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20 November 2014 @ 03:13 am

Keys

By T. Dunn

Rating: FRC

In the library, at Sunnydale High, there is a little known alcove; hidden back in the stacks. There were only two pieces of furniture in this area an overstuffed, leather chair and an end table with a reading lamp. Today Giles was squirreled away in this little alcove searching for the pivotal information Buffy needed to defeat the newest threat in the town.

Why was he here, as opposed to his office?

He was avoiding the new principal, Mr. Snyder. Giles heard, through the faculty rumor mill, the man was on a mission to find a suitable staff member to head up the talent show. By making himself scarce Giles hoped to be overlooked for such a position. The information Giles needed was elusive and needed his full attention.

Last night had been too close for comfort. Buffy had run into difficulty with this new demon and if Giles had been a minute longer, in answering his door, the outcome would not have been good. As he read he fingered a brass key. This morning before school began he stopped at the hardware store and had it made for Buffy. This way she would have access to his apartment anytime she needed.

After several cups of tea Giles couldn’t put off using the restroom any longer. He left the safety of the alcove only to be confronted by the person he was avoiding.

“Where have you been Mr. Giles? I have been in and out of here at least a dozen times.”

“Oh… um… c-correlating the magazines, shelving r-returned books. W-Work here is n-never ending.”

“Riigghht… Well, I think you need more interaction with the students. You will be the adult in charge of the talent show.”

“B-B-But…”

“No buts, I’ve seen the library schedule and you have plenty of time to coordinate this. Unless of course I need to monitor your hours; Perhaps you aren’t as qualified for this position as your resume states and you have another purpose for being involved with young teenagers.”

Giles did not like what Snyder was insinuating. To prevent the man from too close a scrutiny he agreed to the position Snyder gave him.

After school hours, Giles was sitting in the auditorium trying his best to think of a positive remark for each of the students who performed their particular talent. He looked at the next on the list… Cordelia. Well she has a pleasant speaking voice; when she wanted to. She would be singing ‘The Greatest Love of All’ how bad could she be.

“Cordelia, you’re next.”

From the beginning strains to the point where he stopped her his ears were assaulted by the off pitch notes. How could she believe her voice would be something that people would want to listen to? Suddenly the strains of another song ran through his mind;

‘What would you think if I sang out of tune, would you stand up and walk out on me?’

Thankfully in tune… He sighed with renewed resolve to reacquaint his ears with actual music.

 
 
 
14 November 2014 @ 12:02 pm
I'm back prompting on the right day at last. Yay for small victories.

This week's prompt is KEY.

Maximum bonus points to anyone coming up with three or more uses of the word. Either in same fic or multiple entries.
 
 
 
08 November 2014 @ 11:48 am
It's been a crazy week here and I apologise that the prompt is late, but here it is:

HARRIED or any variation thereof: harrassed, distressed, hounded, plagued, tormented, etc.

Can you tell the prompts are reflecting real life these days?

As Capitano has said before, drabble, or short fic is fine. :)
 
 
 
06 November 2014 @ 10:50 pm

Title: The Best Sort of Painkiller

Author: littleotter73

Rating: FRC

Characters: Giles, Buffy

Setting: Season 2, Dead Man’s Party

Word Count: 100

Disclaimer: For fun, not profit.

Giles flexed his left hand, his fingers still stiff and sore despite weeks of physical therapy. Normally he wouldn’t acknowledge the lingering pain, but it was a constant reminder of his own failure. Angelus had done more damage than he could’ve possibly imagined in lieu of unleashing hell on earth, breaking both Watcher and Slayer.

She’d been missing for months and he was worried sick, tracking every lead. At the knock at the door, he set down his research and answered it. There she stood before him, surrounded by her friends, safe and whole. And suddenly the pain was gone.

 
 
 
01 November 2014 @ 12:35 pm
Sorry I'm late with the prompt. Long week, mild depression. Anyhow..

This week the prompt is PAINKILLER (plural if you prefer).

As ever, drabbles or short fic concerning Giles and the above are welcomed, nay, cherished.
 
 
 
31 October 2014 @ 05:19 pm
A Halloween ficlet, using the prompt "First Time," in fulfillment of my friend stateless82's request for a scary story. Goes AU in Season Six, right before "All the Way."

TITLE: First Time
AUTHOR: LJS
PAIRING: Giles/Anya, sort of
LENGTH: 910 words
RATING: Teen.
WARNING: Character death (not Giles).
SUMMARY: AU Season Six. Halloween night, and Giles gets a call. It's not who he thinks.

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I Want Another First Kiss

(7 First Kisses Buffy and Giles might have shared)

Another First KissCollapse )

 
 
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: I Want Another First Kiss by They Might Be Giants
 
 
 
24 October 2014 @ 08:22 pm
Hello again. It's Friday and time for a new Gilesy prompt. This week let's think about:

The First Time

The first what? Kill? Kiss? Meeting someone? Watching Monty Python? It's up to you. Short fic or drabble, as ever there are no rules other than Giles has to feature.
 
 
 
20 October 2014 @ 01:34 pm

Title: Outflanked

Author: littleotter73

Characters: Giles, Spike, Buffy

Rating: G/FRC

Setting: Season 4 between Something Blue and Hush

Summary: Spike’s presence in his home has taken a drastic toll on Giles’ supplies of British foods. When he receives a care package from home, the vampire sets out to appropriate some of the goods.

Disclaimer: I own nothing in the Buffyverse and make no profit.

A/N: Written for the prompt “War” over on giles_shorts

Special thanks: To il_mio_capitano for Brit picking and the second set of eyes.


Outflanked

 
 
 
20 October 2014 @ 02:25 am
Title: Extraneous Tomes
Prompt: War
Rating: G
Note: Two prompts with one stone. Taming the Muse's prompt of spatchcock and Giles' Short's prompt of war
Word Count: 638
Note: Companion piece to Beer Good Foamy's The Brian Situation.

Giles' few remaining tomes, those that thankfully hadn't been in the Magic Box when Willow had fed off of them, were scattered across the dining room table, treated no better than an assortment of paperback novels.Collapse )