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So [community profile] summer_of_giles had a First Line/Last Line Drabble Challenge and it was excellent!! Normally, I only include three or four drabbles to one post, but I don't want to spam the majority of my friends' Reading pages with stuff they already saw. So here they all are, all at once.


  
Title: Family Matters
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "The Sunnydale survivors needed better ways of making money."


The Sunnydale survivors needed better ways of making money. So, it was welcome news when a letter arrived stating that he was Richard Asquith’s sole surviving heir. He had been an elderly Watcher who had died in a Bringer attack. Giles hadn’t realized that he was related to the old goat, but, then again, most Watchers were.... He needed to talk to Willow immediately.

Between he and Robinson, they were related to most of the old Watcher families and better their money be dedicated to saving the world than go to the crown.

Now, this was an idea worth investigating.
  

   
Title: Remember to Ask Your Watcher
Word count: 100
Last line / first line: "Something to ask her Watcher as soon as he stopped seeing stars."
Notes: Directly related to a certain scene in 1x07.


Something to ask her Watcher, as soon as he stopped seeing stars, was why he bothered to train her in the quarterstaff, at all. She used stakes.

“Because it’s good physical conditioning,” said Merrick. “Once you’ve advanced a bit more, we’ll start training you in weapons that you’ll actually find useful on a hunt.”

But, months later, it was a different Watcher who began her weapons training. And he picked a quarterstaff, of all things, to start her off with. Seriously. She’d have to ask him if he ever bothered to read Merrick’s journals. Right after she kicked his butt.
   

   
Title: Late Night Run
Word count: 100
Pairings: Buffy/Giles
Last line / first line: "There were some things he just really didn’t want to know."


There were some things he just really didn’t want to know. Like why Giles was sneaking out of Buffy’s room in the wee hours of the morning. But never let it be said that he’d pass up such an opportunity for embarrassment.

“And what do you think you’re doing?”

“Oh! Xander! Umm…”

“Because it looks like you’re sneaking out of Buffy’s like some Lothario.”

“I was not!”

“He’s coming back. He’s going to get more condoms,” Buffy’s voice called out. Xander looked at Giles, horrified.

“We ran out,” Giles shrugged.

Right. So, the only one he’d be embarrassing was himself.
   

   
Title: A Typical Conversation Between Old Marrieds
Word count: 100
Pairings: Buffy/Giles
Last line / first line: "Sometimes I do."
Notes: In case it's not clear by the number of apocalypses, this takes place about ten years after Chosen.


“Sometimes I do wonder why I bother. It’s not like any of them listen to me.”

“Slayers today…”

“You mock, Giles, but I’m serious. I’m treated like a senile old granny. Never mind that I’ve save the world fourteen times so far.”

“Fifteen. You forgot Caracas.”

“Right. The point is that today’s Slayers do not listen to me. They think I’m clueless and old-fashioned.”

“Well, I think you’re brilliant and sexy.”

“That’s because you are trying to get into my pants.”

“I am in your pants.”

“Oh! So, you are! Well, today’s looking better already!”

“Glad to be of service.”
  


   
Title: Righteous Anger
Word count: 200
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Last line / first line: "I wasn't talking to you."


"I wasn't talking to you. Ever."

“Buffy, please…”

But she had already stormed off. Giles closed his eyes in pain. Buffy’s animosity too closely mirrored those last terrible days in Sunnydale. But things had changed dramatically since then and Giles had too much to lose now. So, he followed her.

Her office door was unlocked, which he took as a good sign. She was facing the window and she did not turn around as he approached.

“You can’t tell me that you want to spend the rest of your life with me and then try get yourself killed in the next breath,” she told him, her rage barely contained.

“I wasn’t trying to—“

“No!” she cried, spinning around to confront him. “You took on a Grosserhässlicher demon by yourself! What the hell were you thinking?”

“I was thinking you were trapped on the other side of the door he was guarding!”

“I wasn’t!”

“I know that! Now! Buffy, I promise you, I wasn’t taking any needless risks. There’s no power on this earth that could drag me away from you.”

“You really thought I was still imprisoned?”

“Yes.”

“That Big Ugly demon didn’t stand a chance, did he?”

“No.”
   

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