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Title: Careful What You Wish For
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles/Buffy
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 100

“Giles, at this point, nothing new about you shocks me anymore.” Buffy was remarkably calm about their current situation. “Honestly, I’ve seen it all.”

“I highly doubt it,” he muttered, doing his best to hide behind the curtain, the blush rising up his naked chest to his cheeks.

Water streaming from her hair and clothes, she asked, “How did this happen anyway?”

“I-”

Wide eyes met his. “Did you, uh, make some sort of wish?”

Caught out, he frustratingly exclaimed, “Oh, bloody hell!”

“You wished for me to to join you in the shower???”

Apparently he could shock her still.

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Title: Doomed
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles/Buffy
Setting: Post Series
Rating: FRC
Word Count: 100

It didn’t matter how much she begged, he wasn’t going to give in. No amount of bargaining, reasoning, whining, or even threatening bodily harm was going to prevent him from staying in. If she wanted to go out clubbing with the gang, that was fine by him, but there was a fire in the hearth, a mystery novel by the arm of his chair, and he’d just made up an Irish coffee.

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.

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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.

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Title: Inherited Skill
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "Her eyes just said it all"
Notes: Fluff. Pure fluff.


Her eyes just said it all. So did the chocolate around her mouth.

“Zoey, do not lie to me. Where you sneaking cookies before diner?”

“I’m sorry, Daddy.”

Giles did his best to remain stern, but it was a near thing. She looked entirely too much like her mother.

Buffy laughed when he told her about it later. “You think after all these years of being around me, you’d be more immune to a good pout!”

“Quite the opposite, in fact. You’ve always made me far too happy that I gave in. After all this time, it’s a conditioned response.”
 
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Title: Only Sleeping
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "He didn't like it"


He didn't like it. Buffy kept falling asleep on him.

Well, he did like her warm weight on his shoulder. That she still trusted him enough to let her guard down. But she did it so often he’d begun to suspect that it was the only time she was getting uninterrupted sleep.

A whole world full of Slayers and yet somehow it still always came down to his. (Yes, his. Always his.)

He’d figure out how to solve this. In the meantime, he’d just hold her close and glare at anyone that dared approach them. It was effective, at least.
  
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So I honestly did try to get these down to 100 words, but it pretty hard to write an AU successfully with such a limited word count. So these are double drabbles, both clocking in at 200 words exactly. They are linked, so you'll have to read the first to understand the second. All you really know is that I dislike Season 6 intensely and yet somehow responded by writing a scenario that was arguably just as dark and depressing.


Title: Oh, To Be Wrong!
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 200
Last line prompt: Giles closed his eyes
Notes: This veers off canon shortly after Tabula Rasa
Giles closed his eyes... )


Title: Just To See You Once Again
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 200
Last line prompt: "Giles, what have you done"
Notes: The title is from the song "Everything I Own" by Bread, which fits Giles's mental state a bit too well.

Giles, what have you done... )

Okay, now please excuse me while I go write something fluffy.
  
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Title: When the Spell Lifted
Author: [livejournal.com profile] feliciacraft
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles/Anya Jenkins (BtVS)
Setting: End of Tabula Rasa (Season 6)
Prompt: Last line from previous drabble to be used as my first line: He didn’t like it.

When the Spell Lifted

He didn’t like it, the return of his memories, an onslaught of experiences intimate and foreign: of youthful aspirations turned unfinished business buried deep; of a tumultuous liberation twined with innocence lost; of expectations and responsibilities, duty and loyalty, and always the mission, above all.

He missed it already: the gutted version of himself unburdened by his past; the warmth of her body pressed into his own — the quiet reassurance of another’s love firmly in possession, knowing not their shared history, but that whatever it’d been, whatever it’d be, they’d face it together.

Now. What’d he gained, but more loss?

  

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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.

  
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Title: Can’t Always Get What You Want
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Last line prompt: "He wasn't the man she wanted"
Notes: I'm really sorry. I wanted the last line to be "Not like that." I thought it would be a good prompt. But the drabble had other ideas about what would be a good ending. But if you want to use "Not like that" as the prompt instead, I for one won't object!


He wasn't the man she wanted as a girl. She’d been too blinded by the dark and mysterious. But like the song said, you get what you need. She needed someone strong and calm when her world went insane. Someone to call her out when she was being stupid and yet never lose faith in her, in who she was. Someone who’d trust her with even the ugly parts of himself. Who wouldn’t see her strength as his weakness.

But she never would have believed that Giles could ever need her. Not like that. Not until he practically screamed it.

 
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Title: Prodigal Son
Summary: Three encounters after Randall's funeral
Word Count: 257, 297, 228
Note: I was inspired by last lines but did not follow the last-line-first-line format. So, lines:

  • But when Spike was gone, when he was alone again, he might indulge in a little victory dance. (part 1)

  • Goodbye. (part 1)

  • A Slayer deserves a night off now and then. (part 3)

  • "I promise." (part 3)

Prodigal Son )
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Title: Goes Around, Comes Around
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "A Slayer deserves a night off now and then."



A Slayer deserves a night off now and then. Every good Watcher knew that. But it seemed like every night was an excuse to go clubbing. This new Slayer was reckless, irresponsible, and completely aggravating. Not that this Watcher would say any of that out loud. She was not a hypocrite. It didn’t matter, of course. Giles always knew what she was thinking.

“You are enjoying this FAR too much,” Buffy grumbled, as they watched her young charge. Her first as a newly minted Watcher.

“I am actually.”

“Stupid role reversal.”

“I recommend Scotch. Shall I?”

“Yes! A double, please.”


