charm
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 200
Prompt: "You take my life when you take the means whereby I live."



He wasn’t there the first time, though he had tried to be. Tried to take her place. The less he thought about the second time, the better. And now here he was, desperately casting a counter-curse to prevent the third. The dark miasma surrounding her disappeared. His spell was successful, but that didn’t mean he succeeded. She was so still.

“Please. Oh please! Oh please,” he begged, dropping to his knees beside her. “Can’t go on without her. Won’t go on. Please!”

“Love you too,” Buffy croaked, eyes still closed, and Giles sobbed in relief. He didn’t even realize he was kissing her until he felt her lips move under his and her hand thread through his hair. He quickly pulled away.

“So, that’s what a girl has to do to get kissed around here. Good to know,” Buffy grinned, sounding both smug and exhausted. Giles found himself smiling back.

“Well, if you would be so kind as to refrain from getting yourself killed yet again, I promise I will kiss you as often as you like,” he said.

“You’ve got yourself a deal,” Buffy declared and tapped her finger to her lips. Giles was quick to answer her command.


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Title: The Eyes Have It
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Prompt: "Beware the green-eyed monster."
Notes: I think you can guess what episode this is from.



Grief is a funny thing. It makes you deadly. It makes you dumb. Not a great combination.

And as she stared down at monster that killed Giles, she realized just how stupid she’d been, because she’d know those green eyes anywhere. And who else would start reassuring her that he was alright seconds after receiving a supposed death blow by her own hands? Because even if she couldn’t speak “monster,” she knew that’s what he was telling her.

But it seemed that the more she fussed over him, the calmer he became. Her green-eyed monster was going to be okay.


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Title: This Above All
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Buffy, Riley
Setting: Early S5
Word Count: 100

In that deep, dark place he held in check within him, Giles hated the young Initiative soldier. Riley was a distraction at best - sulking when he didn't beat the Slayer in training, or match her kill ratio in battle, or hold her full attention. His fragile masculinity unwilling to accept her as she is.

Worse yet, Buffy tried compromising her nature to appease him.

Unable to watch the drama unfold any longer, Giles took her aside. "You are not a trophy for some insecure soldier from Iowa. You are the Slayer, Buffy, remember that. To thine own self be true."
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[personal profile] quaggy
While these two drabbles can be read seperately, I prefer to think of them as set in the same post-series future.

Title: Keep It To Yourself
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Prompt: Mask
Keep It To Yourself )


Title: Underneath It All
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Prompt: Mask
Underneath It All )

     
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[personal profile] quaggy
Title: Masquerade
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Prompt: Mask


Her mask obscured her features and her British accent was fairly good, but he would always know his Slayer. What he didn’t know was why she was flirting with him. Was it a joke? Or did she not recognize him? To find out, he leaned in close, turned on the charm, and whispered: “And what would you do if I suggested we move this to somewhere more private?”

“I’d say ‘let’s go before anyone realizes that the Head Slayer just ran off with their Head Watcher’,” she replied seriously, in her own voice.

It was hours before they were missed.

 
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Title: Into Place
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Character/Pairing: Giles, Buffy
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: [livejournal.com profile] giles_shorts: Mask
Warning(s): None
Word Count: 539
Date Written: 6 November 2016
Summary: Giles' mask slips while he's alone. Early Days. )
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*tap... tap... tap* Is this thing on? Uh... I know it's been forever, but let's get the drabbles started again. I've missed Giles short fic.

So in the spirit of Halloween, this week's prompt is: Mask

Go forth and drabble! :)
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Last Line: Some rules matter.

Some rules mattered, some didn't, Buffy firmly believed. When Giles tells you to have a good supply of Holy Water ready at all times, or that you must train constantly to be razor sharp, that was important.

But when you bail out of your bedroom window after your Mom tells you that you're grounded. Well, a Slayer has to see the big picture. Vampires don't play by any rules. Except staying out of sunlight.

And if you're out but don't come across any bad guys, why not stop at the Bronze. A Slayer deserves a night off now and then.

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