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27 December 2016 @ 10:07 pm
Two Mask-Inspired Drabbles  
While these two drabbles can be read seperately, I prefer to think of them as set in the same post-series future.

Title: Keep It To Yourself
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Prompt: Mask

It was time for him to put on his mask again. The caring, paternal one he wore whenever he would try to comfort her, especially after she’d had a bad breakup. It wasn’t easy for him to do, but he did it willingly. He did though sometimes curse these stupid wayward feelings that prevented him from fully embracing his role. They only truly started to bloom after Sunnydale, but they were increasingly becoming more difficult to ignore. But that was his failing, not hers. And he didn’t mind, really. For her, he would do anything. Except let his mask slip.



Title: Underneath It All
Author: Quaggy
Word Count: 100
Pairing: Buffy/Giles
Prompt: Mask

His mask slipped. He’d always been so careful. He never once wavered, not even when the subject was some pillock who didn’t realize how lucky he was that Buffy should even look his way, let alone consent to date him. But they’d been talking about something so completely innocuous that he hadn’t been on guard. He knew Buffy caught his slip, slight though it was. So here he sat, on a knife’s edge, waiting to see how she would respond. Slowly, she began to smile and Giles, in awe, realized that Buffy had been wearing a mask of her own.


     
 
 
 
littleotter73littleotter73 on December 31st, 2016 04:57 am (UTC)
These two dorks! I swear! Both waiting for the slightest sign....

Anyway, I love it! And of course it would be the most trivial thing that would cause him to slip up. Silly Watcher!
Quagmire: Tightquaggy_mire on January 2nd, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Yeah, both just could bring themselves to believe that the other would ever feel the same way. :-)