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04 April 2017 @ 05:24 pm
Giles_shorts is moving to Dreamwidth. Given the various changes on LJ and how few of us are left over here, I have taken the decision to shift this comm to dreamwidth. We can be found at: https://giles-shorts.dreamwidth.org/

All previous entries have been imported across already. Unknown users will have been given an OpenID over there. I believe you can use this or, if you have a dw account, you can 'claim' the openid. See https://www.dreamwidth.org/support/faqbrowse?faqid=84 for more details.

Also, I have added a Giles_Shorts Collection on AO3 - http://archiveofourown.org/collections/Giles_Shorts  - if you are posting there and wish to link to us. I'm happy for anyone to post in either (or both) DW and AO3, though the prompts will only be on DW for now.

Hopefully I will see you all on the flip side.
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01 April 2017 @ 12:00 pm
My thanks to everyone who played and had some fun last month with last line first line challenge. I even managed a few myself - wonders will never cease. From today until the end of May, we are returning to weekly prompts at which point the mighty summer_of_giles takes over for two months.

Ficlets or drabbles or any length welcome. This week's prompt is: FOOL



Update 4/4/17
Giles_shorts is now in dreamwidth. https://giles-shorts.dreamwidth.org/

Come and find us over there!

 
 
31 March 2017 @ 10:43 pm
Title: Show and Tell
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles/Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Giles is still able to shock Buffy.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line Apparently he could shock her still.



Apparently he could shock her still.

“You’re very pleased with yourself, aren’t you?” As if she needed to ask. The huge smile on his face proved it.

Giles didn’t say a word but continued to regard her with a satisfied smile. They had been together for a few years and the fact that he could still shock her he considered quite the feat.

“What I don’t understand is why didn’t you say anything before now?”

“Would you have believed me if I had?” His smile widened as he moved closer. “Besides, I was always much better at show than tell.”
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 10:16 pm
Title: The Lucky One
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles/Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Now that they've found each other they're not letting go.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line It was hard to say who reached for who first, but neither one had any intention of ever letting go.



It was hard to say who reached for who first, but neither one had any intention of ever letting go. His arms tightened around her as Buffy snuggled deeper into his embrace.

“How lucky I am.” Giles whispered as he placed a gentle kiss on the top of her head. To be able tell her how he truly felt and to know beyond a shadow of doubt she felt the same way meant more to him then she would ever know.

With a smile on her face Buffy raised her head to gaze into his eyes. “I’m the lucky one.”
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 09:45 pm
Title: A Break From the After Life
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers (implied Giles/Buffy)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Set somewhere in the beginning of Season 6 after Buffy has been brought back from Heaven. Giles can't bear to watch Buffy suffer any longer.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line "Come with me?”



“Come with me?”

Buffy’s face was a mask of confusion. “Why?”

“Your friends, no matter how well intentioned did you a disservice.” Before she could ask Giles continued. “They pulled you out of Heaven, brought you back and assumed you would fit into your old life as if you had never been gone.”

Tears glistened in Buffy eyes as he spoke.

“I can’t bear to watch you try any longer. It’s too painful. You need a break. Come with me?” Giles repeated and held out his hand. “Let me help you.”

Without a word she slipped her hand in his.
 
 
 
31 March 2017 @ 03:47 pm
Last drabbles for the last day of a fun month. These 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.



 
 
31 March 2017 @ 12:40 pm

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.

 
 
29 March 2017 @ 10:09 pm
Title: Tattoo Removal Too
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Last line prompt: "Giles smiled but said nothing."
Notes: Set after right after Season 4. I wasn't expecting to write a sequel to Tattoo Removal, but sometimes the muse has other plans for you.


Giles smiled but said nothing as Buffy examined his arm.

“It’s gone!”

“Yes.”

“But how?!”

“The enjoining spell, I assume. My arm had started to itch afterwards, but I didn’t think much about it.”

“Places to go. Apocalypses to stop.”

“Exactly. It was only after our shared dream that I noticed it was gone completely.”

“Well, we have our proof now. Slayer healing really doesn’t like tattoos.”

“Evil tattoos.”

“Huh?”

“I had more than one. The others are fine.”

“Others?! As in plural? Like two or more?”

“That shocks you?”

“Giles, at this point, nothing about you shocks me anymore.”


 
 
27 March 2017 @ 09:48 pm
Title: The Guilty Culprit
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles, Xander Harris
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 100
Summary: Giles knows Xander is guilty.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line “It was you.”



“It was you.” Giles had known immediately who had taken his red sports car. He slowly turned around to stare at the red faced young man staring back at him.

Xander gave Giles his most innocent look as he stammered. “But I... uh...I didn’t touch....”

Giles quickly cleaned his glasses. “You parked it in it a different space.”

Damn. He had thought he’d been so careful. And then it dawned on him. “You were parked in that same exact spot. I made sure to check...” At the look on Giles’ face Xander stopped talking. He knew he had been had.


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27 March 2017 @ 02:00 pm
Title: Cold Comfort
Author: il-mio-capitano
Rating: FRT
Characters: Giles, Faith
Length: 100
Continues the story from Seeing the Way Clear (Giles, Faith)
Last line: She was going to need it.


She was going to need it. Giles ordered burgers and sodas from the waitress and looked across the booth at Faith’s sad, pale figure.

“It’s over now. You did a good job.”

She made no answer and the sodas arrived. Giles blanched and ordered himself tea.

“What you saw,” he began. “The vision. It doesn’t mean it has to come to true.”

She looked at him.

“Faith, we defy prophecies daily. You are stronger than you realise. You are not going to blow your brains out in a cheap motel.”

“But it wasn’t me that I saw. It was you.”