  
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Title: Truly Watcher's Pet
Author: littleotter73
Rating: FRC
Characters: Giles, Buffy
Setting: High School Years
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: For fun, not profit

"A Slayer deserves a night off now and then," Buffy argued, her lips turned down in a little pout.

Giles took an interest in the book he carried, determined to resist the emotional blackmail tactic. "I agree," he began. "However, this is the third night in a row you have asked to have off and the vampires are not going to stake themselves."

"But those were exam related... ok, so last night was a date - a study date - but Giles, we're talking Cibo Matto!"

Perplexed, he made the mistake of looking at her. Victory was hers. He'd lost his resolve.
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Title: With His Tail Between His Legs
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles, mention of Buffy
Setting: After Tabula Rasa
Word Count: 100
Disclaimer: For fun, not profit.

"Giles, what have you done?" he asked himself miserably as the wheels lifted off the ground. Every fiber in his body cried out that it was a mistake, leaving her so soon after finding out she'd been ripped from heaven... but then, part of him had known she'd been there all along. He'd just been waiting for her to confide in him.

Perhaps that was where he'd gone wrong.

It seemed every decision he'd made since returning to the States had been the wrong one. But he couldn't sit around and wait any longer. He wasn't the man she wanted.
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Title: Goodbye Is Easy To Say
Character: Giles
Rating: PG
Length: Drabble- 100 words
Disclaimer: Character's belong to Joss, Mutant Enemy etc
Summary: Spike is leaving, it's time to celebrate
Written for the last line first challenge at [livejournal.com profile] giles_shorts

Goodbye Is Easy To Say
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So March Madness is over and a new month begun. Many thanks to everyone who played in the last-line-first-line challenge. It was an absolute hoot. April will see us revert back to more regular prompt and post format although we aren't terribly strict on rules here - if you have Giles, fic post or pimp it.

By the by, I have added z_author tags for everyone who has ever posted something here. I leave it to you if you want to tag the back entries.

And lastly, here's a little banner to say thanks for the past month.

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Title: Catharsis
Author: [livejournal.com profile] littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Quentin Travers
Rating: FRT
Setting: Season 6, after Giles returns home after Buffy’s death
Word Count: 100
A/N: Took up the last line challenge from [livejournal.com profile] feliciacraft

“What does the Slayerless Watcher watch, hmm?” Quentin Travers gloated. “I thought you should know, Rupert, your Slayer will not appear on The Wall of Honour.”

Giles defiantly met the malicious gaze of his superior. “You must be joking! Buffy saved the world... again! She faced a god and defeated her!”

“She should’ve sacrificed the Key! Now we have one dead Slayer and one languishing in prison. The world is left without a champion. Always the selfish bitch!”

Without a moment’s hesitation Giles unleashed his emotions - anger, grief, and overwhelming pride for his Slayer. The bastard never saw it coming.

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Title: Dress Rehearsal
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Giles, Xander, Andrew
Rating: FRC
Setting: Set during Chosen
Word Count: 100

“You won!” Andrew declared excitedly.

Giles blinked myopically at the boy, having taken off his glasses hours ago, his eyes tired and unfocused, but his body hyped up on pre-battle nerves.

“Your dwarf… he won. He made it through.”

Giles stared incredulously at the twenty sided die.

“That’s so not fair!” Xander whined through a yawn, his head perched on his arms and his eyes closed. “The newbies always win.”

“Should we start another campaign?” Andrew asked, raring to go.

Giles stood, placing his hand on the boy’s shoulder. “The real one starts in six hours. Best get some rest.”

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Title: Her Turn

Author: littleotter73

Rating: FRC

Word Count: 100

But Buffy wasn’t amused, and that really wasn’t a surprise. She’d caught him up on his feet, fixing a drink, when he should’ve been lying in bed recuperating from his injuries.

She stood there with hands on her hips. “Are you mixing alcohol and painkillers?”

He stared at her wide eyed, bottle in hand. “I haven’t taken the drugs. They make me feel funny.”

Buffy sighed and gently took the bottle from him. “Giles, you take them to help you heal and manage the pain. This… this… doesn’t help.” She took his hand. “I’m here now. I’ll watch over you.”

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Title: Acceptance
Author: littleotter73
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles, Xander, Tara, Buffy
Setting: Season 5, immediately following The Gift
Word Count: 100


“Don’t stop!” Came the frantic command. “Keep applying the pressure.”

“Giles… Giles…” Xander looked over at his friend, stopping the compressions, his eyes shadowed with grief. “It’s over.”

Tara knelt beside the Watcher and placed a gentle hand on his shoulder. “She’s gone,” she whispered. “She couldn’t survive the fall.”

Intellectually, he’d known that, but Buffy was so extraordinary, how could he possibly accept that she wouldn’t open her eyes and tell him he was an idiot for worrying so?

He stood, tamping down the overwhelming grief. “Right… of course. You lot should go to hospital. I’ll… take her home.”
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Title: The Lecture
Author: littleotter73
Characters: Mention of Giles, Buffy, Kennedy, Faith, Rona
Setting: Season 7
Rating: FRC
Word Count: 100



“Vampires love a good party,” Buffy supplied. “Hence their love for the Bronze.”

The proto slayers sat before her, a mixture of rapt attention and impatient boredom.

She looked around the room. “So… yeah. Dark, loud, dancing, hooking up, whatever. Every patrol should include a trip to the Bronze.”

That piqued the interest of the older crowd.

“But it’s not an excuse to shirk your duty,” she reminded sternly.

“God, anyone would think that she was the stuffy Watcher,” Kennedy grumbled.

Faith grimaced. “Oh, Giles is a lot more fun.”

Rona rolled her eyes. “God, just start the apocalypse already!”

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