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And here are the rest of my drabbles for [community profile] giles_shorts. The only question remains is if I will ever be able to write a BtVS drabbles that includes someone other than Giles or Buffy!


Title: A Moment During The Scooby Reunion
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "She wanted to keep him all to herself."
Pairing: Buffy/Giles


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.”

These next 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.


Date: 2017-04-06 08:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
*pokes*

Giles + Faith....

*whistles innocently*

=p

Date: 2017-04-06 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
Booooooo!

*shakes fist*

And it's all the more fun when you add in Wesley too...

*runs away cackling*

Date: 2017-04-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
I like Faith and Giles' canon relationship in the comics. It's not romantic (from what I remember), but it's close. Both of them are kind of outcasts and in Buffy's bad books (well, at that point in time) - and both of them are willing to do whatever is required in order to ensure that good prevails.

Plus, I like the camaraderie they develop. I'm a big Giles and Faith fan (whether that be shipped or gen - though I love gen the most!) =)

I'm not the hugest fan of Robin, although that could just be because I didn't care for season 7 and he appeared then - I suspect, had he appeared a few series earlier, I would have really loved him as a character.

Though I could get behind a little Faith/Kennedy....

Date: 2017-04-07 08:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
That's fair. And I see what you mean. I think it would have been nice had the comics gone in that direction, and it would have been really interesting to see how their relationships with each other changed because of it - more specifically whether, had Giles and Buffy parted under better circumstances, she would have accepted him teaming up with Faith.

That said, I know it's bad, but I do kind of love the drama. And the whole idea that Faith is a sort of crutch because he can't really deal with not having Buffy there. Twisted, but then again, so am I. It would make a great basis for something almost edging into darkfic (my favourite kind of fic to write - and read!). Hmmmmm...

*slaps self*

Now is not the time to get distracted with dark fic ideas. Bad DHW!

It was one of my biggest problems with a large percentage of Spuffy fic, they either marginalized Giles or they turned him evil.

That was something I really disliked too. I mean, I do like a good Spuffy fic now and then (though, TBH, when it comes to BtVS, I'm more interested in Giles-centric fic) - but I really dislike it when the whole Watcher-Slayer thing is just cast aside as though it means nothing. Especially since it is so ripe for some excellent conflict and drama in Spuffy fics!

Just because you CAN do something storywise, doesn't mean you should!

Something I wholeheartedly agree with.

That said, I did really enjoy the Angel and Faith comics and Buffy Season 10. And I'll probably continue to read season 11 when that comes out too... =)

Date: 2017-04-09 12:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhw
True. I think you're just a much nicer person than me. lol.

But I do get what you mean about the whole throwing Faith under a bus thing. I love a good angsty/dark fic where nobody really wins when it comes to this sort of thing, rather than an actual fluffy romance/drama thing, as someone always ends up with the short end of the stick in order to ensure a happy ending for the other characters. If nobody has a happy ending, I think it really works - but that's never really a super popular option in fic (which I think is a shame. It's hard to find good darkfic that isn't just written for shock value or just used as an excuse to write awful non-con. Urgh. But that's a rant for another time...)



Spike flies around in a steam-punk spaceship piloted by bugs.

Urgh.

That is all I have to say about that whole storyline (and probably the kindest thing I could say, too).

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