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Title: New Job Frustrations
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "It wasn’t exactly what he’d had in mind "

It wasn’t exactly what he’d had in mind when he found out he was to be posted to the Hellmouth. Becoming the epitome of the tweedy British stereotype. Hiding all his academic degrees that a librarian hired by the Californian public school system just wouldn’t have. He would even have to drive an old banger of a car to better fit the image.

He was leaving behind London, a job he loved at the British Museum and the promise of starting something up again with Olivia.

All for a Slayer he knew nothing about. She had better be worth it.

[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com

Title: Bethlehem Seek This Holy Night
Characters: Giles, Buffy
Rating: General
Prompt: Well I wrote it to snow but lost the fake snow with the reindeer display and there's a distinct focus on Christmas crackers so I modified it for "pulling crackers"
Word Count: 1146
Disclaimer: They aren't mine, not yet, but they will be ... once I've taken over the world! Bwah-ha-ha!

He spent the early hours of the evening waiting (hoping) to hear the doorbell, but perhaps carolers didn’t sing at apartments and so Giles - after loading his pockets with a stake, a cross, and Holy Water - went out into the night. )

[identity profile] feliciacraft.livejournal.com
Sneaking in a ficlet while we're still on the theme of Disappearance and Return. :)

Title: Arrival
Character: Giles
Rating: G
Continuity:BtVS Season 6, “Bargaining, Part 1”.
Summary: A vignette as Giles arrives at Heathrow International Airport.
Length: ~ 490 words.

Disoriented and bleary-eyed, Giles let a single thought, a lone guiding principle—sleep (and perchance, not to dream)—direct his movements, following the throngs of people exiting his flight past one checkpoint to another. He yearned for the comfort and privacy of his own bed, but the cross-Atlantic flight had so drained him for his utter failure at scraping even one decent nap that he thought that any bed would do. Good thing, really, that his brain was half shut-down already to register the scandalous implications of that thought.

Continue reading...
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[personal profile] usedtobeljs
Still playing the drabble game....

TITLE: Resignation
SUMMARY: Canon-compliant; before "Bring on the Night," Season Seven.

“Be my guest,” Giles said, and folded his hands on the conference-room table. “Tell me where my information is suspect.”

Quentin Travers scowled. “It’s not the information as such, but the Watcher delivering it.”

Giles, weary of fighting these grey old men and women, weary of playing bloody Cassandra, rose. “The First Evil is coming. Make your preparations. I resign.”

“You swore an oath,” Travers said.

“And you have betrayed me time and again,” Giles said, “the contract is broken,” and shut the door behind him.

Then he sagged against old oak. Death was coming. He was on his own.
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OK. Here we go with the first drabble of March challenge of last-line-first-line. Remember, to play along all you have to do is write a Giles drabble (100 words), that uses the last line as your first line. You don't have to follow the same story line.

Title: Music Man
Rating; FRC
Characters: Giles

Giles looked at his battered guitar case with affection. He could do this, he could actually do this. Singing in a coffee shop would be a little different from the pub gigs he'd done in Brixton as a young man. He'd have to tone down the angry punk rock vibe he'd cultivated for one thing, but then, no-one was likely to throw bottles at him in the espresso pump, so the snarl and bravado  wouldn't be needed. He could simply express himself through music, away from the demons and the expectations of destiny. It was something he'd always needed.

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Title: Challenges
Author: il_mio_capitano
Prompt: Water
Setting. Post season 2 Giles only.
Length: 100
Rating: FRT
Notes: Yeah, it's been a while since I drabbled and I'm sorry about that. I will try to do better.

Stupid, sodding thing. The bathroom faucet was not usually so hard to turn, but the splints on his fingers made it quite impossible. Giles sat on the side of his tub and brooded at his options. He'd been beaten, tortured, and broken into betraying secrets and now he couldn't even run a sink of water for himself. No wonder Buffy had run away - as a Watcher he'd totally failed.

Rising swiftly to the kitchen he returned with a knife, jammed it between the spokes and levered the faucet free. Bugger the landlord's damage deposit. He was not beaten yet.

[identity profile] xspike4evax.livejournal.com
Title: Too High A Cost
Character: Giles (mentiones Buffy, sort of)
Warnings: Character Death
Rating: PG
Length: Drabble 100 words
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Giles contemplates the latest Scooby victory.
Written for [livejournal.com profile] giles_shorts prompt "victory"

Too High A Cost
[identity profile] katleept.livejournal.com
Title: The True Demon
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: Demon
Word Count: 154
Warnings: None
Summary: He fights the Demon. )


Mar. 17th, 2014 02:21 pm
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Title: Missing
Prompt: change
Rating: G
Summary: Giles misses Buffy in L. A.
Note: Real Change is a magazine sold by people who are homeless in Seattle. I moved it to L. A. because (spoilers for my story!) I was trying to depict Giles as so caught up in his own problems that he missed a chance to find Buffy.

The click of his heels against the sidewalk sounded hollow and insignificant. Surprised he could even hear it over the roar of the traffic, Giles slumped down onto the first bench he found. He'd been so certain Buffy had returned to L. A., her old stomping ground. He stared ahead. The maze of promising possibilities had turned into a mess of dead ends.

“Real change? Hey, buddy, real change?” A woman stood before him, waving a magazine. Lodged behind her, in a shopping cart, he saw piles of bags, presumably all her worldly possessions.

“What? Oh, of course.” He handed over some change and tried to object when she pressed the magazine into his hand, but she merely let it go and moved on.

He checked his watch. There was just enough time to make a flight to Sunnydale if he left immediately. He dropped the magazine into the first trash can he passed, never noticing the title, Real Change, or the article about a gang, unusually fast and strong, possibly hyped up on PCP, and the girl who'd bested them.

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Title: Pickup
Author: il-mio-capitano
Prompt: Missing
Words: 100
Rating: FRT

“Excuse me. I think you are missing something? I found this wallet, is it yours, did you drop it?”

The grey haired git in the glasses was so old-school. Petey wanted to laugh at his twee pickup technique but instead he smiled knowingly. He loved gullible prey.

“Yeah, real public spirited of you, mister.” He gestured down an alley and turned when they were out of sight. “Didn’t nobody ever warn you about good looking young men, grandpa?” Petey vamped out but a wooden stake took him in the heart almost immediately.

“Didn’t anybody ever warn you about Watchers, sonny?”

[identity profile] gilescandy.livejournal.com

Title: In a Blaze of…
Author: Gilescandy
Rating: FRC
Prompt: Glory

In a Blaze of…

Dust hanging heavy in the air choked him as he approached the police barrier. Everything rushed around him as he stood, silently watching. Firefighters did battle against the threatening flames. Officers and paramedics searched desperately for survivors. Giles knew they wouldn’t find any. The building that stood ageless and imposing as part of his life for as long as he could remember was now only a tomb.

This was the day Watchers have awaited for centuries. The day they were called to rise up and enter the fight. This was the Council’s day of glory.

Giles turned and walked away.

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A Merry Chase

By: T. Dunn

Rating: FRC

Pairing: None

Summary: Giles as a child was a handful.

Disclaimer: Joss Whedon created the character Rupert Giles. I only added a past for him.

Words: 140 (oops a little over)

A mother chased her five year old around the garden. “Gregory get out here and help me; he’s at it again!” she called to her husband when he pulled into the drive.

The little boy gave a merry chase; laughing as the fresh, green grass tickling his toes.

The parents came at him from two angles and was halted by his father. His mother approached with as stern a look as she could gather.

“Rupert, how many times have I told you? You cannot run around outside, in all your glory. Now get in the house and put your clothes back on.”

The boy walked solemnly back into the house. The parents looked one to the other and burst into laughter, eventually Gregory said, “His teacher is going to have her hands full when he goes to primary this autumn.”

[identity profile] katleept.livejournal.com
Title: Hanging in the Closet
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles
Rating: G/K
Challenge/Prompt: Dressed
Word Count: 100
Summary: There's a certain jacket hanging in his closet. )
[identity profile] gilescandy.livejournal.com

Title: Moving
Author: Gilescandy
Rating: FRC
Timeline: Pre-series
Prompt: Records


What do you pack when your life’s about to change? Giles glanced around his flat. The Council had already procured him a furnished apartment. They also had strict guidelines on what would be accommodated. His, mostly professional, wardrobe. The weapons were essential, also a great many boxes of books. His personal belongings were low in priority. Not needed for his new focus on training the Slayer, therefore not permitted by the Council movers.

