littleotter73: pondering (Default)
[personal profile] littleotter73
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... )
quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[personal profile] quaggy
Title: Getting On With It
Author: Quaggy
Category: Post-Series
Rating: PG
Notes: I've had this plot bunny for a while, but this week's theme of "Getting On" proved to be a rich soil to let it grow.


Willow's on a mission... )
dhw: (Default)
[personal profile] dhw
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 )
quaggy: "Is This A Kissing Book?" (Skeptical)
[personal profile] quaggy
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... )

angelus2hot: (BtVS Giles/Buffy hug)
[personal profile] angelus2hot
Title: A Break From the After Life
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers (implied Giles/Buffy)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Set somewhere in the beginning of Season 6 after Buffy has been brought back from Heaven. Giles can't bear to watch Buffy suffer any longer.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line "Come with me?”



“Come with me?”

Buffy’s face was a mask of confusion. “Why?”

“Your friends, no matter how well intentioned did you a disservice.” Before she could ask Giles continued. “They pulled you out of Heaven, brought you back and assumed you would fit into your old life as if you had never been gone.”

Tears glistened in Buffy eyes as he spoke.

“I can’t bear to watch you try any longer. It’s too painful. You need a break. Come with me?” Giles repeated and held out his hand. “Let me help you.”

Without a word she slipped her hand in his.
quaggy: Giles hugging Buffy in Season 6 (Tight)
[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.”


angelus2hot: (BtVS Giles watcher)
[personal profile] angelus2hot
Title: Practice Makes Perfect
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: A slayer needs lots of practice.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line "“You better get some practice.”


“You better get some practice.”

Buffy bristled at the words. “Practice and patrolling is all I ever do.”

Giles held up his hands. “I didn’t mean...” He removed his glasses and quickly cleaned them before pushing them back up the bridge of his nose. “What I meant was this new creature, if the ancient texts are correct is something you’ve never faced before.”

“How bad can it be?” She’d been the Slayer since she was fifteen, she was positive she could handle herself.

He pointed to the drawing in the book.

“I’d better practice.” She was going to need it.


-
angelus2hot: (BtVS Giles red and sporty)
[personal profile] angelus2hot
Title: Looking Good
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers (implied Angel/Buffy)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: That's her story and she's sticking to it.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line "You can't possibly be carrying any weapons."



"You can't possibly be carrying any weapons." Giles stared open mouthed at the purple mini skirt and lacy top Buffy was wearing. "Aren't you patrolling tonight?"

Buffy nodded. "Uh huh."

"But your clothes aren't..." At the look on Buffy's face Giles stopped talking.

"Get with the times, Giles." Buffy grabbed her stake from the top of the desk. "Just because I'm the Slayer doesn't mean I can't look good while I'm slaying."

His eyes narrowed as a thought occurred. “Is Angel meeting you there?”

She tried to shrug nonchalantly. “He might.”

A deep sigh escaped him.

He should have known.


-
il_mio_capitano: (gym)
[personal profile] il_mio_capitano
Title: Dressed to Kill
Author: il-mio-capitano
Length: 100
Characters: Giles and Buffy
Rating: FRC

But when Buffy came down the stairs in that little black dress, stilettos, and the bright red lipstick that accentuated her pout, he knew his plans were doomed.

"Where do you think you're going?" Giles cautiously asked.

"I'm your 'plus one'."

"The invitation doesn't include a 'plus one'."

"The invitation doesn't include the bit about it being a big fat trap for gullible watchers." She smiled sweetly. "Maybe the card was too small?"

Giles turned and tugged at his bow tie in the mirror.

"I can look after myself, you know," he griped. "You can't possibly be carrying any weapons."

angelus2hot: (BtVS Giles/Buffy heroes)
[personal profile] angelus2hot
Title: Destiny
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers (implied Giles/Buffy)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 100
Summary: Buffy realizes that being the slayer isn't the worst thing.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line Destiny had dealt her a solid.



Destiny had dealt her a solid. Granted that wasn’t her first reaction. Buffy had hated becoming the Slayer. She’d thought it had all but ruined her life.

But things changed when she moved to Sunnydale.

There she’d met Giles. The man who was her watcher, her first grown-up friend and if she were honest with herself in the deepest part of her, hidden away where no one would ever know he had become her crush.

“Ready?” Giles handed her the crossbow.

“Always.” She hoped her blushing wasn’t noticeable as she reached for the weapon.

Being the Slayer wasn’t that bad.
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Ghibli)
[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.”


quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Pure Love)
[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.”

littleotter73: pondering (Default)
[personal profile] littleotter73

Title: It Doesn’t All Suck
Author: littleotter73
Character: Buffy, Giles
Rating: G
Word Count: 100

Maybe it wasn’t so bad being the Slayer after all. The healing effects were tres cool. Kicking demon ass was definitely up there as an aggression therapy tool… and bonus: all evil big bads thwarted resulted in (mostly) awesome after parties. Of course, there were major downsides to slaying: vamp dust, demon goo, and… death.

But looking across the room, Buffy finally understood what made it all worth while, the quiet support and approval of her Watcher. Giles flashed her that look of immense pride and respect and she answered it with a smile.

Destiny had dealt her a solid.

il_mio_capitano: (back)
[personal profile] il_mio_capitano
Title: Compensations
Author: il-mio-capitano
Length: 100
Characters: Buffy and Giles
Following on from: A Slayer's Destiny last line: After all, it was her destiny.



After all, it was her destiny to fight the dark forces of evil alone. Nevertheless, as Buffy surveyed what seemed to be the most law abiding cemetery in the history of Undead Sunnydale, such a destiny kinda sucked on the slow nights.

Footsteps on the gravel path piqued her interest but it was only Giles. She ignored him pointedly, and he, saying nothing in return, sat down and proceeded to pour a thermos of tea, the smell of which had her wrinkling her nose in disapproval. However, things improved when he produced cake.

"You'd better have brought enough to share."

quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[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.


quaggy: Giles hugging Buffy in Season 6 (Tight)
[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.


quaggy: Giles and Buffy from the Pilot episode (Buffy)
[personal profile] quaggy
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.


quaggy: Forbidden Forrest scene from the 1st Harry Potter movie (Night)
[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 )

     

Profile

giles_shorts: (Default)
Giles Shorts

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 1234 5 6
7891011 1213
1415161718 1920
2122232425 2627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 21st, 2017 06:54 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios