Title: Born in Fire
It had taken three months hard toil in the forge learning to heat, fold, hammer, polish and above all, bite his tongue as the master bladesmith savagely rejected piece after piece of Giles’ labour. But now the man balanced the sword thoughtfully on a fingertip.
“This blade is suitable for a warrior, Englishman. I did not believe you capable of such skill, but you have learnt well. I trust your Slayer will give it a worthy name.”
Giles watched with pride that night as Buffy gracefully sliced two demons and decapitated three vampires with his gift.
"Yay for Mr Stabby!”