Giles tossed a few files into the top of a large, full box and sealed it. In block letters he wrote: RECORDS. It was, technically, the truth.

[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com
Title: The Pen is Mightier
Summary: Anya is less than pleased after Giles has been turned into a rabbit.
Rating: G
Characters: Giles, Anya, Buffy, Ethan
Note: Written for the prompt of sword, and yes it's a bit late and longer than a drabble (563 words) but our glorious leader said it was okay for me to pimp it here anyway.
Note: I was going for humor and ended up with crack!fic.

The Hero

Jan. 24th, 2014 12:50 am
[identity profile] dragonyphoenix.livejournal.com

Title: The Hero
Fandom: BtVS
Summary: In Prophecy Girl Buffy punches Giles so he won't interfere when she goes after the Master. What Giles is thinking as he's coming to.
Rating: G
Characters: Giles mainly but references to Jenny and Buffy
Disclaimer: They will be mine, oh yes they will, once I've taken over the world. Bwah-ha-ha!
Note: Written for a prompt at Giles Shorts – sword

When Buffy's punch had knocked him down, Rupert's thoughts flew back to his favorite boyhood game: drawing Excalibur from the stone. All the great warriors had tried and failed. When the monsters had attacked, he'd grabbed the nearest weapon to hand, drawing the sword smoothly from the stone. “Creatures of darkness beware, for I am Arthur of the Britons and your death is at hand.”

When he winced Jenny was there, asking if he was alright. “I'm not Arthur.” That seemed to upset her. He tried to explain. “I'm not the one who wields the sword. At best, I'm Merlin.”

[identity profile] katleept.livejournal.com
Title: Stuffed (having trouble coming up with an appropriate title)
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles
Rating: G/K
Challenge/Prompt: Stuffed
Word Count: 100
Summary: Giles thought he would never become accustomed to American traditions. )


Nov. 21st, 2013 07:04 am
[identity profile] katleept.livejournal.com
Title: Escape
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Giles
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles
Word Count: 500
Summary: He must escape! )
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[personal profile] randigiles

Here is my offering for this week.

Title : Fire
Author: T. Dunn
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles, His Mum
Summary: Giles remembers a conversation he had with his mum.

Disclaimer: I thank Joss Whedon for the character of Rupert Giles and Anthony Head for the awesome performance of that character. I write to satisfy the author within and will make no money from this.

Staring into the flames a vision of his mother broke through the foggy unpleasantness. They were on one of their many walks through the woods. His sad eyes looking up at her; the sun glinting off her golden tresses. 

“Remember Rupert, death is a part of life. Though Ginger was with us for a short while; she did give us so much joy. We can always get another.”

“No, I don’t want another. It hurts too much to love.” His voice cracked from the pain of loss.

She could see the torment in her son’s sensitive eyes, “Love is very powerful and when we lose that love it can drive some to madness. Just remember there are others who love you and would miss you terribly if you were to leave this plain of existence.”

A loud pop from the fireplace brought Giles back to the present. He took in a deep breath, his mother was right; loss can compel one to do things otherwise unthinkable. He hit the release on the revolver and unload the weapon. She was also correct in that, there are others who would be deeply saddened by his departure.

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Title: Proper Care

Author: T. Dunn

Rating: FRC

Characters: Giles

Summary: Early lessons that still hold true today.

Disclaimer: I thank Joss Whedon for the character of Rupert Giles and Anthony Head for the portrayal of said character. 

“Rupert, I don’t know how you are able to use these.”

She drew a handkerchief from her pocket. “Wrap this around like this.” Taking her son’s hand in hers, she demonstrated while she spoke. “Now apply gentle pressure to both sides of the glass.” 

They finished with the first, then repeated the action on the second. He went to hand the cloth back to his mum. “You keep it. I find blurring my vision, at times; can actually give way to clearer thoughts.

* * * *

Giles smiled as he packed the threadbare cloth into his suitcase. He was gonna need a clear head when he started teaching his Slayer.


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